Stories about domestic violence in the media, particularly at the early stages of the case, often appear almost antiseptic in their lack of concrete information about what has happened. Often, the lack of information is because the police have not Continue reading The devil is in the details
Canada’s landscape has been strewn with domestic violence homicides this year, with the number of women killed already significantly higher than it usually is for the entire year. And, it must be remembered, the number of women killed is only Continue reading Family violence goes to work
In the late 1980s, a new phrase started to pop up in American and then Canadian family courts: parental alienation syndrome (PAS). Originally coined by American psychiatrist Richard Gardner, the term was used to describe situations where one parent intentionally Continue reading Alienating children or protecting them?
According to a 2016 report from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, only about a third of women who are abused by their partners call the police. While this is better than the 10% reporting rate for sexual violence, it is Continue reading Can a criminal law omnibus bill meet the needs of women fleeing abuse?