Childrens Rights Under and the Law

Hardcover | April 25, 2011

bySamuel Davis

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In Children's Rights Under the Law, Professor Samuel M. Davis examines ways in which the law relates to children, from private law (torts, contracts, property, child labor, and emancipation) to public law (First Amendment rights of children in school, abortion decision-making for children,school discipline, compulsory school attendance, and regulation of obscenity). Professor Davis discusses the major Supreme Court decisions involving the parent-child-state relationship. He describes issues of medical decision-making for children, personal freedoms of children, and propertyentitlements of children, and addresses issues that arise in the educational context, or "school law." Professor Davis also covers child neglect and abuse, and summarizes major Supreme Court cases in the juvenile justice area, discussing the broad jurisdiction of the juvenile court, arrest and search and seizure as they apply to children, and police interrogation of children. Finally, he examines howsome cases are prosecuted as criminal cases in adult court, issues related to the adjudicatory process (akin to the trial in adult court), and issues related to disposition in juvenile court (akin to the sentencing phase of criminal proceedings).

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In Children's Rights Under the Law, Professor Samuel M. Davis examines ways in which the law relates to children, from private law (torts, contracts, property, child labor, and emancipation) to public law (First Amendment rights of children in school, abortion decision-making for children,school discipline, compulsory school attendance...

Samuel M. Davis is the Jamie L. Whitten Professor of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Bar Foundation. He earned a B.A. deg...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:474 pages, 6.5 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:April 25, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199795487

ISBN - 13:9780199795482

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Table of Contents

1. The Place of Children in the Law2. Private Law and Children's Rights3. Life, Liberty and Property: The Supreme Court and Children's Rights4. "Life": Medical Decision-Making for Children5. "Liberty": Personal Freedom of Children6. "Property": Protected Entitlements of Children7. Children and Education8. Protection from Inadequate Parenting9. The Supreme Court and Juvenile Justice10. Delinquency: Differential Treatment of Children and Adults11. Adjudication12. Disposition13. Conclusion