Title

Incorporating the Principles of Scientifically Based Child Interviews into Family Law Cases

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Keywords

Child custody evaluation, forensic child interview

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1300/J190v01n01_07

Abstract

In recent years, scientific work has been directed toward the evaluation of suspected sexually abused children. While in many ways this remains a controversial area, sound evidence has emerged regarding how children should be interviewed in order to enhance their ability to report their experience and as to avoid contamination of their memory. In this article, the authors take the position that the science is now sufficiently evolved so that such interviewing techniques can be applied to interviewing children in child custody evaluations.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Archives of Sexual Behavior, v. 1, issue 1, p. 97-114

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