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Published: 29 March 2007

1,080 Pages


ISBN: 9780198299462

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Child Abuse

Law and Policy Across Boundaries

Laura C.H. Hoyano and Caroline Keenan

  • Questions the assumption that 'black letter' law developments are always an appropriate response to child abuse
  • Charts legal initiatives and ad hoc developments to specific problems of child abuse
  • Comparative analysis of evidentiary and liability rules across other common law jurisdictions eg: Canada, US, New Zealand, and Australia
  • Discusses forms of legal response to child abuse beyond conventional legal and geographical boundaries
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives from family law, tort, criminal law, and rules of evidence
  • Contains diagrams mapping the complex evidential and liability rules in English statutes and case law, including the Special Measures Directions and sexual history provisions of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, and the character and hearsay provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

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