Expert witnesses in child abuse cases : what can and should be said in court

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  • Creator edited by Stephen J. Ceci and Helene Hembrooke
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1998] ©1998
  • Physical Details
    • viii, 299 pages ; 27 cm
  • ISBNs 9781557985156, 1557985154
  • OCLC ocm38527884


  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.


  • Introduction / Stephen J. Ceci and Helene Hembrooke -- Pt. I. Legal Structure and Professional Ethics. Ch. 1. The Use of Expert Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases / Lucy Berliner. Ch. 2. The Role of Experts in the Common Law and the Civil Law: A Comparison / John R. Spencer. Ch. 3. Moral Justifications for Limits on Expert Testimony / Michael Lavin and Bruce D. Sales -- Pt. II. The Role of Expert Witness. Ch. 4. The Trials and Tribulations of a Novice Expert Witness / Maggie Bruck. Ch. 5. The Expert Witness in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: A Clinician's View / Richard J. Lawlor. Ch. 6. Psychological and Ethical Considerations in the Preparation of the Mental Health Professional as Expert Witness / Kyle D. Pruett and Albert J. Solnit. Ch. 7. The Expert as Educator / Joseph S. Miller and Ronald J. Allen -- Pt. III. Evidence in Testimony. Ch. 8. How Valid Are Child Sexual Abuse Validations? / Celia B. Fisher and Katherine A. Whiting. Ch. 9. Expert Scientific Testimony on Child Witnesses in the Age of Daubert / Margaret Bull Kovera and Eugene Borgida. Ch. 10. Expert Testimony Regarding the Characteristics of Sexually Abused Children: A Controversy on Both Sides of the Bench / Mary Ann Mason -- Pt. IV. Commentaries: Toward a Consensus. Ch. 11. The Psychologist as Expert Witness: A Comment / Peter A. Ornstein and Betty N. Gordon. Ch. 12. Where Researchers Fear to Tread: Interpretative Differences Among Testifying Experts in Child Sexual Abuse Cases / Thomas D. Lyon and Jonathan J. Koehler. Ch. 13. A Legal Commentary: The Impact of Daubert on 21st-Century Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions / Lucy McGough
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