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The “Good Mother” and Crimes of Omission

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter looks at mothers who are prosecuted for failing to protect their children from an abuser. Mothers are more likely than fathers to face criminal charges when an abusive partner harms the ... More


Supporting Queer Youth

Sarah Valentine

in Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721377
eISBN:
9780814721384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721377.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the ways in which queer youth get entangled with the juvenile justice system and how such entanglement can be prevented. In particular, it argues that the violence and ... More


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