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Domestic Violence, Contact, and the ECHR

Shazia Choudhry

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The effect of domestic violence upon children has become an issue of serious concern. Research has demonstrated that children can experience domestic violence not only as direct victims but also as ... More


Marriage, Law, and Society: A Tangled Web

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores marriage in the social and legal context. It looks at who marries, and what marriage seems to mean to them. Marriage is a crucial social institution, and many people bemoan the ... More


A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Leigh Goodmark

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The development of a legal regime to combat domestic violence in the United States has been lauded as one of the feminist movement's greatest triumphs. This book argues, however, that the resulting ... More


Elder Abuse

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the different definitions of elder abuse and provides estimates of its extent. It examines the current legal approach to the issue: through the private law remedies; the ... More


Family, Law, and Community: Supporting the Covenant

Margaret F. Brinig

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074993
eISBN:
9780226075020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075020.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

In the wake of vast social and economic changes, the nuclear family has lost its dominance, both as an ideal and in practice. Some welcome this shift, while others see civilization itself in ... More


The Law and Violence Against Women in the Family at Century’s End: The US Experience

Elizabeth M. Schneider

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The beating of wives or girlfriends is a long-hidden aspect of family life that has existed over time and throughout cultures. There has been a dramatic change in both public and legal recognition at ... More


Violence Against Women in the Family

Rebecca Dobash and Russell Dobash

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Family Law

With a focus on Britain, this chapter examines continuities and changes in legal responses to violence against women in the home with respect to both victims and perpetrators. The terms used to ... More


Unmarried Couples: The Legal Consequences of the Ending of the Relationship

Stephen Cretney

in Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280919
eISBN:
9780191713170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280919.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Legal History

The twentieth century saw huge changes in public attitudes towards relationships outside marriage, but from early times the law — especially the Poor Law — made some attempt to deal with the problems ... More


The “Good Mother” and Crimes of Omission

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter looks at mothers who are prosecuted for failing to protect their children from an abuser. Mothers are more likely than fathers to face criminal charges when an abusive partner harms the ... More


Individual Rights and Family Relationships

Sanford N. Katz

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The family law issues that dominated the last half of the twentieth century in the United States paralleled those in Britain, although some have predated the British experience by several years. The ... More


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