Contribution to Book
3. Coming to grips with children’s suggestibility.Memory and suggestibility in the forensic interview (2002)
When children are asked to describe what they have seen, heard, or experienced,they bring their limitations along with their capabilities to the task. Adults who rely on children's answers must come to grips with theimperfections and inadequacies, as well as the merits and utility, of children'sreports. Some research findings appear to condemn children's re...ports, others champion their competencies. One way to understand thisinconsistency is to align the studies along a continuum.
- child abuse,
- child witness,
Publication DateJanuary, 2002
Citation InformationSaywitz, K. J., & Lyon, T. D. (2002). Coming to grips with children’s suggestibility. In M. Eisen, G. Goodman, & J. Quas (Eds.), Memory and suggestibility in the forensic interview (pp. 85-113). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.