New York Times Co vs sullivan notes

New York Times Co vs sullivan notes - Notes August 24, 2005...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Notes August 24, 2005 On Self-Help in Modern Society • It is taken for granted that ordinary citizens are unable to solve many of their problems with others, but must turn to the law for help. • If citizens were to exercise more social control on their own, a different kind of public order would prevail. • Self-help is a social practice had been highest in the simplest societies. • Self-help has both preventive and remedial aspects. Social Control through Self-Help • Self-help is rather an alternative with distinctive patterns of mobilization, agent recruitment, procedures, outcomes, and other features. • Differences between self-help and law: LAW: it is routine that one side of any conflict is the object of sanction while the other is vindicated and supported. SELF-HELP: more frequently conciliatory. Its settlements are more commonly negotiated between the two or more opposing factions included in a dispute, where some concessions are made in pursuit of resolution. Self-help is less severe than civil and penal settlements. Self-help is a “radically decentralized mode of social control.” Usually in criminal cases, penal settlements....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 10/22/2007 for the course POSC 130g taught by Professor Below during the Fall '06 term at USC.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online