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Obtaining the best evidence from children and witnesses with cognitive impairments - 'plus ša change' or prospects new?

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Henning, T, Obtaining the best evidence from children and witnesses with cognitive impairments - 'plus ca change' or prospects new?, Criminal Law Journal, 37, (3) pp. 155-174. ISSN 0314-1160 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine some apparent lacunae in the current legal landscape for ovtaining the best evidence from children and witnesses with cognitive impairments. The most critical and intractable problems facing these witnesses in testifying are comprehension and communication. The article considers whether particular measures that have been implemented elsewhere to improve the questioning of these witnesses and to enhance the prospect of obtaining reliable evidence from them might be available in those Australian jurisdictions that are yet to legislate specifcally for them without the necessity for further statutory reform.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Henning, T (Associate Professor Terese Henning)
ID Code:85466
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-07-09
Last Modified:2015-02-11
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