The Witch Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

By Ross Cheit ’77. Oxford University Press. April 2014.  Drawing on years of research into cases in a number of states, Ross Cheit shows that the issue of a lack of justice in child abuse cases has not been blown out of proportion. He uses data to show that while child sex abuse convictions were regular occurrences, the crime occurred far more frequently than conventional wisdom would have us believe.