Children, Social Science, and the Law

Children, Social Science, and the Law

by Bette L. Bottoms
     
 

Mostly psychologists, but also contributors from other disciplines such as law and criminology, fill what they deemed a need for a broad resource on children and the law that researchers, legal scholars, policy makers, and front-line professionals could use for advice and inspiration. Eighteen contributions are arranged in sections on children's rights, their… See more details below

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Mostly psychologists, but also contributors from other disciplines such as law and criminology, fill what they deemed a need for a broad resource on children and the law that researchers, legal scholars, policy makers, and front-line professionals could use for advice and inspiration. Eighteen contributions are arranged in sections on children's rights, their capabilities, and society's responsibilities; family change; juvenile aggression and juvenile justice; childrens as victims and witnesses; and future directions for policy and research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521662987
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/26/2002
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
1Children, Social Science, and the Law: An Introduction to the Issues1
Pt. IChildren's Rights, their Capabilities, and Society's Responsibilities to Children
2The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996: What Will It Mean for Children?15
3Advocacy for Children's Rights51
4Children's Rights and Capacities76
5Children's Legal Representation in Civil Litigation106
Pt. IIChildren and Family Change
6Termination of Parental Rights to Free Children for Adoption: Conflicts between Parents, Children, and the State131
7Child Custody Research at the Crossroads: Issues for a New Century153
8Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents: Research, Law, and Policy176
Pt. IIIJuvenile Aggression and Juvenile Justice
9Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court: How Can Developmental and Child Psychology Inform Policy Decision Making?203
10Youth Violence: Correlates, Interventions, and Legal Implications233
11Capacity, Competence, and the Juvenile Defendant: Implications for Research and Policy270
Pt. IVChildren as Victims and Witnesses
12The Effects of Community Violence on Children and Adolescents: Intervention and Social Policy301
13Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect322
14Children's Eyewitness Memory: True Disclosures and False Reports342
15Expert Testimony on the Suggestibility of Children: Does It Fit?378
16The Status of Evidentiary and Procedural Innovations in Child Abuse Proceedings412
Pt. VConclusions and Future Directions
17Starting a New Generation of Research449
18What Will It Take to Bring Child-Focused Law, Policy, and Research into the 21st Century? Concluding Thoughts454
Author Index469
Case Index487
Subject Index490

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