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Young children 'can be reliable witnesses'

A new study shows that children as young as three or four can talk informatively and accurately about experiences, including incidents of abuse, if they are interviewed by specialists who understand the strengths and weaknesses of child testimony.

Author of the study Michael Lamb, professor of psychology at Cambridge University, and Max Hill QC, chair of the Criminal Bar Association, discuss the code of interviewing children in court.

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