69 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2000
Date Written: August 1999
This is a critical review of several of the most extensively researched issues regarding children's suggestibility. I discuss the research on suggestive questions, repeated questions, and repeated interviews. For each topic I isolate the factors that make children more or less suggestible, in order to facilitate consideration of the applicability of the research to individual cases. I highlight how the research may be interpreted in different ways, leading one to be less skeptical of children's reports than is currently the norm.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Lyon, Thomas D., Questioning Children: The Effects Of Suggestive And Repeated Questioning (August 1999). SUGGESTIBILITY OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS, J. Conte, Ed., Sage Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=199353 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.199353