In this article, the principles of Justice as Fairness (Rawls, 1971) are applied to some of the institutions affecting children-the legal system and the family.
Within this perspective, these institutions are just if there are no alternative arrangements under which the prospects of the least advantaged children could be maximized.
Improving the prospects of the abused, neglected, and oftentimes anomic children becomes the barometer of social change.
A welfare and protection rights agenda, and ways of strengthening the nuclear family within the community, are envisioned in order to provide least advantaged children with the most basic primary goods enabling them to develop their capabilities.
Such changes are prerequisite for reducing violence and anomie in our society.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant maltraité, Violence, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Statut socioéconomique, Organisation santé, Promotion santé, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Article synthèse, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child abuse, Violence, Family environment, Social environment, Socioeconomic status, Public health organization, Health promotion, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Child, Human, Adolescent, Review, Victimology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0201296
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.