The Evidence of Children: The Law and the Psychology

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Blackstone, 1990 - Child abuse - 362 pages
This is an account of the civil and criminal rules affecting children in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland reviewing them in the light of the findings of psychologists and social scientists and makes proposals for reform. There have been many important developments which include hearsay evidence which has become freely available in civil proceedings involving children in both England and Scotl videotapes of earlier interviews which have become admissible in criminal proceedings in Engl in Scotland the lawhas been changed to allow the whole of a child's evidence in a criminal case to be taken ahead of trial on commission; there has been a wave of popular concern about "ritual abuse" and among psychologists there is increasing concern about both "repressed" and "implanted" memories.

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An outline of the English and Scottish legal system
Criminal proceedings in England Criminal proceedings in Scotland
A What matters must be proved by evidence B The burden

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