Law and Society: An Introduction

Paperback | February 7, 2008

bySteven BarkanEditorSteven Barkan

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Law and Society iswritten to be highly accessible to the average undergraduate student. This multidisciplinary text draws on the work of anthropologists, historians, law professors, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists to clearly outline how law is an essential social institution that shapes society, while also being shaped by it.

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Law and Society iswritten to be highly accessible to the average undergraduate student. This multidisciplinary text draws on the work of anthropologists, historians, law professors, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists to clearly outline how law is an essential social institution that shapes society, while also being s...

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Theoretical Approach:Multidisciplinary - anthropology, political science, sociology, psychology, history, etc.  Key Features: Social Science perspectiveon law and legal systemExamines both how law and legal system works and how it is supposed to workCurrent topics examined

Steven E. Barkanis Professor of sociology at the University of Maine, where he has taught since 1979. His teaching and research interests include criminology, sociology of law, and social movements. He is the 2008-2009 president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and had previously served as a member of the SSSP Board of D...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:February 7, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131946609

ISBN - 13:9780131946606

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Table of Contents

1. The Social Nature and Significance of Law 2. Understanding Law and Society 3. Families and Types of Law 4. Law and Dispute Processing 5. Law and Social Control 6. Law and Social Change 7. Law and Inequality 8. The Legal Profession 9. Courts and Juries

Editorial Reviews

"Good coverage of theory, authoritative, covers many major issues."
Kenneth Mentor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

"It is comprehensive and well written. It is for students serious about learning the background of the law."
Becky da Cruz, Armstrong Atlantic University

"This text makes the field relevant to students."
Robert Koulish, Philadelphia University