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Title: Children's credibility as witnesses : an analysis of fact-finder and child factors, and research portfolio
Author: Wiles, Christopher J.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1997
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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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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