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Wrongful allegations of sexual and child abuse.

Author: Ros Burnett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press (GBP) 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse' fills a gap for an authoritative and considered text focused on false accusations of recent or historical abuse, both as a miscarriage of justice and as an ordeal which impairs lives even when it does not result in criminal charges. It brings together experts from different disciplinary backgrounds and relevant specialisms to explicate the context, causes, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ros Burnett
ISBN: 9780198723301 019872330X 9780191789700 0191789704
OCLC Number: 952182445
Description: 368 pages
Contents: PART I: THE REALITY OF WRONGFUL ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE WHAT KIND OF ALLEGATIONS AND WHY DO THEY MATTER?; PART II: CULTURE, IDEOLOGY, POLITICS WHAT IS THE TERRAIN THAT GIVES RISE TO FALSE ALLEGATIONS?; PART III: THE ALLEGATION: CAUSES, MOTIVATIONS, CASE-STUDIES WHY WOULD ANYONE MAKE A FALSE ACCUSATION?; PART IV: INTERROGATION, PROSECUTION, CONVICTION, APPEAL HOW COULD THE JUSTICE SYSTEM GET IT SO WRONG?; PART V: FINDING WAYS FORWARD WHAT'S TO BE DONE?
Responsibility: Ros Burnett.

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Brings together contributions by academics and experts from different disciplinary backgrounds focused on false allegations of recent or historical abuse. The adjective 'false', used interchangeably  Read more...

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The one thing this book isn't, most emphatically isn't, is a demolition of any particular claims of sexual abuse. It is far, far, cleverer than that. It is a careful analysis, expert by expert, of Read more...

 
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