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    Judge Tom Jacobs familiarizes young readers with our legal system, dispels myths and mysteries, and shows that the law is by and for the people – including teens.

    Teen Cyberbullying Investigated

    How do teens know when they might be “one click away from the clink”? In Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying. This riveting, informative guide will help young people understand what cyberbullying is and is not, recognize when they may be its victims or perpetrators, and learn tactics for successfully dealing with it.

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    Teens Take It to Court

    Because 15-year-old Gerry Gault fought for his rights, every teenager in the United States has specific rights when arrested and charged with a crime. This fascinating book describes precedent-setting cases that reveal the power of social action and prove that teens can change the law. Judge Jacobs familiarizes young readers with our legal system, dispels myths and mysteries, and shows that the law is by and for the people-including teens.

    They Broke the Law – You Be the Judge

    Teens often hear about other teens who get into trouble with the law. But they’re seldom asked what they think should happen next and why. A unique introduction to the juvenile justice system, They Broke the Law invites teens to preside over a variety of real-life cases.Thought-provoking and eye-opening, this book is for all teens who want to know more about the juvenile justice system and the laws that pertain to them and their peers.

    What Are My Rights? Q&A About Teens and the Law

    Teens often have questions about the law, but they don’t know where to turn for answers. Updated with new facts and resources, written in clear, everyday language, this book explores 95 legal questions that pertain specifically to teens. Readers learn about the laws that affect them, appreciate their rights, and consider their responsibilities. Includes questions for reflection and discussion.


    Judge Tom Jacobs has written several books for lawyers and judges concerning juvenile law, family law and community property.

    Children and the Law: Rights & Obligations (Thomson West Publishing Co., 2008*)

    This multiple-volume set provides comprehensive treatment of the complex issues surrounding children and the legal system. You get in-depth analysis of must-know topics, such as: children’s legal rights, child welfare, termination of parental rights, child custody and support, guardianship, juvenile delinquency, dependency and severance, adoption, education, domestic relations, and health care.

    Arizona Juvenile Law and Practice (Thomson West Publishing Co., 2009-2010 ed.)

    This book is a treatise on juvenile law, with special emphasis on recent changes. It provides a review of the leading cases on delinquency (including transfer), incorrigibility, juvenile traffic offenses, neglect, dependency, abuse, adoption, termination of parental rights (severance), and related topics.

    Arizona Community Property Law (Thomson West Publishing Co., 2009)

    Single-volume work provides full description of community property law as it applies in Arizona. The book cites relevant property cases, rules and statutes.

    *Thomson West books shown here are updated annually.