Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation

25 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2017  

Joan S. Meier

George Washington University - Law School

Sean Dickson

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

This article provides an empirical view of family courts' treatment of custody cases involving abuse and/or alienation claims. After a brief literature survey, the article describes the co-authors’ pilot study, which begins empirically mapping family courts’ uses of parental alienation theory in abuse cases. The pilot results provide powerful preliminary empirical validation of the growing number of strong critiques of family court practice in abuse cases.

Keywords: Child Custody, Family Court, Parental Alienation, Abuse

JEL Classification: K36, K40

Suggested Citation

Meier, Joan S. and Dickson, Sean, Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation (2017). 35 Law & Ineq. 311 (2017); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-43; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-43. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2999906

Joan S. Meier (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

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Sean Dickson

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

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