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Questioning Young and/or Vulnerable Witnesses

The CBA has project-led the production of a short film on the questioning of young and/or vulnerable witnesses and defendants. Using court-room demonstrations and interviews with practitioners and judges, the film shows how prosecution and defence advocates can adapt their questioning of these witnesses so that it is developmentally appropriate. It also explores the circumstances in which the judge may decide that an advocate need not ‘put his case’ to the witness and alternative ways in which challenges to the witness’s evidence can be made.