Legal and Psychological Support for the NICHD Interviewing Protocol: Author's Response to Vieth (2008)
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law; University of Southern California - Department of Psychology
affiliation not provided to SSRN
John E. B. Myers
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Child Abuse & Neglect, Forthcoming
USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-13
This short piece addresses criticisms of the NICHD Structured Protocol for interviewing children by Vieth (2008), published in a previous issue of Child Abuse & Neglect. We demonstrate that his criticisms are unwarranted and discuss how interviews conducted following the Protocol are legally and psychologically acceptable.
Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 9, 2009 ; Last revised: February 26, 2010
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