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Violence and Deception in the Family Court

January 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM

University of Waikato PhD student Jalesi Nakarawa has received a $25,000 Auckland Medical Aid Trust Scholarship to complete his research into violence and deception in the family court.

Jalesi’s PhD looks at the role of violence and deception that is the reality of family court proceedings.

He argues that aggression and deception are two fundamental traits of human nature, but current family court legal frameworks treat aggression, lying and deception as sickness or immoral behaviour.

“Family court reforms should proceed from the premise that these traits are part of human nature. The family court is merely an extension of the arena where these traits are played out and in which legal fiction affords some degree of legitimacy to deception.”  Read more.

See also report in Waitako Times Family Court under fire

Category: Research