Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
xviii, 453 pages ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Part One. Context and background Introduction to a complex problem Understanding the patterns of clergy abuse litigation Part two. Civil litigation Civil litigation against Catholic dioceses, parishes and priests Participants in the clergy abuse case Part three. Handling abuse claims Delays and limitations in clergy abuse claims Part four. Other related issues Effects of criminal charges and plea agreements Church insurance and abuse claims Constitutional issues Bankruptcy issues Mandated abuse reporting issues Evidence privileges and clergy abuse issues Repressed memory inducement cases Fraud and nondisclosure in the assignment of clergy Defenses and claims of immunity Damages issues Fiscal impacts of abuse cases on the U.S. Catholic Church Impact of abuse cases on external relations of the Catholic Church Responses vary inside and outside the United States The Church's internal big picture : governance and law How episcopal culture contributed to administrative failure The development of the problem : 1950 to 2002 The perfect storm in canon law : what went wrong? 2002 and beyond The particular issues of religious communities The investigation and pretrial canonical process The accuser and the canonical process Canonical penal trials and outcomes Limitations and weaknesses in the canonical penal system Clergy abuse issues in non-Roman Catholic denominations.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-432) and index.
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