Do citizens know how to deal with legal issues? Some empirical insights.
Journal of Social Policy
Over recent years there has been increasing policy concern in the UK about whether citizens are equipped with sufficient legal 'know-how'. In January 2006, the Department for Constitutional Affairs, now Ministry of Justice, announced a Public Legal Education and Support Task Force to develop and promote the case for a national strategy. This comes after UK government strategies have recently been developed for both consumer education and financial capability. Drawing on empirical data, this article explores whether there is indeed a lack of awareness and confidence among the population of England and Wales in regard to legal issues. The results from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey, a large-scale face-to-face survey representative of the population, illustrate the case for targeted as well as general public legal education initiatives. © 2008 Cambridge University Press.
|Title:||Do citizens know how to deal with legal issues? Some empirical insights|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws|
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