Children in the Courtroom
Children in the Courtroom
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By Sherrie Bourg Carter

Most attorneys have little experience with child witnesses, and little or no understanding of how to determine competency, how to prepare a child witness, how to conduct questioning at trial, or how to attack the validity of a child’s testimony.

This terrifically valuable book fills a critical gap and provides in-depth, practical guidance on the realities of children’s ability to testify and the best ways for advocates to handle child testimony.

You’ll learn how to determine whether a child is competent to testify; when a child’s testimony is (and isn’t) trustworthy; proper interview procedures; the many ways that improper procedures can taint a child’s statements; how a child’s ability to recall and testify is affected by developmental, psychological, and cultural issues; how to prepare, question, and cross-examine a child in court; minor changes you can make in the courtroom to get the best results; and much more.

An appendix provides a practical questioning guide to establish (or question) a child’s ability to testify.

One volume, softbound, 169 pages.

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