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Legal Socialization

A Study of Norms and Rules

  • Ellen S. Cohn
  • Susan O. White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. An Introduction to Legal Socialization

    1. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 1-5
  3. Legal Socialization Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-8
    2. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 9-26
    3. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 27-49
    4. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 50-58
  4. Testing Competing Hypotheses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-60
    2. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 61-77
    3. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 78-87
    4. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 88-96
  5. Exploring the Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-98
    2. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 99-134
    3. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 135-151
    4. Ellen S. Cohn, Susan O. White
      Pages 152-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 180-224

About this book

Introduction

Legal Socialization - A Study of Norms and Rules examines the varying responses, negative and positive, to rule enforcement, as well as the genesis of these responses and the conditions under which they occur. The book presents the results of a longitudinal, multi-methodological study of the dynamic interaction between norms of behavior and rule enforcement in a natural setting, specifically, a university residential community. This approach allowed for the testing of competing hypotheses drawn from social learning and cognitive developmental theory to determine which was more substantively predictive of legal socialization. The first major section discusses the vital issues involved in understanding legal socialization; the two major legal socialization theories; and the research design of the study carried out by the authors. The second part concentrates on empirically testing the predictions of legal development theory versus social learning theory. The final section explores the interaction between reasoning and rule-enforcing conditions and its importance for understanding legal socialization.

Keywords

Interaktion Sozialisation behavior gesellschaftliche Entwicklung interaction learning socialisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Ellen S. Cohn
    • 1
  • Susan O. White
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA

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