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The Witch-Hunt Narrative

Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

Ross E. Cheit

  • Empirically challenges the view that a series of high-profile cases in the 1980s and early 1990s were hoaxes
  • Shows how a narrative based on empirically thin evidence became a theory with real social force, and how that theory stood at odds with the reality of child sexual abuse