On Trial: America's Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children

By: Dziech, Billie Wright and Schudson, Judge Charles B.

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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

Author Name: Dziech, Billie Wright and Schudson, Judge Charles B.

Categories: Crime/Courts,

Edition: Second Edition.

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0807004154

ISBN Number 13: 9780807004159

Binding: Trade Papeback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

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.