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Judging the Church: Legal Systems and Accountability for Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children

Edelman, Meredith


This thesis considers lessons from different legal systems' approaches to holding Catholic dioceses accountable for child sexual abuse. Following a New Legal Realist approach, it provides an account of four legal systems operating within two social orders - the Diocese of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia, and the Diocese of Gallup in Arizona and New Mexico, in the United States. Using typologies of repressive, autonomous, and responsive law as frames, the thesis explores how overall character of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5f23f3aa53b72


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