Close Encounters of a Judicial Kind: “Hearing” Children’s “Voices” in Family Law Proceedings

Hunter, Rosemary (2007) Close Encounters of a Judicial Kind: “Hearing” Children’s “Voices” in Family Law Proceedings. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 19 (3). pp. 283-303. ISSN 1358-8184. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This article takes issue with recent suggestions that children's voices might best be heard in family law proceedings by means of judicial interviews. Drawing on theoretical and legal literature, case‑law and empirical research, it argues that the quest for access to children's 'true' or 'authentic' wishes and feelings is misplaced. Rather, there is a need for careful scrutiny of the conditions of production of children's wishes and feelings and the frameworks of interpretation applied in any context, together with consideration of the purpose of judicial interviews with children, and the reasons why this debate has arisen at the present time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: A. Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:10
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 23:24
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1707 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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