Questioning Children: The Effects Of Suggestive And Repeated Questioning

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Thomas D. Lyon

University of Southern California - Gould School of Law; University of Southern California - Department of Psychology

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Date Written: August 1999

Abstract

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

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

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