The credibility of children as witnesses in a simulated child sex abuse trial.

Duggan, L. M., Aubrey, M., Doherty, E., Isquith, P., Levine, M., & Scheiner, J. (1989). The credibility of children as witnesses in a simulated child sex abuse trial. In S. J. Ceci, D. F. Ross, & M. P. Toglia (Eds.), Perspectives on children’s testimony (pp. 71-99). New York: Springer-Verlag.

More convictions when witness testimony corroborated victim testimony; jury verdicts not influenced by victim age or defendant relationship (stepfather vs. neighbor); 2/3 of juries hung. Deliberation focused on victim’s age, credibility, and responsibility. Male jurors more dominant and task-oriented.

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