Book Launch: The Witch-Hunt Narrative image

April 10, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 2019A
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The launch of Professor Ross E. Cheit's new book The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children (Oxford University Press, April 2014), has become widely accepted that a series of high-profile child sexual abuse cases from the 1980s and early 1990s were "witch hunts." That view first took hold in the media, then spread to the courts and academia. But purveyors of the witch-hunt narrative never did the hard work of examining court records in the many cases that reached the courts throughout the nation. Drawing on fifteen years of original trial research into these child sex abuse cases, Cheit challenged the accuracy of the narrative. The launch event  featured panel discussion including:

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bioethics   health law policy   judicial opinions   pediatrics