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Attitudes toward testimony of children changing — but slowly, says scholar

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 9:15 AM | By Terry Davidson

Shifting attitudes, deeper knowledge and increased technology have softened the notion that children are unreliable witnesses, but more is needed to balance the quest for justice with reducing the trauma of testifying, says an expert.

Video appearances, support workers and broader research are just some of the reasons for a gradual boost in confidence when it comes to the testimony of children, said Nick Bala, a Queen’s University law professor set to lecture on the subject on June 20 in St. John’s, N.L.

Nick Bala, Queen’s...