Domestic violence and mediation

Selected Bibliographies

Domestic Violence and Mediation:A Selected Bibliography

Prepared by Manendra K. Bhugra, M.A. & Dr. Maria R. Volpe, Ph. D. at
the City University of New York Dispute Resolution Consortium (CUNY DRC)
At John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 Tenth Ave., 5 th floor, N.Y., N.Y., 10019
Phone 212-237-8692; Fax: 212-237-8646

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Ange, G. M. (1996). Divorce Mediation: An Unrealistic Proposal. New York Law Journal

Barsky, A. E. (1995) Issues in the Termination of Mediation Due to Abuse. Mediation Quarterly, 13 (1), 19-35

Benjamin, M. & Irving, H. H. (1992). Toward Feminist-Informed Model of Therapeutic Family Mediation. Mediation Quarterly, 10 (2), 129-153

Camplair, C. W. & Stolberg, A. L. (1990). Benefits of Court Sponsored Divorce Mediation: A Study of Outcomes and Influences on Success. Mediation Quarterly, 7 (3), 199-213

Chandler , D. B. (1990). Violence, Fear and Communication: the Variable Impact of Domestic Violence on Mediation. Mediation Quarterly , 7 (4), 331-346

Cohen, I. (1991). Mandatory Mediation: A Rose by Any Other Name. Mediation Quarterly, 9, (1), 33-46

Corcoran, K. C. & Melamed, J. C. (1990). From Coercion to Empowerment: Spousal Abuse and Mediation. Mediation Quarterly, 7 (4), 303-316

Davies, B., Ralph, S., Hawton, M. & Craig, L. (1995). A Study of Client Satisfaction with Court Counseling in Cases Involving Domestic Violence. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 33 (3), 324-341

Ellis, D. (1990). Marital Conflict Mediation and Post Separation Wife Abuse. Law and Inequality, 8, 317-339

Erickson, S. K. & McKnight, M. S. (1990). Mediating Spousal Abuse Divorces. Mediation Quarterly, 7 (4), 377-388

Firestone, G. (1997). Dependency Mediation: Where Do We Go From Here. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 35 (2), 223-238

Gangle-Jacob, P. (1995). Some Words of Caution About Divorce Mediation. Hofstra Law Review, 23 825-836

Garner, J. Fagan, J. & Maxwell, C. (1995). Published Findings from the Spousal Assault Replication Program: A Critical Review. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 11 (1) 3-28

Gerenscser, A. E. (1995). Family Mediation: Screening for Domestic Abuse. Florida State University Law Review, 43

Gifford, J. (1985). Delivering Family Conciliation and Mediation Services: The B. C. Model. Canadian Journal of Family Law, 4, 385-411

Girdner, L. K. (1990). Mediation Triage: Screening for Spousal Abuse in Divorce Mediation. Mediation Quarterly, 7 (4), 365-376

Hardcastle, G. W. (1998). Joint Custody: A Family Court Journal Perspective. Family Law Quarterly, 32 (1) 201-219

Hart, B. J. (1990). Gentle Jeopardy: The Further Endangerment of Battered Women and Children in Custody Mediation. Mediation Quarterly, 7 (2), 115-131

Hilton, N. Z. (1991). Mediating Wife Assault: Battered Women and the “New Family”. Canadian Journal of Family Law, 9, 209-253

Hysjulien, C., Wood, B. & Benjamin, G. A. (1994). Child Custody Evaluation: A Review of Methods Used in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 32 (4), 466-489

Joyce, H. (1997). Mediation and Domestic Violence: Legislative Responses. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 447

Kaganas, F., & Piper, C. (1994). Domestic Violence and Divorce Mediation. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 3, 265-278

Kelly, J. B. (1996). A Decade of Divorce Mediation Research: Some Answers and Questions. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 27 (2), 37-45

Kuehl, S. J. (1989). Against Joint Custody: A General Dissent to the General Bullmoose Theory. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 27 (2) 37-45

Landau, B. (1995). The Toronto Forum on Women Abuse: The Process and the Outcome. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 33 (1), 63-78

Lerman, L. G., (1984). Mediation of Wife Abuse Cases: The Adverse Impact of Informal Dispute Resolution on Women. Harvard Women’s Law Journal, 7, 57-113

Loomis K. (1999). Domestic Violence and Mediation: A Tragic Combination for Victims in California Family Court. California Western School of Law, 355

Magana, H. & Taylor, N. (1993). Child Custody Mediation and Spouse Abuse in Divorce and Child Custody Cases. Violence and Victims, 8 (1), 69-83

Mathaler, D. (1989). Successful Mediation with Abusive Couples. Mediation Quarterly, 23, 53-66

Menard, A. E. & Salius, A. J. (1990). Judicial Response to Family Violence: the Importance of Message. Mediation Quarterly 7 (4) 293-302

Muggli, T. (1996). Abused Women in Jeopardy: The Case Against Divorce Mediation. Social Worker, 64 (3) 21-28

Nealy, R. (Feb. 10, 1996). The Hidden Cost of Divorce: Barter in Court. The New Republic. 13-16

Neumann, D. (1992). How Mediaiton Can Effectively Address the Male-Female Power Imbalance in Divorce. Mediation Quarterly, 9 (3) 227-239

Newmark, L., Harrell, A., & Salem, P. (1995). Domestic Violence and Empowerment in Custody and Visitation Cases. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 33 (1), 30-62

Nicholson, A. (1994). Mediation in the Family Court of Australia. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 32 (2), 138-148

Pagelow, M. D. (1993). Justice for Victims of Spouse Abuse in Divorce and Child Custody Cases. Violence and Victims, 8 (1), 69-83

Pearson, J. (1997). Mediating When Domestic Violence is a Factor: Policies and Practices in Court- Based Divorce Mediation Programs. Mediation Quarterly, 14 (4), 319-335

Pearson, J. (1996). Mediaton and Domestic Abuse: A research report

Perry, L. (1994). Mediation and Wife Abuse: Review of the Literature. Mediation Quarterly, 11 (4), 313-327

Rachofsky, M. (1985). Settling for Less: Experience Shows Divorce Mediation is Hostile to Women. Guild Notes, Winter

Raitt, F. (1996). Domestic Violence and Divorce Mediation: A Rejoinder to Kaganas and Piper and a Proposal that the Mediation Process Should Always Serve the Best Interests of the Child. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 18 (1), 11-20

Reynolds, D. E. (1988). The Use of Pretrial Diversion Programs in Spouse Abuse Cases. Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution, 3 (2) 415-436

Rowe, K. (1985). The Limits of the Neighborhood Justice Center: Why Domestic Violence Cases Should Not Be Mediated. Emory Law Journal, 34, 855-910

Sherman, L. W. & Berk, R. A. (1984). The Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault. American Sociological Review, 42 (2), 261-272

Stith, S. M. (1990). Police Response to Domestic Violence: The Influence of Individual and Familial Factors. Violence and Victims, 5 (1), 37-49

Stalans, L. J. (1996). Family Harmony or Individual Protection? American Behavioral Scientist, 39 (4) 433-448

Thoennes, N., Salem, P., & Pearson, J. (1995). Mediation and Domestic Violence: Current Policies and Practices. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 33 (1), 6-29

Yellot, A. W. (1990). Mediation and Domestic Violence: A Call for Collaboration. Mediation Quarterly, 8 (1), 39-50


Alaska Judicial Council (1992). Alaska Child Visitation Mediation Pilot Project: Report to the Alaska Legislature

Report on: Trends in the State Courts (1992) National Center for State Courts

Testimony Before ADR Panel of Office of Court Administration (Feb 9, 1996)

Subject: court referred ADR in New York State

By: Lillian Kozak and Gloria Jacobs

New York State Coalition on Women’s Legal Issues

Comment on the New York State Court ADR project

By: Fern S. Schair

Margaret L. Shaw

Feb 9, 1996


State Justice Institute. (1997). Domestic Violence and Child Custody Disputes: A Resource Handbook For Judges and Courts Managers. New York: National Center for State Courts