Law & Society Review

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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, 2019

Assessing the Direct and Indirect Effects of Legitimacy on Public Empowerment of Police: A Study of Public Support for Police Militarization in America
Tyler's (2006) process-based model of policing is now a staple of American research on public perceptions and community relations with law enforcement. This is best illustrated by the prominent place of the model in the President's Task Force on 21st...
Co-Editors' Note
As the current team, one that spans three countries on two continents, submits this first issue of our final volume together, the North American wing wishes to say a deep thank you to Jennifer Balint, the journal's book review editor. Jennifer has been...
Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice
Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice. By Annie Bunting and Joel Quirk (Eds.). Toronto and Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017.Barrington Walker, Department of History, Queen's UniversitySlavery is something that I have thought about,...
Desistance from Sexual Offending: Narratives of Retirement, Regulation and Recovery
Desistance from Sexual Offending: Narratives of Retirement, Regulation and Recovery. By Danielle Arlanda Harris. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.Hadar Aviram, UC Hastings College of the LawDanielle Harris' book Desistance from Sexual Offending opens with...
How Their Laws Affect Our Laws: Mechanisms of Immigration Policy Diffusion in the Americas, 1790–2010
Scholars of policy convergence, transfer, and diffusion attempt to explain why laws become similar across countries. Immigration and nationality laws present a "hard case" to explain because these laws express a nation-state's sovereign ability to define...
Irony of Citizenship: Descent, National Belonging, and Constitutions in the Postcolonial African State
"... Balala is a Kenyan citizen whose grandfather was also a Kenyan before independence, and those of us who were around at independence know that if you were born in Kenya, you became a Kenya citizen on 12th December 1963. We cannot accept from the...
Judicial Stereotyping Associated with Genetic Essentialist Biases toward Mental Disorders and Potential Negative Effects on Sentencing
U.S. judges have immense power, invoking social ideals of equality and objectivity. The goal of equality before the law depends upon judges setting aside biases and codes of ethics mandate that judges disregard any consideration of offender characteristics...
Just like Global Firms: Unintended Gender Parity and Speculative Isomorphism in India's Elite Professions
Recent comparative demographic research on the legal profession reveals that while most countries have followed a trend of positive feminization over the last half a century, two countries-India and China-still offer strong resistance to this norm (Michelson...
The Mechanisms Behind Litigation's "Radiating Effects": Historical Grievances against Japan
In the past three decades, Koreans have filed dozens of lawsuits in Japanese, Korean, and U.S. courts with various claims related to Japanese colonial rule over the Korean peninsula (19101945). Claimants have included Korean victims of forced labor in...
The "Paper Case": Evidence and Narrative of a Terrorism Trial in Delhi
In most Indian trial courts, the file alone bears witness to what happens inside a courtroom. Investigative and trial court processes are marked by the production of files and paperwork. Like many other common law jurisdictions in Asia and Africa, India...
The Path of the Law Review: How Interfield Ties Contribute to Institutional Emergence and Buffer against Change
Law reviews are the primary outlet for legal scholars, and the law review system is unique to legal education. People in other fields are astonished when they learn about it; they can hardly believe their ears. What, students decide which articles are...
The Price of Civil Rights: Black Lives, White Funding, and Movement Capture
In 1916, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) mounted the largest campaign in history against lynching and racist mob violence. Focused on the protection of black lives from state-sanctioned violence, the NAACP organized...
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