The problems associated with assessments of children's reports of victimization in criminal proceedings came to national attention during the 1980s and 1990s in a series of highly publicized trials of daycare staff. Walker describes information that professionals need to know if they are to conduct valid interview of children in forensic contexts.
Nancy E. Walker,
Forensic Interviews of Children: The Components of Scientific Validity and Legal Admissibility,
65 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol65/iss1/6