Children and the law in a nutshell

Abrams, Douglas E., author

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  • Creator Douglas E. Abrams, Susan Vivian Mangold, Sarah H. Ramsey
  • Other Title
    • Children and the law
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • Sixth edition
    • St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2018]
    • ©2018
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxxvii, 606 pages ; 19 cm
  • ISBNs 9781640201897, 1640201890
  • OCLC on1028995234


  • "This thoroughly updated Nutshell follows the structure and format of the authors' popular casebook--Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice. The authors have devoted entire chapters to the meaning of "parent," civil and criminal abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports"--Publisher's website.


  • Includes index.


  • The status, rights, and obligations of children -- Defining the child-parent relationship -- Child abuse and neglect -- Foster care -- Criminal abuse and neglect -- Adoption -- Medical decision-making -- Financial responsibility and control -- Regulation of children's conduct -- Delinquency
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