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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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This balanced and comprehensive overview of the entire legal system -- administrative, civil, and criminal law -- considers the most recent research and theories and discusses important recent trends and real-life developments. It focuses on the emergence of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, reciprocity between law and social change, and the profession and practice of law.

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This informative, highly readable and comprehensive book offers a balanced, current and comprehensive overview of the legal system and administrative, criminal and civil law in cross-cultural context. The book considers the most recent theories and research findings, and emphasizes developing 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. Extensive new material includes detailed and up-to-date discussions on the transformation of legal systems in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and some of the unintended consequences which promoted organized crime; critical race theory; community policing in Japan; trends in sentencing guidelines; and a variety of new developments in alternative dispute resolution and in the death penalty controversy. For anyone with an interest in law and society.

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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Brief Table of Contents:1. IntroductionOverviewDefinitions of LawTypes of LawMajor Legal SystemsFunctions of LawDysfunctions of LawParadigms of SocietyOptions for SociologistsSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences2. Theoretical PerspectivesThe Evolution of Legal SystemsTheories of Law and SocietyCurrent Intellectual Movements in LawSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences3. The Organization of LawCourtsLegislaturesAdministrative AgenciesLaw Enforcement AgenciesSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences4. LawmakingPerspectives on LawmakingLegislationAdministrative LawmakingJudicial LawmakingInfluences on the Lawmaking ProcessSources of Impetus for LawSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences5. Law and Social ControlInformal Social ControlsFormal Social ControlsCrimes Without VictimsWhite-Collar CrimeSocial Control of DissentAdministrative Law and Social ControlSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences6. Law and Dispute ResolutionA Note on TerminologyMethods of Dispute ResolutionDemands for Court Services in Dispute ResolutionPrerequisites for the Use of Courts in Dispute ResolutionA Typology of LitigantsDisputes Between IndividualsDisputes Between Individuals and OrganizationsDisputes Between OrganizationsSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences7. Law and Social ChangeReciprocity Between Law and Social ChangeSocial Changes as Causes of Legal ChangesLaw as an Instrument of Social ChangeAdvantages of Law in Creating Social ChangeLimitations of Law in Creating Social ChangeResistance to ChangeSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences8. The Legal ProfessionBackgroundThe Professionalization of LawyersThe Evolution of the American Legal ProfessionThe Profession TodayWhere the Lawyers AreLawyers and MoneyCompetition for BusinessLegal Systems for the Poor and Not So PoorLaw SchoolsBar AdmissionProfessional DisciplineSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences9. Researching Law in SocietyMethods of InquiryThe Impact of Sociology on Social PolicyEvaluation Research and Impact StudiesSummarySuggested Further ReadingsReferences. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0132318857

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