Child Forensic Psychology: Victim and Eyewitness Memory by Robyn E. HollidayChild Forensic Psychology: Victim and Eyewitness Memory by Robyn E. Holliday

Child Forensic Psychology: Victim and Eyewitness Memory

byRobyn E. Holliday, Tammy Marche

Paperback | December 7, 2012

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Why would a child invent a memory of something that never happened? How reliable can a memory be when it is recalled years after the event? Child Forensic Psychology tackles the controversial questions that lie between forensic and developmental psychology.

By examining the issues that surround children's status as eyewitnesses and victims, the book relates current theory to real-life examples drawn from criminal and family courts. Breaking down the ways in which psychologists deal with these difficult issues, the book will be a vital resource for students and practitioners alike.

Key features of Child Forensic Psychology:
* Topical case studies, taken from the UK and around the world
* Coverage of the very latest theories and research
* Unique chapter investigating the psychology of missing and abducted children

Written by a collection of leading researchers and practitioners, Child Forensic Psychology is an indispensable guide that shines a light on the psychology of children in the courtroom.
Robyn E. Holliday is an academic staff member in the School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK. She conducts research on true and false memories in children, and forensic interviewing techniques for vulnerable witnesses.   Tammy A. Marche is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at St. Thomas More College, University...
Title:Child Forensic Psychology: Victim and Eyewitness MemoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pagesPublished:December 7, 2012Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230577083

ISBN - 13:9780230577084


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Importance of Child Witnesses - Why Study Them? Are They Reliable? What do We Know of Infant and Childhood Memory Development?.- Theory and Processes in Memory Development: Infancy and Early Childhood; P.Bauer.- Feats of Early Memory: Courtroom Tales of What Adults Claim to Remember About Early Childhood Events; M.Howe.- Theory and Processes in Memory Development: Childhood to Adolescence; J.Corbin, E.Wilhelms, V.Reyna and C.Brainerd.- Children as Eyewitnesses: Historical Background and Factors Affecting Children's Eyewitness Testimony; T.Odegard and M.Toglia.- Children's Memory for Emotionally Negative Experiences: An Eyewitness Memory Perspective; T.Marche and K.Salmon.- Investigative Interviews of Children; D.Poole and J.Dickinson.- The Law and Science of Children's Testimonial Competence; J.Klemfuss and S.Ceci.- Child Eyewitness Person Descriptions and Lineup Identifications; J.Pozzulo.- The Psychology of the Missing: Missing and Abducted Children; J.Lampinen, C.Peters, V.Gier and L.Sweeney.- Conclusions and Next Steps for Researchers and Practitioners; M.Lawler, D.Bederian-Gardner and G. Goodman.