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Prosecutor’s Brief

October 30, 2019

Defending the Forensic Interview Against Claims of Suggestibility

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Defending the Forensic Interview Against Claims of Suggestibility

Ceci, S. J., Huffman, M. L. C., Smith, E., & Loftus, E. F. (1994). Repeatedly thinking about a non-event: Source misattributions among preschoolers. Consciousness & Cognition, 3, 388-407.

Cordisco Steele, L., & Sawicki, M. (2018). Forensic Interviewing: What Every Prosecutor Needs to Know. Washington, DC: Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.

Huffman, M. L., Crossman, A. M., & Ceci, S. J. (1997). Are false memories permanent? An investigation of the long-term effects of source misattributions. Consciousness and Cognition, 6, 482-490.

Leichtman, M. D., & Ceci, S. J. (1995). The effects of stereotypes and suggestions on preschoolers’ reports. Developmental Psychology, 31(4), 568-578.

National Children’s Advocacy Center. (2016). Position Paper on Documenting Forensic Interviews. Huntsville, AL: Author.

Newlin, C. Steele, L. C., Chamberlin, A., Anderson, J., Kenniston, J., Russell, A., Stewart, H., & Vaughan-Eden, V. (2015). Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices. Juvenile Justice Bulletin, NCJ 248749. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs.

Quas, J. A., Davis, E. L., Goodman, G. S., & Myers, J. E. (2007). Repeated questions, deception, and children’s true and false reports of body touch. Child Maltreatment, 12(1), 60-67.

Quas, J. A., Malloy, L. C., Melinder, A., Goodman, G. S., D’Mello, M., & Schaaf, J. (2007). Developmental differences in the effects of repeated interviews and interviewer bias on young children’s event memory and false reports. Developmental Psychology, 43(4), 823-837.

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