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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Children's Rights Under and the Law

ISBN13: 9780199795482
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £87.00

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In Children's Rights Under the Law, Professor Samuel M. Davis examines ways in which the law relates to children, from private law (torts, contracts, property, child labor, and emancipation) to public law (First Amendment rights of children in school, abortion decision-making for children, school discipline, compulsory school attendance, and regulation of obscenity). Professor Davis discusses the major Supreme Court decisions involving the parent-child-state relationship. He describes issues of medical decision-making for children, personal freedoms of children, and property entitlements of children, and addresses issues that arise in the educational context, or "school law." Professor Davis also covers child neglect and abuse, and summarizes major Supreme Court cases in the juvenile justice area, discussing the broad jurisdiction of the juvenile court, arrest and search and seizure as they apply to children, and police interrogation of children. Finally, he examines how some cases are prosecuted as criminal cases in adult court, issues related to the adjudicatory process (akin to the trial in adult court), and issues related to disposition in juvenile court (akin to the sentencing phase of criminal proceedings).

Other Jurisdictions , USA
Chapter 1: The Place of Children in the Law
Chapter 2: Private Law and Children's Rights
Chapter 3: Life, Liberty and Property: The Supreme Court and Children's Rights
Chapter 4: "Life": Medical Decision-Making for Children
Chapter 5: "Liberty": Personal Freedom of Children
Chapter 6: "Property": Protected Entitlements of Children
Chapter 7: Children and Education
Chapter 8: Protection from Inadequate Parenting
Chapter 9: The Supreme Court and Juvenile Justice
Chapter 10: Delinquency: Differential Treatment of Children and Adults
Chapter 11: Adjudication
Chapter 12: Disposition
Chapter 13: Conclusion