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Delayed prosecution for childhood sexual abuse

Author: Penney Lewis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford monographs on criminal law and criminal justice.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Child sexual abuse prosecutions are often brought about following a delay of some years after the alleged abuse, which can cause a variety of problems for the prosecutions. This work examines the issues associated with these kinds of trials and the response of the criminal justice system to such cases.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lewis, Penney.
Delayed prosecution for childhood sexual abuse.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006000072
(OCoLC)62782566
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penney Lewis
ISBN: 9780191705441 0191705446
OCLC Number: 402721125
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 227 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Limits on prosecution --
Abuse of process --
Prohibition --
Delay in complaint --
Corroboration and forensic disadvantage --
Recovered memory --
Multiple allegations --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on criminal law and criminal justice.
Responsibility: Penney Lewis.
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Discusses the psychological effects of childhood sexual abuse to shed light on the reasons why a victim might delay in making a complaint. This book introduces two categories of delay: those in which  Read more...

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