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Holding Bishops Accountable: How Lawsuits Helped the Catholic Church Confront Clergy Sexual Abuse
by Timothy D. Lytton
Harvard University Press, 2008
Cloth: 978-0-674-02810-4 | eISBN: 978-0-674-06644-1
Library of Congress Classification KF1328.5.C45L98 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 345.730253

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The prevalence of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy and its shocking cover-up by church officials have obscured the largely untold story of the tort system's remarkable success in bringing the scandal to light. The lessons of clergy sexual abuse litigation give us reason to reconsider the case for tort reform and to look more closely at how tort litigation can enhance the performance of public and private policymaking institutions.
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