About the Authors ix Series Preface xi Preface xv 1 Interviewing Children About Abuse: An Overview and Introduction 1 2 Contributions to Children's Testimony: The Child and the Event 11 3 Contributions to Testimony: Preparation for the Interview and Questioning Strategies 47 4 How do Investigators Typically Interview Alleged Victims? 67 5 The NICHD Investigative Interview Protocols for Young Victims and Witnesses 87 6 When Interviewers Follow the Protocol, What Impact Does it Have on Their Interviewing and on Children's Responding? 101 7 Interviewing Suspected Victims under Six Years of Age 119 8 Interviewing Children with Developmental Disabilities 137 9 The Revised Protocol: Effectively Supporting Reluctant Witnesses 161 10 Using Tools and Props to Complement the Protocol 189 11 Training and Maintaining Good Interviewing Practice 201 12 Case?related Outcomes When the Protocol is Used 213 13 Progress to Date and the Challenges Ahead 225 Revised Investigative Interview Protocol: Version 2018 239 References 251 Index 315
Michael E. Lamb, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Deirdre A. Brown, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Victoria University of Wellington. Irit Hershkowitz, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at the University of Haifa. Yael Orbach, PhD, worked as a Staff Scientist and senior researcher in the Section on Social and Emotional Development of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Phillip W. Esplin has worked as a forensic psychologist based in Phoenix, AZ for more than 40 years.