What hysteria? A systematic study of newspaper coverage of accused child molesters.

@article{Cheit2003WhatHA,
  title={What hysteria? A systematic study of newspaper coverage of accused child molesters.},
  author={Ross E. Cheit},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          607-23
        }
}
OBJECTIVE There were three aims: First, to determine the extent to which those charged with child molestation receive newspaper coverage; second, to analyze the nature of that coverage; and third, to compare the universe of coverage to the nature of child molestation charges in the criminal justice system as a whole. METHOD Two databases were created. The first one identified all defendants charged with child molestation in Rhode Island in 1993. The database was updated after 5 years to… CONTINUE READING

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