Law and Society: An Introduction by Steven BarkanLaw and Society: An Introduction by Steven Barkan

Law and Society: An Introduction

bySteven BarkanEditorSteven Barkan

Paperback | February 7, 2008

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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.

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...
Title:Law and Society: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:February 7, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0131946609

ISBN - 13:9780131946606


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