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Old 08-05-2013, 20:56
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Crikey - here's a lawyer about to make herself very unpopular (except with elderly men)
Actually buried in that otherwise unpalatable article are some interesting points.

"... Taking girls to one’s dressing room, bottom pinching and groping in cars hardly rank in the annals of depravity makes abuse banal, and reduces the sympathy that we should feel for victims of really serious assaults"

.... This national trawl for historical victims was an open invitation to all manner of folk to reinterpret their experience of the past as one of victimisation

"generates a demand that criminal courts should afford accusers therapy, by giving them ‘a voice’. This function is far removed from the courts’ traditional role, in which the state must prove defendants guilty beyond reasonable doubt".

".... many reforms introduced in the name of child protection involve sweeping attacks on fundamental Anglo-American legal rights and safeguards, such as the presumption of innocence"
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