The Suggestibility of Children's Recollections: Implications for Eyewitness Testimony
Leading psychologists in the field address issues relevant to the reliability of children's testimony. Increasing concern over the investigation and adjudication of child sexual abuse cases has brought about questions: How good is the memory of children for eyewitnessed or experienced events? How does the child's memory function change with age? How is a child's recall of events best facilitated and least contaminated?
This comprehensive volume juxtaposes differing views and frames the debate in the broader context of child development and cognitive science.