Law in Our Lives: An Introduction

Paperback | August 22, 2011

byDavid O. Friedrichs

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Combining detailed theoretical discussions with real-world examples, Law in Our Lives: An Introduction, Third Edition, presents a broad analysis of the nature of law in contemporary society. Author David O. Friedrichs employs an exceptionally lucid writing style that makes the complex subjectmatter as student friendly as possible. Numerous pedagogical features - including boldfaced key terms, discussion questions, and appendices on case briefing, law in films, and relevant websites - further enhance the text's accessibility.Providing students with an interdisciplinary framework through which to understand law and society, Law in Our Lives, Third Edition, is ideal for courses that introduce law or address law and society.

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Combining detailed theoretical discussions with real-world examples, Law in Our Lives: An Introduction, Third Edition, presents a broad analysis of the nature of law in contemporary society. Author David O. Friedrichs employs an exceptionally lucid writing style that makes the complex subjectmatter as student friendly as possible. Nume...

David O. Friedrichs is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice and Distinguished University Fellow at The University of Scranton.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.4 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:August 22, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199840741

ISBN - 13:9780199840748

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PrefaceAbout the AuthorAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Law: Its Meaning and Logic3. Law, Justice, and Moral Order4. Jurisprudence and the Study of Law5. The Law and Society Movement6. Comparative and Historical Perspectives on Law and Society7. The Legal Profession8. Legal Institutions and Processes: An Overview9. Legal Culture and Legal Behavior10. Law in Flux: Law and Social ChangeAppendix A: Case Briefing: A Rudimentary Skill in Legal AnalysisAppendix B: Law in Our Lives: FilmsAppendix C: Law in Our Lives on the InternetReferencesName IndexSubject Index