Race, Voting, Redistricting, and the Constitution

Sources and Explorations on the Fifteenth Amendment

Author: Marsha J. Tyson Darling, Ph.D.,Marsha J. Tyson Darling

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815340652

Category: Political Science

Page: 1248

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Henry E. Brady,David Collier

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199286546

Category: Political Science

Page: 880

View: 1507


The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from major international scholars The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology provides the key point of reference for anyone working throughout the discipline.

The Law as a Behavioral Instrument

Author: Gary B. Melton

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803281325

Category: Psychology

Page: 291

View: 9460


The effect of the law on human behavior is contemporary society?nothing less is the concern of this important book. It is curious that scholars in psychology and law have largely neglected this topic because studies of the effects of law on behavior may have much to teach about the role of social regulation in human motivation more generally. Similarly, such studies may offer jurisprudential scholars new ways of thinking about the role of law in human experience.øHere seven leading experts on law and the social sciences discuss the contributions their research c an make to the legal system. Concerned with the relationship between the law and both individual and group behavior, they examine the law as an instrument of social stasis and social change and as an element of personal motivation. The result is a major step toward the development of a psychology of jurisprudence. The scope of this book is in the best tradition of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation and a fitting celebration of the tenth anniversary of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Law/Psychology Program, the first integrated graduate training program in psycho-legal studies. Drawing from law, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy, the contributors take a truly interdisciplinary approach to understanding the instrumentality of law.

Social Science in Law

Cases and Materials

Author: John Monahan,Laurens Walker

Publisher: West Publishing Company


Category: Law

Page: 621

View: 4208


The Fourth Edition of Monahan & Walker's Social Science in Law: * Thoroughly incorporates Daubert v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision on scientific evidence * Features expanded & in-depth treatment of the growing use of survey methods to establish damages in mass tort cases * Integrates the latest Web site addresses to aid in further social science & legal research.