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LAW661 Juvenile Law

Course Description

This course explores issues relating to both juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency laws. Legal principles of the original juvenile courts are discussed and contrasted with current laws and treatment of juveniles charged with crimes in juvenile and adult courts. Students examine legal principles governing the creation, regulation and termination of the parent-child relationship in the context of juvenile dependency law. Major topics include children’s rights, medical treatment, child abuse and neglect, foster care and adoption.