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Justice Denied What America Must Do to Protect Its Children

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ISBN-10: 052188621X

ISBN-13: 9780521886215

Edition: 2008

Authors: Marci A. Hamilton

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Recent events such as the clergy abuse scandal in the Catholic Church have brought the once-taboo subject of childhood sexual abuse to the forefront. But despite increasing awareness of the problem, the United States has not succeeded in establishing effective means of deterring and preventing it, leaving the children of today and tomorrow vulnerable. Hamilton proposes a comprehensive yet simple solution: eliminate the arbitrary statutes of limitation for childhood sexual abuse so that survivors past and present can get into court. Removing this merely procedural barrier permits the millions of survivors to make public the identities of their perpetrators and to receive justice and…    
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Marci A. Hamilton is the leading national expert on religious liberty under the First Amendment and the new extreme religious liberty statutes, including RFRA, state RFRAs, and RFRA's successor, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). She works for the protection of children, women, and the vulnerable from the harm that religious actors can do.

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