Chapter 2. Children and the Legal System

  1. Clare Wood,
  2. Karen Littleton and
  3. Kieron Sheehy
  1. Helen Westcott

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760284.ch2

Developmental Psychology in Action

Developmental Psychology in Action

How to Cite

Wood, C., Littleton, K. and Sheehy, K. (2006) Children and the Legal System, in Developmental Psychology in Action, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760284.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405116954

Online ISBN: 9780470760284

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Keywords:

  • legal system;
  • criminal responsibility;
  • child witnesses;
  • forensic psychology;
  • child protection service

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Children and the Legal System

  • Children's Competency as Witnesses

  • Children and Criminal Responsibility

  • Conclusion