What America Must Do to Protect Its Children
By (author) Marci A. Hamilton
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Justice Denied by Marci A. Hamilton
Book DescriptionThere 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521886215
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marci A. Hamilton
God vs. the Gavel, Paperback (August 2014)
This book sets the record straight about the United States' move toward extreme religious liberty and argues for a return to common-sense religious liberty.
Justice Denied, Paperback (April 2012)
Hamilton proposes the elimination of the arbitrary barrier that has kept survivors of childhood sexual abuse out of court - the statutes of limitation.
Fundamentalism, Politics, and the Law, Hardback (January 2011)» View all books by Marci A. Hamilton
This book studies the phenomenon of fundamentalism in the United States. It contains historical and contemporary scholarly analysis of the Christian movements that emerged around the time of the Moral Majority.
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Author Biography - Marci A. Hamilton
Marci A. Hamilton is one of the United States' leading church state scholars, as well as an expert on federalism and representation. Hamilton is Visiting Professor of Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Kathleen and Martin Crane Senior Research Fellow in the Law and Public Affairs Program, Princeton University and holds the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. She is the author of the award-winning God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Hamilton is a former clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and is also columnist on constitutional issues for www.FindLaw.com.
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