[7-9500] Further reading — non-legal

Note:

The following books and chapters are also recommended as further reading. The Judicial Commission has not reproduced these within the Sexual Assault Trials Handbook.

Child sexual abuse and the criminal law

  • J Cashmore, “Child witnesses” in L Young, MA Kenny and G Monahan (eds), Children and the law in Australia, 2nd edn, LexisNexis, 2017, pp 575-580.

Investigation and interviewing children in child sexual abuse cases

  • S Brubacher, M Benson, M Powell, J Goodman-Delahunty, and N Westera, “An overview of best practice investigative interviewing of child witnesses of sexual assault” in I Bryce and W Petherick (eds), Child sexual abuse: forensic issues in evidence, impact, and management, Elsevier Academic Press, 2020, pp 445-466 (Ch 22).

  • M Lamb, L Malloy and D La Rooy, “Setting realistic expectations: developmental characteristics, capacities and limitations” in M Lamb, L Malloy, D La Rooy and C Katz (eds), Children’s testimony: a handbook of psychological research and forensic practice, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

  • N Westera, M Powell, R Milne and J Goodman-Delahunty, “Police interviewing of sexual assault victims: current organizational responses and recommendations for improvement” in R Bull and I Blandon-Gitlin (eds), The Routledge international handbook of legal and investigative psychology, Routledge, 2020, pp 182-196.

Challenges facing child witnesses: special measures, witness assistance and intermediaries

  • J Goodman-Delahunty, N Martschuk, M Powell, N Westera, “Prosecutorial discretion about special measure use in Australian cases of child sexual abuse” in P Stenning and V Colvin (eds), The evolving role of the prosecutor, internationally and domestically, Routledge, 2019, pp 169-187.

  • A Pichler, J Goodman-Delahunty, S Sharman and N Westera, “A review of the use of special measures for complainants’ evidence at trial” in I Bryce and W Petherick (eds), Child sexual abuse: forensic issues in evidence, impact, and management, Elsevier Academic Press, 2020, pp 467-518 (Ch 23).