Volume 18, Issue 2 (1989)
Eyewitness Testimony of Children and the School Psychologist
Addys R. Schwartz, Paula J. Schwanenflugel
ABSTRACT: Research on child eyewitness testimony suggests that the initial interviewer may have a large impact on the quality of testimony ultimately resulting from a child. Given their role in schools, school psychologists are likely to find themselves as initial interviewers of children in many crises situations. This article describes existing research on children’s eyewitness memory and the role that the interviewer might play in obtaining accurate eyewitness information from children. The limitations of present research are also discussed.
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