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Author O'Reilly, James T., 1947- author

Title The clergy sex abuse crisis and the legal responses / James T. O'Reilly and Margaret S.P. Chalmers
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Summary Legal disputes over worldwide and U.S. sexual abuse by Catholic priests, and over efforts by Catholic bishops to conceal clerical misconduct, have produced many headlines and public discussion. However, the precise legal issues involved remain a mystery to most observers. In this study, James O'Reilly and Margaret Chalmers examine the role of canon law in these cases and the interplay between the global church-based law and the laws of individual jurisdictions where criminal actions and lawsuits are brought
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 24, 2014)
Subject Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Sexual behavior
Catholic Church.
Child sexual abuse by clergy (Canon law)
Child sexual abuse by clergy -- United States
Child sexual abuse by clergy
Child sexual abuse by clergy (Canon law)
Child sexual abuse by clergy.
Clergy -- Sexual behavior.
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Law - U.S. - General.
Law - U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Chalmers, Margaret S. P., author
ISBN 0199350124
0199350205 (ebook)
9780199350209 (ebook)