Chapter 19. What Do Judges Know about Young Witnesses?

  1. Helen L. Westcott2,
  2. Graham M. Davies3 and
  3. Ray H. C. Bull4
  1. Joyce Plotnikoff and
  2. Richard Woolfson

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713679.ch19

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

Plotnikoff, J. and Woolfson, R. (2002) What Do Judges Know about Young Witnesses?, 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.ch19

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. Independent Consultants, 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:

  • judges;
  • witnesses;
  • trauma;
  • england;
  • criminal justice system

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Inadequate Mechanisms for Recording and Passing on Information Before the Trial

  • Poor Communication with the Court

  • The Lack of Consistency in the Exercise of Judlclal Discretion

  • The Presence of a Supporter When the Child Gives Evidence

  • Who Is Responsible for Children's Welfare While they are Giving Evidence?

  • Judicial Training

  • The Future

  • References