|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science|
|Editors||Allan Jamieson, Andre Moenssens|
|State||Published - 2009|
Child witness accuracy is of great concern to psychologists, legal and social service authorities, attorneys, judges, and society as a whole. In this article, we summarize scientific research on children's eyewitness testimony, including child factors, social circumstances, and interview characteristics that affect children's memory and suggestibility; interview techniques that encourage accurate eyewitness reports; courtroom accommodations to reduce stress and increase accuracy for child witnesses; jurors' reactions to children's testimony; and future directions in child witness research.