The Uses of Discretion (Oxford Socio-Legal Studies) by Keith Hawkins

The Uses of Discretion (Oxford Socio-Legal Studies) Author: Keith Hawkins
eBook Title: The Uses of Discretion (Oxford Socio-Legal Studies)
ISBN10: 0198259506
ISBN13: 978-0198259503
Language: English
Publisher: Clarendon Press; Revised ed. edition (March 23, 1995)
Category: Law
Subcategory: Legal Theory & Systems
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Discretion is a pervasive phenomenon in legal systems. It is of concern to lawyers because it can be a force for advancing the broad purposes of law and subverting them. For social scientists this phenomenon is an important form of decision-making behavior, one in which legal rules are merely one force in a field of pressures and constraints that drive certain courses of action or inaction. This book presents a variety of analyses of legal discretion by lawyers and social scientists who have made discretion and its uses a central part of their scholarly concerns.

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