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Private Justice (Routledge Revivals)

Towards Intergrated Theorising in the Sociology of Law, 1st Edition

By Stuart Henry


246 pages

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This book, first published in 1983, looks at discipline in industry and shows how private justice is integrally bound up with formal law. It is a timely examination of the forms of social control that exist ostensibly outside the formal legal system but on which it crucially depends. Private Justice: Towards Integrated Theorising in the Sociology of Law will be of interest to students of law, sociology, and criminology.

Dr. Stuart Henry is currently Professor and Director of the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University where he has been since 2006. Since leaving Trent Polytechnic (now Nottingham Trent University) in 1983 he has held positions in the United States at Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University, and the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author or editor of 30 books and over 100 articles on crime, deviance and social control.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Deceptions of order in law: social structures and law forms 2. Impressions of diversity: from informalism to integrated theorising about law 3. Images of legal reality: the ideology of constructing forms of factory law and their institutions of private justice 4. Beneath the public face of private discipline: the authoritative law of managerial justice 5. The negotiated law of participatory justice; accommodation, protection, legitimation and co-option 6. Celebration, co-operation and contamination: the collective law of community justice; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General