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Vulnerable adults and the law

Author: Jonathan Herring
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Through an examination of current case law, this book provides the first sustained treatment of vulnerable adults, discussing the legal position of those whose ability to make decisions for themselves is impaired.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Herring
ISBN: 9780191800757 0191800759 019105710X 9780191057106
OCLC Number: 945784160
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 270 pages)
Contents: 1. Introducing vulnerability --
2. Defining vulnerability --
3. Vulnerable adults and capacity --
4. The use of the inherent jurisdiction and vulnerable people --
5. Vulnerable adults and human rights --
6. Public authorities and vulnerable adults --
7. Criminal law and the protection of vulnerable adults --
8. Contract law and vulnerability --
9. Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: Jonathan Herring.
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