The adjudication of child abuse claims poses an excruciatingly difficult conundrum. In many cases, a large part of the problem is that the prosecution's case depends critically on the statement or testimony of a young child.
Richard D. Friedman,
The Conundrum of Children, Confrontation, and Hearsay,
65 Law and Contemporary Problems
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