Children & the Law: Rights & Obligations by Jacobs, Thomas A.
The title provides an in-depth analysis of children's legal rights as consumers, victims, and perpetrators. It covers areas such as: Child welfare, termination of parental rights, child custody and support, guardianship, juvenile delinquency, dependency and severance, adoption, including international adoption, education, domestic relations and healthcare. Other topics include limits on school officials to police the private lives of students, life imprisonment without parole as an unconstitutional sentence for a nonhomicide juvenile case, criminal consequences of “sexting”, the rights of children with AIDS, searches of students' lockers, cars, purses, and persons. Appendices contain state-by-state summaries of the law.
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