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Credible : why we doubt accusers and protect abusers

Credible : why we doubt accusers and protect abusers

Author: Deborah Tuerkheimer
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Sexual misconduct accusations spark competing claims: her word against his. How do we decide who is telling the truth? The answer comes down to credibility. But as this book reveals, invisible forces warp the credibility judgments of even the well-intentioned among us. We are all shaped by a set of false assumptions and hidden biases embedded in our culture, our legal system, and our psyches. The #MeToo movement  Read more...
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Genre/Form: LAW / Gender & the Law
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SELF-HELP / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Informational works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Tuerkheimer
ISBN: 9780063002746 0063002744
OCLC Number: 1231447276
Description: x, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Along axes of power : workings of the credibility complex --
Of perfect victims and monster abusers : how myths distort our credibility judgments --
Whose truth? : how victims are distrusted --
Blame-shifting : how victims are faulted --
The care gap : how victims are disregarded --
"Even worse" : why the credibility complex harms victims --
Beyond belief : when survivors matter.
Other Titles: Why we doubt accusers and protect abusers
Responsibility: Deborah Tuerkheimer.


Credible helps us forge a path forward to ensuring justice for the countless individuals affected by sexual misconduct.  Read more...


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"This is not just an important book. It's way more than that-it's a new algorithm, an upending of long-held beliefs kept in place by law and culture. As I read the case studies about victims of Read more...

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