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By Stephen M. Krason

ISBN-10: 0810886693

ISBN-13: 9780810886698

The baby protecting method (CPS), formed by means of federal legislations 40 years in the past and run at the kingdom and county degrees within the usa, provided in utopian type the wish of forestalling all attainable baby abuse or forget. In reaction, legislators enacted a spate of imprecise legislation that poorly outlined such different types as “abuse” and “neglect,” and granted the CPS sweeping powers to intervene into households, frequently at the foundation of not anything greater than nameless lawsuits approximately normal childrearing practices. This association, which from the questionable statement of the life of a predicament of kid abuse and overlook, turned the foundation in concept for the common tracking of yankee households that has ended in the pointy curbing of parental rights and tasks. With overreaching via neighborhood and nation governments into kin affairs, the present CPS has not just broken untold numbers of households but in addition undercut the legitimacy of parental authority throughout the non-stop probability to folks of kid elimination.

In Child Abuse, relations Rights, and the kid protecting method: A severe research from legislations, Ethics, and Catholic Social Teaching, Stephen M. Krason gathers essays via best students and practitioners to remark in the course of the prism of Catholic social idea, at the plight afflicting American households and the position of the kid protecting procedure. the following readers will locate serious essays at the deleterious impact of the 1974 passage of the kid Abuse Prevention and therapy Act; checks of present American guidelines on baby abuse and overlook and the function of the CPS in the context of triumphing foreign human rights rules and Catholic social instructing; a survey of the enforcement of CPS guidelines from a criminal and constitutional viewpoint; study information disputing the CPS precept that every one mom and dad are power abusers and illustrating the better occurrence of abuse and forget in damaged, “blended,” and “untraditional” households; and arguments for poverty and unemployment because the top culprits within the mistreatment of youngsters. additionally integrated are the amicus curiae briefs that the Society of Catholic Social Scientists submitted in U.S. best lawsuits on parental rights, the CPS, and country keep watch over over the kinfolk.

Child Abuse, kinfolk Rights, and the kid protecting System should still attract a number of pros in addition to students, from relations courtroom legal professionals, social employees, relatives counselors, and clergy to researchers within the fields of social paintings, legislations, kin stories, American politics, sociology, human prone, counseling and psychology, and schooling, in addition to public officials.

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