American Law and Legal Systems

American Law and Legal Systems

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For undergraduate-level courses in Introduction to Law and the Judicial Process, in Departments of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Business.This text presents a clear examination of the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework. Coverage introduces readers to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics--from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal--and review English legal roots.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 149.9 x 234.7 x 18mm | 480.82g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130993115
  • 9780130993113

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. History and the Law. 3. Court Organization. 4. Procedure and Evidence. 5. Limitations. 6. Constitutional Law. 7. Criminal Law. 8. Administrative Law. 9. Environmental Law. 10. Torts. 11. Contracts. 12. Property. 13. Family Law. 14. Conclusion. Appendix: Legal Research. Glossary. Index.show more

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