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: Children and the Law
examines the rights and protections afforded minors under common law doctrine, federal constitutional principles and legislative enactments. The casebook is divided into five sections: Chapter 1 discusses minority as a legal status including the contrasting theories of the rights of juveniles. Chapter 2 examines the rights of children with the context of the Family, including such topics as the interests of the parents, child and state, the care of the child, child abuse and protecting the health of the child. Chapter 3 addresses the rights of children in the context of Society, including such topics as obscenity and pornography, privacy rights of minors, contract liability and tort liability. Chapter 4 examines the rights of children in the context of School, including such topics as first amendment rights, religious practice, school discipline, school searches, discrimination, harassment and bullying and the disabled student. Chapter 5 covers the Juvenile Justice System, including such topics as procedure, jurisdiction, the pre-adjudicaiton process, adjudication, dispositions, and the future of juvenile justice.