Chapter 8. Children's Suggestibility Research: Implications for the Courtroom and the Forensic Interview

  1. Helen L. Westcott2,
  2. Graham M. Davies3 and
  3. Ray H. C. Bull4
  1. Stephen J. Ceci,
  2. Angela M. Crossman,
  3. Matthew H. Scullin,
  4. Livia Gilstrap and
  5. Mary Lyn Huffman

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713679.ch8

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

Ceci, S. J., Crossman, A. M., Scullin, M. H., Gilstrap, L. and Huffman, M. L. (2008) Children's Suggestibility Research: Implications for the Courtroom and the Forensic Interview, 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.ch8

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 Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 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:

  • testimonial competence;
  • children;
  • suggestibility;
  • courts;
  • interviewers

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Question: What Happens When Children are Questioned Suggestively and Encouraged to form a Stereotype About Someone?

  • Question: What Happens When Children are Asked to Visualize Imaginary Events?

  • Question: are Children Suggestible About Highly Salient Events Such as Bodily Touching?

  • Question: Do Anatomically Correct Dolls Help Children Report About Abuse?

  • Question: Do Interviewers' Preconceptions Alter Children's Reports?

  • Question: Are Some Children More Suggestible Than Others?

  • Some General Guidelines for Forensic Interviewers

  • References