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POV 295 - Child Abuse and Neglect Seminar


(LAW 221)
Credits: 2

Prerequisites: POV 101 and at least junior standing or instructor consent. This seminar examines the response of the legal system to issues of child abuse and neglect. Attempts by courts and legislators to define abuse and neglect are reviewed and critiqued. The seminar also explores the legal framework which governs state intervention to protect children from abuse and neglect. Attention is paid to both state and federal law, including the federal constitutional issues which arise in many child abuse and neglect proceedings. Issues relating to the professional responsibilities of lawyers involved in abuse and neglect proceedings are examined. Shaughnessy.




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