Teen Legal Rights, 3rd Edition

  • David L. Hudson Jr.
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  • ISBN-10: 1610697006
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697002
  • DDC: 346.7301
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Widespread Internet use and evolving privacy concerns compromise the legal rights of teenagers. While smart phones, social networking, and online music downloading pose new legal complications for teens and their parents to navigate, the Supreme Court has grappled with rights concerning every aspect of a young adult's life long before now. This newly updated text, written in accessible language and presented through an informal FAQ format, simplifies the laws, rights, and constitutional implications affecting young people today. In an easy-to-understand, non-intimidating style, First Amendment scholar David L. Hudson Jr. provides an authoritative analysis of the judicial system, utilizing actual court cases and legal arguments to help teens better understand their rights under the law. Additionally, the text presents recent changes and interpretations of legal areas still in debate. This third edition features an updated examination of recent topics that includes cyberbullying, "sexting," social media privacy, and illegal downloads of online content.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.


List of Tables.

Introduction to the Third Edition: Teen Legal Rights Today.

1: Behind the Wheel.

2: At School.

3: At Home.

4: On the Job.

5: On Your Own.

6: Your Personal Appearance.

7: If Your Parents Divorce.

8: Your Sexual Life.

9: Marrying and Having Children.

10: Your Right to Be Healthy and Safe from Abuse.

11: Alcohol and Drugs.

12: Teens and Crime.

13: Equal Protection and Employment Discrimination.

14: Gay and Lesbian Teens.

15: Property Rights and Crimes against Property.

16: Entering into Contracts.

17: Taking Matters to Court.

18: How to Find the Law.

19: Teens in a Virtual World.

20: Glossary.


About the Author.