Publication Date

5-18-1955

Abstract

Attempts to clarify the problem of law among non-literate peoples has been largely one of isolating with accuracy its distinguishing characteristics. Non-literate law is not written down or codified. Often, it is not sustained by any formal police force, and courts are lacking. Legislation, in the proper sense of the term, may be an attribute of developed legal systems only

Document Type

Thesis

Language

English

Degree Name

Anthropology

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

UNM Department of Anthropology

First Committee Member (Chair)

Willard Willams Hill

Second Committee Member

Leslie Spier

Third Committee Member

Harry W. Basehart

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