Lecture 10 20140405
• Finishing Ewick and Silbey
• Legal Geography
• SCP/CPTED and Defensible Space
• Must be expanded research methods
• When is the last time you encountered a police?
• Researchers need to follow up on particular questions and it is up to the skill of the researcher. You are trying to find the
bigger picture of the law.
• Law changes over the time.
• It does not stay static. That gives a better understanding and how we understand law.
• More than just people’s accounts
• Ways ideas about and understanding of law develop
• There is no nuance there that Ewick and Silbey get at compared to Awaksi
• By not asking about the law explicitly, you get what the law means to people and how it shapes their identity.
• Helps notion law is understood experientially
• Narratives provide some semblance of order
• Challenges notions that people absorb a dominant ideology
o Uneducated public problem
o Acquiescence” may be fact for observer o But not experienced as such
• To LC researchers
o If law and society constitute each other
o Then: one cannot possibly “acquiesce” to the law
o One can only effect its reshaping
• Narratives can get at this continual reshaping
• Moves law from a single isolated phenomenon—deductive law in this one unit of analysis (think about Latimer)
• Shift from Galanter’s work
o Moves “law and society” work fr