Alternative Dispute Resolution Persuasive Essay by hicaliber

Alternative Dispute Resolution
This paper explores alternatives to the current Anglo-American legal system, such as arbitration and impartial investigation.
# 93791 | 7,004 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 10, 2007 in English (Persuasive Writing) , Law (General)

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This paper examines the current Anglo-American judicial system and its history while also considering some of its drawbacks. In response to these short-comings, the author suggests alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as arbitration and impartial investigation. These methods are discussed in light of their use in other legal systems around the world. The author concludes that a reform of the adversarial systems currently in use in the Anglo-North American world would be desirable because reforms might increase the availability of true justice for large segments of the population.

The Development of the Adversarial System
The Adversarial System vs. Alternative Forms of Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution: The European Civil Code Example
Possibilities and Problems Relating to the Implementation of Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caenegem, Professor R. C. Van. European Law in the Past and the Future: Unity and Diversity over Two Millennia. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Cairns, David J. A. Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial, 1800-1865. Ed. A. W. Brian Simpson. Oxford: Oxford University, 1998.
  • Clark, Scott. "Crime and Community: Issues and Directions in Aboriginal Justice." Canadian Journal of Criminology 34.3-4 (1992): 513-516.
  • Hutchinson, Allan C. It's All in the Game: A Nonfoundationalist Account of Law and Adjudication. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000.
  • Laprairie, Carol. "Community Justice or Just Community? Aboriginal Communities in Search of Justice." Canadian Journal of Criminology 37.4 (1995): 521-545.

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