The behavior of law
This book contains a number of propositions about the variation of law across social space. The purpose of these propositions is to predict and explain this variation, and so to contribute to a scientific theory of law. Theory of this kind has practical applications, and also applications to the study of other social life.
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The Theory of Law
The Quantity of Stratification
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Africa anarchy applies arrest aspect of social behavior of law Chapter colonial complaint constant conviction court crime criminal cultural distance defined deviant behavior differentiation direction of law direction toward less disputes downward Durkheim E.E. Evans-Pritchard edited etiquette example explains the quantity Free Press Goffman Hoebel Ifugao Indians individual instance integrated intimacy juvenile delinquency juvenile law Kaguru kind of social labeling theory Laura Nader law increases law is greater law varies directly law varies inversely less law litigation marginal mental illness modern America modern society normative Northern Rhodesia Nuer offender organizational Pages party penal police predicts and explains prison punishment quantity of law radial relational distance respectability scientist settings simple societies social control Sociology someone status strangers stratification style of law subculture theory of law tion tribal tribes Uganda University Press unrespectable vertical victim vulnerable to law wealth wealthier witches Yale University York Zambia