The Backlash / Edition 1

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Overview

This controversial work counters the forces that are discrediting allegations and suppressing recognition of the alarming incidence of child abuse in our society. John Myers brings together the work of experts to make the volume crucial reading for anyone concerned with this critical debate.

The book begins with an historical and sociological exploration of the issue. The Backlash then focuses on the experiences of various public bodies charged with child protection, such as Child Protective Services in the United States and their opponents, for example Victims of Child Abuse Laws (VOCAL). The volume also examines the backlash in Europe with a case study from The Netherlands and concludes with a survey of backlash li

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803954045
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/15/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

John E.B. Myers, J.D. is a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific Mc George School of Law in Sacramento, California. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 100 articles and chapters on child maltreatment and his writing has been cited by more than 140 courts, including the United States Supreme Court. John is a frequent speaker at conferences, having made more than 400 presentations around the world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The 'Backlash' and the Future of Child Abuse Advocacy - David Finkelhor
Insights from the Study of Social Issues
Definition and Origins of the Backlash against Child Protection - John E B Myers
The Backlash from the Perspective of a County Child Protective Services Administrator - Sylvia Pizzini
The Perspective from Victims of Child Abuse Laws - VOCAL - Lesley Wimberly
Backlash and Child Protective Services from the Perspective of a State CPS Administrator - Charles Wilson and Susan Caylor Steppe
The Backlash in Europe - Karel Pyck
Real Anxiety or Mass Hysteria in The Netherlands? A Preliminary Study of the Oude Pekela Crisis
The Literature of the Backlash - John E B Myers
Responding to the Backlash - John E B Myers
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