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The quest for certainty: A perilous journey in mandatory reporting by teachers

Falkiner, Meredith 2019, The quest for certainty: A perilous journey in mandatory reporting by teachers, D.Psych thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title The quest for certainty: A perilous journey in mandatory reporting by teachers
Author Falkiner, Meredith
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name D.Psych
Date submitted 2019-10-07
Summary This dissertation examined mandatory reporting of child maltreatment by teachers in Victoria, Australia. The findings pointed to an absence of evidenced-based training as a key issue in teachers lacking the confidence to detect and appropriately report child maltreatment. Importantly, teachers are inclined to question a child they suspect is being maltreated in an effort to feel certain a report is warranted. Their questioning practices are likely to contaminate the evidentiary value of the child’s statement, negatively affecting prosecution of the perpetrator.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30150157

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