Ross et al, (1994) ‘The impact of protective shields and videotape testimony on conviction rates
This is the third study we will be looking at from the ‘witness appeal’ section of ‘reaching a verdict’, as part of your OCR A2 Forensic Psychology course. It is further categorised into ‘Videotapes and Shields’
In cases where children are witnesses to a crime they may have to be interviewed and give testimony in court. The following study examines the rates of conviction when a child witness gives either testimony from behind a shield or by video link.