Reply 307 Week 4.docx - Week 4 Your text discusses some of the issues related to using children as witnesses in court cases There have been many studies

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Week 4: Your text discusses some of the issues related to using children as witnesses in court cases. There have been many studies done relating to the unreliability of eyewitness testimony in both children and adults. In the 1980's and 1990's, there was a series of court cases related to alleged multi-victim, multi-offender sexual and ritual abuse in day care centers across the country (the McMartin and Little Rascals cases being perhaps the most publicized). Link to and read the following 2 articles:I feel your frustration. I also get disturbed when reading cases like this or hearing about these situations on the news. It is awful that think that there have been many cases of child molestation in child care centers. We take our child to day care trusting that they are safe, just comes to show we cannot trust anyone. With the McMartin case I don’t really understand how it was okay for all the students to be takento the Children’s Institute International. Of course there has to be parent consent but how is that Institute even in business? There way of gathering information is absolutely wrong. “CII was also capable of getting easily manipulated children to reveal abuse when it had never actually happened” (A&E Television Networks). Child safety should always be first and there should be a proper procedure that is
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