"[This book provides] a general discussion of the nature of the rights of juveniles and the perception that young people constitute a unique class under the law. This theoretical introduction serves as a background for subsequent discussion of juvenile law doctrine. The discussion separates aspects of juvenile law arising outside the juvenile justice system (defined in this text as the system of separate courts organized to deal with 'delinquents' and 'status offenders') from those arising within that system. This division is created as a useful means of organizing the doctrinal material, given the extensive body of rules that govern the juvenile justice system. Moreover, this organization permits the juvenile justice section to stand by itself as an independent text for students in courses that cover only that aspect of juvenile law. The Fifth Edition of the treatise adds new material dealing with problems of child abuse and neglect outside the family. Liability of religious and educational organizations is adressed, including statutes of limitations issues. The educational organization material includes discussion of rights of students to be free from harassment and bullying."--
Minority as a legal status -- The rights of juveniles -- The child and the family -- Child abuse -- Private law issues outside the family -- Constitutional rights -- The juvenile court movement -- Jurisdiction -- The pre-adjudication process -- Adjudication -- Dispositions -- The future of the juvenile justice system
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