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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children


ISBN13: 9781107673120
Published: April 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £15.99



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There is a silent epidemic of childhood sexual abuse in the United States and a legal system that is not effectively protecting children from predators. Recent coverage of widespread abuse in the public schools and in churches has brought the once-taboo subject of childhood sexual abuse to the forefront. The problem extends well beyond schools and churches, though: the vast majority of survivors are sexually abused by family or family acquaintances with 90 percent of abuse never reported to the authorities.

Marci A. Hamilton proposes a comprehensive yet simple solution: eliminate the arbitrary statutes of limitations for childhood sexual abuse so that survivors past and present can get into court. In Justice Denied, Hamilton predicts a coming civil rights movement for children and explains why it is in the interest of all Americans to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse this chance to seek justice when they are ready.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
1. We have failed our children
2. What is wrong with the system
3. The solution is clear and simple: abolish the statutes of limitation for childhood sexual abuse
4. What it will take to act on the lessons learned
5. Barrier #1: the insurance industry
6. Barrier #2: the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic church
7. The other barriers: the teachers, the defense attorneys, and an uninformed public
Conclusion.