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law-abiding

adjective according to law, bene moratus, careful to follow the law, complying, conforming, conforming to the laws, descent, dutiful, ethical, evenhanded, follows the law, follows the preecribed laws, high-minded, high-principled, honest, in conformity with the law, incorrupt, incorruptible, irreproachable, law-revering, legal, legitimate, licit, moral, noble, not illegitimate, obedient, obsequious, on the up and up, principled, proper, reputable, right-minded, righteous, scrupulous, statutable, statutory, sticks to the law, sticks to the letter of the law, straight, straightforward, trustworthy, trusty, unbribable, uncorrupted, unimpeachable, upright, upstanding, valid, virtuous, within the law, within the limits of the law
Associated concepts: law-abiding citizens
See also: clean, ethical, honest, lawful, legitimate, licit, moral, obedient, rightful
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Citizens remain bound to a particular temporal community, and their law-abidingness is expressed in the obedience to the law of that community.
Not only does this type of policing make it harder to gather information, it also reinforces the alienation of youth like Lee--repeated over time, it can cause youth who are straddling the line between delinquency and law-abidingness to think of themselves as delinquent.
Fagan and Meares argue in a recent paper that criminal justice policies undermine social infrastructure; the policies reduce employment opportunities, family income and stability, and adult supervision of children, thereby aggravating crime problems by reducing informal controls and support for law-abidingness.
Many of his works on economic history, the sociology of knowledge, the place for moral values in scientific research, and the bases for law-abidingness are relevant to the interests of scholars who find inspiration in Etzioni's Moral Dimension and seek insights in the SASE conference and journal.
44) Meiklejohn claims that Plato's Socrates has provided a consistent and defensible position toward law-abidingness and he finds that position in the American Constitution also.
Additionally, opinions about athletes' law-abidingness and vulnerability to false accusations, appear to be a factor in this issue.
In fact, what was once the white working class is now beset not only by falling wages, but by a precipitous deadline in two-parent families, religious engagement, work ethic, law-abidingness, and social capital.
entices followers of Christ to label as Christian values that are scarcely more than law-abidingness.
111) Armour, supra note 107, at 787; see also ELIJAH ANDERSON, STREETWISE: RACE, CLASS AND CHANGE IN AN URBAN COMMUNITY 208 (1990)("The public awareness is color-coded: white skin denotes civility, law-abidingness, and trustworthiness, while African-American skin is strongly associated with poverty, crime, incivility, and distrust.
The discussion of justice begins by identifying it with law-abidingness, but then introduces a series of difficulties, for example, the distinction between the politically just and what is simply just and the insufficiency of law as a guide in concrete cases.
IQ shows a modest to fairly strong correlation with many personal achievements, including success in school and the workplace, income, social competence, and law-abidingness.