Chapter 1. Developmental Underpinnings of Children's Testimony

  1. Helen L. Westcott2,
  2. Graham M. Davies3 and
  3. Ray H. C. Bull4
  1. Karen J. Saywitz

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713679.ch1

Children's Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice

Children's Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice

How to Cite

Saywitz, K. J. (2008) Developmental Underpinnings of Children's Testimony, in Children's Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice (eds H. L. Westcott, G. M. Davies and R. H. C. Bull), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470713679.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK

Author Information

  1. UCLA School of Medicine, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471491729

Online ISBN: 9780470713679

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Keywords:

  • emotional maturity;
  • legal system;
  • miscommunication;
  • fingerprints;
  • young children

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Communicative Competence

  • Cognitive Development

  • Children's Knowledge of the Legal System

  • Children's Memory

  • Suggestibility

  • Socio-Emotional Maturity

  • Developmental Trends in Context Sensitivity

  • Developmental Trends in Children'S Explanations

  • A Developmental Framework

  • References