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By Richard L. Abel (Auth.)

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ISBN-13: 9780120415021

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1981) Urban Danger: Life in a Neighborhood of Strangers. : Temple University Press. Mileski, Maureen (1971) "Courtroom Encounters: An Observation Study of a Lower Criminal Court," 5 Law & Society Review 473. Moore, Sally Falk (1978) Law as Process: An Anthropological Approach. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. , Thomas L. Norris, and Luis Salas (1977) Evaluation: Dade County Citizen Dispute Settlement Program. : Dade County Criminal Justice Planning Unit. Nader, Laura (1969) "Styles of Court Procedure: To Make the Balance," in L.

Further, they have the option of moving away from a conflict situation rather than settling it by compromise. This is probably a frequent pattern in American society (Felstiner, 1974), although it may carry a high cost (Danzig and Lowy, 1975). My own study of an urban neighborhood suggests that avoidance, or moving away, is common but is usually chosen reluctantly after a long period of conflict and the exhaustion of other alternatives (Merry, 1979). Most of the disputes in this low-income, polyethnic housing project passed through a long phase of endurance, in which the disputants simply put up with barking dogs, dirty stairwells, minor thefts, and jealous, violent lovers while appealing to a variety of formal third parties—the management office, the police, and the courts.

Harries-Jones, P. (1964) "Marital Disputes and the Process of Conciliation in a Copperbelt Town," 35 Human Problems in British Central Africa 29. Hoebel, E. A. (1954) The Law of Primitive Man: A Study in Comparative Legal Dynamics. : Harvard University Press. Hofrichter, Richard (1977) "Justice Centers Raise Basic Questions," [1977] New Directions in Legal Services 168. 44 Sally Engle Merry (1982) "Neighborhood Justice and the Social Control Problems of American Capitalism: A Perspective," in R.

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