Dispute Evolution





Legalprocedure is a tool that enhances harmony, equality, and fairtreatment of individuals within a state. It serves to create socialcontrol and heighten dispute resolution. It achieves its goals bypunishing past, wrong behavior, and controlling future behavior. Todo this, the law breaks down dispute evolution into three definitestages. There are Naming, Blaming, and Claiming. The three stages ofdispute evolution relate to victimization in different dispute cases(Champion, Hartley, &amp Rabe, 2012).


Namingis a stage in all disputes where the parties involved share theirexperiences of the incidence that results to conflict. In many cases,the stories from the different parties differ at the point ofconflict since each party tries as much as possible to justify theiractions against the other. In a court case, it is the firstinformation shared to the judge and the jury before looking at theevidence.


Blamingis the second stage in evolution of a dispute case towards itsresolution. Here is where analysis of the shared experience alongsidethe available solid evidence to support each experience. In theblaming stage, the judge and the jury conclude on the innocent andguilty parties in a disputed case. At this level, the parties onlyawait to take responsibility of their actions.


Claimingis the final stage in dispute evolution. Claiming involves theparties understanding their past actions, which led to the disputeand taking full responsibility. Claiming stage involves takingresponsibility by the guilty party compensating the other party,fully or partially for their actions against them, relative to thecost of damages (Champion et al. 2012).

Thesethree stages are relative to victimization because in some cases, theverdict at the end of a dispute case may not reflect the truejudgment. Therefore, the innocent parties may end up paying for theirown losses (Chartier,2013).Therefore, it calls for guidance by procedural and substantive lawsin judgment of dispute cases.


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Chartier,G. (2013).&nbspAnarchyand Legal Order: Law and Politics for a Stateless Society.Cambridge University Press.