What looks to be a very important new book by Ross Cheit, a Professor at Brown University, on supposedly bogus high-profile child sexual abuse cases in the 1980s and early 1990s came out this this past April.
Here’s a link to the publisher’s page (Oxford University Press) on the book.
According to the page’s description, the book:
“Empirically challenges the view that a series of high-profile cases in the 1980s and early 1990s were hoaxes
Shows how a narrative [the “witch-hunt narrative”] based on empirically thin evidence became a theory with real social force, and how that theory stood at odds with the reality of child sexual abuse.”
And here’s a link to Professor Cheit’s blog connected to the book.
I ordered a copy today; look forward to reading it.