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Legal socialization

Cohn, E.S. and Modecki, K.L. (2008) Legal socialization. In: Cutler, B.L., (ed.) Encyclopedia of psychology and law. Sage, Thousand Oaks, pp. 450-453.

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Legal socialization is the process of developing attitudes toward rules, laws, and the legal system. Legal socialization research studies this process and also examines why individuals choose to obey or disobey the law. In fact, the first approaches to studies of attitudes toward the law appear in the legal socialization literature.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Sage
Copyright: Sage
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