Why would a child invent a memory of something that never happened? How reliable can a memory be when it is recalled years after the event? Child Forensic Psychology tackles the controversial questions that lie between forensic and developmental psychology. By examining the issues that surround children's status as eyewitnesses and victims, the book relates current theory to real-life examples drawn from criminal and family courts. Breaking down the ways in which psychologists deal with these difficult issues, the book will be a vital resource for students and practitioners alike. Key features of Child Forensic Psychology: * Topical case studies, taken from the UK and around the world * Coverage of the very latest theories and research * Unique chapter investigating the psychology of missing and abducted children Written by a collection of leading researchers and practitioners, Child Forensic Psychology is an indispensable guide that shines a light on the psychology of children in the courtroom.