for Journals by Title or ISSN
for Articles by Keywords
help
  Subjects -> LAW (Total: 999 journals)
    - CIVIL LAW (14 journals)
    - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (20 journals)
    - CORPORATE LAW (31 journals)
    - CRIMINAL LAW (16 journals)
    - CRIMINOLOGY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT (111 journals)
    - FAMILY AND MATRIMONIAL LAW (10 journals)
    - INTERNATIONAL LAW (74 journals)
    - JUDICIAL SYSTEMS (9 journals)
    - LAW (687 journals)
    - Law: General (27 journals)

LAW (687 journals)            First | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | Last

Cleveland State Law Review     Free  
Climate law     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Codicillus     Full-text available via subscription  
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law     Free   (7 followers)
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Commercial Law Quarterly: The Journal of the Commercial Law Association of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Common Law World Review     Full-text available via subscription   (18 followers)
Common Market Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (143 followers)
Commonwealth Law Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
Communication Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Comparative Law Review     Open Access   (29 followers)
Conferences on New Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription  
Conflict Resolution Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Confluências : Revista Interdisciplinar de Sociologia e Direito     Open Access  
Constitutional Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Contemporary Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Contemporary Politics     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Corporate Governance An International Review     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Corporate Governance Law Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Crime and Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
Criminal Justice Matters     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Criminal Justice Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Criminal Justice Review     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Criminal Law and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Criminal Law Forum     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Criminocorpus, revue hypermédia     Open Access   (1 follower)
Criminology and Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (23 followers)
Critical Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (2 followers)
Cuestiones Juridicas     Open Access  
Cultural Politics : an International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Denning Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Derecho PUCP     Open Access  
Derecho y Humanidades     Open Access   (1 follower)
Die Verwaltung     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Dikaion     Open Access  
Direito e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Diritto penale contemporaneo     Free  
Droit et Cultures     Open Access   (5 followers)
Droit et Médecine Bucco-Dentaire     Full-text available via subscription  
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum     Open Access   (3 followers)
Duke Forum for Law & Social Change     Open Access   (5 followers)
Duke Law Journal     Open Access   (12 followers)
East Asia Law Review     Open Access  
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (2 followers)
Economic Analysis of Law Review     Open Access   (1 follower)
Edinburgh Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (15 followers)
Education and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
El Cotidiano     Open Access  
Election Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Environmental Justice     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (16 followers)
Environmental Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
ERA-Forum     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Ethnopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription  
Europaisches Journal fur Minderheitenfragen     Hybrid Journal  
European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR)     Full-text available via subscription   (18 followers)
European Company and Financial Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (18 followers)
European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst)     Full-text available via subscription   (21 followers)
European Energy and Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (13 followers)
European Journal for Education Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (17 followers)
European Journal of Health Law     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
European Journal of International Law     Hybrid Journal   (134 followers)
European Journal of Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (108 followers)
European Journal of Law and Technology     Open Access   (5 followers)
European Journal of Migration and Law     Full-text available via subscription   (17 followers)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
European Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (166 followers)
European Law Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (14 followers)
European Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (15 followers)
European Review of Contract Law     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
European Review of Private Law     Full-text available via subscription   (17 followers)
EurUP - Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Evaluation and Program Planning     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Evaluation Review     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Family Court Review     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Faulkner Law Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Federal Communication Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Federal Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Federal Probation     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Feminist Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)

  First | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | Last

Family Court Review    [7 followers]  Follow    
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 1531-2445 - ISSN (Online) 1744-1617
     Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1594 journals]
  • October 2013
    • Authors: Andrew Schepard
      Pages: 517 - 519
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:27.232306-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12048
       
  • Special Issue Editorial Notes
    • Authors: Robert Emery
      Pages: 520 - 521
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:30.961245-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12049
       
  • Family Life, Parental Separation, and Child Custody in Canada: a Focus on
           Quebec
    • Authors: Francine Cyr; Gessica Di Stefano, Bertrand Desjardins
      Pages: 522 - 541
      Abstract: The United States and Canada have been experiencing major changes in family formation and dissolution over the past decades. Within this context, the French‐Canadian Province of Quebec has consistently been at the forefront—in 2011, for example, 37.8 per cent of Quebec couples were cohabitants and 63 per cent of births were from nonmarried parents. Is this difference strictly due to Quebec's distinct social and cultural characteristics or can the Quebec experience be seen as a predictor of things to come for the rest of Canada and the United States? This article discusses the causes of these new behaviors in Quebec, presents changes in the Canadian legal system to facilitate less adversarial procedures, and reports the results of a Quebec longitudinal study exploring the relationship between child adjustment and custody arrangements. The quality of the psychological and relational environment in which the child lives is shown to be more important than the type of family structure and custody arrangement. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Family structure changes in Quebec and Canada Divorce less adversarial dispute resolution options Contribution of child custody arrangement to postseparation child well‐being Moderating factors of child well‐being in separated divorced families Emotional well‐being, parenting practices, and household income of mothers with joint versus sole custody
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:27.346053-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12050
       
  • Divorce Professionals in Flanders: Policy and Practice Examined
    • Authors: Rachid Baitar; Ann Buysse, Ruben Brondeel, Jan De Mol, Peter Rober
      Pages: 542 - 556
      Abstract: Recent Belgian policy changes led to progressive shared parenting, mediation, and no‐fault legislation. However, little is known about the practices and policy preferences of the implicated professionals. The present study surveyed 664 Flemish divorce lawyers, mental health professionals, and mediators. The majority of professionals supports no‐fault divorce legislation, unified family courts, court‐independent mediation, and well‐informed trajectory decisions, but disagree with a primary caretaker presumption. Equally shared parenting agreements were uncommon in lawyers' practice and most frequent among mediators. Yet, whereas mediators were mostly skeptical, the majority of lawyers were convinced of the positive effect of such agreements on children. Mental health professionals are set apart by exclusive maternal authority agreements and rarely providing trajectory information in their practice. Implications for clients, practice, and policy are addressed. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Discusses recent sociological and legal developments in Flanders Details key policy and practice preferences of different divorce professionals Clarifies policy and practice differences and similarities between divorce professionals on: Equally shared parenting agreements No‐fault divorce and the nature of mediation services Informing on divorce trajectories and changing divorce trajectories Informs on possibilities for interprofessionnal collaboration and areas of expertise
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:25.67941-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12051
       
  • Separation and Divorce in Italy: Parenthood, Children's Custody, and
           Family Mediation
    • Authors: Giancarlo Tamanza; Sara Molgora, Sonia Ranieri
      Pages: 557 - 567
      Abstract: This article discusses the current situation of separation and divorce in Italy, with attention to children's custody and family mediation. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Presents and discusses the situation of divorce in Italy Describes different scenario both from psychosocial and legal points of view Presents the results of research concerning the views of professionals who deal with separation and divorce Suggests practical implications
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:29.402916-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12052
       
  • Divorce in Croatia: The Principles of No‐Fault Divorce, Parental
           Responsibility, Parental Education, and Children's Rights
    • Authors: Branka Rešetar; Josip Berdica
      Pages: 568 - 577
      Abstract: This article deals with an interdisciplinary, legal and sociological, analysis of divorce in Croatia. In the legal context, we provide an overview of the legal and historical development of key elements appearing in relation with divorce: the principle of fault and parental custody of children after divorce. We present statistical data on concluded marriages, age at marriage conclusion, dissolved marriages, and duration of marriage in Croatia in the last fifty years. We provide guidelines for contemporary divorce regulation in Croatia by introducing mandatory education of parents prior to divorce involving children, family mediation, and meeting international liabilities of Croatia to provide children with the option of taking part in divorce proceedings. Keypoints for the Family Court Community The legal and historical development of the principle of fault and parental custody after divorce in Croatia New solutions: mandatory parental education, family mediation and child as a party to the divorce proceedings
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:31.092203-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12053
       
  • Divorce in South Korea: An Introduction to Demographic Trends, Culture,
           and Law
    • Authors: Hyunjoo Shim; Insuk Choi, Bailey L. Ocker
      Pages: 578 - 590
      Abstract: This article presents a global overview of divorce‐related phenomena as well as insight into the changes that have specifically occurred in South Korea over the past several decades. It aims to inform about the history of family law, the directions of change over time, and the details of the changes that are most relevant to divorcing and divorced families. This article consists of three parts. The first part provides a general overview of divorce trends as well as a detailed description of more specific characteristics of patterns of divorce rates. It explains the driving forces behind these trends as a tool in demonstrating the rapid change being experienced by South Korean families. The next part discusses recent changes in family law that impact divorcing and divorced families, with a focus on innovative and revised laws emphasizing the protection of minor children and gender equality. The last part evaluates the effectiveness of programs that reflect these recent changes. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Coverage of most up‐to‐date divorce‐related demographics and trends in South Korea Overview of the history of family laws and the directions of change over time Summary of family law changes that are specific to divorcing and divorced families Overview and evaluation of program and policies that have reflected the family laws relevant to divorced families
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:26.185813-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12054
       
  • Discrepancies in Cross‐Cultural and Cross‐Generational
           Attitudes Toward Committed Relationships in China and the United States
    • Authors: Yishan Xu; Bailey L. Ocker
      Pages: 591 - 604
      Abstract: Over the past 5,000 years, marriage and family structure in China have changed dramatically due to extensive economic development and cultural transformation. The revisions to marriage law, the reform resulting in open trade with other nations (especially Western ones), the single‐child policy, and the consistent respect for Confucianism across time all contributed to the unique dynamics that characterize Chinese family life today. But, despite the drastic changes in family life in the Eastern hemisphere, most marriage and family‐related studies have been conducted in Western cultures. Thus, tremendous opportunities for both similar and innovative inquiry about family life in Eastern cultures currently exist. China provides a unique opportunity for investigation of this topic due to the country's rich historical background and culture of tradition. We explored the generational differences in individuals' attitudes toward marriage in China. Chinese college students and middle‐aged Chinese adults were recruited as participants. We found evidence that, with regard to attitudes about cohabitation, Chinese elders are more conservative than Chinese youth. Moreover, middle‐aged Chinese individuals report that Chinese youth have differing opinions on some issues surrounding marriage, but these perceptions of the youth's attitudes about specific issues deviate from the youth's actual opinions. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Discusses important transitions in marriage throughout Chinese history. Points out unique marriage‐related culture in ancient China and modern China. Presents interesting data addressing different marital attitude among older Chinese population and Chinese youth. Discusses cross‐cultural difference in marital attitude between the Chinese and Americans.
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:33.337058-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12055
       
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Court Guidelines for Child
           Protection Mediation
    • Authors: Marilou Giovannucci; Karen Largent
      Pages: 605 - 636
      Abstract: The Child Protection Mediation Guidelines Workgroup came together under the auspices of the Child Welfare Collaborative Decision Making Network to examine program development and the practice of child protection mediation. The Workgroup convened and began its work in 2010. The resultant Guidelines for Child Protection Mediation were approved by the AFCC Board of Directors in 2012. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Child protection mediation provides an opportunity for families and professionals involved in child abuse and neglect matters to resolve disputes in a safe, inclusive and thoughtful manner. The Guidelines for Child Protection Mediation establish core principles and strategies for establishing and maintaining high‐quality child protection mediation programs and practices. The Guidelines for Child Protection Mediation can serve as a roadmap for programs and practitioners to follow in their day‐to‐day work with families and children who are involved with the child welfare system.
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:28.693185-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12056
       
  • “Med‐Arb”: Behind the Closed Doors of a Hybrid Process
    • Authors: Allan Barsky
      Pages: 637 - 650
      Abstract: Med‐arb is a hybrid conflict resolution process that attempts to blend the collaborative, client‐empowering approach of mediation with the efficiency and finality of decision making from arbitration. This article explores the benefits and risks of med‐arb in the context of separation‐divorce cases. The conclusions offer suggestions for maximizing the benefits and managing the risks. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Many conflict resolution practitioners are blending the roles and skills of different conflict resolution processes in order to better serve the needs of different clients. Although blending roles and skills may provide certain advantages, practitioners and program developers need to be cognizant of unintended consequences. This article highlights the risks of blending mediation and arbitration in relation to client self‐determination, informed consent, fairness, neutrality, power, and other issues.
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:26.67479-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12057
       
  • Exploring Best Practices in Parenting Coordination: A National Survey of
           Current Practices and Practitioners
    • Authors: Robin O. Belcher‐Timme; Hal S. Shorey, Zoe Belcher‐Timme, Elisabeth N. Gibbings
      Pages: 651 - 665
      Abstract: This study addresses a lack of empirical research informing evidence‐based practices in the field of parenting coordination. We conducted a national survey of parenting coordinators (PCs), using the PC Network of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Participants (N = 79) were presented with narrative descriptions of interventions prescribed by parenting coordination trainers, and rated how effective they perceived each intervention to be in resolving conflicts. Results indicated that PCs perceived specific interventions to be more effective than others. Contrary to expectations, legal and mental health professionals surveyed did not differ significantly in the degree to which they rated interventions as effective. Implications for interdisciplinary, evidence‐based practice and training of PCs are presented, although caution should be exercised when attempting to generalize findings from a limited sample to the broader population. Keypoints for the Family Court Community gain insight into interventions prescribed by parenting coordination trainers across the country. To understand which interventions are seen as most important by a national sample of parenting coordinators. To explore the differences in perceived importance of specific interventions between legal and mental health professionals. To guide training and collaboration in the field of parenting coordination.
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:32.11306-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12058
       
  • Orienting Services to Separated/Divorced Fathers: A Conceptual Framework
    • Authors: Lynda M. Ashbourne; Denise L. Whitehead, Linda Hawkins
      Pages: 666 - 680
      Abstract: We introduce a conceptual framework incorporating the various domains that programs and services must address when considering the needs of separating and separated/divorced fathers. The three core domains are: (1) Support for reconfiguring family structure, attending to transitions associated with decoupling while maintaining a co‐parenting relationship; (2) Support for parenting, including acquisition of parenting skills and knowledge about the effects of separation/divorce on children; and (3) Support for psychosocial needs, addressing issues such as mental health, substance abuse, and emotional distress. These domains are situated within the broader context of socio‐cultural and legal systems and will vary across time. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Separating/separated fathers face major shifts in the configuration of family and spousal relationships, and in their roles as fathers. In addition, these significant life changes affect their personal wellbeing. A framework is presented to guide service providers (e.g., mental health, court‐related, alternative dispute resolution services) and policy makers in addressing these three key domains of separated fathers' experience. Broader socio‐cultural and legal contexts, and specific suggestions for implementing the framework are included. Goal is to effectively address fathers' needs in establishing positive postseparation parenting and parent–child relationships.
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:29.813852-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12059
       
  • Controversy about the Role of Children's Lawyers: Advocate or Best
           Interests Guardian? Comparing Practices in Two Canadian Jurisdictions
           with Different Policies for Lawyers
    • Authors: Nicholas Bala; Rachel Birnbaum, Lorne Bertrand
      Pages: 681 - 697
      Abstract: There is controversy about the role that lawyers for children should play in family proceedings, but little empirical research about what they actually do. This article reports on a study (n = 166) of the experiences and perspectives of lawyers in two Canadian provinces with different policies for the role of children's counsel. Official policies seem to have only a limited impact on the practices of lawyers for children, whether the policies direct lawyers to adopt a best interests guardian or a traditional instructional advocate role. Lawyers generally seem more comfortable adopting an instructional advocacy role, especially with older children. Lawyers who represent children comment on the deep satisfaction that they feel from this work. This article compares the practice of lawyers in the two jurisdictions on a number of issues related to child clients and proposes policy changes to provide better guidance and education for children's lawyers. Keypoints for the Family Court Community This survey of lawyers in these two jurisdiction reveals: lawyers spend longer meeting with older children; that official policies have some impact on the practice of lawyers, but a significant number of lawyers decide for themselves what role they will play; lawyers generally seem more comfortable adopting an instructional advocacy role, especially with older children; lawyers in the jurisdiction where they are expected to adopt a best interests role are more likely to tell parents and the court that they were adopting this role when they were in fact advocating what the child wanted; In both jurisdictions about one fifth of the lawyers reported that they had disclosed a child's “secret” to prevent harm to the child.
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:28.075652-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12060
       
  • SELF‐Advocacy education for Youth: The Role of Law School
           Communities in expanding opportunities for System‐Involved Youth
    • Authors: Betsy Krebs; Paul Pitcoff, Ann L. Shalof
      Pages: 698 - 711
      Abstract: The legal community is uniquely positioned to help youth involved in foster care and juvenile justice systems transition to adulthood by helping them learn to advocate for themselves in pursuing their education and career goals. At leading law schools, students have facilitated the “Getting Beyond the System” (GBS) self‐advocacy seminar for at‐risk youth, tapping into law students’ training to promote social justice. This promising innovation helps system‐involved youth acquire advocacy skills, forge relationships with adults in the community, and fulfill their potential to become participating citizens. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Law school communities play a key role in an innovative model of self‐advocacy education that gets at‐risk youth beyond the system in the transition to independence. Lawyers and law students who promote and protect the rights of children can take additional steps to help young people learn to advocate for themselves. Youths from government systems have not usually developed adequate self‐advocacy skills which are necessary in contexts such as education, work and career, housing, healthcare, as a parent. A self‐advocacy education model at leading law schools demonstrates that the legal community can help youths emancipated from foster care and juvenile justice systems take their roles as independent citizens.
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:30.460591-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12061
       
  • The Ban on the Tan: Prohibiting Minors from Using Indoor Tanning Devices
    • Authors: Reema Sultan
      Pages: 712 - 726
      Abstract: There has been an influx of medical research studies that prove the correlation between the exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation via tanning devices and the increased risk for skin cancer, particularly in younger people. Several health organizations have given strong recommendations against the use of these devices. These recommendations and scientific data have not been enough to sway every state to completely prohibit the use of indoor tanning devices for minors, and there are millions of Americans exposing themselves to radiation that can potentially have dire or deadly results. To protect minors under the age of eighteen, states should impose an overall ban on minors using tanning devices as any less stringent regulation is insufficient. This Note discusses the risk of indoor tanning devices, strong influences that both promote indoor tanning among the youth and hamper change in state regulations, insufficiencies in current state statutes, and the need for an overall ban for minors and stricter regulation of tanning facilities. Keypoints for the Family Court Community The link between increased risk of skin cancer, particularly in younger people, and using indoor tanning devices (with UV radiation) has been established. Some states have inadequate tanning regulations that do not deter minors while other states have not yet addressed indoor tanning among minors. There are strong outside influences which promote indoor tanning despite the publicly known risks. It is necessary for states to impose an overall ban for minors and heavily regulate tanning facilities, as this is the safest method to protect young citizens from the dangers.
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:32.565975-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12062
       
  • Fight Kids: The Future of Mixed Martial Arts or a Detriment to America's
           Youth? A Call to Regulate Children's MMA
    • Authors: Daniel Neyra
      Pages: 727 - 741
      Abstract: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full‐contact combat sport that has been labeled the “fastest growing sport in the world.” MMA consists of hand‐to‐hand combat between two fighters trained in various forms of martial arts. Typical MMA bouts consist of punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes, joint manipulation, and strangulation techniques. MMA bouts end in a submission (a “tap out”), knockout, or by a judge's decision. MMA is well known for its violence and brutal nature, with many fighters suffering lacerations, concussions, and broken or manipulated joints and bones. The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest MMA promotion company, has become immensely popular, landing itself on the FOX network and increasing its viewership by the millions. Many viewers include children who now practice and compete in MMA. The problem, however, is that there are no laws or rules that govern or regulate underage MMA competitions. This has led to unregulated MMA competitions featuring children fighters, which poses a serious health risk to the children. A longstanding debate exists whether children should participate in MMA fights or whether MMA should be banned entirely. This Note balances the competing views and rejects the proposal for banning MMA and instead calls for the regulation of children MMA competitions. This Note will offer three proposals in which regulating children's MMA can be accomplished. Keypoints for the Family Court Community Addresses an ongoing and unaddressed problem of underage children competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) Educates the reader as to what is MMA, giving a brief background and information as to this sport which has exploded in popularity over recent years With the inconsistent regulation of MMA in this country, this is a problem that will worsen without giving it the necessary attention Helps to dilute the misconceptions and misunderstanding of MMA as a whole Addreses the health concerns and risks to underage children participating in MMA Discusses and suggests several alternatives to help resolve this issue
      PubDate: 2013-10-21T03:15:31.450768-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12063
       
 
 
JournalTOCs
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
Fax: +00 44 (0)131 4513327
 
About JournalTOCs
API
Help
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-2014