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dc.contributor.authorKebbell, Mark R
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, Caitriona ME
dc.contributor.authorGilchrist, Elizabeth L
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:00:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-11-05T06:06:38Z
dc.identifier.issn1321-8719
dc.identifier.doi10.1375/pplt.14.1.111
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18926
dc.description.abstractNineteen rape victims who had given evidence in court in English courts were interviewed. Questions concerned their examination in court, their perceptions of the criminal justice system, particularly criminal court processes, and the perceived utility of 'special measures' to facilitate giving evidence. Participants believed that prosecution lawyers generally did not accuse them of lying, attack what they said, put their character in doubt, put words in their mouth or use trick or leading questions. Defence lawyers were perceived to be significantly more likely to use these techniques. Participants reported that they felt they understood what was going on and, importantly, felt that they were reasonably able to give accurate evidence. They generally showed high levels of satisfaction with the way they had been treated, and positive attitudes towards measures to make giving evidence less stressful.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13218719.asp
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom111
dc.relation.ispartofpageto119
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychiatry, Psychology and Law
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleRape victims' experiences of giving evidence in English courts: a survey
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKebbell, Mark R.


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