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Vol 22 No 11 Nov/Dec 2017

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Children and the Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach with Cases, Materials and Comments


ISBN13: 9780195387995
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £107.50



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The study and practice of juvenile law is inherently interdisciplinary-a successful practitioner must understand not only the legal implications in the field, but also have a solid grounding in child psychology, child development, neuroscience, sociology, criminology, and social work. The best child-advocates in the law have a firm familiarity with and understanding of the value these other disciplines provide.

Children and the Law is a unique coursebook that will revolutionize the way students learn and apply juvenile law. By incorporating the interdisciplinary topics necessary to understand the best practices in child law, author Katherine Federle has carefully selected a vast array of articles, studies, research, cases and statutes that allow students to best understand the law and also help bridge the divide between theory and practice. The book is separated into four main sections: Children and Crime, Children and Protection, Children and Restraints on Freedom, and Children and Decision-Making. Each section in Children and the Law also includes a series of questions, exercises, and problems that encourage students to critically examine legal doctrine and policy in light of available scientific and socio-scientific scholarship.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
I. INTRODUCTION
A. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
B. PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES
C. INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
D. SOCIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES

II. CHILDREN AND CRIME
A. INTRODUCTION TO JUVENILE COURT
B. CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
C. PROCEDURAL FRAMEWORK
D. DISPOSITIONAL FRAMEWORK

III. CHILDREN AND PROTECTION
A. CHILD ABUSE
B. CHILD ABUSE
C. CHILD ABUSE
D. PROCEDURAL FRAMEWORK
E. TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
F. TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

IV. CHILDREN AND RESTRAINTS ON LIBERTY
A. STATUS OFFENSES
V. CHILDREN AND DECISIONMAKING
A. FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF CHILDREN