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Title: Legislation Regarding the Admissibility of Videotaped Depositions and/or Testimony in Criminal Child Abuse Proceedings (Current through December 31, 1993)
Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 93-CI-CX-K001
Sale Source: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document summarizes Federal, State, and territorial legislation authorizing the admissibility of videotaped depositions and testimony in child abuse and neglect hearings.
Abstract: Videotaped testimony is introduced in lieu of live testimony at a criminal trial. This compilation includes only those statutes that specifically refer to a child testifying at a deposition, preliminary hearing, or grand jury proceeding, or providing other sworn testimony. Each summary includes crimes to which the statute applies, age of the witness, applicability, criteria for admissibility, factors considered in determining good cause, persons who may be present at the videotaping of the testimony, and any special issues. In addition, the entries note whether the constitutionality of the given statute has been tested by the appellate courts.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Child abuse and neglect hearings; Child protection laws; Child victim interviews; Children in the courtroom; Computers; Courts; Federal Code; Juvenile witnesses; Juveniles; State laws; US Supreme Court decisions; Video taped testimony
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