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The Resource The Dozier School for Boys : forensics, survivors, and a painful past, Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD

The Dozier School for Boys : forensics, survivors, and a painful past, Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD

Label
The Dozier School for Boys : forensics, survivors, and a painful past
Title
The Dozier School for Boys
Title remainder
forensics, survivors, and a painful past
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the outside, the Dozier School for Boys in Florida looked utterly charming. Carefully manicured lawns and attractive plantings adorned walkways and drives. But the reality of life at Dozier was ugly. In 2008, almost one hundred years after the reform school's founding, Robert Straley and Roger Dean Kiser discovered they shared similar abusive experiences while students at the Dozier School for Boys. They recalled vicious punishments at a campus building called the white house, where staff used a leather strap to beat inmates. Straley was also raped at Dozier. In their shared grief and trauma, the two men reached out to filmmaker and civil rights activist Michael O'McCarthy. He too had experienced abuse at Dozier. He contacted Miami Herald journalist Carol Marbin Miller to tell their story. As the details went public, investigations into Dozier began. The State of Florida finally closed the school in 2011 and officially apologized to survivors in 2017. A forensic investigation took place on the campus, including digging up its cemetery, since it was alleged that some boys had investigative or scientific work could prove any of the allegations. No perpetrators could be brought to justice. In the end, survivors and their families must live with the knowledge that justice may never be served."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Elizabeth A.
Dewey number
365.42/09759
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Florida School for Boys
  • Abused children
  • Juvenile corrections
  • Juvenile corrections
  • Reformatories
Label
The Dozier School for Boys : forensics, survivors, and a painful past, Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083285057
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781541519787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1083285057
Label
The Dozier School for Boys : forensics, survivors, and a painful past, Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083285057
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781541519787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1083285057

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