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A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case Researching And Writing This Book Often Felt Like The Literary Equivalent Of A Solo Crossing Of Antarctica Lynley Hood A City Possessed Is A Strong, Compelling And Shocking Story About One Of New Zealand S Most High Profile Criminal Cases A Story Of Child Abuse Allegations, Gender Politics And The Law In Detailing The Events And Debates Leading Up To And Surrounding The Christchurch Civic Creche Case, Lynley Hood Shows How Such A Case Could Happen, And Why Her Penetrating Analysis Of The Social And Legal Processes By Which The Conviction Of Peter Ellis Was Obtained, And Has Been Repeatedly Upheld, Has Far Reaching Implications Not Only For Our Justice System, But For The Way In Which We See Ourselves Ms Hood Is Clearly Interested In The Truth, And In Careful Research, Rather Than Holding A View And Sticking With It Through Thick And Thin This Is An Important Book Clearly Written, Well Researched, Assiduously Referenced, And A Compelling Read Dr Alison Jones, Director Of The Institute For Research On Gender, University Of Auckland Hood Says That When It Comes To The Ellis Case, And The Manner In Which Those Accused Of Sexual Abuse Of Children Are Dealt With Generally, Grave Injustices Are And Have Been Perpetrated Much In This Case Went Haywire The Result Is A Book That Will Elicit Strong Responses Outrage And Bewilderment Among Them Brian Turner, Poet And Publishing Consultant This Book Is A Work Of Scholarship Of The Highest Academic Standard The Interpretation Is A Very Important One, And One That Is Clearly Supported By The Evidence Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean Of Law, University Of Otago Even though I agree with Hood s main point that Peter Ellis is innocent and his conviction was the result of hyteria, I have serious reservations about this book.It s hard to believe that she was partially awarded a PhD from Otago University based on the scholarship in this books She repeatedly calls radio presenter Sharon Crosbie a radio diva She suggests Christchurch has always been prone to outbreaks of hysteria because of its geographical layout without any citations She also suggests the nor west has an influence She argues that sexual abuse therapists found sexual abuse everywhere out of self interest financial and career She argues that evidence that sexual abuse has always been taken seriously in NZ, contrary to the assertions of sexual abuse therapist, is evident in how child abuse was reported in the trashy tabloid The Truth She argues that sexual abuse therapists have authoritarian personality types These sorts of statements are either ridiculous or unsupported, and as such detract from her argument.As does the fact that she responded to initial criticism of her scholarship particularly related to her assertions about the prevalence of child abuse in NZ Legal Journal by dismissing their concerns as what she d expect from those invested in the sexual abuse industry.Hood could have convincingly argued Peter Ellis is innocent and the victim of public hysteria prejudices without dismissing the whole field of sexual abuse therapy As it is, she throws the baby out with the bathwater and, in the end, does Peter Ellis a disservice. FINALLY finished this If you just want to know a bit about the creche case, I would start around page 200 Before that, it s all about feminist politics and the establishment of an over zealous child protection movement that saw all the experts, interviewers, social workers etc trained to believe kids no matter what, and to push kids into making accusations.The book seems to be very well researched and put together Hood provides loads of evidence that the process leading to Ellis conviction was massively flawed I find her style a little supercilious, but that s a minor complaint.Hidden within this mighty tome is the material for a 250 page book that would be accessible to any reader and would convince most, if not all, that the Christchurch Civic Creche case was a hysterical witch hunt Because of its heft, though, I suspect that the book has not been read as much as the topic deserves. A thorough investigation of one of the worst miscarriages of justice to occur n New Zealand, which has still not been rectified It s a harrowing story of how one man and numerous children can be abused by the system, and, in the children s case, by the very people who should have been protecting them from abuse their parents, the interviewers, the police, and the judiciary.This book is well worth the read, though one will be astounded and disgusted by the revelations in it.


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