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dc.contributor.authorCaine, Patricia Dianeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-03T21:18:48Z
dc.date.available2009-12-03T21:18:48Z
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.identifierocm00124884en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/3700
dc.description.abstractMany Canadian children are victims of sexual abuse. When these crimes against children are reported and processed in the criminal justice system, the child victims are often required to be witnesses. As witnesses children have special needs, due to their age, inexperience and developmental level. The theoretical framework of this study is cognitive-developmental theory. The effect of the physical environment is also included in the theoretical discussion. This study assessed if the court system in Manitoba treated child witnesses in accordance with their special needs. A comparison was made of the treatment of children in the specialized Family Violence Court and the non-specialized Court of Queen's Bench. The data that was used for this comparison was from the Family Violence Research project, a two year project that assessed the impact of the Family Violence Court. Specific features of the two courts were compared. This study established that child witnesses were treated better in the Family Violence Court. The environment of the Family Violence Court was more child-sensitive and child witnesses testified for shorter periods of time to more supportive personnel who treated them in a more age-appropriate manner. As well, cases were processed much more quickly in Family Violence Court. Overall, the Family Violence Court provided a milieu that was more child-sensitive than did the Court of Queen's Bench.en_US
dc.format.extentvi, 219 leaves :en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsThe reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.titleThe treatment of child sexual abuse victim/witnesses in the Manitoba Criminal Court Systemen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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