Children and the Law

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

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 1200 pages
  • 187.96 x 254 x 45.72mm | 1,995.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195387996
  • 9780195387995
  • 2,077,588

About Katherine Hunt Federle

Katherine Hunt Federle is Professor of Law and Director for Interdisciplinary Law & Policy Studies and the Justice for Children Project at Ohio State University's Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Professor Federle is a past chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section's Committee on Juvenile Law and the Needs of Children. She also serves as the faculty advisor to a law student organization, Advocates for Children and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Children's Rights, the American Bar Association Litigation Section Children's Rights Working Group, the Ohio State Bar Association Juvenile Justice Committee, and the Franklin County Juvenile Justice Community Planning more

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I know of no comparable book which is as comprehensive. * Michael Freeman, International Journal of Children's Rights *show more

Table of 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 Childrenshow more