Legal Issues

Books, Monographs, and Papers

Responding to Child Sexual Abuse: The Need for a Balanced Approach [PDF], The Future of Children, Summer/Fall 1994
Douglas J. Besharov
Sex Offenders: Is Castration an Acceptable Punishment? (Douglas J. Besharov: Yes: Consider Chemical Treatment | Andrew Vachhs: No: Pragmatically Impotent) [PDF], ABA Journal, July 1992
Douglas J. Besharov and Andrew Vachhs
Improving Child Protective Services: How to Expand and Implement the Consensus [PDF], Children Today, 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
How to Responde to Suspected Child Abuse [PDF], The Matrimonial Law Monthly, July 1991
Douglas J. Besharov
The Feminization of Poverty: Has Legal Services Failed to Respond? Clearinghouse Review, July 1990
Douglas J. Besharov
What We Know about Child Support Enforcement, April 1990
Douglas J. Besharov and Paul N. Tramontozzi, eds.
The McMartin Case: Protecting the Innocent [PDF], National Review, February 19, 1990
Douglas J. Besharov
Representing Parents: Effective Advocacy Can Make a Difference [PDF], Clearinghouse Review, 1990
Douglas J. Besharov
Fixing the Child Care Credit: Hidden Policies Lead to Regressive Policies [PDF], Harvard Journal on Legislation, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov
Forum-Shopping, Forum-Skipping and the Problem of International Competitiveness [PDF], 1988
Douglas J. Besharov
Aids and the Criminal Law: Needed Reform [PDF], The State Factor, December 1987
Douglas J. Besharov
Teaching about Liability [PDF], Social Work, November/December 1987
Douglas J. Besharov and Susan H. Besharov
Rationing Access to Advanced Medical Techniques [PDF] The Journal of Legal Medicine, 1987
Douglas J. Besharov and Jessica Dunsay Silver
Giving the Juvenile Court a Preschool Education [PDF], 1987
Douglas J. Besharov
Whose Law Should Apply for Foreign Torts? [PDF] The National Law Journal, July 20, 1987
Douglas J. Besharov
Reporting Out-of-Home Maltreatment: Penalties and Protections [PDF], Child Welfare, September/October 1987
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Welfare Liability: The Need for Immunity Legislation [PDF], Children's Legal Rights Journal , Winter 1986
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Welfare Liability: The Need for Immunity Legislation [PDF], Children Today, September/October 1986
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Abuse: Arrest and Prosecution Decision-Making [PDF], American Criminal Law Review, Fall, 1986
Douglas J. Besharov
Introduction to the Special Issue--Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect: Where Are We Now? [PDF] Family Law Quarterly, Summer 1986
Douglas J. Besharov
The Misuse of Foster Care: When the Desire to Help Children Outruns the Ability to Improve Parental Functioning [PDF], Family Law Quarterly, Summer 1986
Douglas J. Besharov
Remarks Before the Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation, January 31, 1986
Douglas J. Besharov
"Doing Something" about Child Abuse: The Need to Narrow the Grounds for State Intervention [PDF], Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1985
Douglas J. Besharov
Right versus Rights: The Dilemma of Child Protection [PDF], Public Welfare, Spring 1985
Douglas J. Besharov
Malpractice in Child Placement: Civil Liability for Inadequate Foster Care Services [PDF], Child Welfare, May/June 1984
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Protection: Past Progress, Present Problems, and Future Directions [PDF], Family Law Quarterly, 1983/1984
Douglas J. Besharov
Santosky v. Kramer: An Unfortunate Misunderstanding [PDF], Child Abuse and Neglect, 1983
Douglas J. Besharov
A Supreme Court Error: Wrong Statistics Cited, But Opinion Still Stands [PDF], The National Law Journal, June 6, 1983
Douglas J. Besharov
Protecting Abused and Neglected Children: Can Law Help Social Work? [PDF], 1983
Douglas J. Besharov
Terminating Parental Rights: The Indigent Parent's Right to Counsel after Lassiter v. North Carolina [PDF], Family Law Quarterly, 1981/1982
Douglas J. Besharov
Representing Abused and Neglected Children: When Protecting Children Means Seeking the Dismissal of Court Proceedings [PDF], Journal of Family Law, 1981/1982
Douglas J. Besharov
The "Civil" Prosecution of Child Abuse and Neglect [PDF], Vermont Law Review, 1981
Douglas J. Besharov
Behind Closed Doors: Although There Were Nearly a Million Reported Cases of Child Abuse Last Year, Our Justice System Fails to Protect Our Most Helpless Victims of Violence [PDF], Family Advocate, 1980/1981
Douglas J. Besharov
State Intervention to Protect Children: New York's Definition of "Child Abuse" and "Child Neglect" [PDF], New York Law School Law Review, 1981
Douglas J. Besharov
Parents in Child Protective Proceedings: the Emergent Right to Counsel [PDF], October 25, 1979
Douglas J. Besharov
The Legal Aspects of Reporting Known and Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect [PDF], Villanova Law Review, 1978
Douglas J. Besharov
Putting Central Registers to Work: Using Modern Management Information Systems to Improve Child Protective Services [PDF], Chicago-Kent Law Review, 1977/1978
Douglas J. Besharov
A Proposal to Reorient the Juvenile Court Process [PDF], Family Law Quarterly, 1973
Douglas J. Besharov
The Demands of the Inmates of Attica State Prison and the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners: A Comparison [PDF], Buffalo Law Review, 1968/1969
Douglas J. Besharov and Gerhard O.W. Muller
Bifurcation: The Two Phase System of Criminal Procedure in the United States [PDF], Wayne Law Review, 1968/1969
Douglas J. Besharov and Gerhard O.W. Muller


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Op-Eds

Legal Services Corp. Is Alive and Ailing [PDF], the Wall Street Journal, June 22, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov
How One Group Found a Path Out of the Liability Jungle [PDF], the Wall Street Journal, April 17, 1986
Douglas J. Besharov
Tort Laws Hobble U.S. Business Abroad [PDF], the Wall Street Journal, October 28, 1985
Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Reuter
Averting a Bhopal Legal Disaster [PDF], the Wall Street Journal, May 16, 1985
Douglas J. Besharov
Here Come the Mediocre Lawyers [PDF], the Wall Street Journal, February 22, 1985
Douglas J. Besharov


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