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: 7122


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: 1388


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.

Expert Witnesses

Criminologists in the Courtroom

Author: Patrick R. Anderson,L. Thomas Winfree Jr.

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887064494

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 9409


For the first time a book documents the judicial system’s new dependence on social science testimony, especially that rendered by sociologists and criminologists. In Expert Witnesses contributors show that unlike traditional forensics testimony, the intrusion of social science data into judicial decision-making has relatively recent origins. It details the uses and abuses of social science experts, and the ethical and pragmatic concerns raised by their testimony. This timely collection will appeal to a diverse audience, including attorneys, judges, and students of judicial proceedings. Included in this volume are historical examinations of the expert witnessing phenomenon, the legal, social, and ethical debates regarding the appropriate role of such witnesses, and anecdotal descriptions by eminent social science experts. The authors address such pragmatic issues as an attorney’s perspective on finding the most appropriate expert or formulating the “best” questions to ask in court, and an expert’s perspective on getting aid or terminating a nonworking attorney-expert relationship.

Social Science in Law

Cases and Materials

Author: John Monahan,Laurens Walker

Publisher: West Publishing Company


Category: Law

Page: 621

View: 6735


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.

Encyclopedia of Legal Information Sources

A Bibliographic Guide to Approximately 19,000 Citations for Publications, Organizations, and Other Sources of Information on 460 Law-related Subjects ...

Author: Paul Wasserman,Gary McCann,Patricia Tobin

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Droit - Documentation, Services de - États-Unis

Page: 634

View: 2710



The Urban Lawyer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Municipal government

Page: N.A

View: 3305


The national quarterly on local government law.