Suggestibility of the child witness: a historical review and synthesis.

  title={Suggestibility of the child witness: a historical review and synthesis.},
  author={Stephen J. Ceci and Maggie Bruck},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={113 3},
The field of children's testimony is in turmoil, but a resolution to seemingly intractable debates now appears attainable. In this review, we place the current disagreement in historical context and describe psychological and legal views of child witnesses held by scholars since the turn of the 20th century. Although there has been consistent interest in children's suggestibility over the past century, the past 15 years have been the most active in terms of the number of published studies and… 

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