The Scientific Basis of Child Custody Decisions

By: Galatzer-Levy, Robert M. [Editor]; Kraus, Louis [Editor];

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Making the Best Child Custody Decision.

To truly address the child's best interest, decisions awarding custody should be based on the best possible information. In this essential book, leading child development researchers, legal professionals, and clinicians analyze the legal status of empirical studies, the role of psychological testing, and the evaluation and proper use of scientific evidence.

The authors present current research on topics including evaluating and using child witnesses, the problems of stepfamilies, handling sexual abuse allegations, the impact of divorce on infants and very young children, and the special custody issues raised by medically ill children and adolescents. Lawyers, judges, custody evaluators, social workers, psychologists, policymakers, and parents can use this book to understand the tangle of information and concepts involved in child custody decisions.

Title: The Scientific Basis of Child Custody Decisions

Author Name: Galatzer-Levy, Robert M. [Editor]; Kraus, Louis [Editor];

Categories: Psychology & Psychiatry,

Publisher: Wiley: 1999-03-25

ISBN Number: 0471174785

ISBN Number 13: 9780471174783

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU1003072