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Attitudes to justice in a rural community

Newman, Daniel ORCID: 2016. Attitudes to justice in a rural community. Legal Studies 36 (4) , pp. 591-612. 10.1111/lest.12127

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This paper considers access to justice in rural areas through place-based research that draws on the insight of residents in a small community among the mountains and hills of the Mid Wales countryside. The paper reports on an interview study designed to gain the local knowledge and personal experience of one particular group of rural dwellers in the hope that it might help contribute to a wider discussion on access to rural justice. The current cuts to legal services in the UK conducted under Conservative austerity policy pose a particular threat to rural areas, wherein the provision of local justice can be deemed of some significance. Considering the potential impact cuts may have on rural justice, the paper suggests that giving further attention to justice in rural areas is of the utmost importance in contemporary socio-legal scholarship.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0261-3875
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 1 February 2016
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2023 15:40

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