Professor Gershman's Article notes that courts and lawmakers have changed procedural and evidentiary rules to protect child witnesses in child sexual abuse cases. Gershman discusses how courts apply the changed rules with careful scrutiny in an effort to ensure that the interests of the child witness and the accused defendant are appropriately balanced.
Bennett L. Gershman, Child Witnesses and Procedural Fairness, 24 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 585 (2001), available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/127/.