The Social Structure of Right and Wrong

The Social Structure of Right and Wrong

1st Edition - March 16, 1993

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  • Author: Donald Black
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260648

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The Social Structure of Right and Wrong focuses on formulations that predict and explain the nature of social control throughout the world and across history. The publication first offers information on social control as a dependent variable, crime as a social control, and compensation and the social structure of misfortune. Discussions focus on the theory of compensation, traditional self-help, concept of social control, varieties of normative behavior, models of social control, and quantity of normative variation. The text then elaborates on social control of the self and elementary forms of conflict management. The manuscript takes a look at the theory of third party and on taking sides, including legal, latent, and slow partisanship, social gravitation, models of partisanship, settlement roles, partisanship in tribal societies, and typology of third parties. The text then examines the factors involved in making enemies, as well as social repulsion, moral evolution, and third-party and unilateral moralism. The publication is a dependable source of data for sociologists and researchers interested in the social structure of right and wrong.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    Acknowledgment

    1 Social Control as a Dependent Variable

    Beyond Law

    The Concept of Social Control

    Varieties of Normative Behavior

    Form

    Style

    Quantity

    The Quantity of Normative Variation

    Models of Social Control

    The Good, the True, and the Beautiful

    2 Crime as Social Control

    Traditional Self-Help

    Modern Self-Help

    Theoretical Considerations

    Deterrence and Self-Help

    The Processing of Self-Help

    The Theory of Self-Help

    Conclusion

    3 Compensation and the Social Structure of Misfortune

    Compensation as a Dependent Variable

    Styles of Social Control

    Dimensions of Compensation

    The Theory of Compensation

    Style and Societal Structure

    Style and Case Structure

    Liability and Case Structure

    The Evolution of Compensation

    The Devolution of Liability

    Organizational Dependency

    Conclusion

    4 Social Control of the Self

    The Deviant Self

    The Case Against the Self

    The Self-Application of Law

    Conclusion

    5 The Elementary Forms of Conflict Management

    Self-Help

    Vengeance

    Discipline and Rebellion

    Avoidance

    Negotiation

    Settlement

    Toleration

    Conclusion

    6 Toward a Theory of the Third Party

    A Typology of Third Parties

    Support Roles

    Informers

    Advisers

    Advocates

    Allies

    Surrogates

    Opposition Roles

    Settlement Roles

    Friendly Peacemakers

    Mediators

    Arbitrators

    Judges

    Repressive Peacemakers

    Marginal Roles

    Negotiators

    Healers

    A Note on Legal Officials

    Conclusion

    7 Taking Sides

    Social Gravitation

    A Note on Status Effects

    Partisanship in Tribal Societies

    Models of Partisanship

    Strong Partisanship

    Weak Partisanship

    Cold Nonpartisanship

    Warm Nonpartisanship

    Variations

    Latent Partisanship

    Slow Partisanship

    Legal Partisanship

    The Evolution of Partisanship

    8 Making Enemies

    Social Repulsion

    Third-Party Moralism

    Formalism

    Decisiveness

    Coerciveness

    Punitiveness

    Unilateral Moralism

    Cold and Hard

    Warm and Hard

    Warm and Soft

    Warm and Fluid

    Cold and Fluid

    Cold and Soft

    Moral Evolution

    Appendix: A Strategy of Pure Sociology

    Social Space

    Vertical Space

    Horizontal Space

    Symbolic Space

    Corporate Space

    Normative Space

    A Note on Status

    The Behavior of Social Life

    The Behavior of Law

    The Behavior of Medicine

    The Behavior of Ideas

    The Behavior of Art

    Conclusion

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1993
  • Published: March 16, 1993
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260648

About the Author

Donald Black

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Center for Criminal Justice, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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