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Scandal in Plain Sight: How Media Indifference and Family Court Incompetence Fail to Protect America‚Äôs Children  

Author:  Garland Waller, M.S..

Source: Volume 06, Number 04, Spring 2014 , pp.45-80(36)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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One of the biggest barriers to reforming the family court system is the entrenched lack of transparency of the courts and the failure of the mainstream media to investigate and expose custody/visitation scandal cases. In this article, first published as a chapter in the book Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody, Boston University College of Communication professor Garland Waller uses her knowledge and savvy about these cases and about the mainstream media to analyze the ongoing dearth of media coverage of child custody cases involving abuse allegations brought by protective mothers.

Keywords: Media coverage of abuse; Father Rights groups; PBS

Affiliations:  1: Independent Film Maker.

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