The Research Process

Stage Six:
Factors that predict how well the children will perform

 

During the research process, we assessed each child in a number of areas, taking measures of: general ability; language; suggestibility; attention; anxiety; and memory.

 

This allowed us to explore whether any of these factors could predict how well the children performed during their interviews, identification parades or cross-examinations.

 

This could help professionals in the criminal justice system to identify the most vulnerable children in actual criminal cases who need additional support. 

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