Chapter 12. Deception in Children: A Literature Review and Implications for Children's Testimony

  1. Helen L. Westcott2,
  2. Graham M. Davies3 and
  3. Ray H. C. Bull4
  1. Aldert Vrij

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713679.ch12

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

Vrij, A. (2002) Deception in Children: A Literature Review and Implications for 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.ch12

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. Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK

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:

  • child-deception research;
  • emotions;
  • adult-deception research;
  • footprints;
  • decision making

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Features of a Lie

  • Types of Lie

  • The First Lie

  • Why Do Children Lie?

  • Children's Lying Skills

  • People's Ability To Detect Children's Lies

  • Children's Testimony

  • References