Conflict Management in Norway: Practical Dispute Resolution

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University Press of America, 1992 - Law - 115 pages
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In this book the author examines Norwegian approaches to conflict resolution that may be instructive for the United States. He focuses on two major questions: What can be done to relieve the criminal justice system of our city and state governments of their intolerable difficulties in delivering justice to the community, and what can be done to help the citizen feel that the city cares and is concerned with the protection of basic social contract demands? Contents: General Background and Statement of the Problem; Why Look to Norway? The Development of Theory; The Forliksra deneoConcept and History; Evolution of the Legal Structure; The Boards in Action: The Operations of the Forliksra dene; The Police Prosecutor: Fines and Sentencing Court; A Day in the Oslo Criminal Court: The Role of the Layman; The "KONFLIKTRAD" Experiment in Lier, Norway; Contrasts and Conclusions: Ideas for America."
 

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Edward J. Shaughnessy is Associate Professor of Sociology and Law at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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