Improving the evidential quality of child witness statements about sexual abuse

by Kimberlee Burrows

Institution: Deakin University
Department: School of Health, School of Psychology
Year: 2014
Record ID: 1032905
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067341


 Child sexual abuse cases are often not prosecuted because of poor evidential quality of the visually recorded investigative interview. This thesis examined prosecutors’ perceptions of interviews and took a constructive approach to determine how the evidential quality and usefulness of interviews could be improved.