Forensic developmental psychology

Forensic developmental psychology

Forensic Developmental Psychology is a field that has emerged over the past two decades. The term was developed by Bruck and Poolewho? (2002) and includes autobiographical memory, memory distortion, eyewitness identification, narrative construction, personality, and attachment as topics covered by this field of research.

Forensic developmental psychology is oriented toward children's actions and reactions in forensic contexts. The research is grounded in a developmental framework, and is emerging either from previous studies in basic developmental science or from related research in the adult literature.


Bruck, Maggie, &, Poole, Debra A. (2002). Introduction to the special issue on forensic developmental psychology. Developmental Review, 22(3): 331-333.

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