This is an Executive Summary of the Domestic Abuse and Child Contact: The Interface Between Criminal and Civil Proceedings report.
In this paper the research team distill their findings from the survey responses and interviews are drawn into eight key messages which together encapsulate the ways in which domestic abuse and coercive control are conceptualised, and how their relevance for child contact is understood and applied in contact proceedings, and which highlight a(dis)articulation between domestic abuse criminal proceedings and civil law child contact proceedings.
This paper also details all 12 recommendations as set out in the final report.
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Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice