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dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Samen
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorLyon, Thomas Den
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-03T14:02:24Z
dc.date.available2014-12-03T14:02:24Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationAndrews et al. Applied Cognitive Psychology (2014) Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 253-261. DOI: 10.1002/acp.3103en
dc.identifier.issn0888-4080
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246456
dc.description.abstractWe examined 120 trial transcripts of 6- to 12-year-old children testifying to sexual abuse. Age and attorney role were analyzed in relation to question types, children’s responsiveness, and self-contradiction frequency. A total of 48,716 question-response pairs were identified. Attorneys used more closed-ended than open-ended prompts. Prosecutors used more invitations (3% vs. 0%), directives and optionposing prompts than defence attorneys, who used more suggestive prompts than prosecutors. Children were more unresponsive to defence attorneys than to prosecutors. Self-contradictions were identified in 95% of the cases. Defence attorneys elicited more self-contradictions than prosecutors, but nearly all prosecutors (86%) elicited at least one self-contradiction. Suggestive questions elicited more selfcontradictions than any other prompt type. There were no associations with age. These findings suggest that neither prosecutors nor defence attorneys question children in developmentally appropriate ways.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.titleQuestion Types, Responsiveness and Self-contradictions When Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Question Alleged Victims of Child Sexual Abuseen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Wiley via http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.3103en
prism.endingPage261
prism.publicationDate2014en
prism.publicationNameApplied Cognitive Psychologyen
prism.startingPage253
prism.volume29en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/acp.3103en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014en
dc.contributor.orcidLamb, Michael [0000-0002-6792-3526]
dc.identifier.eissn1099-0720
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2015-12-15


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