Community mediation in Dorchester, Massachusetts
William L. F. Felstiner, Lynne A. Williams, University of Southern California. Social Science Research Institute, National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
U.S. Dept. of Justice, National Institute of Justice, 1980 - Law - 73 pages
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