Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Sanctions and Rewards in the Legal System : A Multidisciplinary Approach / Martin Friedland
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Criminal Sanctions in England since 1500 -- 2. Sociology and Legal Sanctions -- 3. The Economics of Criminal Sanctions -- 4. Deterrence and the Tort System -- 5. Methods for Measuring General Deterrence: A Plea for the Field Experiment -- 6. Sanctions and Rewards: The Approach of Psychology -- 7. Sanctions and Rewards: An Organizational Perspective -- 8. An Anthropological View of Sanctions and Rewards -- 9. Achieving Compliance with Collective Objectives A Political Science Perspective -- 10. Choice of Target and Other Law Enforcement Variables
Summary Ten distinguished experts look at the important subject of sanctions and rewards in the legal system from the perspective of their individual disciplines. Among the issues they consider are society's selection of legal and other techniques to encourage obedience to the law, the relative effectiveness of rewards and sanctions, the usefulness of the present tort system in deterring undesirable conduct, and the question of whether we are aiming our sanctions at the right persons. These are crucial questions - so fundamental that they are often passed over by scholars, not to mention by lawmakers, as too difficult to answer.This collection of essays helps us understand some of the dimensions of these questions by seeing how various disciplines have dealt with them. A developmental psychologist examines the contribution her discipline can make to the topic. A historian explores the origins of the present penal system. An anthropologist places sanctions and rewards in the context of past and present societies. An economist measures the potential effectiveness of deterence. Other experts in law, political science, organizational behaviour, and sociology offer unique perspectives.This book is the first stage in a program on sanctions and rewards in the legal system sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and part of the Institute's wider program on law and society
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Jan. 06, 2016)
Subject Reward (Law) -- Congresses.
Sanctions (Law) -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Friedland, Martin.
ISBN 1442679557