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Children, Parents and the Law: Public and Private Authority in the Home, Schools, and Juvenile Courts, Third Edition (Aspen Casebooks)

Children, Parents and the Law: Public and Private Authority in the Home, Schools, and Juvenile Courts, Third Edition (Aspen Casebooks)

Children, Parents and the Law: Public and Private Authority in the Home, Schools, and Juvenile Courts, Third Edition (Aspen Casebooks)

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Developed from Part III of the successful Family Law casebook by Harris and Teitelbaum, this shorter, very teachable book is ideal for child-focused courses that deal with the juvenile justice system or children as dependents.

Features:

  • Problem exercises throughout the book&–some short and others longer and more complex
  • Interdisciplinary approach incorporates information from related social sciences such as psychology and sociology
  • Balanced perspective and coverage of issues, with no perceptible liberal or conservative bias in tone or selection of topics
  • Ample coverage of juvenile courts makes this an ideal choice for Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Court courses as well as courses that center on parents’ and children’s rights and obligations
  • Logical organization, clear structure make it suitable for a variety of teaching styles

New to the Third Edition

    • New Supreme Court cases:
      • Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants’ Association, which concerns the constitutionality of a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. This case takes up where Ginsberg v. New York (1968) left off.
      • J.D.B. v. North Carolina, concerning how to apply Miranda when police interrogated a 13-year-old special ed student at school.
      • Camreta v. Greene, which will decide whether the usual Fourth Amendment requirements, including the warrant requirement, apply when police want to interview a child about child abuse or neglect allegations
      • Graham v. Florida, in which the Court held that the Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishments clause does not permit a juvenile offender to be sentenced to life in prison without parole for a non-homicide crime. The decision, which relies heavily on Roper v. Simmons, was a striking departure from the Court’s long-standing “death is different” jurisprudence as well as a signal of Justice Kennedy’s enduring belief in the potential for young offenders to be redeemed.
    • Thorough update on same-sex relationships, including new material on the California same-sex marriage decision, comparison of marriage with civil unions and domestic partnerships, and interstate recognition of adoption and parentage

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