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Title: Legislation Regarding the Competency of Child Witnesses To Testify in Criminal 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: 24
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 State, Federal, and territorial legislation and case law regarding the competency of child witnesses to testify in criminal proceedings.
Abstract: The compilation includes all statutes regarding competency that could apply to a child witness in a criminal proceeding. This includes general competency provisions as well as those specifically designed for child witnesses. Statutes and rules that apply only to civil proceedings have been eliminated from this document. When applicable, the item describes how a specific statute has been interpreted by appellate courts, or how common law rule has been applied.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Child abuse and neglect hearings; Child protection laws; Children in the courtroom; Competency to testify; Courts; Federal Code; Juvenile witnesses; Juveniles; State laws
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