A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Crèche Case : Child Abuse, Gender Politics and the Law
'A City Possessed' is a strong, compelling and shocking story about one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events and debates leading up to and surrounding the Christchurch Civic Cr che case, Lynley Hood shows how such a case could happen, and why. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and has been repeatedly upheld, has far-reaching implications - not only for our justice system, but for the way in which we see ourselves.
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WHATS THE PROBLEM?
SEX SEXISM AND THE NEW DEMONOLOGY
AND A LITTLE CHILD SHALL MISLEAD THEM
A COMPLAINT HAS BEEN MADE
PARENTS IN TERROR OF ABUSE DISCOVERY
THE ROYAL PREROGATIVE OF MERCY
IT IS A CASE THAT SIMPLY WILL NOT GO AWAY
The whole creche thing has BLOWN UP
A Sustained Campaign of StateFunded
Concerns of Abuse by Other Creche Staff
They were all under suspicion