Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice

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West Group, Jan 1, 2000 - Children - 1242 pages
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This new casebook provides comprehensive, innovative materials on this rapidly developing area of law. The casebook emphasizes doctrine, policy & practice, & presents three central themes: the framework of interrelated rights & obligations of children, parents & government; the ways in which the legal system assesses & uses children's competence to shape regulation; & the role of the child's lawyer. Understanding child advocacy practice will help students apply doctrine & policy throughout their professional lives. The book contains problems & comprehensive notes & questions to stimulate classroom discussion.

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Contents

TABLE OF CASES
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The Status Rights and Obligations of Children
1
The Laws Evolving Conception of Childrens Status Rights
14
Copyright

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Robert D. Ramsey, (B.S., M.S., and Ed.D. degrees, University of Kansas), has front-line experience spanning 35 years as teacher, counselor, supervisor, curriculum director, assistant and associate superintendent, and acting superintendent in three award-winning school districts. He is the author of "Educator's Discipline Handbook" (Parker), "Secondary Principal's Survival Guide" (Prentice Hall), and "501 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem "(Contemporary Books).

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