TITLE

Researchers Say Massachusetts Family Courts Fail to Protect Battered Women and Their Children; Study Applies Human Rights Analysis to Child Custody Cases Involving Domestic Violence

PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;5/28/2004, p177
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Taking a novel approach to the analysis of child custody awards in cases where domestic violence is involved, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health HSPH have documented what they argue is a recurring pattern of potential human rights violations by the state and a failure to protect battered women and their children. Examining litigation in Massachusetts family courts involving a sample of battered women, the researchers found that the courts consistently dismissed or minimized the relevance of the male partners' abuse in awarding custody of children to such men.
ACCESSION #
13342251

 

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