Making Parents Responsible for Children Who Break the Law

TitleMaking Parents Responsible for Children Who Break the Law
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Date Published02/1996
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCriminal Justice , Law , Legal Issues , Public Policy
AbstractIn 1995 the State of Oregon enacted a law that requires parents to make sure that their children do not break the law. Under this law, parents of minors involved in law breaking can be fined up to $1,000. Is this law morally justifiable?
NotesCase from the February 24, 1996 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright Robert Ladenson, Center for the Study of Ethics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1996.
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Parent%20Law.pdf
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