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What Can Be Learned From Court-Assisted Murder Cases?  

Author:  Barry Goldstein, J.D..

Source: Volume 05, Number 04, Spring 2013 , pp.369-378(10)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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The sardonic use of the term “court-assisted child murders” in the title of this piece comes out of the painfully earned wisdom of its author, Barry Goldstein. Barry is someone who, having once worked inside the very system he now so expertly critiques, has a degree of insight and clarity that is not available to many others. In this article, he describes the cognitive errors and the flawed processes pervading the work of family court officersthat eventuate, in the worst cases, in the death of the very children the courts are charged with protecting.

Keywords: family court; domestic violence

Affiliations:  1: Attorney at Law.

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