American Law and Legal Systems

Paperback | February 22, 2011

byJames V Calvi, Susan Coleman

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American Law and Legal Systems examines the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework with great clarity and insight. Readers are introduced to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics, from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal. This new edition provides essential updates to forensic and scientific evidence, contract law, family law, and includes new text boxes and tables to help students understand, remember, and apply central concepts.

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American Law and Legal Systems examines the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework with great clarity and insight. Readers are introduced to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the autho...

James V. Calvi is Professor of Political Science at West Texas A&M University. Susan Coleman is Director of Criminal Justice Program at West Texas A&M University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 1 inPublished:February 22, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205028187

ISBN - 13:9780205028184

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1. Introduction 2. History and the Law 3. Court Organization 4. Procedures and Evidence 5. Limitations 6. Constitutional Law 7. Criminal Law 8. Administrative Law 9. Environmental Law 10. Torts 11. Contracts 12. Property 13. Family Law 14. Conclusion Appendix: Legal Research Glossary Table of Cases