Wall of Silence

Author: Rosemary Gibson
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 089526112X
Release Date: 2003-04-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

Describes some of the ways in which medical treatments can go wrong, explains why such disasters occur and how the medical establishment tries to keep problems quiet, and argues for changes to prevent future errors.

Wall of Silence

Author: Gabrielle Goldsby
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 9781602823754
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Fiction

It should have been an average bust. Minimal trouble. Minimal backup.When police detective Foster Everett witnesses the unspeakable, average becomes deadly. A cover up ensues and Foster begins numbing herself with alcohol at a neighborhood bar. There she meets Riley Meideros, the one person strong enough to hear Foster's painful secret and not turn away. But like most secrets, Foster's refuse to stay hidden. And like even the most carefully built walls—walls that Riley effortlessly seems to breech—the barricades surrounding Foster soon begin to crumble. Fearing that she's put Riley in danger and fighting against the powerful attraction growing between them, Foster vows to uncover the truth. But someone is determined to keep the truth buried, even if it means silencing Foster and Riley permanently.

The Black Wall of Silence

Author: Paul F. Morrissey
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 145753746X
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Fiction

The Black Wall of Silence In the midst of the sexual abuse crisis that is tearing the Church apart, a Catholic priest is caught between fighting for the victims of sexual abuse and his bond of loyalty to the Church. What makes this conflict unique is the internal struggle of the priest who is gay, in a Church that is ashamed of his orientation and rewards him for his silence. While working as a chaplain in Riker's Island Jail, Father Zach learns from an inmate's confession, that the priest whom the inmate is accused of murdering, sexually abused him when he was a teenager. Father Zach discovers that his friend, who is now a bishop, was the one who reassigned this priest after his first abuse. The battle of the priest, determined to defend the inmate, and the bishop, intent on defending the Church, drives the plot to its courtroom climax. Which will prevail - honesty or loyalty? "A taut, powerful story exploring the personal dimensions of the Catholic sexual abuse crisis." -- Kirkus Reviews "A powerful book that raises universal questions about being silenced: Do you ever muffle your own voice? What secrets imprison you?" -- Debbie Yee Lan Wong, author of The Same Sky "A gripping story of a man's struggle for his own integrity as the protagonist, Father Zach, confronts conflicting loyalties to his church, his conscience, and to his very humanity." -- Rev. Donald Cozzens, author of Master of Ceremonies "Gives readers an intimate, seldom-described peek into a gay priest's life--his sometimes conflictual and often deeply wounding relationships with Church authorities." -- Richard Taylor, author of Love in Action

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452011736
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Describes how child abuse has been ignored, and presents a plan for breaking the destructive patterns that perpetuate it

The Blue Wall of Silence

Author: Vicky Conway
Publisher:
ISBN: 0716530309
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Buying Irish Patriotism for a Five-Pound Note The Real Inspector Mallon Donal P. McCracken Ireland's `Moral Hospital' The Irish Borstal System 1906-1956 Conor Reidy The Presumption of Innocence and Irish Criminal Law Whittling the `Golden Thread' Claire Hamilton Youth Justice in Ireland Tough Lives, Rough Justice Ursula Kilkelly Framing two men for a murder that never occurred. Orchestrating fake IRA bomb `finds' either side of the border. Planting guns and drugs. False arrests, abuse of detainees and securing false confessions. These were the institutionalised activities in the Donegal division of an Garda Siochana that were the subject of a landmark tribunal conducted by Justice Morris. In October 2008, after six years, the Morris Tribunal completed its work. Its findings catalogued corruption, negligence, misconduct and `a blue wall of silence' in an Garda Siochana, on an unprecedented scale. The reports also highlighted the inadequacies of existing accountability systems that were reformed substantially mid-way through the work of the Tribunal, by the Garda Siochana Act 2005. The findings and recommendations of the Tribunal are particularly striking in a country where public confidence in the police has historically been exceptionally high and criticisms of the police slow to be aired. The Blue Wall of Silence questions what contribution the Tribunal has made to the accountability of the Garda Siochana, asking not just whether it has held the Gardai involved to account, but also what impact it has had on both the accountability apparatus and broader public and political attitudes towards an Garda Siochana. Has the Tribunal fundamentally altered perceptions of the Irish police or has it work been dismissed as a blip caused by a few rotten apples? Justice Morris warned that without substantial reform the activities documented could reoccur elsewhere in Ireland. Has a sufficient level of reform been achieved? In addressing these questions the book makes a substantial contribution to national and international debates on police accountability, raising within democratic societies the crucial relationships between official inquiries, policy reform and police governance.

Walls of Silence

Author: Philip Jolowicz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743436953
Release Date: 2002-06-04
Genre: Fiction

The hero of Philip Jolowicz's astonishing debut thriller is an everyman who believes he has everything but soon finds himself inexplicably plunged into a world of unspeakable moral corruption. A world where, for its victims, death is most likely the preferred option. In his office off Wall Street, Fin Border surveys his future with confidence. He's a young attorney bound for partnership in a British law firm set to merge with its immensely powerful American cousin in Rockefeller Center. His client list is the envy of his colleagues, his already burgeoning bank account is about to swell. And he truly believes he has consigned to the past the shame and disillusion surrounding the death of his once-revered father, a founding partner of the firm. But an invitation from JJ Carlson, Fin's client and best friend and one of Wall Street's most mercurial investment bankers, proves just how fragile Fin's existence really is. After five shocking minutes, Fin is staring at a scene of carnage on the FDR Drive, as well as the wreckage of his own life and career in New York. Fin's clients are abruptly torn from him, his money is siphoned and replaced by crippling debt, and the prospect of crushing litigation and a criminal record loom large. Fin's friendships and connections count for nothing. Only Carol Amen, senior in-house counsel with Jefferson Trust -- JJ's former employer -- seems to offer any chance of survival, professional or emotional. She has a deal for him, a salve for his pride and something that will get him out of the United States for a while. But Fin has been booked on a flight to the last place on earth he wants to visit. A crackling, character-driven business thriller, masterfully spun by a true-life legal titan of global finance, Walls of Silence follows a fast-rising lawyer through a treacherous international maze of preying power brokers and deadly conspiracies.

Walls of Silence

Author: Ruth Wade
Publisher:
ISBN: 191260406X
Release Date: 2018-02-24
Genre: Fiction

A gripping historical psychological thriller

Trafficked Young People

Author: Jenny J. Pearce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415617543
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Psychology

Human trafficking constitutes one of the most serious human rights violations of our time. However, many social work practitioners still have a poor and incomplete understanding of the experiences of children and young people who have been trafficked. In Trafficked Young People, the authors call for a more sophisticated, informed and better developed understanding of the range of issues facing trafficked young people. In the first work of its kind to combine an up-to-date overview of the current policy context with related theoretical concerns and practitioner experiences, Pearce, Hynes & Bovarnick demonstrate how the trafficking of children and young people should be regarded as a child protection, rather than an immigration concern. Drawing on focus group and interview research with 72 practitioners and covering the cases of 37 individuals, Trafficked Young People explores the way child care practitioners identify, understand and work with the problems faced by people who have been trafficked. The book looks at how practitioners interpret and use definitions of trafficking in their day to day work; at their experiences of exposing the needs of trafficked children and young people and at their efforts to find appropriate resources to meet these needs. Trafficked Young People will be of interest to practitioners working in support housing and social work, along with solicitors and sociologists, particularly those working within discourses of child agency, self determination and victimhood. With its emphasis on the legal and policy framework, and integrated throughout with case histories, practitioner interviews and recommendations for best practice, Trafficked Young People is essential reading for anyone working within a Social Policy Development context.

Wall of Silence

Author: Gabrielle Goldsby
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 9781602823754
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Fiction

It should have been an average bust. Minimal trouble. Minimal backup.When police detective Foster Everett witnesses the unspeakable, average becomes deadly. A cover up ensues and Foster begins numbing herself with alcohol at a neighborhood bar. There she meets Riley Meideros, the one person strong enough to hear Foster's painful secret and not turn away. But like most secrets, Foster's refuse to stay hidden. And like even the most carefully built walls—walls that Riley effortlessly seems to breech—the barricades surrounding Foster soon begin to crumble. Fearing that she's put Riley in danger and fighting against the powerful attraction growing between them, Foster vows to uncover the truth. But someone is determined to keep the truth buried, even if it means silencing Foster and Riley permanently.

Breaking the Walls of Silence

Author:
Publisher: Overlook Books
ISBN: UOM:39076001913610
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Health & Fitness

Twenty percent of all women coming into the New York state prison system either have AIDS or are HIV positive. In response to this very real scenario, a group of inmates at the women's prison at Bedford Hills, New York, created the A.C.E. (AIDS Counseling and Education) Program. This book documents the A.C.E. Program from its beginnings, recorded in the women's own voices, and details nine workshops that anyone can use. 35 illustrations and photos.

Tearing Down The Wall of Sound

Author: Mick Brown
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408819500
Release Date: 2012-10-17
Genre: Music

In 2002, the reclusive and legendary record producer Phil Spector gave his first interview in twenty-five years to Mick Brown. The day after it was published an actress named Lana Clarkson was shot dead in Spector's LA castle. This is Brown's odyssey into the strange life and times of Phil Spector. Beginning with that fateful meeting in Spector's home and going on to explore his colourful and extraordinary life and career, including the unfolding of the Clarkson case, this is one of the most bizarre and compelling stories in pop history.

Blue Wall of Silence

Author: Olivia N. Johnson
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781599423234
Release Date: 2010-04-26
Genre:

Suicide has been declared an epidemic and rates of suicide increase within occupational subcultures experiencing increased levels of stress and trauma, such as law enforcement. Explored in the qualitative phenomenological study were the lived experiences of White, male law enforcement officers concerning perceptions of care by administrators and peers and the influence of mental health training in the incidence of officer suicide. The study population was chosen because of the resemblance to the segment of the general population deemed at-risk for suicide. Officers provided perceptions of care in dealing with difficult situations, police culture, police training, and police suicide. Interviews allowed officers to reveal perceptions and beliefs about the affects of training on perceptions of care and on the incidence of officer suicide. Officer interviews revealed five major themes and two minor themes. Major themes included stress, stress relief, trust/loyalty, training, and change. Minor themes included generational issues and organizational administration. The largest stressor for the study population included crimes and incidents against children. The results of the study can help further educate administrators and officers about the emotional dangers facing law enforcement officers and the importance of organizational administration in assisting officers in acknowledging and overcoming issues concerning mental health.

Code of Silence

Author: Tim Shoemaker
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 9780310726524
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Telling the Truth Could Get Them Killed. Remaining Silent Could Be Worse. When Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a man in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives. After being seen by the criminals—who may also be cops—Cooper makes everyone promise never to reveal what they have seen. Telling the truth could kill them. But remaining silent means an innocent man takes the fall, and a friend never receives justice. Is there ever a time to lie? And what happens when the truth is dangerous? The three friends, trapped in a code of silence, must face the consequences of choosing right or wrong when both options have their price.