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The Worst Interests of the Child: The Trafficking of Children and Parents Through U.S. Family Courts

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“Keith Harmon Snow’s meticulously documented investigation into sex-trafficking of children by American judges is not to be missed. This scandal is one of the most important censored stories in our country today. I might not believe what Mr. Snow has written if I had not independently investigated two dozen cases not discussed in his article, and found ample evidence of the precise dynamics he lays out for us here. Anyone who says they care about child welfare needs to learn what is happening in family courts and take action until it is stopped. Once you start reading this exposé, you won’t be able to put it down.” —Lundy Bancroft Author of Why Does He Do That? History’s largest-selling book on domestic violence

318 pages, Paperback

Published January 15, 2015

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Author 5 books70 followers
March 3, 2022
I wish someone else would write this book. the research is really important but the tone is bizarre, the presentation is garbled.. i can see why, in the context of the atrocities being committed, he'd have this insistence on calling it trafficking and referring to family court as a mafia in order to express how bad it is. But the reality is that trafficking is a specific, other atrocity, and family court is family court, not the mafia. It also strongly came across like he immediately alienated everyone he disagreed with, which is not how a journalist would get the most information about important, underdiscussed crimes against women. The actual courtroom workgroup dynamics explaining the extremely disturbing family court results he describes are undoubtedly more complicated than "they're a mafia". I'm glad someone is listening to these women and this is better than nothing but i would really, really like to see this topic covered by someone with more of a sense of appropriateness and grasp of nuance in others' motives, who can produce a more precisely accurate and public-friendly work
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237 reviews44 followers
March 22, 2019
Journalist Keith Harmon Snow, a human rights investigator for the UN fights the greatest corruption found in the world today: war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Snow decided to research and write about the second greatest corruption found in the world today.
Where do you suppose the author traveled to and decided to write about?
Snow writes,
"This book is about the organized crime of Family Courts in the United States," and his book is entitled, "The Worst Interests of the Child," a meticulously documented investigation into trafficking of children by American judges.

You will read about the worst corruption taking place in the family courts from California to all over America.
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Author 1 book43 followers
February 23, 2022
Something about this book felt extremely off to me. Not because I don't believe that courts greatly favor men, including horrifically abusive men, over women, but because of some language choices and values within it. I don't think it's appropriate to call women handing their children over to abusive fathers for custody disputes sex trafficking. It is a horrific abuse of the court & no less traumatic, but I believe in specific, careful usage of language. I also was really uncomfortable with the descriptions of how children are treated by therapists and mental health professionals during these horrific custody battles. I think there is a point at which this level of professional intervention can be directly harmful or traumatic to the children. However, I have absolutely no solutions, I just found this book to be really questionable in ways I didn't expect.
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7 reviews2 followers
October 13, 2022
Finally someone has the guts to describe the horror that is going on in family courts in most Western "civilizations." Every detail is true. It describes one of the most hidden global human rights crisis of this decade.
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October 3, 2020

Highlights certain cases and names names! Includes letters from victims at the end. Describes a side of human trafficking that is unbelievable
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