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Children in Charge

The Child's Right to a Fair Hearing

Edited by Mary John
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Emerging clearly from the first volume in this new series is the importance of the voice of the child. With their emphasis on the twin themes of participation and empowerment, the contributors present the active role of children as autonomous individuals with a stake in the decision-making process.

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Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law

Edited by Stewart Asquith
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors to this volume examine the range and nature of problem behaviours among children and young people and the changing nature of their offending, which is reflected in the ongoing examination of philosophies, practices and policies and the tension between `welfare' and more traditional `justice and punishment' approaches.

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Equipment for Older or Disabled People and the Law

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains the provision, both law and practice, of equipment and home adaptations to assist older or disabled people in daily living. The range of items covered is great, from alarms to artificial limbs, baths to bedrooms, chopping boards to crutches, electronic toothbrushes to environmental controls, and walking frames to wheelchairs.

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An A-Z of Community Care Law

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written to meet the need for concise explanation of the key legal issues in community care, this comprehensive A to Z gives the reader immediate access to the definitions they are seeking, and is the first book to summarise systematically many of the recent legal cases.

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Housing Options for Disabled People

Edited by Ruth Bull
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book describes the processes involved in rehousing or adapting existing accomodation, identifying the professionals who may contribute and highlighting the role of the occupational therapist. The book will be of use to a range of professionals, including occupational therapists, architects, social workers and more.

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Disability Politics and Community Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Disability Politics and Community Care encourages health and welfare professionals and policy makers to start working much more closely with disabled people themselves. He presents practical suggestions for the changes necessary for the proposed reorganisation of service provision which will re-define direct work with disabled people.

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Psychiatric Aspects of Justification, Excuse and Mitigation in Anglo-American Criminal Law

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Violent crimes committed by the mentally disordered attract academic and public attention. They raise issues of moral responsibility and public protection. This study systematically analyses the principles underlying those legal and medical devices which enable the courts to make special arrangements for the mentally disordered.

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Law, Rights and Disability

Edited by Jeremy Cooper
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive volume assesses the relationship between legal rights and disability and the effect of law, legal process and third party professional intervention on the lives of people with disabilities. The contributors, who are all either academics or other professional experts in their field, write in a jargon free accessible style.

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Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Debbaudt explains how typical manifestations of autism spectrum disorders, such as running away, unsteadiness, impulsive behavior or failure to respond, may be misunderstood by law enforcement professionals, with serious consequences. For individuals with ASDs, he offers advice on how to behave in encounters with law enforcement professionals.

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Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Debbaudt explains how typical manifestations of autism spectrum disorders, such as running away, unsteadiness, impulsive behavior or failure to respond, may be misunderstood by law enforcement professionals, with serious consequences. For individuals with ASDs, he offers advice on how to behave in encounters with law enforcement professionals.

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