First published in 1997, this volume provides an accessible yet comprehensive update on the Government’s Memorandum of Good Practice on Video Recorded Interviews with Child Witnesses for Criminal Proceedings.
A wide range of authors with direct experience of the Memorandum provide both an introduction to its development and a contemporary critique of its implementation. This is a unique volume offering a multi-disciplinary assessment of policy, practice and research issues concerning the Memorandum, its role and implementation. It is invaluable reading for all professionals working with children in the fields of child protection and criminal justice.
Table of Contents
1. Implementation of the Memorandum: an Overview. Graham Davies and Clare Wilson. 2. The Memorandum: a Social Services Perspective. John Brownlow and Brian Waller. 3. The Memorandum: the Police View. Tony Butler. 4. The Memorandum: the Police View. Tony Butler. 4. The Memorandum and the Guardian ad litem: Whose Rights, Needs and Interests? Teresa O’Neill. 5. No Easy Answers: Children’s Perspectives on Investigative Interviews. Amanda Wade and Helen Westcott. 6. The Memorandum and Disabled Children. Ruth Marchant and Marcus Page. 7. Black Children and the Memorandum. Anna Gupta. 8. The Memorandum: an International Perspective. J.R. Spencer. 9. The Investigation of Organised Abuse: Considering Alternatives. Liz Davies. 10. Next Steps after the Memorandum: Preparing Children for Court. Jan Aldridge. 11. Dilemmas and Opportunities in Training Around the Memorandum. Enid Hendry and Jocelyn Jones. 12. The Memorandum: Quest for the Impossible? Sarah Nelson. 13. The Memorandum: Considering a Conundrum. Helen Westcott and Jocelyn Jones.