The effect of a five-month delay on children's and adults' eyewitness memory.

@article{Flin1992TheEO,
  title={The effect of a five-month delay on children's and adults' eyewitness memory.},
  author={Rhona Flin and John R Boon and Alan Knox and Ray Bull},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={83 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={323-36}
}
Child witnesses must endure a delay of around six months between observing or being the victim of an alleged offence and being required to give evidence in a criminal court. While the legal profession seem to believe that young children's memories are particularly sensitive to the passage of time, developmental psychology can offer little relevant data to support or refute this presumption. In the present study, children aged six and nine years and adults witnessed a staged event and were… CONTINUE READING

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