Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction

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An accessible and lively introduction to the field, Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction explores the relationship between legal systems and other social institutions using a distinctive sociological point of view.

Authors Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens provide detailed discussions of the various ways in which law impacts people based on race, class, gender, and age while also introducing students to the origins of the law, the history and development of the American legal system, the sociology of law, court structure, and the difference between civil and criminal law.

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Anthony Walsh is a professor at Boise State University. He has conducted studies of love in a variety of contexts from hypertension to criminality. He has published many works, mostly on biosocial topics and his most recent books include The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior and Biosociology.

Craig Hemmens is Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Washington State University. He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He previously served as Department Head and Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, and as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Director of the Paralegal Studies Program, and Director of the Honors College at Boise State University. Professor Hemmens has published twenty books and more than two hundred articles and other writings on a variety of criminal justice-related topics and Bruce Springsteen. His primary research interests are criminal law and procedure and corrections. He has served as the editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education (2003-2005) and as President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2012-2013).

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"There is no other introductory text that is so clearly written and broad in coverage."
--Laura Hatcher, Southern Illinois University


"An excellent contribution to the study of law and society."
--Cary Federman, Montclair State University


"A great resource for undergraduates who wish to learn about the seminal legal and social issues that define our world today."
--Durant Frantzen, Texas A&M University-San Antonio


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