After a pregnant young woman falls off a cliff during a struggle with her boyfriend, the young man is suspected of killing her; however, Quincy suspects that the girl may have committed ... See full summary »

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Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Garry Walberg ...
Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin ...
Dr. Robert Asten
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Danny Tovo
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Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman ...
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Kenneth Watson
Bill Beyers ...
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Cathy Watson
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Melissa Watson
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Dr. Harriet Randolph
Danny Goldman ...
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After a pregnant young woman falls off a cliff during a struggle with her boyfriend, the young man is suspected of killing her; however, Quincy suspects that the girl may have committed suicide, and that her respectable family harbors a shocking secret. Written by Anonymous

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Ahead of its time but also full of wild inaccuracies.
23 April 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A pregnant teenage girl falls or jumps to her death--no one is exactly sure. However, WHY this occurred is something that spurs Quincy on to his latest crusade. "Nowhere to Run" is an episode of "Quincy" that concerns incest. While it was very brave for its time, much of what you see in the show is, unfortunately, wildly inaccurate. I know this because before I became a school teacher, I worked as a psychotherapist working with victims as well as perpetrators of sexual abuse. This work burned me out and I needed to change jobs for my own mental health. Years of dealing with convicted sex offenders was killing my soul. So, I do understand many of the dynamics and statistics concerning sexual abuse and, in particular, incest. Despite what you see in the case featured on "Quincy", incest does NOT occur as a result of an ill mother and the '1% recidivism rate' discussed in the show are completely wrong. In 1979 they believed this--but the evidence doesn't bear this out. So, while incest and non-incestuous sexual abuse were seen as VERY different back then, now most in the field see them as very, very similar. Many perpetrators who sexually abuse family members ALSO sexually abuse folks OUTSIDE the home as well--because they LIKE what they do and it's NOT because of an unhappy marriage or sex life. It is NOT because of an ill or distant wife--it's because they want to victimize others. "Quincy", inadvertently, offers some excuses for the abuse. The worst of these--that treatment be imposed instead of jail time for these 'poor men'. I worked in a treatment program and in private practice and STOPPED doing this because treatment is generally ineffective. "Quincy" often tries to make you feel sorry for the guy--a guy who committed the ultimate evil.

While the show is mildly entertaining and at least talked about the problem, it also created so many misconceptions that I don't recommend it in the least today.


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