Includes chapters devoted to the meaning of "parent," civil and criminal abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child protection, foster care and juvenile justice systems is also integrated into this edition. Children and the Law in a Nutshell is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
This multi-volume print looseleaf treatise explains issues important to children: child custody, discrimination against children and adolescents, child pornography, school district issues, rights of handicapped children, parental torts, and children as witnesses. A table of laws and rules, as well as a table of cases is included.
This treatise provides an in-depth examination of the intricate procedures of the juvenile justice process, discussing current practices and their constitutionality. It surveys state and federal cases, analyzes statutory and decisional law, as well as recent developments. A 50-state survey of juvenile laws is featured. Updated regularly.