Review: A Place For Paedophiles (2009, BBC)

Louis Theroux’s Documentary A Place For Paedophiles is a film made at Coalinga, a “halfway house” jail for Californian paedophiles who have served their primary sentences but who have been deemed unsafe for release back into society. Theroux wrote a companion article about the documentary on the BBC News website and you can read it…

Review: TV Episode Double 2

NOTE: The CSI Episode is from the current season, so if you want to avoid spoilers, skip the latter half of the review I made reference to “Quarry” from the (2005) 6th Season of Law and Order Special Victims Unit (SVU) in my earlier TV reviews. It actually takes the line of investigating a cold…

Review: Strong At The Heart by Carolyn Lehman

Caroline Lehman’s book Strong At The Heart from 2005 features interviews with 11 survivors, 4 male and the rest female. She very wisely sets the tape recorder going, lets the interviewees tell their stories and takes their pictures, otherwise her intro at the beginning is her only other contribution aside from a few listings for…

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Review: The Church That Forgot Christ By Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin’s book, “The Church That Forgot Christ“, is the account of the author’s growing discovery of and his own personal and the national reaction to, the Catholic Church child abuse scandals in the US. I had to buy the book from an Amazon seller in Ireland since it was essentially only an import to…