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Introducing the Construct of the Jury into Family Violence Proceedings and Family Court Jurisprudence


Melissa L. Breger


Albany Law School

2006

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2006

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This Article proposes that litigants in family violence proceedings have an option of a jury trial in limited circumstances. Drawing upon procedural justice research, I conclude that a jury option in the fact-finding stage of civil order of protection cases and child abuse and neglect cases will enhance litigants' sense of justice and faith in the court system. In turn, providing a jury option in such proceedings may increase compliance with orders, and ultimately, permanency and stability for families and children.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 37

Keywords: jury, family, domestic violence, child abuse, family violence, family court, procedural justice

JEL Classification: K42, K41, K10, K19, K39

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Date posted: February 10, 2009 ; Last revised: November 1, 2009

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Breger, Melissa L., Introducing the Construct of the Jury into Family Violence Proceedings and Family Court Jurisprudence (2006). Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1339983

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Albany, NY 12208
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