Law in Our Lives

An Introduction

Author: David O. Friedrichs

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195330588

Category: Law

Page: 410

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Law in Our Lives is a law and society text that provides an interdisciplinary "mapping" of the nature of law as a social institution. The book is student-oriented and highly readable. Themes addressed include: * The meaning of law and legal reasoning. * Law in relation to justice, morality, and religion. * Explaining law and society: schools of jurisprudence and sociolegal theories. * Major legal traditions and systems of law. * Perspectives on comparative law. * A life in the legal profession. * An overview of legal institutions and processes. * Legal culture and beliefs about law and legal behavior. * Legal ethics. * Legal socialization. * How law has been reformed. * Emerging attributes of law in the 21st century.
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Law and Society

Canadian Edition

Author: Steven Vago,Adie Nelson,Veronica Nelson,Steven E. Barkan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315443104

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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Law and Society provides a balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society using both Canadian and international examples. This clear and readable text is fi lled with interesting information, ideas and insights. All materials and supporting statistics have been carefully updated. This edition includes an expanded discussion of the law and First Nations people, recent developments impacting LGBTIQ2S persons, and persons with disabilities and a new section on civil procedures. Each chapter is structured similarly, with an outline, learning objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, critical thinking questions, and an array of additional resources.
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Invitation to Law and Society

An Introduction to the Study of Real Law

Author: Kitty Calavita

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226089983

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Law and Society is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary field that turns on its head the conventional, idealized view of the “Law” as a magisterial abstraction. Kitty Calavita’s Invitation to Law and Society brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law shapes and manifests itself in the institutions and interactions of human society, while inviting the reader into conversations that introduce the field’s dominant themes and most lively disagreements. Deftly interweaving scholarship with familiar personal examples, Calavita shows how scholars in the discipline are collectively engaged in a subversive exposé of law’s public mythology. While surveying prominent issues and distinctive approaches to the use of the law in everyday life, as well as its potential as a tool for social change, this volume provides a view of law that is more real but just as compelling as its mythic counterpart. In a field of inquiry that has long lacked a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to its ways of thinking, Invitation to Law and Society will serve as an engaging and indispensible guide.
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Invitation to Law and Society, Second Edition

An Introduction to the Study of Real Law

Author: Kitty Calavita

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022629661X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Law and society is a rapidly growing field that turns the conventional view of law as mythical abstraction on its head. Kitty Calavita brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law is found not only in statutes and courtrooms but in our institutions and interactions, while inviting readers into conversations that introduce the field’s dominant themes and most lively disagreements. Deftly interweaving scholarship with familiar examples, Calavita shows how scholars in the discipline are collectively engaged in a subversive exposé of law’s public mythology. While surveying prominent issues and distinctive approaches to both law as it is written and actual legal practices, as well as the law’s potential as a tool for social change, this volume provides a view of law that is more real but just as compelling as its mythic counterpart. With this second edition of Invitation to Law and Society, Calavita brings up to date what is arguably the leading introduction to this exciting, evolving field of inquiry and adds a new chapter on the growing law and cultural studies movement.
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Trusted Criminals: White Collar Crime In Contemporary Society

Author: David O. Friedrichs

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111782873

Category: Education

Page: 496

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This comprehensive text helps students understand the problems involved in studying white collar crime, explanations for crime, the principal focus of the crimes, and the character of the legal and criminal justice response to the crime. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Law and Society

Author: Steven Vago,Adie Nelson

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132016896

Category: Sociological jurisprudence

Page: 422

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A readable and comprehensive introduction that examines the key themes in the complex relationships of administrative, criminal and civil law to Canadian society. Law and Society covers the evolution of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, the interplay between law, law-making and social change and the main concerns and issues in the profession and practice of law. With plentiful examples and cases, it also explores recent theories, pertinent new research and emerging trends. Some of the updates to the second edition include information on contemporary issues such as Law and Literature, the Canadian court system, anti-terrorism legislation and privacy issues, drug legislation, divorce, and same-sex marriages. Discussions of aboriginal peoples and restorative justice have been expanded and critical thinking questions have been added to every chapter.
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Law and Society

Author: Steven Vago

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 494

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Law and Society 9th edition provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives.
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The American Legal System

Perspectives, Politics, Processes, and Policies

Author: Albert P. Melone,Allan Karnes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547537

Category: Law

Page: 685

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Firmly anchored in social science concepts, the second edition of The American Legal System demonstrates the relationships among private law, the business legal environment, and public law issues, as well as related subjects of interest. This fifteen-chapter book is divided into three parts. Part I places the legal system in a political perspective centering on the origins of the law, schools of jurisprudence, branches and functions of law, legitimacy of law, how the judiciary functions in the federal system of government, and judicial interpretation and decision making. Part II contrasts legal processes: civil suits for money damages, criminal processes, equity justice, administrative processes, and alternative dispute resolution. Part III centers on the legal norms or rules governing both civil and criminal conduct, property law, family law, contract law, and government regulation of business. Throughout, the text features edited court opinions many new to this edition illustrating lively and thought-provoking controversies that are certain to spark student interest. Among the many compelling issues addressed are the legal and constitutional controversies surrounding the Bush Administration's "War on Terror," and the socially explosive developments concerning same-sex marriage. In addition, each chapter includes at least three comparative notes showing how other legal cultures in different nation-states treat legal matters. A wealth of pedagogical features chapter-opening objectives; key terms, names, and concepts; a glossary, discussion questions, and appendices are included to aid student comprehension. The authors have prepared an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to facilitate the book's use in the classroom."
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The Sociology of Law

An Expanded Bibliography of Theoretical Literature, 2007 : with New Chapters on Critical Race Theory and Journals in Socio-legal Studies

Author: A. Javier Treviño

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 274

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This revised and expanded bibliography will help researchers quickly and effectively locate appropriate sources, and will be of most benefit to legal sociologists, legal anthropologists, law school professors, academic criminologists, criminal justice educators, etc.
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