Thomas D. Lyon

University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Chair in Law and Psychology

699 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States

University of Southern California - Department of Psychology

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States

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1.

Speaking with Children: Advice from Investigative Interviewers

HANDBOOK FOR THE TREATMENT OF ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN, F. Talley & A. Urquiza, eds., Allyn & Bacon of Needham Heights, MA., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Aug 2001
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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Questioning Children: The Effects Of Suggestive And Repeated Questioning

SUGGESTIBILITY OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS, J. Conte, Ed., Sage Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 07 Jan 2000
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
Downloads 452 (50,373)
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Questioning Children: The Effects of Suggestive and Repeated Questioning

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-24
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 07 Jan 2000
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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Expert Testimony On The Suggestibility Of Children: Does It Fit?

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-23
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jan 2000
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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Expert Testimony On The Suggestibility Of Children: Does It Fit?

CHILDREN AND THE LAW: SOCIAL SCIENCE AND POLICY, B.L. Bottoms, M.B. Kovera, & B.D. McAuliff, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2000
Posted: 07 Jan 2000
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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4.

Young Children's Competency to Take the Oath

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-4
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 May 1999
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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5.

Reducing Motivational Barriers to Oath-Taking Competence in Maltreated Children

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-25 (Revised version of USC Olin Working Paper No. 98-9)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 Feb 2000
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - David Geffen School of Medicine
Downloads 154 (154,544)

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6.

The Relevance Ratio: Evaluating the Probative Value of Expert Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 82, p. 43, 1996
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jul 2009
Jonathan J. Koehler and Thomas D. Lyon
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
Downloads 134 (152,103)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Child abuse, relevance ratio, expert testimony

7.

The History of Children's Hearsay: From Old Bailey to Post-Davis

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 82, 2007, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 07-7
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Jun 2007
Thomas D. Lyon and Raymond LaMagna
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and Irell & Manella LLP
Downloads 112 (192,984)

Abstract:

evidence, hearsay, children, confrontation, sexual abuse, rape

8.

Coaching, Truth Induction, and Young Maltreated Children's False Allegations and False Denials

Child Development, Vol. 79, p. 914, 2008, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 17 May 2009
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and McGill University
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9.

Preschoolers' Moral Judgments About Illness and Treatment: Who's Bad?

USC Law School, Olin Working Paper No. 99-3
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 May 1999
Stanford University - School of Medicine, University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, Stanford University - Psychology, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Stanford University - School of Medicine
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10.

'Where Were Your Clothes?' Eliciting Descriptions of Clothing Placement from Children Alleging Sexual Abuse in Criminal Trials and Forensic Interviews

Legal and Criminological Psychology (2016), USC CLASS Research Paper No. 16-8, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-9
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 26 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2016
Stacia N. Stolzenberg and Thomas D. Lyon
Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
Downloads 59 (302,070)

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11.

Where Researchers Fear to Tread: Interpretive Differences Among Testifying Experts in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

S. Ceci and H. Hembrooke, eds., WHAT CAN (AND SHOULD) AN EXPERT TELL THE COURT? (American Psychological Association: Washington, DC)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Feb 1998 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2011
Thomas D. Lyon and Jonathan J. Koehler
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 44 (304,657)

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12.

The Effects of Secret Instructions and Yes/No Questions on Maltreated and Nonmaltreated Children's Reports of a Minor Transgression

34 Behavioral Sciences & the Law 784-802 (2016), USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS17-8, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 17-6
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2017
University of Cambridge, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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Child Forensic Interview, Truth Induction, Closed-Ended Questions

13.

Investigative Interviewing of the Child

In D.H. Duquette, A.H. Haralambie, & V.S. Sankaran, eds., Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases, 3d edition (Denver, CO: Bradford, 2016), pp. 87-113, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 17-1, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS17-1
Posted: 09 Jan 2017
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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14.

Spatial Language, Question Type, and Young Children's Ability to Describe Clothing: Legal and Developmental Implications

Forthcoming, Law and Human Behavior, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS17-3, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 17-3
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Jan 2017
Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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spatial language, investigative interviewing, child sexual abuse

15.

When Interviewing Children: A Review and Update

Forthcoming in J. Conte & B. Klika, eds., APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment (Newbury Park, CA: Sage), USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS17-2, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 17-2
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Jan 2017
Karen J. Saywitz, Thomas D. Lyon and Gail S. Goodman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and University of California, Davis
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16.

Pragmatic Failure and Referential Ambiguity When Attorneys Ask Child Witnesses 'Do You Know/Remember' Questions

23 Psychology, Public Policy & Law 191-199 (2017), USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS16-39, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-43
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 03 May 2017
Brock University Psychology Department, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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child witnesses, pragmatics, referential ambiguity, testimony

17.

Challenging the Credibility of Alleged Victims of Child Sexual Abuse in Scottish Courts

23 Psychology, Public Policy & Law 200-210 (2017), USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS16-38, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-42
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 03 May 2017
University of London, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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18.

The Effects of the Hypothetical Putative Confession and Negatively-Valenced Yes/No Questions on Maltreated and Non-Maltreated Children's Disclosure of a Minor Transgression

22 Child Maltreatment 167-173 (2017), USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-30, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS16-28
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2017
Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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19.

Relations between Attorney Temporal Structure and Children's Response Productivity in Cases of Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

Legal and Criminological Psychology (2016), USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS16-17, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-19
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 11 Jul 2016
Florida International University (FIU), University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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20.

Familial Influences on Recantation in Substantiated Child Sexual Abuse Cases

21 Child Maltreatment 256 (2016), USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-17, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS16-15
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2016
Florida International University (FIU), Florida International University (FIU), Barry University, University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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child sexual abuse, recantation, disclosure

21.

Maltreated Children's Ability to Make Temporal Judgments Using a Recurring Landmark Event

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Forthcoming, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS16-12, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 16-14
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2016
Kelly McWilliams, Thomas D. Lyon and Jodi Quas
USC Gould School of Law, University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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Attorney Questions Predict Jury-Eligible Adult Assessments of Attorneys, Child Witnesses, and Defendant Guilt

34 Behavioral Sciences and the Law 178 (2016), USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS 16-7, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 16-8
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
Allison P. Mugno, J. Zoe Klemfuss and Thomas D. Lyon
Florida International University (FIU), University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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child credibility, temporal structure, attorney questioning, juror decision-making

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Repeated Self- and Peer-Review Leads to Continuous Improvement in Child Interviewing Performance

5 Journal of Forensic Social Work 20 (2015), USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-2, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS16-2
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2016
Thomas D. Lyon and Stacia N. Stolzenberg
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
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Eliciting Maltreated and Nonmaltreated Children's Transgression Disclosures: Narrative Practice Rapport Building and a Putative Confession

85 Child Development 1756 (2014), USC CLASS Research Paper No. 15-38, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-40
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, University of California, Irvine, University of Cambridge, University of Southern California, University of Cambridge and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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25.

Valence, Implicated Actor, and Children's Acquiescence to False Suggestions

43 Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 1 (2016), USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS15-37, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 15-39
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2016
Kyndra C. Cleveland, Jodi Quas and Thomas D. Lyon
University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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valence, suggestibility, acquiescence, selective reinforcement, interviewer bias, children

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Ohio V. Clark: Brief of Amicus Curiae American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children in Support of Petitioner

21 Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 365 (2015), USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS15-36, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 15-38
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Dec 2015
Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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child witnesses, child maltreatment, hearsay, testimonial competency

27.

Wrongful Acquittals of Child Sexual Abuse

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Forthcoming, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS15-35, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-37
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Nov 2015
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and USC Gould School of Law
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28.

The Productivity of Wh- Prompts When Children Testify

30 Applied Cognitive Psychology 341-349 (2016), USC CLASS Research Paper No. 15-34, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-36
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2017
University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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Wh- prompts, directive questions, child sexual abuse, defense cross-examination, prosecution direct-examination

29.

The Productivity of Wh-Prompts in Child Forensic Interviews

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Forthcoming, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS15-33, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-35
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2015
University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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forensic interviewing, child sexual abuse, wh-prompts, rapport building, question types

30.

How Attorneys Question Children About the Dynamics of Sexual Abuse and Disclosure in Criminal Trials

20 Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 20 (2014), USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-34, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS15-32
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2015
Stacia N. Stolzenberg and Thomas D. Lyon
Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law
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Abstract:

child sexual abuse, disclosure, children's textimony

31.

Interviewing Children

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 10, pp. 73-89, 2014
Posted: 05 Nov 2014
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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32.

Maltreated Children’s Temporal Knowledge for Significant Events

Posted: 06 Aug 2009
University of California, Irvine, University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Oberlin College

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temporal memory, maltreated children

33.

Maltreated Children's Understanding of and Emotional Reactions to Dependency Court Involvement

Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Vol. 27, p. 97, 2009, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-20
Posted: 14 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2009
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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Complex Questions Asked by Defense Lawyers but Not Prosecutors Predicts Convictions in Child Abuse Trials

Law & Human Behavior, Forthcoming, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-19
Posted: 14 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2009
Angela D. Evans, Kang Lee and Thomas D. Lyon
Institute of Child Study, Institute of Child Study and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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35.

The Supreme Court, Hearsay, and Crawford: Implications for Child Interviewers

APSAC (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children), Vol. 20, p. 2, 2008, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-18
Posted: 14 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2009
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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36.

Abuse Disclosure: What Adults Can Tell

CHILD VICTIMS, CHILD OFFENDERS: PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW, B.L. Bottoms, G.S. Goodman, & C.J. Najdowski, eds., New York: Guilford, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-21
Posted: 14 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2009
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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37.

Maltreated and Nonmaltreated Children's Evaluations of Emotional Fantasy

Child Abuse and Neglect, Forthcoming, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-11
Posted: 10 May 2009 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2009
Nathalie Carrick, Jodi Quas and Thomas D. Lyon
California State University, Fullerton, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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Young Children's Competency to Take the Oath: Effects of Task, Maltreatment, and Age

Law and Human Behavior, Forthcoming, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-12
Posted: 09 May 2009
Thomas D. Lyon, Nathalie Carrick and Jodi Quas
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, California State University, Fullerton and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

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Legal and Psychological Support for the NICHD Interviewing Protocol: Author's Response to Vieth (2008)

Child Abuse & Neglect, Forthcoming, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-13
Posted: 09 May 2009 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2010
Thomas D. Lyon, Michael Lamb and John E. B. Myers
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

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Truth Induction in Young Maltreated Children: The Effects of Oath-Taking and Reassurance on True and False Disclosures

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 08-3, Child Abuse & Neglect, Vol. 32, p. 738, 2008
Posted: 11 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2012
Thomas D. Lyon and Joyce S. Dorado
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - David Geffen School of Medicine

Abstract:

child witnesses, child abuse, lying, suggestibility

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Filial Dependency and Recantation of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 06-19, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forthcoming
Posted: 29 Sep 2006
Lindsay Malloy, Thomas D. Lyon and Jodi Quas
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

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Recantation, Child Sexual Abuse, Disclosure

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From Post-Mortems to Preventive Medicine: Next Steps for Research on Child Witnesses

University of Southern California Law Legal Studies Paper No. 06-18, Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 26, No. 3
Posted: 29 Sep 2006
Thomas D. Lyon and Karen J. Saywitz
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - David Geffen School of Medicine

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Are Battered Women Bad Mothers? Rethinking the Termination of Abused Women's Parental Rights for Failure to Protect

to appear in H. Dubowitz, ed., NEGLECTED CHILDREN: RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND POLICY
Posted: 08 Feb 1998
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law

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