Speaking with Children: Advice from Investigative Interviewers

18 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2001

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Thomas D. Lyon

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Date Written: July 2001

Abstract

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.

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Lyon, Thomas D., Speaking with Children: Advice from Investigative Interviewers (July 2001). HANDBOOK FOR THE TREATMENT OF ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN, F. Talley & A. Urquiza, eds., Allyn & Bacon of Needham Heights, MA., Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=277986 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.277986

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