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By Karen M. Staller,Kathleen Coulborn Faller

St. Mary County is a small rural midwestern enclave with a distinct method of dealing with accusations of kid sexual abuse. Hoping to spare youngsters the trauma of long court docket appearances and probing interrogations, St. Mary's pros try to procure confessions from accused intercourse offenders instead of ask the sufferer to undergo the load of proof.

Treating this county as a severe case research, students from a number of fields come jointly to research this community's special approach. They deal with suitable case legislations, leading edge remedies for either sufferer and criminal, and the social heritage of kid sexual abuse as a countrywide coverage situation. They hide felony burdens and clinical equipment, prosecutors and protocol, the interrogation of sufferers and suspects, using specialist witnesses, protection suggestions, and perform knowledge in videotaping. additionally, they learn the unfolding drama of a unmarried criminal case from prevalence to conviction.

The result's a desirable discussion that confronts the original complexities of kid sexual abuse for readers on each side of the difficulty. Introducing a version that makes huge, immense headway within the pursuit of justice, equity, and trauma remedy, this interdisciplinary textual content is an indispensible instrument for all groups looking redress.

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