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Limits on Prosecution

Penney Lewis

in Delayed Prosecution for Childhood Sexual Abuse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282289
eISBN:
9780191705441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282289.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The law in some jurisdictions contains provisions which limit the state's ability to prosecute cases of childhood sexual abuse which have been reported after a delay. Such limits may be statutory, in ... More


Delays and Limitations in Clergy Abuse Cases

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

Many abuse cases became public years after the sex act, so law limiting “stale” suits often barred recovery. Lobbying for reopening cases worked in some states, despite the churches‘ efforts to block ... More


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