Deborah Tuerkheimer on Credibility and Sexual Misconduct
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode of Keen On, Andrew is joined by Deborah Tuerkheimer, the author of Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers, to examine why we are primed to disbelieve allegations of sexual abuse—and how we can transform a culture and a legal system structured to dismiss accusers.
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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.