Friday, May 26, 2006

Victims of Domestic Abuse Confide in Computer More Readily Than a Doctor

West Palm Beach family law attorney Janet Langjahr highlights in her blog a new study that finds that victims of domestic violence are more likely to report their abuse in a computer-based medical interview than they are talking to a real live doctor. The study found that, after the “ice was broken” with a computerized questionnaire, victims were more likely to discuss the abuse, when probed by physicians tipped off by the computerized interview results.

One wonders is the "questionaires" family law attorneys often use in initial stages of divorce actions would have the same "ice breaking" effect as computerized questionaires and improve the ability of family law attorneys to screen for domestic violence.

Read the Forbes article on the study (last visited May 26, 2006 bgf)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2006/05/victims_of_dome.html

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