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Marie Keenan - Beyond Redemption: 'Would You Believe?'

Dr Marie Keenan will be featured as part of the the special, investigative Would You Believe? documentary, presented by reporter Mick Peelo, that lifts the lid on Ireland’s sex offenders to discover a number of  unpalatable truths: most are not paedophiles, most are never caught or convicted and almost 40% of them are children under 18; most sexual abuse happens within families and is kept secret.  Demonising the few sex offenders who are convicted is understandable, perhaps, but takes the focus away from the majority, who continue to operate undetected. In fact, it endangers rather than protects our children and our society. The documentary investigates whether a more rehabilitative approach to the treatment of sex offenders in the justice system might benefit both offenders and communities/society as a whole. It will be shown at 10.15 pm on Thursday 20th October on RTE 1.

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