Justice Denied

By Marci A. Hamilton

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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.

Subject: Professional, Career & Trade -> Law -> Law

Justice Denied
What America Must Do to Protect its Children
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/7/08
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139199617
ISBN 13: 9781139199612
Print ISBN: 9780521886215

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