Sociology of law
The sociology of law (or legal sociology) is often described as a sub-discipline of sociology or an interdisciplinary approach within legal studies. Some see sociology of law as belonging "necessarily...
Legal abuse
Legal abuse refers to abuses associated with both civil and criminal legal action. Abuse can originate from nearly any part of the legal system, including frivolous and vexatious litigants, abuses by...
Victimology
Victimology is the study of victimization, including the relationships between victims and offenders, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system — that is, the police and courts,...
Judicial activism
Judicial activism is judicial rulings suspected of being based on personal or political considerations rather than on existing law. It is sometimes used as an antonym of judicial restraint. The defini...
Rational-legal authority
Rational-legal authority (also known as rational authority, legal authority, rational domination, legal domination, or bureaucratic authority) is a form of leadership in which the authority of an orga...
Factors associated with being a victim of sexual violence
One of the most common forms of sexual violence around the world is that which is perpetrated by an intimate partner, leading to the conclusion that one of the most important risk factors for people i...
Jean Carbonnier
Jean Carbonnier (1908–2003) was one of the most important French jurists of the 20th century. He was a civil law specialist and a private law professor.
Jean Carbonnier was the son of Fernand Carb...
Scepticism in law
Scepticism in law has arisen in late nineteenth century, not merely as a protest against idea of natural law, but also as a reaction against formalism of legal positivists. Legal Scepticism, is also c...
Reasonable doubt
Evidence that is beyond reasonable doubt is the standard of evidence required to validate a criminal conviction in most adversarial legal systems.Generally the prosecutor bears the burden of proof and...
Moral certainty
Moral certainty is a concept of intuitive probability. It means a very high degree of probability, sufficient for action, but short of absolute or mathematical certainty.
The notion of different d...
Legal anthropology
Legal anthropology, also known as the anthropology of laws, is a sub-discipline of anthropology which specializes in "the cross-cultural study of social ordering". The questions that Legal Anthropolo...
International Institute for the Sociology of Law
The International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in Oñati is the only international establishment which is entirely devoted to teaching and promoting the sociology of law, socio-legal stud...
Research Committee on Sociology of Law
Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) was established in 1962 by William M. Evan (University of Pennsylvania) and Adam Podgórecki (University of Warsaw), with the support of Renato Treves (Uni...
Peer victimization
Peer victimization is the experience among children of being a target of the aggressive behavior of other children, who are not siblings and not necessarily age-mates.
Mass interest in the issue o...
The Common Law
The Common Law is a book that was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in 1881. Holmes later (1902) became an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.The book is about common law ...
Theftbote
Theftbote, a misdemeanour, occurs when a crime victim accepts the return of stolen property or makes other arrangements with a felon in exchange for an agreement not to prosecute. Such private deals ...
Renato Treves
Renato Treves (1907–1992) was born in Turin, Italy of a Jewish family. According to Vincenzo Ferrari, Treves "devoted his first academic study to the diffusion of Claude Henri de Saint-Simon's (1760-1...
Michael I. Monus
Michael I. "Mickey" Monus (born in 1947) is the former president of Phar-Mor, Inc., a defunct discount drug chain that established a strong national presence before declaring bankruptcy in the early 1...
Legal formalism
Legal formalism is a legal positivist view in philosophy of law and jurisprudence. While Jeremy Bentham's legal positivism can be seen as appertaining to the legislature, legal formalism appertains to...
Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Coimbra, 15 November 1940) is a Professor of Sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra. Sousa Santos has taught in various universities including Yale, ...
Jury research
Jury or Juror Research is an umbrella term for the use of research methods in an attempt to gain some understanding of the juror experience in the courtroom and how jurors individually and collectivel...
Law and development
Law and development is an interdisciplinary study of law and economic and social development. It examines the relation between law and development and anlyzes how to use law as an instrument to promo...
Regulation through litigation
Regulation through litigation refers to changes in society (particularly those that affect industries) brought about by litigation, rather than legislation or regulation.Some critics of regulation thr...
International Review of Victimology
The International Review of Victimology is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of victimology. The editor-in-chief is Joanna Shapland (University of Sheffield) and the edi...