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Betrayal : the crisis in the Catholic Church : the findings of the investigation that inspired the major motion picture Spotlight / by the investigative staff of the Boston Globe, Matt Carroll ... [and 7 others].

By: Carroll, Matt [author.].
Contributor(s): Globe Newspaper Co.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Profile Books, 2016Edition: Updated edition.Description: x, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781257432.Other title: Crisis in the Catholic Church.Subject(s): Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Sexual behavior | Catholic Church -- Discipline | Child abuse -- Investigation -- Boston | Child sexual abuse by clergy -- United States | Clergy -- Sexual behaviorDDC classification: 261.8/3272 Summary: This is the true story of how a small group of journalists uncovered child abuse on a vast scale - and held the Catholic Church to account. On 31 January 2002, the Boston Globe published a report that sent shockwaves around the world. Their findings, based on a six-month campaign by the 'Spotlight' investigative team, showed that hundreds of children in Boston had been abused by Catholic priests, and that this horrific pattern of behaviour had been known - and ignored - by the Catholic Church. Instead of protecting the community it was meant to serve, the Church exploited its powerful influence to protect itself from scandal - and innocent children paid the price. This is the story from beginning to end: the predatory men who exploited the vulnerable, the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes, the 'hush money' used to buy the victims' silence, the survivors who found the strength to tell their story, and the Catholics across the world who were left shocked, angry, and betrayed. This is the story, too, of how they took power back, confronted their Church and called for sweeping change. Updated for the release of the Oscar-nominated film Spotlight, this is a devastating and important exposure of the abuse of power at the highest levels in society.
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THE BOOK WHICH INSPIRED SPOTLIGHT, 2016 WINNER OF THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR AND THE BEST SCREENPLAY OSCARThis is the true story of how a small group of courageous journalists uncovered child abuse on a vast scale - and held the Catholic Church to account. Betrayal is a ground-breaking work of investigative journalism, now brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.On 31 January 2002, the Boston Globe published a report that sent shockwaves around the world. Their findings, based on a six-month campaign by the 'Spotlight' investigative team, showed that hundreds of children in Boston had been abused by Catholic priests, and that this horrific pattern of behaviour had been known - and ignored - by the Catholic Church. Instead of protecting the community it was meant to serve, the Church exploited its powerful influence to protect itself from scandal - and innocent children paid the price.This is the story from beginning to end: the predatory men who exploited the vulnerable, the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes, the 'hush money' used to buy the victims' silence, the survivors who found the strength to tell their story, and the Catholics across the world who were left shocked, angry, and betrayed. This is the story, too, of how they took power back, confronted their Church and called for sweeping change.Updated for the release of the Oscar-nominated film Spotlight, this is a devastating and important exposure of the abuse of power at the highest levels in society.

"First [edition] published in the United States of America in 2002 by Little, Brown and Company"--Title page verso.

"The findings of the investigation that inspired the major motion picture Spotlight."--Cover.

This is the true story of how a small group of journalists uncovered child abuse on a vast scale - and held the Catholic Church to account. On 31 January 2002, the Boston Globe published a report that sent shockwaves around the world. Their findings, based on a six-month campaign by the 'Spotlight' investigative team, showed that hundreds of children in Boston had been abused by Catholic priests, and that this horrific pattern of behaviour had been known - and ignored - by the Catholic Church. Instead of protecting the community it was meant to serve, the Church exploited its powerful influence to protect itself from scandal - and innocent children paid the price. This is the story from beginning to end: the predatory men who exploited the vulnerable, the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes, the 'hush money' used to buy the victims' silence, the survivors who found the strength to tell their story, and the Catholics across the world who were left shocked, angry, and betrayed. This is the story, too, of how they took power back, confronted their Church and called for sweeping change. Updated for the release of the Oscar-nominated film Spotlight, this is a devastating and important exposure of the abuse of power at the highest levels in society.

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