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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
Price: £90.00

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How the Law Thinks About Children 2nd ed

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Michael King, Christine Piperboth of Department of Law, Brunel University

ISBN13: 9781857422269
ISBN: 1857422260
Published: June 1995
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This work examines the ways in which the law functions with regard to children. For example, it looks at the welfare/justice clash and the self-referentiality of the legal system, assesses the ""science"" of child welfare, and analyzes the child as a ""bundle of needs"".

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Contents:
Part 1 The limits of welfare/justice.
Part 2 Law as a self-referential system.
Part 3 The construction of child welfare science.
Part 4 The child as semantic artifact.
Part 5 The child in mediation and divorce.
Part 6 The child as offender.
Part 7 The law's response and the responsiveness of law.
Part 8 Child-responsive legal systems.