The DeShaney Case: Child Abuse, Family Rights, and the Dilemma of State Intervention / Edition 1

The DeShaney Case: Child Abuse, Family Rights, and the Dilemma of State Intervention / Edition 1

by Lynne Curry
     
 

A dramatic look at the controversial 1989 Supreme Court ruling that the State of Wisconsin had not violated a young boy's rights by failing to protect him from an abusive father. Though a legal setback for children's advocacy, the decision brought attention to the issue of child abuse in America and reflected the tension between government's desire to protect its

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Overview

A dramatic look at the controversial 1989 Supreme Court ruling that the State of Wisconsin had not violated a young boy's rights by failing to protect him from an abusive father. Though a legal setback for children's advocacy, the decision brought attention to the issue of child abuse in America and reflected the tension between government's desire to protect its children and its anxiety over invading the sanctity of the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700614974
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Landmark Law Cases and American Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
940,909
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Joshua's Story

2. Child Protection in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

3. The Crime of Child Abuse

4. DeShaney v. Winnebago County in the Lower Court

5. DeShaney v. Winnebago County in the U.S. Supreme Court

6. "Poor Joshua!" DeShaney v. Winnebago County in the Court of Public Opinion

Chronology

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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