Cross-examination: The Testimony of Children With and Without Intellectual Disabilities

  title={Cross-examination: The Testimony of Children With and Without Intellectual Disabilities},
  author={Caroline Bettenay and Anne M. Ridley and Lucy A. Henry and Laura Crane},
  journal={Applied Cognitive Psychology},
The present study assessed how children with a range of cognitive abilities fared during a mock cross-examination. Ninety children (aged 4 to 11 years; 18 with intellectual disabilities [ID], 13 with borderline intellectual disabilities [BID], and 59 who were typically developing [TD]) witnessed a staged event, participated in an initial forensic interview (a few days later), and were cross-examined by a barrister-in-training (ten months later). During cross-examination, 98% of all children… 
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