Title: On Trial
Publisher: Macdonald & Co
Book Condition: Good
1970. Hardcover. Small tears to d.j. Not a first edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KON0528706
Synopsis: 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.
Language Notes: Text: English, French (translation)
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