What Are My Rights?: 95 Questions and Answers About Teens and the Law (Paperback)

What Are My Rights?: 95 Questions and Answers About Teens and the Law By Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D. Cover Image
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"How long do I have to stay in school?" "Can my property be searched and seized?" "Are my grades public information?" "When can I have a beer?" "What if I'm discriminated against?" Teens often have questions about the law, but they don't know where to turn for answers. Updated with new facts and resources, written in clear, everyday language, this book explores 95 legal questions that pertain specifically to teens. Readers learn about the laws that affect them, appreciate their rights, and consider their responsibilities. Includes questions for reflection and discussion.

About the Author

Thomas a. Jacobs, J.D., was an Arizona Assistant Attorney general from 1972–1985, where he practiced criminal and child welfare law. He was appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court in 1985 where he served as a judge pro tem and commissioner in the juvenile and family courts until his retirement in 2008. He also taught juvenile law for ten years as an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. He continues to write for teens, lawyers, and judges. His recent articles on teens and the law have been published in The New York Times and New York ParentGuide. His previous books include They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge and Teens Take It to Court. Judge Jacobs also maintains the popular Web site “Ask the Judge: Answers for Teens About the law” at www.askthejudge.info.

Praise For…

"Excellent...an essential guide to how the law sees minors, and—more crucially—how minors should see their rights. If you are 18 or younger, you need this book."—Lynn Kirby, Senior Producer, "Teen Court", Court TV

“Useful and well-organized, this can be a great assignment aid as well as informative reading, and may spur teen activists to take a hand in shaping the laws that bind them.”—KLIATT

"Books for the Teen Age," New York Public Library 

ALA/YALSA “Quick Pick”

ALA/YALSA “Popular Paperback for Young Adults”

Product Details
ISBN: 9781575420288
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: September 21st, 2006
Pages: 208
Language: English