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Meet the Author: Deborah Tuerkheimer

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Deborah Tuerkheimer is a professor at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her law degree from Yale Law School. She served for five years as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in domestic violence and child abuse prosecution.

Books by Deborah Tuerkheimer

Credible

Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers

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From a law professor and leading authority on sexual violence comes a paradigm-shifting exploration of the reasons our nation is socially and legally primed to mistrust accusers. Through interviews with high-profile experts in psychology, trauma, and the law and with journalists and the plaintiffs of high-profile cases, Tuerkheimer exposes the reciprocal relationship between culture and law, forces that powerfully shape our…  More »