New Directions in the Study of Justice Law and Social Control

Author: School of Justice Studies
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781489936080
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Psychology

The publication of this anthology culminates what began as a Visiting Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series sponsored by the School of Jus tice Studies. When Dr. John M. Johnson was awarded the Arizona State University Graduate College's Distinguished Research Award for 1986- 1987, the School faculty voted to use the accompanying stipend to bring several scholars to campus. Each visiting scholar was commis sioned to present an original paper on contemporary issues in justice and to meet with graduate students and faculty during a week-long visit to campus. This collection of essays promotes wide-ranging conceptions of justice. As first conceived, we sought to bring an interdisciplinary per spective to the study of justice as a way of intellectually extending the current focus of research and teaching. As it developed, the collection permitted us to reflect on our own instructional program in law and the social sciences and to promote a conception of social conflict and control which includes social, political, economic, and legal controls.

History and Power in the Study of Law

Author: June Starr
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9781501723339
Release Date: 2018-02-15
Genre: Social Science

Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, "Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the ‘legal’ as a separate field of study?" To answer this question, they confront critics of legal anthropology who suggest that the subfield is dying and advocate a reintegration of legal anthropology into a renewed general anthropology. Chapters by anthropologists, sociologists, and law professors, using anthropological rather than legal methodologies, provide original analyses of particular legal developments. Some contributors adopt an interpretative approach, focusing on law as a system of meaning; others adopt a materialistic approach, analyzing the economic and political forces that historically shaped relations between social groups. Contributors include Said Armir Arjomand, Anton Blok, Bernard Cohn, George Collier, Carol Greenhouse, Sally Falk Moore, Laura Nader, June Nash, Lawrence Rosen, June Starr, and Joan Vincent.

Informal Criminal Justice

Author: Dermot Feenan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351724203
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Social Science

This title was first published in 2002: This volume explores conceptual debates and provides contemporary research in the field of informal criminal justice, including chapters on paramilitary "punishment" and post-cease-fire restorative justice schemes in Northern Ireland, post-apartheid vigilantism in South Africa, and informal crime management in England.

Making Law

Author: William J. Chambliss
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253208343
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Law

"... a distinct, broad, but compelling framework for examining a variety of laws and social policies." —Legal Studies Forum "... a very rich volume that has something to offer to many different tastes... an excellent companion to the main textbook in a large undergraduate law-and-society course." —Contemporary Sociology No issue has captured the imagination of social scientists and legal scholars more consistently than the creation of laws. The political implications of the study of law and society often create ideological diatribes with little attention to empirical detail. In this book, legal scholars, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists join in an attempt to develop and refine a structural theory of law.

Social Control in the People s Republic of China

Author: Ronald J. Troyer
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015005596575
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Social Science

This volume is unique in its coverage of China's entire social control apparatus. Drawing on data gathered in China, the contributors cover China's unusual blend of formal and informal devices at the individual and neighborhood level up through the formal criminal justice system.

Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice

Author: Andrew Von Hirsch
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060301863
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Law

Featuring contributions from scholars of international renown, this study examines the appropriateness of restorative solutions as compared to retributive punishments and clearly states what such justice might reasonably hope to achieve