Children, Social Science, and the Law

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Bette L. Bottoms, Margaret Bull Kovera, Bradley D. McAuliff
Cambridge University Press, 10.06.2002 - 495 Seiten
This important book broadens our conceptualization of the topic of children and law, addressing a wide-ranging set of issues in need of attention. The authors confront many difficult questions such as: Are the rights that our nation's laws ascribe to children commensurate with their capabilities and needs? How should laws governing the punishment of crime acknowledge developmental differences between adult and juvenile offenders? Throughout the book, the authors consider (a) current laws and policies relating to children; (b) how social science research can test assumptions behind child-relevant laws and policies; (c) ways that courts can become more receptive to social science recommendations; and (d) challenges faced in the 21st century as our society continues its struggle to accommodate children's concerns within our legal system. With its unique integration of psychological research, social policy, and legal analysis, the volume is an important resource for any professional concerned with children and the law.
 

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Children Social Science and the Law An Introduction to the Issues
1
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 What Will It Mean for Children?
15
Advocacy for Childrens Rights
51
Childrens Rights and Capacities
76
Childrens Legal Representation in Civil Litigation
106
Termination of Parental Rights to Free Children for Adoption Conflicts between Parents Children and the State
131
Child Custody Research at the Crossroads Issues for a New Century
153
Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents Research Law and Policy
176
The Effects of Community Violence on Children and Adolescents Intervention and Social Policy
301
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
322
Childrens Eyewitness Memory True Disclosures and False Reports
342
Expert Testimony on the Suggestibility of Children Does It Fit?
378
The Status of Evidentiary and Procedural Innovations in Child Abuse Proceedings
412
Starting a New Generation of Research
449
What It Will Take to Bring ChildFocused Law Policy and Research into the 2ist Century? Concluding Thoughts
454
Author Index
469

Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court How Can Developmental and Child Psychology Inform Policy Decision Making?
203
Youth Violence Correlates Interventions and Legal Implications
233
Capacity Competence and the Juvenile Defendant Implications for Research and Policy
270

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Über den Autor (2002)

Olga Slavnikova was born in 1957 near Ekaterinburg. She won the Russian Booker prize in 2006 for 2017.

Marian Schwartz is a prize-winning translator of Russian fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art.

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