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RTE Brainstorm: "Why do good people cover up terrible crimes like child abuse?"

Read Prof Kevin Murphy's latest article on RTE Brainstorm series.
"Why do good people cover up terrible crimes like child abuse?"
Opinion: loyalty can cause people to act in a way that is ultimately destructive for the institution they want to protect 
A recent report by a grand jury in Pennsylvania details allegations and supporting evidence that implicates over 300 priests in the abuse of over 1,000 children. Now, the US Justice Department has decided open an investigation into the charges. The incident is far from the first case of widespread sexual abuse by the clergy. There have been credible reports of large-scale sexual abuse minors by members of the clergy in Australia (where both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI were compelled to issue public apologies), Ireland, Northern Ireland, Germany and numerous other locations. 

https://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/1018/1005042-why-do-good-people-cover-up-terrible-crimes-like-child-abuse/