Children, Social Science, and the Law

Children, Social Science, and the Law

This study integrates social science research, social policy, and legal analysis related to children and the law. It provides the most cutting-edge information available on topics such as child abuse, children's eyewitness testimony, divorce and custody, juvenile crime, and children's rights. The volume is an important resource for researchers, attorneys, judges, policy makers, legislators, and mental health, social service, and police professionals.


"This is one of the most comprehensive child policy books I've seen. It is a book I will use in my work, and one I think would be useful to students in a wide variety of fields." Nancy Hall, Yale University

'… a stimulating overview of current American practice with an exciting emphasis on the impact of community experience and community based interventions.' British Journal of Sociology