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The Scientific Basis of Child Custody Decisions

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ISBN13: 9780471174783
ISBN: 0471174785
Published: June 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Child custody award decisions are often made capriciously-based on emotional factors rather than a clear consideration of the interests of the child. In this book, leading authorities clearly describe current empirical knowledge and data that should inform decisions about custody and visitation. They describe how scientific evidence is properly used in court, the legal status of empirical studies, and the role of psychological testing.

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Contents:
Introduction (R. Galatzer--Levy & L. Kraus).; Legal and Ethical Issues in Child Custody Litigation (J. Myers & R. Erickson).; From Empirical Findings to Custody Decisions (R. Galatzer--Levy & E. Ostrov).; Understanding the Relationship beween Children and Caregivers (L. Kraus).; The Child and the Vicissitudes of Divorce (J. Wallerstein & S. Corbin).; The Adjustment of Children from Divorced Families: Implications of Empirical Research for Intervention (J. Grych & F. Fincham).; The Contribution of Psychological Tests to Custody--Relevant Evaluations (B. Bricklin).; Child Witnesses in Custody Cases: The Effects of System and Estimator Variables on the Accuracy of Their Reports (M. Kovera & B. McAuliff).; The Impact of Divorce on Infants and Very Young Children (L. Mayes & A. Molitor--Siegl).; Divorce, Custody, and Visitation in Mid--Childhood (B. Leventhal, et al.).; Custody Evaluations of Adolescents (A. Ravitz).; The Remarriage Family in Custody Evaluation (J. Lebow, et al.).; Adopted Children and Custody Arrangements (S. Fisher).; Custody Evaluations for Medically Ill Children and Adolescents (B. Bursch & L. Vitti).; Major Parental Psychology and Child Custody (M. Jenuwine & B. Cohler).; The Best Interest of Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents (A. Buxton).; Assessing Sexual Abuse Allegations in Divorce, Custody, and Visitation Disputes (J. McGleughlin, et al.).; Joint Custody and Empirical Knowledge: The Estranged Bedfellows of Divorce (M. Pruett & C. Santangelo).; Children and High--Conflict Divorce: Theory, Research, and Intervention (D. Doolittle & R. Deutsch).; Conclusion (R. Galatzer--Levy).; Indexes.