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A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case

A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case (EPUB ebook)

By Hood, Lynley

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 allegat...ions made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Cre`che, 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 Cre`che. 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 Cre`che 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.
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ISBN 9781988531915
Published 9 Sep 2019
Publisher Otago University Press
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781988531915
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Released 9 Sep 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hood, Lynley
Category History
Social Sciences
Child Abuse
Law & Society
Family & Other Relationships: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 580
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 364.1536
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
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