Law & Society Review

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Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, 1997

Cause Lawyering in Transnational Perspective: National Conflict and Human Rights in Israel/Palestine
There is an interest among scholars working on cause lawyering to "globalize" the subject by studying professional and political networks that span national boundaries. The globalizing scope of human rights provides a particularly relevant perspective,...
Convictability and Discordant Locales: Reproducing Race, Class, and Gender Ideologies in Prosecutorial Decisionmaking
Using ethnographic data, I examine prosecutors' discourse on case convictability (the likelihood of a guilty verdict at trial) in sexual assault cases. The analysis shows how prosecutors construct discordant locales through their categorization of victims,...
Implications of "Third-Party" Involvement in Enforcement: The INS, Illegal Travelers, and International Airlines
This article is part of a larger study about the factors shaping the exercise of discretion by Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) inspectors. It focuses on an infrequently examined topic: how agency behavior is affected when government depends...
On Game Theory and the Law
Michael Alexeev* Douglas Baird, Robert Gertner, & Randall Picker, Game Theory and the Law. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994. xii + 330 pages. $45.00. On 18 January 1996 the Indiana University Law and Economics Lunch Bunch1 met to discuss...
Organization as Class Bias in Local Law Enforcement: Arson-for-Profit as a "Nonissue"
Here I discuss the response of local state agencies to the problem of arson-for-profit as a way to address the debates in the white-collar crime literature over the problem of class bias and the political autonomy of state institutions. Arson-for-profit...
Sentencing (and) the Underclass
Thomas G. Blomberg & Stanley Cohen, eds. Punishment and Social Control: Essays in Honor of Sheldon L. Messinger. Foreword by Philip Selznick. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1995. x + 318 pp. $46.95. Chris Clarkson & Rod Morgan, eds. The Politics...
The Constituencies of Elite Urban Lawyers
This study analyzes Chicago lawyers' networks of relationships with a selected set of prominent practitioners, drawing on 1994-95 interviews with 788 randomly selected respondents. Since the same technique was used 20 years earlier, the research sheds...
The Domestication of Violence in Mediation
This article, based on an analysis of 30 community mediation sessions, provides a theoretical frame for tracking the emergence and domestication of violence stories in the sessions themselves. Challenging the Cartesian distinction between mental and...

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