Pearson International Edition Law & Society

9780132459662: Pearson International Edition Law & Society

For one-term, undergraduate courses in Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, Law and Society, and other criminology and criminal justice courses offered by departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. 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 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 book guides readers through the main issues, trends, and theological developments of the law and society against a multicultural background. Its use of clear language, as opposed to professional jargon, combined with a vast number of ideas and insights, makes it informative and provocative to read. Distinctive coverage includes topics such as the transformation of legal systems in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, critical race theory, community policing in Japan, trends in sentencing guidelines , new issues in the death penalty controversy, developments in alternative dispute resolution, and computer crimes. For anyone with an interest in law and its effects on society.

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