The Handbook, 3rd Edition, applies linguistics to the critical task of communicating accurately with children in the legal system. Pertains to forensic interviewing, testifying, and questioning.
New content includes:
- Updated references
- Tips for talking with adolescents and persons with disabilities
- New material on children’s basic and truth–lie competency including sample questions for assessing competency
- New material on narrative practice, and
- New material on instruction children about testifying
"The next step is for attorneys and judges to become better acquainted with the research on child interviewing, and this book is the best place to start."
Thomas D. Lyon, Ph.D., J.D.
University of Southern California
Gould School of law and
Department of Psychology