Folk Law

Essays in the Theory and Practice of Lex Non Scripta:

Author: Alison Dundes Renteln,Alan Dundes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429656300

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

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Originally published in 1994, Folk Law, a comprehensive two-volme collection of essays, examines the meeting place of folklore - the unwritten law of obligations and prohibitions that are understood and passed on - and jurisprudence. The contributors explore the historical significance and implications of folk law, its continuing influence around the globe, and the conflicts that arise when folk law diverges from official law. Valuable for students and scholars of law, folklore, or anthropology, Renteln and Dundes's extensive casebook marks a rare interdisciplinary approach to two important areas of research.
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African Underclass

Author: Andrew Burton

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852559758

Category: Crime

Page: 301

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Examines how the colonial state dealt with rapid urbanisation in the context of the state's views on social order and disorder.
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Crime in Developing Countries

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Marshall Barron Clinard,Daniel J. Abbott

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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Includes the results of a study of crime in Uganda and the capital, Kampala, 1968-1969.
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