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Perceptions of Children's Credibility in Sexual Assault Cases1
Children's testimony often plays a central role in prosecutions of child sexual abuse. Nevertheless, research on jurors' perceptions of the credibility of child sexual assault victims remains
Effects of Social Support on Children's Eyewitness Reports: A Test of the Underlying Mechanism
It is revealed that Resistance Efficacy may be a mediator for older, but not younger, children, and that children's preexisting social support reserves were not related to children's interview accuracy nor to perceived Resistance Eefficacy.
10 Individual Differences in Perceptions of Child Sexual Assault Victims ~
Ours is a legal system designed for adults. When children enter that system, problems are inevitable. Nevertheless, more and more children are being called to testify in courts, especially in child
Linguistic and socioemotional influences on the accuracy of children's reports
A basic but largely neglected issue in research on the reliability of children's testimony is the impact of certain questioning tactics (e.g., use of legalese and socioemotional intimidation) on the
Abuse Characteristics and Individual Differences Related to Disclosing Childhood Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse and Witnessed Domestic Violence
Overall, abuse-specific factors were better predictors of disclosure than individual-level characteristics, and among physical and emotional abuse victims, repressors were less likely to disclose than non-repressors.
Jurors' perceptions of juvenile defendants: the influence of intellectual disability, abuse history, and confession evidence.
Compared with when it was portrayed as voluntary, jurors generally discounted a juvenile's coerced confession, and jurors used disability as a mitigating factor, making more lenient judgments for a disabled than a nondisabled juvenile.
Stereotype threat and racial differences in citizens' experiences of police encounters.
Investigating how cultural stereotypes that depict Blacks as criminals affect the way Blacks experience encounters with police officers found that such encounters induce Blacks to feel stereotype threat, extending stereotype threat theory to the new domain of criminal justice encounters.
Psychological mechanisms underlying support for juvenile sex offender registry laws: prototypes, moral outrage, and perceived threat.
Support for applying sex offender registry laws to juveniles is investigated because most people spontaneously envision a severe sex offender prototype regardless of offender age, and when people are induced to do so when they envision less severe prototypes spontaneously.