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PARENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CHILDREN IN FLORIDA: EXAMINING THE OXYMORON OF PARENTAL LIABILITY

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
This thesis examines the concept of parental liability and the effect it has in deterring juvenile delinquency, with an emphasis on Florida Law. It will also consider the concept's ability to properly compensate victims of juvenile offenses. The thesis focuses on the circumstances in which a parent or guardian may be liable for the actions of a child and how liability insurance law plays a key role in compensating innocent victims. It discusses Florida's public policy of seeking justice by holding parents responsible and the problems that it faces by doing so. The thesis further examines what issues arise when parents are found vicariously liable for their negligence or contribution to a child's offense, but are not covered by liability insurance coverage or the insurers deny coverage.
Title: PARENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CHILDREN IN FLORIDA: EXAMINING THE OXYMORON OF PARENTAL LIABILITY.
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Name(s): Specoli, Marco, Author
Cook, Kathy, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis examines the concept of parental liability and the effect it has in deterring juvenile delinquency, with an emphasis on Florida Law. It will also consider the concept's ability to properly compensate victims of juvenile offenses. The thesis focuses on the circumstances in which a parent or guardian may be liable for the actions of a child and how liability insurance law plays a key role in compensating innocent victims. It discusses Florida's public policy of seeking justice by holding parents responsible and the problems that it faces by doing so. The thesis further examines what issues arise when parents are found vicariously liable for their negligence or contribution to a child's offense, but are not covered by liability insurance coverage or the insurers deny coverage.
Identifier: CFH0004110 (IID), ucf:44866 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-12-01
B.S.
Health and Public Affairs, Dept. of Legal Studies
Bachelors
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Subject(s): parental liability
guardian liability
juvenile delinquency
liability insurance
vicarious liability
joint obligations
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004110
Restrictions on Access: campus 2012-12-01
Host Institution: UCF

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