An Introduction to Community Based Courts
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Community or its absence pervades everything we do. It controls our behavior through a socialization process that begins almost from birth. Where it seriously deteriorates, “niche communities” fill the void, and can prove to be as destructive as the gang cultures of L.A. or as potentially beneficial as a “church youth choir”. Problem-Solving Courts are successful because they (unconsciously for the most part) emulate “traditional community” in its attempts to control anti-social behaviors.