New Family Law Books

Below is a list of Family Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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1040 handbook : a guide to income and asset discovery / Jack Zuckerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6369 .T46 2014
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According to our hearts : Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the law of the multiracial family / Angela Onwuachi-Willig.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.R47 O59 2013
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This landmark book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today.According to Our Hearts begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for misrepresentation of her race, and shows how our society has yet to come to terms with interracial marriage. Angela Onwuachi-Willig examines the issue by drawing from a variety of sources, including her own experiences. She argues that housing law, family law, and employment law fail, in important ways, to protect multiracial couples. In a society in which marriage is used to give, withhold, and take away status in the workplace and elsewhere she says interracial couples are at a disadvantage, which is only exacerbated by current law. Find out more (catalog link)
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Adjudicating family law in Muslim courts / edited by Elisa Giunchi.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPB540.3 .A35 2014
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While there are many books on Islamic family law, the literature on its enforcement is scarce. This book focuses on how Islamic family law is interpreted and applied by judges in a range of Muslim countries - Sunni and Shi'a, as well as Arab and non-Arab. It thereby aids the understanding of shari'a law in practice in a number of different cultural and political settings. Find out more (catalog link)
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Alzheimer's and the law : counseling clients with dementia and their families / Kerry Peck and Rick Law, with Brandon Peck and Diana Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3803.A56 P43 2013
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Alzheimer's disease and dementia : a comparison of international approaches : report of the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate pursuant to S. Res. 81, sec. 17(d), March 2, 2011, resolution authorizing a study of the problems of aged and agin

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 1.1/5:112-254
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Applying Sharia in the West : facts, fears and the future of Islamic rules on family relations in the West / edited by Maurits S. Berger.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP173.25 .A67 2013
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This volume provides new insights in the concept of shari'a in the West, and sets out a framework of how shari'a in the West can be studied. The premise of this volume is that one needs to focus on the question 'What do Muslims do in terms of shari'a?' rather than 'What is shari'a?'. This perspective shows that the practice of Sharia is restricted to a limited set of rules that mainly relate to religious rituals, family law and social interaction. The framework of this volume then continues to explore two more interactions: the Western responses to these practices of shari'a and, in turn, the Muslim legal reaction to these responses. Find out more (catalog link)
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Battered women, their children, and international law : the unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention / Taryn Lindhorst, Jeffrey L. Edleson.

Location: lax
Call #: K707 .L56 2012
Publisher: Northeastern University Press,


An eye-opening appraisal of how current Hague Child Abduction Convention agreements unintentionally harm abused women and their children Find out more (catalog link)
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Becoming the tech savvy family lawyer / Melissa A. Kucinski and Daniel J. Berlin ; Section of Family Law, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF320.A9 K83 2013
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Changing legal regulation of cohabitation : from fornicators to family, 1600-2010 / Rebecca Probert.

Location: lax
Call #: KD771 .P78 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Changing lives : lawyers fighting for children :/ Lourdes M. Rosado, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF337.5.J88 C43 2014
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Checklist for family survivors : a guide to practical and legal matters when someone you love dies / Sally Balch Hurme.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3827.D4 H87 2014
Publisher:


The Checklist for Family Survivors covers these topics and more:·Applying for survivors' benefits·Paying outstanding bills and handling insurance ·Sorting through the stuff, physical and digital·Writing the obituary and dealing with the funeral home·Navigating the grief process and taking care of yourself Find out more (catalog link)
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Child abduction within the European Union / Katarina Trimmings.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE1189 .T75 2013
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he book firstly critically evaluates the evolution of the separate intra-EU child abduction regime. It then presents findings of a statistical survey into the operation of child abduction provisions of the Brussels II bis Regulation. Find out more (catalog link)
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Child protection in Chinese societies : challenges and policies / editors, Edward Ko Ling Chan.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6626.54.C6 C45 2012
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers,


This book introduces the current situations of child victimisation in the Chinese populations to readers, discusses the relevant political and legal systems as well as health and social services, and puts forward some recommendations for effective child protection with an emphasis on the unique cultural values and situations in the Chinese populations. Grounded in the recent and contemporary research and scholarly inquiry, this is a vital book for understanding trends and current situations in China, as well as an essential read for those who work, research, teach or study in the area. This book is the only one available to date to present a comprehensive and critical review of child maltreatment and victimisation in China whilst promoting a multi-disciplinary collaboration to child protection. Find out more (catalog link)
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Children and international human rights law : the right of the child to be heard / Aisling Parkes.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .P36 2013
Publisher:


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 is one of the most highly ratified human rights treaties in the world. Article 12 is fundamental to the convention & covers the right of children to express their views & to be heard. This book examines Article 12 & the extent to which it has been internationally implemented. Find out more (catalog link)
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Children and the law : doctrine, policy and practice / by Douglas E. Abrams, Sarah H. Ramsey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF479.A7 A25 2010
Publisher: West/Thomson,


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Children and youth in armed conflict / by Ann-Charlotte Nilsson.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .N55 2013
Publisher:


This is a book that students and professionals from different disciplines and backgrounds, including from academia, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, the medical community, governments, etc., will find to be a valuable resource in their quest to learn more about an area of study that has long been neglected. Find out more (catalog link)
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Client letters for the family lawyer : saving time, managing relationships, and practicing preventive law / Mark E. Sullivan ; Section of Family Law, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF320.L48 S85 2013
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Community property in a nutshell / by Robert L. Mennell, St. Paul, Minnesota, Jo Carrillo, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF526.Z9 M46 2014
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


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Counseling unmarried couples : a guide to effective legal representation / Frederick Hertz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF538 .H47 2014
Publisher:


This book will enable you to provide holistic and effective advice to unmarried couples, whether same-sex or opposite-sex, enabling them to make wise decisions about their homes, their children, and their assets. The fourteen chapters discuss everything that an unmarried couple is likely to encounter. Also included is a CD-ROM containing all the documents you'll need to represent these couples, from co-ownership agreements to co-parenting adoptions to sample wills. Find out more (catalog link)
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Domestic subjects : gender, citizenship, and law in Native American literature / Beth H. Piatote.

Location: lax
Call #: PS153.I52 P53 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press,


Piatote tracks the double movement of literature and law in the contest over the aims of settler-national domestication and the defence of tribal-national culture, political rights and territory. Find out more (catalog link)
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Educating children without housing : a primer on legal requirements and implementation strategies for educators, advocates and policymakers : pursuant to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act / prepared by Lisa M. Coleman, National Law Center on Home

Location: lax
Call #: KF4217.H6 D84 2014
Publisher:


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Equal parent presumption : social justice in the legal determination of parenting after divorce / Edward Kruk.

Location: lax
Call #: K707 .K78 2013
Publisher:


'The Equal Parenting Presumption' addresses a major barrier to the principle of gender equality in parenting after divorce, and proposes a viable alternative to sole custody in the form of a legal presumption of shared and equal parenting. Find out more (catalog link)
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Family law / Robert E. Oliphant, Emeritus Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law ; Nancy Ver Steegh, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Justice Helen M. Meyer Professor of Child Protection Law, William Mitchell College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF505.Z9 O43 2013
Publisher:


The comprehensive coverage of Family Law: Examples & Explanations provides readers with an in-depth understanding of complex family law principles and how they are applied Find out more (catalog link)
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Family law reimagined / Jill Elaine Hasday.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .H39 2014
Publisher:


One of the law's most important and far-reaching roles is to govern family life and family members. Family law decides who counts as kin, how family relationships are created and dissolved, and what legal rights and responsibilities come with marriage, parenthood, sibling ties, and other bonds. This title evaluates the canonical narratives that decisionmakers invoke to explain family law and its governing principles. Find out more (catalog link)
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Family lawyer's guide to bankruptcy : forms, tips, and strategies / Shayna M. Steinfeld and Bruce R. Steinfeld.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1535.D58 S74 2014
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This book offers practical guidance on the new legislation and how it affects divorcing spouses. Among the aspects explained include the types of bankruptcy cases; case commencement; automatic stay; property of the estate; lien avoidance; priority of alimony, maintenance, and support debts; avoidability of transfers between married spouses; executory contracts; dismissal; closing the case; and revocation of discharge. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal child protection laws sourcebook / American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9323 .A3 2014
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Flawed convictions : "shaken baby syndrome" and the inertia of injustice / Deborah Tuerkheimer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9323 .T84 2014
Publisher:


This text surveys the scientific, cultural, and legal history of 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' from inception to formal dissolution. Deborah Tuerkheimer exposes extraordinary failings in the criminal justice system's treatment of what is, in essence, a medical diagnosis of murder. Find out more (catalog link)
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Forensic psychology consultation in child custody litigation / Phillip Stahl, Robert A. Simon, Family Law Section, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF547 .S734 2013
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From the closet to the altar : courts, backlash, and the struggle for same-sex marriage / Michael Klarman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF539 .K58 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Gender, religion, & family law : theorizing conflicts between women's rights and cultural traditions / edited by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe and Sylvia Neil.

Location: lax
Call #: K670 .G435 2013
Publisher: Brandeis University Press,


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Hague Child Abduction Convention : a critical analysis / Rhona Schuz.

Location: lax
Call #: K707 .S38 2013
Publisher:


The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was the response of the international community to the increase in the phenomenon of parental child abduction. However, behind the widely-acclaimed success of this Convention - which has been ratified by more than 80 States - lie personal tragedies, academic controversy, and diplomatic tensions. The continuing steady flow of case-law from the various EU Member States has resulted in the emergence of different approaches to the interpretation of key concepts in the Convention. In addition, over the years, other global and regional legal instruments and the recommendations of the Special Commissions have had an impact on the implementation of the Convention. This book brings together all these strands and provides an up-to-date, clear, and highly-readable discussion of the international operation of the Abduction Convention together with in-depth critical academic analysis. Find out more (catalog link)
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Handbook on questioning children : a linguistic perspective / Anne Graffam Walker, Ph.D. with Julie Kenniston, MSW, LSW ; editors Sally Small Inada, M.A. and Julie Kenniston, MSW, LSW ; Catherine Caldwell, J.D. Legal Researcher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9672 .W29 2013
Publisher:


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Illinois estate administration, 2014 / general editor, Charles F. Newlin ; chapter authors, Patricia Brosterhous ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1347 .I5 2014
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Illinois juvenile law and practice, 2013 / general editor: Lawrence Schlam ; chapter authors, Maryam Ahmad ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1795.A6 I44 2013
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Immigration law sourcebook : a compendium of immigration-related laws and policy documents.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819.85 .I4674 2013
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Information privacy law sourcebook / Section of Antitrust Law, Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1263.C65 A3 2014
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Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families / J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .D54 2013
Publisher:


The rise in divorce, cohabitation, single parenthood and same-sex partnerships along with an increase in surrogacy, adoption and assisted reproductive technologies has led to many diverse configurations of families, or intimate associations. The authors show that children of married parents fare better than children in a household formed by cohabiting adults. This is not to condemn non-traditional families but to point out that society and the law do not adequately provide for their needs. In conclusion, they call for a legal system that can adapt to the continually changing reality of family life. Find out more (catalog link)
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Jewish bioethics : rabbinic law and theology in their social and historical contexts / Yechiel Michael Barilan, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

Location: lax
Call #: KBM3098 .B37 2014
Publisher:


This book presents the discourse in Jewish law and rabbinic literature on bioethical issues, highlighting practical problems in their socio-historical contexts. In this work, Yechiel Michael Barilan discusses end-of-life care, abortion, infertility treatments, the brain-death debate, and the organ market. Find out more (catalog link)
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Juvenile justice administration in a nutshell / by Barry C. Feld.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9780 .F45 2014
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Law as a tool for empowering women within marital relations : a case study of paternity lawsuits in Egypt / Hind Ahmed Zaki.

Location: lacom
Call #: KRM1749 .A94 2012
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press,


How do women use courts within the context of paternity lawsuits? This study analyzes the challenges that the formal legal approach to empowering women faces once it is translated into everyday socio-legal experiences and court repertoires. It also seeks to trace the pathologies inherent inpersonal status law reform and normal legal practices in Egypt, attesting to the limitations of law as an agent of social change in the private domain of the family. It mainly sheds light on the difficulties of separating formal legal rules from informal social practices. It also explores the problem of paternity claims in Egypt. Adding to growing literature on the use of legal mobilization to advance gender equity, this study offers insights on theoften-neglected role of social norms in court experiences, often leading to unexpected consequences that sometimes defy the intended goals behind policies and legislation. Find out more (catalog link)

Lifestyle analysis in divorce cases : investigating spending and finding hidden income and assets / Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF.

Location: lax
Call #: KF535 .C64 2014
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Little angels : an international legal perspective on child discrimination / Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .C682 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


Following on from her previous nine books on discrimination law, Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter now focuses on the goal of child equality. Examining issues of child labour and the relevant laws which are designed to protect the most vulnerable in our society, the book explores the primary role of legislation and the judicial system and its impact on the fight for child rights and the ultimate goal of the end of inequality. The book considers the major common law countries of Australia and New Zealand, Africa and South Africa, Canada, Mexico and the United States, and the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination worldwide. By providing a detailed examination of child rights and the law, it will be an important read for those concerned with equality and empowering those most vulnerable to discrimination, the children. Find out more (catalog link)
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Managing family justice in diverse societies / edited by Mavis Maclean and John Eekelaar.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 M36 2013
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


The aim of this book is to explore what response the law has or should have to different family practices arising from cultural and religious beliefs. The issue has become increasingly debated as western countries have become more culturally diverse. Although discussion has frequently focused on the role Islamic family law should have in these countries, this book seeks to set that discussion within a wider context that includes consideration both of theoretical issues and also of empirical data about the interaction between specific family practices and state law in a variety of jurisdictions ranging from England and Wales to Bangladesh, Botswana, Spain, Poland, France, Israel, Iran and South Africa. Find out more (catalog link)
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Managing legal risks in early childhood programs : how to prevent flare-ups from becoming lawsuits / Holly Elissa Bruno, Tom Copeland.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2042.D3 B78 2012
Publisher: Redleaf Press ; Teachers College Press,


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Marriage buyout : the troubled trajectory of U.S. alimony law / Cynthia Lee Starnes.

Location: lax
Call #: KF537 .S73 2014
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Critics of alimony claim it has no place in contemporary visions of marriage as a partnership of equals. But as Cynthia Lee Starnes argues in The Marriage Buyout, alimony is often the only practical tool for ensuring that divorce does not treat today's primary caregivers as if they were suckers. Her solution is to radically reconceptualize alimony as a marriage buyout.Starnes's buyouts draw on a partnership model of marriage that reinforces communal norms of marriage, providing a gender-neutral alternative to alimony that assumes equality in spousal contribution, responsibility, and right. Find out more (catalog link)
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Military parents and child custody : issues, considerations, and cases / Rayan M. Pauwels, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: UB403 .M557 2013
Publisher: Nova Publishers,


Some service-members involved in child custody cases have expressed concern that family courts in some states are using their military service against them in determining custodial arrangements. The issue addressed in this book is whether a federal child custody law is needed to protect service-members' rights in custodial disputes. Find out more (catalog link)
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Muslim family law, secular courts and Muslim women of South Asia : a study in judicial activism / Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin.

Location: lax
Call #: KNC156 .S468 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Muslim women and Shari'ah Councils : transcending the boundaries of community and law / Samia Bano.

Location: lax
Call #: KD750 .B36 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women. Find out more (catalog link)
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New kinship : constructing donor-conceived families / Naomi Cahn.

Location: lax
Call #: K3611.A77 C34 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


This title details how families are made and how bonds are created between families in the brave new world of reproductive technology. Naomi Cahn, an expert on reproductive technology and the law, shows how these new kinship bonds dramatically exemplify the ongoing cultural change in how we think about family. Find out more (catalog link)
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Oxford introductions to U.S. law. Family law / Brian H. Bix.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF505 .B59 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


A book about family law is necessarily a book both about family life and the role law can and should take in regulating family life. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Family Law provides a critical introduction to the enduring topics in the field, including not only an overview of the basic rules, but also the history and principles underlying them. Find out more (catalog link)
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Reconceptualizing children's rights in international development : living rights, social justice, translations / edited by Karl Hanson, Olga Nieuwenhuys.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .R435 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Building on recent human rights scholarship, childhood studies and child rights programming, this conceptual framework on children's rights proposes three key-notions: living rights, or the lived experiences in which rights take shape; social justice, or the shared normative beliefs that make rights appear legitimate for those who struggle to get them recognised; and translations, or the complex flux between different beliefs and perspectives on rights and their codification. By exploring the relationships between these three concepts, the realities and complexities of children's rights are highlighted. The framework is critical of approaches to children as passive targets of good intentions and aims to disclose how children craft their own conceptions and practices of rights. The contributions offer important insights into new ways of thinking and research within this emerging field. Find out more (catalog link)
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Reforming juvenile justice : a developmental approach / Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform ; Richard J. Bonnie ... [et al.], editors ; Committee on Law and Justice ; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; National Research

Location: lax
Call #: KF9779 .R44 2013
Publisher: The National Academies Press,


Reforming Juvenile Justice details what has been learned about adolescent development and how that knowledge can be applied to the policies of the police, the courts, and other institutions that are responsible for both the safety of communities and holding people accountable for their behavior. It examines programs that have been effective in reducing reoffending and lays out the basis for a 21st-century juvenile justice system. This volume will be valuable not only to policy makers and those involved in the juvenile justice system, but also to parents, school officials, and others who face the often perplexing behavior of adolescents. Find out more (catalog link)
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Signposts : new directions in Southern legal history / edited by Sally E. Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter.

Location: lax
Call #: KF352.A2 S57 2013
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In Signposts, Sally E. Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter have assembled seventeen essays, by both established and rising scholars, that showcase new directions in southern legal history across a wide range of topics, time periods, and locales. The essays will inspire today's scholars to dig even more deeply into the southern legal heritage, in much the same way that David Bodenhamer and James Ely's seminal 1984 work, Ambivalent Legacy, inspired an earlier generation to take up the study of southern legal history. Contributors to Signposts explore a wide range of subjects related to southern constitutional and legal thought, including real and personal property, civil rights, higher education, gender, secession, reapportionment, prohibition, lynching, legal institutions such as the grand jury, and conflicts between bench and bar. Find out more (catalog link)
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Social change in America : from the Revolution through the Civil War / Christopher Clark.

Location: lax
Call #: HN57 .C548 2006
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee,


The processes of social change in the late colonial period and early years of the new Republic made a dramatic imprint on the character of American society. These changes over a century or more were rooted in the origins of the United States, its rapid expansion of people and territory, its patterns of economic change and development, and the conflicts that led to its cataclysmic division and reunification through the Civil War. Christopher Clark's brilliant account of these changes in the social relationships of Americans breaks new ground in its emphasis on the crucial importance of free and unfree labor, regional characteristics, and the sustained tension between arguments for geographic expansion versus economic development. Find out more (catalog link)
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Transgender persons and the law / Ally Windsor Howell, LL.M. ; foreword by the honorable Phyllis Randolph Frye.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4754.5 .H69 2013
Publisher:


This straightforward and informative groundbreaking book is intended to educate and inform practitioners on the various laws and landmark court cases involving transgendered individuals in a number of legal situations, including housing, veterans benefits, family law, health care, employment, criminal justice, and much more. It also discusses the myriad legal documents transgendered persons need to understand before filling out paperwork in order to change ones name, birth certificate, and gender identification. This book also includes a DVD containing a complete set of forms for all 50 states and the District of Columbia for name changes and birth certificate changes. Find out more (catalog link)
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What is parenthood? : contemporary debates about the family / edited by Linda C. McClain, Daniel Cere.

Location: lax
Call #: KF540 .W52 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


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