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Child Abuse and the Legal System - 95 edition

Child Abuse and the Legal System (ISBN10: 0830414207; ISBN13: 9780830414208)
ISBN13: 978-0830414208
ISBN10: 0830414207

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0830412075
ISBN10: 0830412077

Summary: This ground-breaking text examines the legal contexts in which child abuse can be handled, including the criminal, juvenile, domestic relations, and civil courts. The authors focus on the legal rules in each type of proceeding and the ways in which the law has changed to accommodate the special needs of children in the last fifteen years. Case studies provide examples and help identify the most important issues of child abuse facing the legal system. Child abuse is n
ow a major part of the American legal landscape, involving not only the courts but also the law enforcement and child protection agencies. This is the first text for classroom use to systematically examine the fate of children in the legal system.

Benefits:
  • Deals with the special needs of children in the legal system.
  • Examines children as victims and as witnesses.
  • Considers several perspectives--criminal, civil, and domestic relations.
  • Presents complex legal issues in a clear, readable style.
...show more
Summary: This ground-breaking text examines the legal contexts in which child abuse can be handled, including the criminal, juvenile, domestic relations, and civil courts. The authors focus on the legal rules in each type of proceeding and the ways in which the law has changed to accommodate the special needs of children in the last fifteen years. Case studies provide examples and help identify the most important issues of child abuse facing the legal system. Child abuse is now a major part of the American legal landscape, involving not only the courts but also the law enforcement and child protection agencies. This is the first text for classroom use to systematically examine the fate of children in the legal system.

Benefits:
  • Deals with the special needs of children in the legal system.
  • Examines children as victims and as witnesses.
  • Considers several perspectives--criminal, civil, and domestic relations.
  • Presents complex legal issues in a clear, readable style.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 95
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Nelson Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 1995
International: No

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