The Evidence of Children: The Law and the Psychology
ISBN: 1854312189
EAN13: 9781854312181
Language: English
Pages: 490
Format: Paperback

The Evidence of Children: The Law and the Psychology

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Book Overview
This is an account of the civil and criminal rules affecting children in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland reviewing them in the light of the findings of psychologists and social scientists and makes proposals for reform. There have been many important developments which include hearsay evidence which has become freely available in civil proceedings involving children in both England and Scotland; videotapes of earlier interviews which have become admissible in criminal proceedings in England; in Scotland the law has been changed to allow the whole of a child's evidence in a criminal case to be taken ahead of trial on commission; there has been a wave of popular concern about ritual abuse and among psychologists there is increasing concern about both repressed and implanted memories.