Institutional Harassment: Divorce, Abuse, and the Legal System offers a psychological approach to the instances of harassment within the justice system related to cases of divorce. Miguel Clemente recognizes that this harassment often goes unaddressed and pays particular attention to the effects this has on children. He covers several forms of harassment including intimate partner aggression, sexual abuse of children, the unscientific parental alienation syndrome, and the weaponization of the legal system from aggressors seeking revenge.
Miguel Clemente is professor in the Department of Psychology at Universidad de A Coruña (Spain).
Chapter 1 Intimate Partner Aggression
Chapter 2 Sexism, Machismo and Patriarchy
Chapter 3 Child Sexual Abuse
Chapter 4 Influences on Gardner's Ideas
Chapter 5 The Moral Dilemma Posed by the False Parental Alienation Syndrome: Protect the Children or Obey the Justice System
Chapter 6 Are Children Manipulable?
Chapter 7 Techniques for Evaluating the Veracity of a Testimony
Chapter 8: Legal Harassment: Using the Judicial System to Commit Violence
Chapter 9: Dark Personality and Moral Disengagement in the Context of Couple Relationships
Chapter 10: Revenge on the Other Parent
Chapter 11: Institutional Violence or Legal Violence?
Institutional Harassment examines topics of considerable interest from a scientific and social point of view, and it deals with a subject that is rarely discussed in current literature. This work collects a large number of results of current scientific research, and it does so in a very didactic way, which will be useful both for professionals and students linked to the legal field. Miguel Clemente manages to combine technical rigor with simplicity in the expression of ideas.