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dc.contributor.authorPichler, AS
dc.contributor.authorPowell, M
dc.contributor.authorSharman, SJ
dc.contributor.authorWestera, N
dc.contributor.authorGoodman-Delahunty, J
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-09T23:09:12Z
dc.date.available2020-01-09T23:09:12Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1561-4263
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15614263.2019.1689133
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389297
dc.description.abstractIn many jurisdictions, child witness interviews are pre-recorded and played in court as complainants’ evidence-in-chief in cases of child sexual abuse (CSA). The present study examined whether and how legal professionals discuss child witness interviews in the course of CSA trials. The trial transcripts of a sample of 85 child sexual abuse complainants (aged 6–17 years; 19 males) from three Australian jurisdictions were examined. Thematic analysis of all discussions between legal professionals about the child witness interview was conducted. Interviews were discussed for the majority (95.3%) of complainants. Three themes were identified: (1) problems with using the interviews as evidence-in-chief, (2) legal issues around the admissibility of interview topics and judicial directions, and (3) trial planning including availability of interview transcripts for jurors and the loss of recorded interviews. These results highlight the potential downstream effects that child witness interviews can have in CSA trials.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto15
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolice Practice and Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.titleDiscussions about child witness interviews during Australian trials of child sexual abuse
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPichler, AS; Powell, M; Sharman, SJ; Westera, N; Goodman-Delahunty, J, Discussions about child witness interviews during Australian trials of child sexual abuse, Police Practice and Research, 2019, pp. 1-15
dc.date.updated2019-11-25T04:11:12Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Police Practice and Research, 10 Nov 2019, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2019.1689133
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gro.griffith.authorPowell, Martine B.
gro.griffith.authorWestera, Nina


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