Andrews, SJ and Lamb, ME (2018) Cross-examining young alleged complainers in Scottish criminal courts. Criminal Law Review, 2018 (1). pp. 34-57. ISSN 0011-135X

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Abstract

Presents the results of research into lawyers’ questioning techniques of children in cases of alleged sexual offences. A sample of 36 Scottish court transcripts was drawn, involving 56 children between the ages of five and 17. The analysis indicates that a large proportion of the questions posed were suggestive questions that implied expected responses or introduced undisclosed information, as well as being overly-complex and repetitious.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: criminal law, Scotland
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 10:32
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 11:29
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3983

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