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The Resource We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s, Richard Beck

We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s, Richard Beck

Label
We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s
Title
We believe the children
Title remainder
a moral panic in the 1980s
Statement of responsibility
Richard Beck
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, social workers and prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and they consisted of a brutality and sadism that defied all imagining. Children across the country painted a nightmarish picture of their abuse, some claiming they had been taken to graveyards, sometimes to kill animals, and sometimes to dig up bodies, which were removed from their coffins and stabbed. In some cases, investigators said that the abusers were filming the crimes on behalf of international child pornography rings. The dangers of babysitting services and day care centers became a national news media fixation, and legislatures took action to fend off the new threats facing the country's children. Of the many hundreds of people who were investigated in connection with day care and ritual abuse cases around the country, some 190 were formally charged with crimes, leading to more than 80 convictions. But, none of it happened. It was a decade-long outbreak of collective hysteria - on a par with the Salem witch trials"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beck, Richard
Dewey number
362.760973/09048
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6570.2
LC item number
.B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Ritual abuse
  • Child care workers
  • False arrest
  • Moral panics
Label
We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s, Richard Beck
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 323 pages
Isbn
9781610392877
Lccn
2015011572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2015011572
  • 1485475
Label
We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s, Richard Beck
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 323 pages
Isbn
9781610392877
Lccn
2015011572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2015011572
  • 1485475

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