Author(s)Harper, Fowler V.
KeywordsBook Review: Parental Authority: The Community and the Law
59 Columbia Law Review 684 (1959)
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AbstractThis book reports a cross-disciplinary research project which should be of particular interest to lawyers and sociologists, so far as theory, technique, and methodology are concerned, and to legislators and the public generally, as to the substance of the findings. The research group (I would have used the word "team" if it had not recently fallen into disrepute) consisted of a law professor and two sociologists. The data were collected in a field study in which the questionnaire-interview method was employed in an effort to ascertain the extent to which the law, in a limited area of human relations with which most laymen have a working familiarity, coincides with or deviates from the "moral sense of the community."