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I have posted this one before, but it seemed very appropriate in light of this week's posts: Judge: (To young witness) Do you know what would happen to you if you told a lie? Witness: Yes, I would go to hell. Judge: Is that all? Witness: Isn't that enough? From: Say What?
Here is another study adding to the literature documenting the correlation between family violence and PTSD. The study has its limits, but is in line with other recent research.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently issued an interesting opinion, looking at what formalities are required to accept children as witnesses. In the Matter of Welfare of J.J.W., No. A09-639 (Minn. App. Feb. 9, 2010) involved a four-year-old child's testimony about sexual abuse by a...
I ran across this study, from Clinical Pediatrics, analyzing injuries to children from furniture tip-overs. The researchers found a significant increase in injuries in the last 18 years, with televisions being the most-common furniture to tip over. I have seen a lot of news reports of children...
The Daytona Beach News-Journal has an excellent article about Florida's review of its policy regarding the prescription of psychotropic drugs for children in foster care. It notes the side effects of such drugs, such as depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as the difficulty of knowing...
The San Diego Union-Tribune tells the story of a school lock-down when administrators panicked over an 11-year-old student's home-made motion detector. The device, a Gatorade bottle with electronic components attached, apparently looked enough like a bomb to panic clueless...
I ran across an interesting entry at Scientific Blogging, explaining a study in Developmental Neuroscience. The study's authors compared images of the prefrontal cortex of spider monkeys, and concluded that those monkeys who had been through mildly stressful experiences showed an...
A recent project led me to an interesting study in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology looking at what factors influence the opinions of clinicians about whether child sexual abuse occurred in a given case. It should come as no surprise that the study found that even expert...
In a rare demonstration of common sense, Texas legislators recently enacted a law requiring school administrators to consider several mitigating factors in determining punishment for students. The hope is that administrators will start to differentiate between Cub Scout camping utensils and...
Our recent bout with swine flu (well, technically "flu-like symptoms ") made this new study catch my eye. Researchers publishing with the American Society for Microbiology found that hand sanitizers are less effective at killing the Norwalk virus than antibacterial skin...