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Statement Validity Assessment

  • By: Aldert Vrij
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Statement validity assessment (SVA) is a verbal veracity tool designed to determine the credibility of child witnesses' testimonies in trials for sexual offenses. SVAs are accepted as evidence in some North American courts and in criminal courts in several western European ...

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