John E. Myers

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Four- to 7-year-olds' ability to answer repeated questions about body touch either honestly or dishonestly was examined. Children experienced a play event, during which one third of the children were touched innocuously. Two weeks later, they returned for a memory interview. Some children who had not been touched were instructed to lie during the interview(More)
1 T he history of child protection in America is divisible into 3 eras. The first era extends from colonial times to 1875 and may be referred to as the era before organized child protection. The second era spans from 1875 to 1962 and witnessed the creation and growth of organized child protection through nongovernmental child protection societies. The(More)
The present study was designed to compare two forms of hearsay: videotaped hearsay and hearsay supplied by an adult witness. In elaborately staged, mock child sexual abuse trials, jurors were presented with (a) videotaped forensic interviews of children who, in actual legal cases, disclosed abuse or (b) a police officer who repeated the children's(More)
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