GENERAL RESEARCH CONFIRMING THE CUSTODY CRISIS
Research supporting the fact that Family Court judges are awarding sole or joint custody to fathers who are abusive, neglectful or want to avoid child support.
Armstrong, L., Rocking the Cradle of Sexual Politics: What Happened When Women Said Incest (Addison-Wesley 1994).
California Cognitive Behavioral Institute, Bias in Family Courts
California Judicial Council Report: Achieving Equal Justice for Women and Men in the California Courts; 1996; Relevant excerpts: http://bit.ly/JudicialCouncilExcerpts
Chamberlain, P., Fathers Rights Groups Threaten Women's Gains--and Their Safety, Political Research Associates, 2011
Chesler, P., Mothers on Trial: The Battle for Children and Custody (Harcourt 2011).
Dore, M., Court-Appointed Parenting Evaluators and Guardians ad Litem: Practical Realities and an Argument for Abolition, Divorce Litigation, Volume 18, No. 4, April 2006.
Doyle, C., The Fathers Rights Movement: Extending Patriarchal Control Beyond the Marital Family, published as Chapter 5, Citizenship Revisited, edited by Herrmann, 2004.
Faller, K. C. (1998). The parental alienation syndrome: What is it and what data support it? Child Maltreatment, 3(2), 100-115. (PDF)
Goldstein, B. & Hannah, M., Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody, Part I (Civic Research Institute 2010)
Goldstein, B. & Hannah, M., Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody, Part II (Civic Research Institute 2016).
Hoult, j. (Spring 2006). The Evidentiary Admissibility of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Science, Law, and Policy, Children's Legal Rights Journal, 26(1) pp. 1-61.
Jaffe, P., Lemon, N., & Poisson, S., Child Custody and Domestic Violence: A Call for Safety and Accountability (Sage Publications 2002).
Jeffries, S., In the Best Interests of the Abuser: Coercive Control, Child Custody Proceedings and the “Expert” Assessments That Guide Judicial Determinations (Griffith University 2016).
Leadership Council Research Collection, Abuse and Custody Disputes: Scientific and Legal Issues: http://leadershipcouncil.org/1/pas/1.html
Liz Library, Joint Custody Does Not Work: http://www.thelizlibrary.org/liz/joint-custody-does-not-work.html
Mason, M., The Custody Wars: Why Children Are Losing the Legal Battle, and What We Can Do About It (Basic Books 2000)
Mason, Mary Ann. "Equality Trap" Simon and Shuster, 1988
Meier & Sean Dickson, Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation, 35 Law & Ineq. 311 (2017).
Neustein, A., & Lesher, M., From Madness to Mutiny: Why Mothers Are Running From the Family Courts—And What Can Be Done About It (University of New England Press 2005).
Rosen, L., & Etlin, M., The Hostage Child: Sex Abuse Allegations in Custody Disputes (Indiana University Press 1996).
Stark, E., Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life (Oxford University Press 2007).
Saunders, Daniel G., Faller, Kathleen C., Tolman, Richard M.: Beliefs and recommendations regarding child custody and visitation in cases involving domestic violence: A comparison of professionals in different roles. (DOJ: Violence Against Women 2015).
Winner, K., Divorced from Justice: The Abuse of Women and Children by Divorce Lawyers and Judges (Reagan Books 1996).
Zorza J., The “friendly parent” concept: Another gender biased legacy from Richard Gardner. Domestic Violence Report, 12(5), 65-78. (2007)