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Canadian Bar Association, Ottawa (Ontario). – 1992
A Canadian Bar Association Task Force on Legal Literacy explored the relationship between literacy and access to the legal system. A literature review revealed that little attention had been directed to literacy and use of the legal system. Three important findings emerged from 24 focus groups of current and former adult learners: virtually all…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Pallone, Nathanial J. – Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 1991
Offers historical overview of "criminal sexual psychopath" legislation, which customarily prescribes confinement for treatment (rather than incarceration for punishment) for offenders whose sex crimes are attributed to sexual psychopathology. Discusses desire of American Bar Association and Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry to…
Descriptors: Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminals, History, Legal Responsibility
Price, John A. – Urban Anthropology, 1975
The ongoing process of the formation of urban American and Canadian Indian ethnic institutions is discussed in terms of four stages, each dominated by a distinct set of institutions: (1) bar culture cliques and "Indian problem" institutions designed and staffed by social welfare agencies; (2) Indian centers and kinship-friendship networks; (3)…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, Institutions, Nonreservation American Indians
Peck, Robert S., Ed.; White, Charles J., Ed. – 1983
Described are various models and methods that have helped communities around the United States and Canada give the public a better understanding of legal and judicial systems. An introductory section discusses the role of the legal profession in improving public understanding of the law, how to put together a team to teach about the judicial…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Courts, Judges
Douglas, Joel M.; Kramer, Steven – 1982
Statistical data on U.S. and Canadian college faculty contracts and bargaining agents are presented. Within each state, information is presented for selected colleges on: the bargaining agent, unit size, the year current agent was elected, year the initial contract was signed, 2-year or 4-year college status, number of campuses, contract…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Contracts, Foreign Countries
Leiterman, Hannah, Ed. – 1999
This Technical Assistance Bulletin addresses the youth summit component of the Youth for Justice program. The Youth for Justice program of the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is a national law-related education (LRE) initiative designed to give young people a better understanding of the law and equip them with…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Prevention