Over the past 25 years, many researchers have studied children’s testimony with a particular focus on children’s capacities to provide reliable and valid information about their past experiences (see reviews by Ceci & Bruck, 1995; Ceci, Leichtman, & Putnick, 1992; Dent & Flin, 1992; McGough, 1994; Memon & Bull, 1999; Perry & Wrightsman, 1991; Poole & Lamb, 1998; Spencer & Flin, 1990). Initially, most researchers conducted controlled studies in the laboratory, but their ecological validity was often questioned (Doris, 1991; Lamb & Thierry, 2005). Since then, studies conducted in both field and laboratory circumstances have focused more narrowly on issues of particular relevance to forensic application—and have helped generate a remarkable consensus about children’s competencies and limitations.
|Title of host publication||The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume I: Memory for Events|
|Editors||M. P. Toglia, J. D. Read, D. F. Ross , R. C. L. Lindsay|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
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