Law: Family, Child & Social Welfare Law

  • How Liberal Child Welfare Policy Destroys Black Lives book cover

    How Liberal Child Welfare Policy Destroys Black Lives

    By James Dwyer

    How can we end the inter-generational sycle of poverty and dysfunction in the US's urban ghettos? This groundbreaking and controversial book is the first to provide a child-centered perspective on the subject by combining a wealth of social science information with sophisticated normative…

    Paperback – 2018-07-02 

  • Understanding Children's Rights: A Guide to Law, Policy and Practice book cover

    Understanding Children's Rights

    A Guide to Law, Policy and Practice

    By Karen Dr Winter, Bronagh Dr Byrne, Katrina Dr Lloyd

    What are children’s rights and where do they come from? Why is it necessary for children and young people to have their rights defined? What difficulties do practitioners face in developing a rights based approach to their daily work with children, young people and their families? What can children…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 

  • Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future book cover

    Juvenile Justice in Europe

    Past, Present and Future

    Edited by Barry Goldson

    At a time when Europe is witnessing major cultural, social, economic and political challenges and transformations, this book brings together leading researchers and experts from across the continent to consider a range of pressing questions relating to the historical origins, contemporary…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 

  • Young People, Rights and Place: Erasure, Neoliberal Politics and Postchild Ethics book cover

    Young People, Rights and Place

    Erasure, Neoliberal Politics and Postchild Ethics

    By Stuart C. Aitken

    Concern is growing about children’s rights and the curtailment of those rights through the excesses of neoliberal governance. This book discusses children’s spatial and citizenship rights, and the ways young people and their families push against diminished rights. Armed initially with theoretical…

    Hardback – 2018-06-12 
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Domestic Violence: Women, Divorce and Alternative Justice book cover

    Alternative Dispute Resolution and Domestic Violence

    Women, Divorce and Alternative Justice

    By Dafna Lavi

    Dealing with the interface between the Alternative Dispute Resolution movement and the phenomenon of domestic violence against women, this book examines the phenomenon of divorce disputes involving violence through the prism of ‘alternative justice’ and the dispute resolution mechanisms offered by…

    Hardback – 2018-06-06 

  • Trusts of Homes book cover

    Trusts of Homes

    By Alastair Hudson

    Ownership of the family home is generally not contested until the relationship between the spouses or cohabitants breaks down. The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 gives the courts adjustive powers to deal with disputes between spouses on the breakdown of the marriage but there is currently no statutory…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 

  • Living Under Sex Offender Laws: The Collateral Consequences for Offenders and their Families book cover

    Living Under Sex Offender Laws

    The Collateral Consequences for Offenders and their Families

    By Tusty ten Bensel, Lisa Sample

    Individuals convicted of crimes often face barriers upon returning to society, such as full participation in the economy, the polity, the housing market, and other citizenship activities. Without a stake in society, people can become disengaged from conventional activities and feel free to deviate…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 

  • Adoption Law and Human Rights: International Perspectives book cover

    Adoption Law and Human Rights

    International Perspectives

    By Kerry O'Halloran

    In recent decades, there have been many changes to adoption law and practice, such as a sharp decline in the voluntary relinquishment of children, an increase in the number consigned to public care, and an abrupt decrease in those made available on an intercountry basis. Additionally, human rights…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Human Rights and International Law

  • Ageing, Gender and Family Law book cover

    Ageing, Gender and Family Law

    Edited by Beverley Clough, Jonathan Herring

    Beverley Clough is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leeds. Jonathan Herring is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 

  • The Criminalisation of Fantasy Material: Law and Sexually Explicit Representations of Fictional Children book cover

    The Criminalisation of Fantasy Material

    Law and Sexually Explicit Representations of Fictional Children

    By Hadeel Al-Alosi

    This book addresses the criminalisation of sexually explicit material depicting or describing fictitious characters who appear to be children. It is the first book of its kind to specifically examine the expansion of the law to include fictional representations of children, focusing on the law in…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 

  • Handbook of Foster Youth book cover

    Handbook of Foster Youth

    Edited by Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Nancy Trevino-Schafer

    Currently, there are over 400,000 youth living in foster care in the United States, with over 20,000 aging out of the child welfare system each year. Foster youth are more prone to experience short- and long-term adverse developmental outcomes including diminished academic achievement and career…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27 

  • Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts: Shari’a Courts in Gaza book cover

    Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts

    Shari’a Courts in Gaza

    By Nahda Shehada

    Written from an ethnographic perspective, this book investigates the socio-legal aspects of Islamic jurisprudence in Gaza-Palestine. It examines the way judges, lawyers and litigants operate with respect to the law and with each other, particularly given their different positions in the power…

    Hardback – 2018-03-22 
    Islamic Law in Context

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