Please join us for 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). It 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 challenges the accuracy of the narrative. The launch event will feature panel discussion including:
- Ross E. Cheit, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Brown University
- Jeannie Suk, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
- Alan A. Stone, MD, Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Harvard Law School
This event is free and open to the public.
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