I have discrovered the concept of “legal socialization” which means:
the process through which, individuals acquire attitudes and beliefs about the law, legal authorities, and legal institutions. This occurs through individuals’ interactions, both personal and vicarious, with police, courts, and other legal actors. To date, most of what is known about legal socialization comes from studies of individual differences among adults in their perceived legitimacy of law and legal institutions, and in their cynicism about the law and its underlying norms. adults’ attitudes about the legitimacy of law are directly tied to individuals’ compliance with the law and cooperation with legal authorities.
In legal empowerment literature I have also learnt the concept “legal literacy” that paralegal have the habit of using. However the concept of “legal socialization” is absent in legal empowerment literature, I mean that I have never seen paralegals using the expression “legal socialization”.
Why it is absent in paralegal discourse? Is there any difference between legal socialization and legal literacy?