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Children’s testimony and the emotional victim effect

Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
Författare Sara Landström
Karl Ask
Charlotte Sommar
Rebecca M. Willén
Publicerad i Legal and Criminological Psychology
Volym 20
Nummer/häfte 2
Sidor 365–383
ISSN 1355-3259
Publiceringsår 2015
Publicerad vid Psykologiska institutionen
Sidor 365–383
Språk en
Länkar dx.doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12036
Ämnesord barns vittnesmål, trovärdighet, känslor, kameraperspektiv
Ämneskategorier Tillämpad psykologi

Sammanfattning

Purpose. Two experiments were conducted to examine the effects of (1) child victims’ emotional expression during testimony and (2) the camera perspective used to record the testimony, on judgements of credibility. Methods. Law students (N = 155 in Experiment 1; N = 86 in Experiment 2) watched a child harassment complainant provide a statement in an emotional or neutral manner, presented using different camera perspectives: balanced focus (i.e., a shot portraying an equal focus on the child complainant and the interviewer) versus picture-in-picture (PiP; i.e., a shot portraying only the child with an inset window depicting both the child and the interviewer in the corner of the screen) in Experiment 1 and PiP versus child focus (i.e., a shot depicting only the child) in Experiment 2. Results. Although no effect was found for camera perspective, the results provide support for an emotional victim effect (EVE); the child was perceived as more credible and truthful when communicating the statement in an emotional (vs. neutral) manner. Moreover, the results provide corroborating evidence for the assumption that the EVE rests on both cognitive (expectancy confirmation) and affective (compassion) mechanisms. Conclusions. These findings extend previous research by showing that the EVE and its underlying mechanisms apply to judgements of child complainants in the context of non sexual crimes and appear to be robust against variations of camera perspectives. Legal implications are discussed.

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