Beaudry, Jo; Ketchum, Lynne.
Carla Goes To Court
. New York: Human Science Press Inc., 1987. Carla witnesses a burglary, and has to testify in court. This book for young readers, explains the court system, and the jobs of the people who work in that system.
Chase, Harold W.; Ducat, Craig R.
. Minn: West Publishing Co., 1974. A case study book that presents numerous cases that have come before the U.S. Supreme Court for review. It includes the facts of the cases as well as the judges’ decisions.
Edelman, Marian Wright.
Families In Peril. MA
: Harvard University Press, 1987. This book sheds new light on the poor in our society. It has been heralded as a must read book, that takes the blame off the victim.
Eichner, James A.
. New York: Franklin Watts Inc., 1963. In very simple language, the author explains the legal system. It explains the laws and describes the men who make and administer the law.
The American Legal System
. New York: Franklin Watts, 1980. This book explains the dual legal system in the United States. There is also a discussion of the Juvenile system.
Goldstein, Joseph; Freud, Anna; Solnit, Albert J.
Before The Best Interest Of The Child
. New York: The Free Press, 1979. This book presents and challenges the way the state intervenes in family matters. It presents a new way of thinking that is in the best interest of the child.
The Dred Scott Decision
, March 6, 1857 . New York: Franklin Watts, 1968. This book gives an in-depth account of the Dred Scott decision of 1857.
Landmark Supreme Court Cases
. New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, Inc. 1987. This book presents several landmark cases that were argued before the Supreme Court.
. New York: The New Press, 1993. This family law book, presents readings that deal with a wide variety of issues that affect the family. This issues are wide reaching and include articles on adoption, getting pregnant on purpose, physical abuse within families, etc.