Children's Credibility As Witnesses: An Analysis of Fact-Finder and Child Factors and Research Portfolio

Wiles, Christopher J (1997) Children's Credibility As Witnesses: An Analysis of Fact-Finder and Child Factors and Research Portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The review examines the research on children's credibility as witnesses. Children's credibility depends upon how they present their testimony and how this is perceived by the fact-finder or person making a decision about the testimony. Studies into children's eyewitness skills and moderating factors is reviewed in relation to the effect of reliability on credibility. How children's reliability is perceived by individuals and the effects of this on judgements about credibility are also reviewed. Studies into factors relating to the fact-finders are also reviewed including discussion about personality and attitudinal variables. The consequences of the perceptions about credibility are discussed in relation to the legal decision making process and future research directions are identified.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Clinical psychology
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-75215
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 21:44
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:44
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75215

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