The number of children testifying in court has posed serious practical and legal problems for the judicial system. One problem confronting the courts is how to protect children from experiencing the psychological trauma resulting from face-to-face confrontation with a defendant who may have physically harmed the child or threatened future harm to the child.
Dorothy F. Marsil et al.,
Child Witness Policy: Law Interfacing with Social Science,
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