The beginning of social time: An interview with myself *

  title={The beginning of social time: An interview with myself *},
  author={Donald J. Black},
  journal={International Journal of Law Crime and Justice},
  • D. Black
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Law Crime and Justice
Interviewer: First I must mention that I cannot recall ever having heard of a self-interview. Would you mind saying how you came to interview yourself about your new theory? Donald Black: I decided to interview myself partly because I have never been entirely satisfied with the questions interviewers have asked me in the past (see, e.g., Black, 2002a; 2010b). I thought I might be able to ask better questions e and more difficult questions e if only because I am better acquainted with the nature… 
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