Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice

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From one of America's most influential psychiatrists, an "extraordinary" and "profound" (New York Times) manifesto for reimagining justice for survivors of sexual trauma

The #MeToo movement brought worldwide attention to sexual violence, but while the media focused on the fates of a few notorious predators who were put on trial, we heard far less about the outcomes of those trials for the survivors of their abuse.

The conventional retributive process fails to serve most survivors; it was never designed for them. Renowned trauma expert Judith L. Herman argues that the first step toward a better form of justice is simply to ask survivors what would make things as right as possible for them. In Truth and Repair, she commits the radical act of listening to survivors. Recounting their stories, she offers an alternative vision of justice as healing for survivors and their communities.

Deeply researched and compassionately told, Truth and Repair envisions a new path to justice for all.

Author: Judith Lewis Herman
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 03/14/2023
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.9lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.70w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9781541600546

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 12/19/2022
Library Journal 02/01/2023 pg. 88
Booklist 01/20/2023
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2023

About the Author
Judith L. Herman, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.