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Palgrave Macmillan

Redressing Institutional Abuse of Children

ISBN 9781137414342
Publication Date October 2014
Formats No other formats available
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

What constitutes institutional abuse of children? What is redress? What do survivors want? In this book, Kathleen Daly explores major cases of historical institutional abuse of children in Canada and Australia. Drawing from first-hand accounts of survivors, the book documents their memories growing up in institutions and their experiences with redress, to examine whether justice interests — for participation, voice, validation, vindication, and offender accountability— are achieved. Redress for institutional abuse includes civil litigation, public inquiries, and redress schemes. Daly analyzes these areas, paying close attention to redress schemes and asks whether, from a victim's perspective, there is an optimal redress process and outcome.
With significant attention worldwide towards identifying effective responses to historical institutional abuse, this text provides a timely, lively, and authoritative resource.

  • Winner of the ANZSOC Christine M Alder Book Prize

Kathleen Daly is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, Australia. She writes on gender and race in crime and justice, and on innovative justice responses to sexual violence. She is a Fellow of both the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the American Society of Criminology.

Introduction: Setting the Context
1. Discovering Institutional Abuse
2. The Cases
3. Institutions for Children and Memories of Institutional Life
4. Time and Knowledge
5. Redress Structure and Process
6. Redress Outcomes
7. Redress and Victims' Justice Interests
8. Summary and implications
Appendix 1 The Cases
Appendix 2: Redress Scheme Application and Assessment Process
Appendix 3A: Redress Scheme Elements and Outcomes
Appendix 3B: Financial Payments, Validation, and Other Case Data
Appendix 3C: Financial Payments, Adjusted for 2012, in Different Currencies
Appendix 4: Public Apologies and Statements
Appendix 5: Memorials and Commemorative Activities
Appendix 6: Other Media


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