Wheelers Books

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case

A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case (Paperback, 2nd edition)

By Hood, Lynley

  • RRP: $49.99
  • $42.49
  • Save $7.50
  • In Stock At Publisher

Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allega...tions made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Creche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and repeatedly upheld, raises major issues for our justice system and the way we see ourselves. Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Creche. He has always maintained his innocence, and has gained widespread support for what many see as a miscarriage of justice. This paperback edition comes at a time when Peter Ellis and the Christchurch Civic Creche case have returned to public attention. In July 2019, a terminally ill Ellis was granted a final appeal to the Supreme Court, scheduled for November 2019.
Read more

ISBN 9781988531854
Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Paperback, 2nd edition
353 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781988531854
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 1 Sep 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 2nd edition
Edition 2nd edition
Author(s) By Hood, Lynley
Category Award Winning
Child Abuse
Law & Society
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 620
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 364.1536
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade