Editor's Note: This article is adapted from Chapter 5 of Children and the Law in a Nutshell, by Sarah H. Ramsey and Douglas E. Abrams (4th ed. 2011), published by West Academic. (To purchase a copy, call 888-728-7677 or visit legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com. If you are a professor considering this text for adoption and would like to receive a complimentary copy, call 800-313-WEST (9378) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Reprinted by permission.
A Primer on Criminal Child Abuse and Neglect Law
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2013
© 2013 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Juvenile and Family Court Journal
Volume 64, Issue 3, pages 1–27, Summer 2013
How to Cite
Abrams, D. E. (2013), A Primer on Criminal Child Abuse and Neglect Law. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 64: 1–27. doi: 10.1111/jfcj.12006
- Issue published online: 16 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 16 SEP 2013
This article surveys major aspects of criminal child abuse and neglect law encountered by judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers, child advocates, and child care professionals. The author, whose casebook, Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy and Practice (West 4th ed. 2010) (with Sarah H. Ramsey), is required reading in law schools throughout the United States, analyzes both constitutional and statutory law.