Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children by Monica K. MillerPsychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children by Monica K. Miller

Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children

EditorMonica K. Miller, Jared Chamberlain, Twila Wingrove

Paperback | January 29, 2014

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Lawmakers and judges often enact and enforce laws and policies that impact youth. The extent to which these legal actions are sensitive to juveniles' perspectives and experiences has changed recently. Compared to an earlier time when juveniles were treated the same as adults, many policies arenow created with the needs of juveniles in mind, thanks in part to psychological studies that have revealed that the decision making, behavior, and cognitions of children vary drastically from those of adults. Unique in its angle and in the breadth of social issues it covers, Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children brings together new research and analyses to address how legal actions affect children's wellbeing. It addresses how civil and criminal law has evolved to protect, and sometimesinadvertently neglect or harm, the wellbeing and development of children. Each chapter describes a law or policy affecting children, identifies the relevant psychological issues, reviews the research that has been conducted or should be conducted, and provides recommendations for professionals inlaw and/or psychology. With contributions from top researchers and practitioners in the field, chapters discuss many current debates, including issues such as gender-specific programming for juvenile delinquents, interrogations of juveniles, changes in divorce and custody procedures, programs for imprisoned mothers, andlegal actions adopted to protect the health of children and sociecty (e.g., HPV vaccinations, considering child obesity to be abuse). This book will be a vital resource for those interested in protecting the wellbeing of children, including academics and researchers in psychology, criminology, andsociology; practitioners such as judges, attorneys, forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers; and graduate and law students.
Monica K. Miller, JD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Department and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Jared Chamberlain, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University, Phoenix. Twila Wingrove, ...
Title:Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Series ForewordAcknowledgmentsAbout the EditorsContributors1. Monica K. Miller and Jared C. Chamberlain: Psychology, law, and the wellbeing of children: An overview2. Twila Wingrove and Sarah J. Beal: Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children: A Developmental PerspectivePart I: Legal Actions Affecting the Wellbeing and Recognizing (or Ignoring) the Developmental Abilities of Juvenile Delinquents3. Cheryl D. Willis: Psycho-Legal Aspects of Juvenile Delinquency4. Hayley M.D. Cleary and Sarah Vidal: Police Interviewing and Interrogation of Adolescent Suspects: Process and Outcomes5. Jessica M. Salerno, Margaret Stevenson, Cynthia J. Najdowski, Tisha R.A. Wiley, Bette L. Bottoms, and Liana Peter-Hagene: Applying Sex Offender Registry Laws to Juvenile Offenders: Biases against Stigmatized Youth6. Monica K. Miller, Lacey Miller, and Angela D. Broadus: Female Juvenile Offenders' Perceptions of Gender-Specific Programs7. Christy L. Giallella, Naomi E. S. Goldstein, and David DeMatteo: Balancing Legal, Ethical, and Clinical Considerations when Managing Suicidality in Research with Juvenile Justice Involved YouthPart II: Legal actions affecting the wellbeing of children experiencing parental divorce8. Robin H. Ballard, Brittany N. Rudd, Amy G. Applegate, and Amy Holtzworth-Munroe: Hearing the Voice of the Child in Divorce9. Monica K. Miller and Jon Maskaly: Establishing Child Support and Visitation Enforcement Offices: Promoting Fairness, Compliance, and Children's Wellbeing10. R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell: Parental Alienation and the Best Interests of the ChildPart III: Legal actions affecting the wellbeing of children11. Monica K. Miller and Lacey Miller: The Search for Therapeutic Solutions to Maternal Incarceration: Promoting the Wellbeing of Children12. Qingwen Xu: Immigrant Parents' Perceptions of the "Best Interests of the Child"13. Jenny Reichert and Monica K. Miller: Assessment of Mock Jurors' Attributions and Decisions in Child Abuse Cases: Protecting the Wellbeing of Obese Children14. Lorie L. Sicafuse and Monica K. Miller: A Preliminary Analysis of Public Commentary Supporting and Opposing Mandatory HPV Vaccination: Implications for Policy15. Twila Wingrove and Jennifer L. Jarrett: The Law and Child Wellbeing: Where are We and Where Do We Go From Here?Index