Children and the Law: The Essential Readings
August 2001, ©2001, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Child Victimization:.
1. Victimization of Children: David Finkelhor and Jennifer Dzuiba-Leatherman.
2. Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Sysnthesis of Recent Empirical Studies: Kathleen A. Kendall-Tachett, Linda Meyer Williams and David Finkelhor.
3. Community-Level Factors and Child Maltreatment Rates: Beth Paterson..
Part II: Reliability of Children's Accounts:.
4. Reliability and Credibility of Young Children's Reports: From Research to Polity and Practice: Maggie Bruck, Stephen J. Ceci and Helene Hembrooke.
5. Emotion and Memory: Children's Long-Term Remembering, Forgetting and Suggestibility: Jodi A. Quas, Ggail S. Goodman, Ssue Bidrose, Margaret-Ellen Pipe, Susan Craw and Deborah S. Ablin.
6. Assessing the Accuracy of Young Children's Reports: Debra Poole and D. Stephen Lindsay.
7. Eyewitness Identification Accuracy of Children: A Summary: Joanna D. Pozzulo and Rod Lindsay..
Part III: Truth and Lies:.
8. Breaking the Mould: A Fresh Look at Children's Understanding of Questions about Lies and Mistakes: Michael Siegal and Candida C. Peterson.
9. Discussing Truth and Lies in Interviews with Children: Whether, Why, and How?: Mary Lyn Huffman, Amye R. Warren and Susan M. Larson..
Part IV: Children and the Legal System:.
10. Face-to-Face Confrontation: Effects of Closed-Circuit Technology on Children's Eyewitness Testimony and Jurors' Decisions: Gail S. Goodman, Ann E. Tobey, Jennifer M. Batterman-Faunce, Holly Orcutt, Sherry Thomas, Cheryl Shapiro and Toby Sachsenmaier.
11. When Lawyers Question Children: Is Justice Served?: Nancy W. Perry, Bradley D. McAuliff, Paulette Tam, Linda Claycomb, Colleen Dostal and Cameron Flanagan..
Part V: Children as Perpetrators:.
12. The Development of Male Offending: Key Findings from the First Decade of the Pittsburgh Youth Study: Rolf Leober, DavidP. Farrington, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, Terrie E. Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi.
13. Child and Adolescent Sex Abuse Perpetrators: A Review of the Research Literature: Eileen Vizared, Elizabeth Monck and Peter Misch.
- Brings together key papers on child development and the law.
- Helps readers understand how to assist children to give truthful accounts.
- Examines how children can best be accommodated in our legal systems.
- Makes the link between child victimisation and children who go on to commit crime.
Children and the Law: The Essential Readings is edited by Ray
Bull, one of the United Kingdom's foremost and pioneering forensic
psychologists. This book offers a thought provoking collection of
papers to illustrate the difficulties and misunderstandings that
can easily arise when children's lives and experiences collide with
the requirements of the law. The five parts of the book cover the
victimization of children, child witnesses' reliability and
credibility, children's understanding of deception, their
performance in the legal system, and their position as perpetrators
of crimes. Children and the Law contains an outstanding collection
of original papers and summary articles by internationally
recognised contributors which will challenge students and
researchers in both law and the social sciences to consider their
own perspectives and methodologies. Those left eager for more are
given suggested further readings and reflections by the editor
rooted in his personal experiences. Helen Westcott, Open
"An ideal teaching and study resource. The papers should be of
value to anyone who wants to learn more about children and the
courts; practising professionals and laypersons alike. It goes
without saying that the volume would be of value to students of
psychology, child welfare, and law." Bob Duckett, Reference
Reviews, Vol 16, 2002
"An enlightening read and one to be commended." Peggy Ray, Family Law, March 2002.