It has become widely accepted that a series of high-profile child
sexual abuse cases from the 1980s and early 1990s were “witch
hunts.” Based on a comprehensive examination of primary sources, The
Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of
Children challenges the conventional wisdom about these cases. Author
Ross Cheit uses trial transcripts and related court documents to demonstrate that many of the cases at the core of the witch-hunt narrative involved compelling evidence of abuse. Cheit will be speaking about his just-published book and the painstaking research that led him to challenge this
Ross E. Cheit is professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University.
Please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/rcheit/sample-page-2/ for more information on the book.