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Making decisions in children’s matters: The role of social science evidence and children’s views


Chair: The Honourable Justice Colin Forrest of the Family Court of Australia

Presenter: Associate Professor Judy Cashmore

Associate Professor Judy Cashmore cautions against the blanket application of social science in legal decision making in child protection and family law.

Professor Cashmore poses the challenging questions:

  • What is the value, and what issues arise in applying social science evidence in these contexts?
  • How can those who make these decisions learn more about the outcomes for the children whose orders they effect?
  • And how can the translation across disciplines, and research, policy and practice be improved?

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Members Content: Speaker’s Powerpoint, Cashmore & Parkinson PPP & Law 2014 Paper

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