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Title: The Evidence of Child Witnesses - Where Rules of Evidence and the Constitution Collide
Author: Casey, Rachel
Advisor: McGrath, Declan
Keywords: Law
Constitutional Law
Children
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Casey, Rachel (2007) 'The Evidence of Child Witnesses - Where Rules of Evidence and the Constitution Collide' Ph.D. Thesis. Trinity College Dublin
Abstract: This thesis explores the development and reform of particular aspects of the law of evidence relating to child witnesses as informed by the changing orthodoxy advanced by psychologists - and adopted by the law - regarding, in particular, the capabilities and reliability of children as witnesses. Three principal areas of the law of evidence relating to children are scrutinised, namely: (i) the competence of children as witnesses; (ii) the corroboration requirements attaching to the evidence of children; and (iii) the examination of child witnesses and the statutory ’special measures’ designed to facilitate the reception of evidence from such witnesses.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/40110
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