Witness Appeal - Ross et al

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Witness Appeal - Ross et al

Ross et al

Aim: Investigate if the use of protective shields and videotaped testimony increases the likelihood of a GV.

Method and Procedure: Lab exp; independent measures design; 300 student participants; watch video simulation of a sexual abuse trial; Key witness 10 year old testifying in 3 conditions:

  • Condition 1 - Open court
  • Condition 2 - Behind a protective shield
  • Condition 3 - Via a video link

Results: Ross found that there was no significant difference between the no. of GV in the 3 groups.

Conclusion: Can carry on using these measures to protect children because they don't disadvantage the defendant.

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