Law-related classes taught:
PSCH 417 "Psychology and Law"
PSCH 396 "Undergraduate Seminar in Children, Psychology, and the Law"
PSCH 519 "Graduate Seminar in Children, Psychology, and the Law"
Law-related scholarly interests: The accuracy of children's eyewitness testimony, techniques to improve children's reports of past events, factors influencing true and false reports of child abuse, repressed memories of child abuse, jurors' perceptions of children's testimony, jurors' perceptions of juvenile offenders.
Professor Bottoms is the LAS Associate Dean for Legal Studies and the Chair of the Faculty Legal Interests Committee.
Bottoms, B. L., Goodman, G. S., & Najdowski, C. (Eds., in preparation, contract received). Child victims, child offenders: Psychology and the legal system. New York: Guilford.
Vieth, V., Bottoms, B. L., & Perona, A. (Eds.) (2006). Ending child abuse: New techniques for investigation prosecution and prevention. Binghamton, NY: Haworth.
Bottoms, B. L., Kovera, M. B., & McAuliff, B. (Eds.) (2002). Children, social science, and the law. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Bottoms, B. L., & Goodman, G. S. (Eds.) (1996). International perspectives on child abuse and children's testimony: Psychological research and law. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Sorenson, E., Bottoms, B. L., & Perona, A. (1997). Intake and forensic interviewing in the childrens advocacy
center setting: A handbook. Washington, D.C.: National Network of Childrens Advocacy Centers.
Goodman, G. S., & Bottoms, B. L. (Eds.) (1993). Child victims, child witnesses: Understanding and improving testimony. New York: Guilford.
Articles: (see Dr. Bottoms' web site for a complete listing of articles, here are a few representative examples)
Bottoms, B. L., Rudnicki, A.G., & Epstein, M. A. (in press). A retrospective study of factors affecting the disclosure of childhood sexual and physical abuse. Chapter to appear in M.E. Pipe, M. Lamb, Y. Orbach, & A. C. Cedarborg (Eds.) Child sexual abuse: Disclosure, delay and denial. Erlbaum.
Perona, A., Bottoms, B. L., & Sorenson, E. (2006). Research-based guidelines for child forensic interviews. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 12, 81-130. Reprinted in V. Veith, B. L. Bottoms, & A. Perona (Eds.). Ending child abuse: New techniques for investigation prosecution and prevention. Binghamton, NY: Haworth.
Bottoms, B. L., Davis, S., & Epstein, M. E. (2004). Race and jurors decisions in child sexual abuse cases. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 1 - 33.
Bottoms, B. L., Nysse-Carris, K. L., Harris, T., & Tyda, K. (2003). Jurors perceptions of adolescent sexual assault victims who have intellectual disabilities. Law and Human Behavior, 27, 205-227.
Bottoms, B. L., Reppucci, N. D., Tweed, J., & Nysse-Carris, K. (2002). Children, psychology, and law: Reflections on past and future contributions to science and policy. In J. R. P. Ogloff & R. Roesch (Eds.), Taking psychology and law into the twenty-first century (pp. 61-117). Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Epstein, M. E., & Bottoms, B. L. (2002). Forgetting and recovery of abuse and trauma memories: Possible mechanisms. Child Maltreatment, 7, 210-225.
Davis, S. L., & Bottoms, B. L. (2002). Effects of social support on childrens eyewitness reports: A test of the underlying mechanism. Law and Human Behavior, 26, 185-215