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This book, the first to examine the experience of child victims & their families who attempt to seek justice in America's courts, offers practical reforms that would bring greater sensitivity & justice to the legal process. Reviewing American legal history & the equivocal treatment of children & sex crimes, Dziech & Schudson explain how current courtroom procedures often fail to acknowledge a child's abilities & needs, & how child witnesses are often re-victimized by the legal system that is supposed to help them. They argue that there is no justification for subjecting abused children to a second round of trauma -- in court. This important book recommends sweeping changes to assure justice for children, their families, & those accused of harming them.
Title: On Trial: America's Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children
Edition: Second Edition.
Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1991
ISBN Number: 0807004154
ISBN Number 13: 9780807004159
Binding: Trade Papeback
Book Condition: Near Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 009461
Description: 257 pp. including 22 pp. of reference notes, 7 pp bibliography. Close to new, light vertical creasing of cover alongside spine. Text clean. A detailed examination of how U.S. courts fail sexually abused children. It lays out proposals for reforms so that children are not tortured by trial procedures. Second edition has an expanded text that responds to comments received upon the book's initial publication. Size: 8vo -- 9 in High
Keywords: JUSTICE. CHILDREN. COURTS. CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE.