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...
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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,...
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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Victim study
A victim study ( or victimization survey) (or victimization study) is a survey, such as the British Crime Survey, that asks a sample of people which crimes have been committed against them over a fixe...
Portia Hypothesis
The Portia Hypothesis claims women with masculine-sounding names will be more successful in the legal profession than an otherwise identical counterpart. The hypothesis is named after William Shakespe...
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...
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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...
Victim impact statement
A victim impact statement is a written or oral statement made as part of the judicial legal process, which allows crime victims the opportunity to speak during the sentencing of their attacker or at ...
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 ...
South Carolina v. Gathers
South Carolina v. Gathers, 490 U.S. 805 (1989) was a United States Supreme Court which held that testimony in the form of a victim impact statement is only admissible during the sentencing phase of a...
Legal culture
Legal cultures are described as being temporary outcomes of interactions and occur pursuant to a challenge and response paradigm. Analyses of core legal paradigms shape the characteristics of individu...
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...
Judicial activism in the European Union
The European Court of Justice has historically been an important driver of integration in the EU by performing judicial activism.
In the Cassis de Dijon Case, the European Court of Justice ruled...
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, ...
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Victim blaming
Victim blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially responsible for the harm that befell them.The study of victimology seeks to mitigate the perception o...
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...