Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 October 2014

472 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199937936

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The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

James T. O'Reilly and Dr. Margaret S.P. Chalmers

  • Clear explanation of the Catholic Church abuse scandal in the U.S.
  • Probes how church law protects bishops from accountability
  • Deals directly with "repressed memory" incidents and belated crime reporting
  • Places blame for priests' improper behavior on failings of church accountability processes
  • Considers reforms and best practices to be applied in the light of the scandal

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