2008

Child Maltreatment and the Law

Returning to First Principles

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ISBN: 978-0-387-79917-9 (Print) 978-0-387-79918-6 (Online)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Introduction: The Nature and Limits of Child Maltreatment Law

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      Pages 3-14

      The Increasingly Curious Response to Children's Harms

  3. The Legal Regulation of Family Life

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      Pages 17-32

      Families, Child Welfare, and the Constitution

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      Pages 33-57

      Suitable Families and Parents in Law

  4. Legal Responses to Child Maltreatment

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      Pages 61-78

      Defining Maltreatment and Permitting Startlingly Broad State Intervention

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      Pages 79-117

      Removing Children From Maltreating Families

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      Pages 119-153

      Enlisting Criminal Justice Systems in Child Protection

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      Pages 155-166

      Shifting Rules Regulating the Role of Expertise

  5. Returning to Child Welfare Law's Foundations

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      Pages 169-192

      Rethinking Laws Regulating Child Protection

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 193-217