A City Possessed The Christchurch Civic Creche Case PDF


A City Possessed The Christchurch Civic Creche Case Researching and writing this book often felt like the literary euivalent 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



10 thoughts on “A City Possessed The Christchurch Civic Creche Case

  1. says:

    45★ Think the Salem Witch Hunts couldn't happen in modern times?Think againA shocking case of mass hysteriaThis book doesn't bother making any pretence of being a dispassionate unbiased account so neither will IWhen rumours of a Christchurch based cult abusing children and then the later and separate allegations against workers at the Christchurch Civic


  2. says:

    I have to admit I did not read this book cover to cover there is too much Why do I still give it five stars? Because Lynley Hood needed to make it somewhat chewy and overworked to dispel accusations that she might not have looked into the case deeply enough The case being a man Peter Ellis accused of satanic abuse in a childcare center where he had worked and


  3. says:

    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 bookIt'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 Christc


  4. says:

    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 judiciaryT


  5. says:

    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 accusationsThe book seems to be


  6. says:

    Thank god that man is dead The children get to Rest In Peace At last


  7. says:

    This is such a thorough well documented account of the Civic Crèche Case and the huge disuiet among New Zealanders about what happened in the trial There is a huge sense of unease about the whole saga and it really bought home to me how unjust the outcome was Very insightful and comprehensive and such an interesting read


  8. says:

    A flawed but fascinating account of a case that continues to resonate in NZ today


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