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Intimate Partner Violence and Restorative Justice

Vol. 53 No. 3   June 2019


Domestic Relations

How Social Science Can Help Us Understand Why Family Courts May Discount Women’s Testimony in Intimate Partner Violence Cases

Thirty years ago, legal scholars and social scientists began to note legal systems’ pervasive “credibility discounting” of women in general and victims of gender-based violence in particular. This Article builds upon the work done thus far and offers suggestions for ways to mitigate gender bias impacting IPV victims in family courts.