Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hypermasculine Violence in Child Custody Cases

In Tragedy Highlights Holes in Supervised Visits System, Prof. Jamie Abrams (Louisville), last month's guest blogger, applies masculinity theory to the context of a father's supervised visits in a child custody in Kentucky. 

Other states wrestle with it, too, said Jamie Abrams, an assistant professor of law at the University of Louisville, who thinks this case could be a prime example in an emerging school of thought — that actions by the court can play a part in an individual's lashing out in what is known as a "hypermasculine" act of violence.

 

"Courts are good at assessing risk of child abuse or domestic abuse, but these types of incidents are different: They are retaliatory of the loss of their parenting rights," she said. "The more rights that are taken away from (noncustodial parents), the more intense and angered they are. It's a very dangerous situation.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/06/hypermasculine-violence-in-child-custody-cases.html

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