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Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law


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The Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law presents cutting-edge scholarship on a broad range of topics covering the life course of humans from before birth to adulthood, by leading scholars in law, medicine, social work, sociology, education, and philosophy, and by practitioners in law and medicine. An international collection of authors presents and analyzes the law and science pertaining to reproduction; prenatal life (including fetal exposure to toxic substances and abortion); parentage (including biology-based rights, background checks on birth parents, adoption, the status of gamete donors, and surrogacy); infant development and vulnerability; child maltreatment (including corporal punishment and religious defences to abuse and neglect); child protection policy and systems; foster care; child custody disputes between parents or between parents and other caregivers; schooling (including financing, resegregation, religious expression in public schools, at-risk students, special education, regulation of private schools, and homeschooling); delinquency; minimum-age laws; and child advocacy. Most chapters follow a format wherein they first describe the most debated or dynamic issues in each topical area, then explain in depth the law and/or science pertaining to the author's particular focus, and finally offer arguments and recommendations as to law and policy in that area. The normative component aims to advance discussions and debates in vital areas of contemporary child welfare law and policy. The Handbook is an essential resource for scholars and professionals interested in the intersection of children and the law.

Children and the Law: An Introduction
James G. Dwyer
Part I: Creating Children
1. The Regulation of Reproduction and Best Interests Analysis
I. Glenn Cohen
2. When Does a Right to Life Arise?
Lynn D. Wardle
3. "Of Sound Mind and Body": A Call for Universal Drug Screening for All Newborns
Frank E. Vandervort and Vincent J. Palusci
Part II: Parentage
4. The Neurobiology of Childhood Psychosocial Adversity
Anne E. Berens, Sarah K. G. Jensen, and Charles A. Nelson
5. Legislation in Search of "Good-Enough" Care Arrangements for the Child: A Quest for Continuity of Care
Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Robbie Duschinsky, and Guy C. M. Skinner
6. Screening Potential Parents
James G. Dwyer
7. Procreation and Parenting
Katharine K. Baker
8. The ART of Parentage
Naomi Cahn
9. Adoption Versus Alternative Forms of Care
Brian Sloan
10. Race and the Adoption of Children
Ralph Richard Banks
Part III: Children in Families
11. Children in Fragile Families
Sara McLanahan, Kate Jaeger, and Kristin Catena
12. Protection of the Health of Newborns: Whatever Happened to Baby Doe?
Robert Van Howe
13. Corporal Punishment and the Law in Global Perspective
Joan E. Durrant
14. Addressing Childhood Trauma: Phenomena as a Roadmap to Response
Steven Marans, Hilary Hahn, and Carrie Epstein
15. Disputes Over Medical Treatment for Children
Jonathan Herring
16. Children's Right to Privacy
Ayelet Blecher-Prigat
17. The Child Protection System
Richard J. Gelles
18. Contested Child Protection Policies
Elizabeth Bartholet
19. How Federal Laws Pertaining to Foster Care Financing Shape Child Welfare Services
Jill Duerr Berrick and Daniel Heimpel
20. Equal Parenting Time: The Case for a Legal Presumption
William V. Fabricius
21. Relational Parents: When Adults Receive Rights in Children Because of Their Relationship with a Parent
Robin Fretwell Wilson
Part IV: Children in School and Other Institutions
22. The Changing Landscape of Funding Public Elementary and Secondary Education in the United States
R. Craig Wood
23. School Accountability
Morgan Polikoff and Shira Korn
24. Race and Education: School Desegregation and Resegregation since Brown and Promising Avenues toward Integration
Raquel Muñiz and Erica Frankenberg
25. Children's Religious Freedom in State Schools: Exemptions, Participation and Education
Myriam Hunter-Henin
26. The Supreme Court has Spoken: The Potential Impact of Decisions Interpreting U.S. Federal Statutes on the Education of Students with Disabilities
Thomas Hehir
27. Proposed Policies to Reduce Weapons in Schools: Based on Research from an Ecological Conceptual Model
Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor
28. Children at Risk of School Dropout
Lucinda Ferguson
29. The Intersection between Schools and the Criminal Justice System
Jason P. Nance
30. Private School Regulation: Individual Rights and Educational Responsibilities
Jeffrey Shulman
31. Legislators Should Eliminate Religious Exemptions from Laws Protecting Children
Marci A. Hamilton and Leslie C. Griffin
Part V: Children in Society
32. Considerations for Policymaking Affecting Adolescents in the Liberal Democracy
Vivian E. Hamilton
33. Children and Juvenile Justice Law: The Possibilities of a Relational-Rights Approach
Kathryn Hollingsworth
34. Gender, Justice, and Youth Development
Francine T. Sherman
Part VI: Advocating for Youth
35. Children's Participation in Decisions about Parenting Arrangements
Patrick Parkinson and Judy Cashmore
36. Reforming Child Welfare
Marcia Robinson Lowry
37. The Promises and Pitfalls of Constitutionalizing Children's Rights
Conor O'Mahony
James G. Dwyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190694395
Author(s) Dwyer, J
Edition 1
Format Hb
Publication Date 30/04/2020