Children’s Rights in the United States: In Search of a by Nancy E. Walker PDF

By Nancy E. Walker

ISBN-10: 0803951035

ISBN-13: 9780803951037

The authors of this quantity supply dialogue on important concerns concerning the rights of kids within the usa, together with: the ancient and contextual viewpoint at the rights of kids; the United international locations conference at the Rights of the kid; the differing perspectives on kid's rights and talents; and the rights of kids in the relations, the social provider method, the healthiness care approach, the academic approach, the juvenile justice procedure and in employment.

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It is important to note the opening preposition of those two titles: Goldstein et al. were arguing for a standard that amounted to the least detrimental alternative available to the child whose interests were being examined. In accordance with this view, Reppucci and Crosby (1993) argued that, despite the popularity of the phrase, the best interests of the child is a concept generally devoid of objective substance. Several alternatives may be equally desirable—or equally undesirable—for the child who suffers maltreatment.

In 1997, the International Labor Organization estimated that 120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 were working full time, often in hazardous conditions (Stewart, 1997). • In 1990, 88 million of the world's children were working under harmful conditions (Jupp, 1990)—a number that did not decline over a 7-year period (1990-1997), according to the International Labor Organization ("International Conference," 1997). As these facts poignantly illustrate, childhood is not always a blissful time.

The Federal Government and 19 States have authorized capital punishment without setting any minimum age, and have also provided for some 15-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults. These laws appear to render 15-year-olds death eligible, and thus pose a real obstacle to finding a consensus, (p. N. Convention]" (UNICEF Child Rights, 1997b, p. 1). N. Convention's opposition involves concerns related to national sovereignty and the parent-child relationship. Opposition groups contend, for example, that the Convention "usurps national and state sovereignty," "undermines parental authority," "would allow and encourage children to sue parents, join gangs, have abortions, etc.

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