Buck, A; Pleasence, P; Balmer, NJ; (2008) Do citizens know how to deal with legal issues? Some empirical insights. Journal of Social Policy , 37 (4) 661 - 681. 10.1017/S0047279408002262.
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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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