Facilitating effective participation by children in the legal system

Lindsay C. Malloy, David J. La Rooy, Michael E. Lamb

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren's testimony
Subtitle of host publicationa handbook of psychological research and forensic practice
EditorsMichael E. Lamb, David J. La Rooy, Lindsay C. Malloy, Carmit Katz
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781119998495
ISBN (Print)9780470686782, 9780470686775
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Publication series

NameWiley Series in the Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law


  • Child witnesses
  • Interviewing in law practice
  • Facilitating effective participation - by children in legal system
  • Forensic interviewers, and other individuals - and children's testimony
  • Foundational knowledge - understanding children's testimony
  • Children, not being the only ones - whose capacities and limitations can be considered
  • Normal memory processes, of forgetting - affecting children and adults alike
  • Planning, for helping interviewers - whether intellectual disabilities or emotional issues
  • Techniques enhancing children's reports - for cognitive and social reasons
  • Interviewers, time to update knowledge - via continual training
  • NICHD Protocol, freely available - the public domain
  • Working together - building mutually beneficial and lasting relationships

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