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Responsible parents and parental responsability

Responsible parents and parental responsability

  • ISBN: 9781841138800
  • Editorial: Hart Publishing
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. None
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 354
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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Eds. Rebecca Probert, Stephen Gilmore, Jonathan Herring-------------------------- This book analyses the concept of parental responsibility in relation to areas such as criminal responsibility, juvenile offending, education, religion, medical treatment and child support. This is the first book to examine this unexplored area. The editors are leading scholars in family, criminal, and medical law. It will be of interest to family law academics, family lawyers and sociologists. This book examines the idea of 'parental responsibility' in English law and what is expected of a responsible parent. The scope of 'parental responsibility', a key concept in family law, is undefined and often ambiguous. Yet, to date, more attention has been paid to how individuals acquire parental responsibility than to the question of the rights, powers, duties and responsibilities they have once they obtain it. This book redresses the balance by providing the first sustained examination of the different elements of parental responsibility, bringing together leading scholars to comment on specific aspects of its operation. The book begins by exploring the conceptual underpinnings of parental responsibility in the context of parents' (and children's) rights. It then discusses the acquisition, exercise and ending of parental responsibility. The analysis highlights the inherent constraints and limitations of 'parental responsibility' and how its scope has deliberately been curtailed in certain contexts. The book then considers what parental responsibility allows and requires in specific areas, eg, naming a child, education, religious upbringing, medical treatment, corporal punishment, dealing with any contracts entered into or property owned by the child, representing the child in legal proceedings, consenting to a child's marriage or civil partnership and the law's response to the death of a child. In the final section, the idea of the 'responsible parent' is considered in the contexts of child

Eds. Rebecca Probert, Stephen Gilmore, Jonathan Herring


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