Law and Society

Law and Society

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For one-semester undergraduate courses in Law and Society, Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, and a variety of criminal justice coursed offered in departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. Considered the best pedagogical tool on the market, this highly readable and comprehensive text offers a balanced, current and comprehensive overview of the legal system and administrative, criminal and civil law in a cross-cultural context. The book considers the most recent theories and research findings, and emphasizes developing and emerging trends. It focuses on the evolution of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, interplay between law and social change and the main concerns and issues in the profession and practice of law. This is the only book that considers multicultural and cross-cultural issues in a contemporary context with an interdisciplinary emphasis.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 452 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 707.62g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 0130979589
  • 9780130979582

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Theoretical Perspectives. 3. The Organization of Law. 4. Lawmaking. 5. Law and Social Control. 6. Law and Dispute Resolution. 7. Law and Social Change. 8. The Legal Profession. 9. Researching Law in Society.show more

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