Chapter 22. A Sociological Approach to Child Witness Research

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

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713679.ch22

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

Wattam, C. (2002) A Sociological Approach to Child Witness Research, 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.ch22

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 Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 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:

  • psychological experiment;
  • child witness research;
  • offending behaviour;
  • sexual charges;
  • child cruelty

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Sociology as Context

  • The Social Construction of Child Abuse

  • The Social Construction of Childhood

  • The Place of the ‘Social’ in Law

  • Sociological ‘Thinking’

  • Relevant Evidence for Practical Purposes

  • Conclusion

  • References