This popular casebook contains new cases and materials that capture rapid changes in child advocacy and juvenile justice.
The book continues its interdisciplinary emphasis, practical approach, and in-depth coverage of lawyering, child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, status offenses, and delinquency.
Chapters on children's rights and obligations, regulatory legislation, financial relationships, and medical decision-making enable flexible approaches to the course.
The new edition covers contemporary issues such as demographics of international adoption, childhood vaccines and immunizations, delinquency, and juvenile crime sanction and treatment.
Notes and Problems (including ones drawn from the national headlines) orient students and provide background for vibrant classroom discussion.