Speaking with Children: Advice from Investigative Interviewers
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law; University of Southern California - Department of Psychology
HANDBOOK FOR THE TREATMENT OF ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN, F. Talley & A. Urquiza, eds., Allyn & Bacon of Needham Heights, MA., Forthcoming
This chapter is a brief overview of research-supported child interviewing strategies that can maximize the quality and quantity of information produced by children when questioned about abuse. I discuss the need to use open-ended questions, instructions, and practice narratives, and the importance of avoiding age-inappropriate questions regarding number and time.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 1, 2001
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