The Electronic Media and the Transformation of Law / Edition 1

The Electronic Media and the Transformation of Law / Edition 1

by M. Ethan Katsh
     
 

Highly publicized legal cases, such as those involving libel verdicts, obscenity prosecutions, the First Amendment, and other areas of media law have focused attention on only one part of the media's impact on law. This study, the first to explore the broad influence of computers and television on the future of the legal process, explains the critical role of

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Highly publicized legal cases, such as those involving libel verdicts, obscenity prosecutions, the First Amendment, and other areas of media law have focused attention on only one part of the media's impact on law. This study, the first to explore the broad influence of computers and television on the future of the legal process, explains the critical role of information and argues that the influence of the new modes of communication can be seen in changes occurring in many areas of the law. These areas include the goals and purposes of law, the doctrines and rules of law, the processes law uses to settle disputes and shape behavior, the legal profession, and the values and concepts that underlie our system of law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195070002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.03(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Law as a Process of Communication3
1The Erosion of Precedent and the Acceleration of Change17
2Law, Media, and Conflict49
3Freedom of Expression: Rights and Realities113
4Legal Doctrines and Information: The Medium Has a Message168
5The Legal Profession198
6Law and the Modern Mind: Orientations and Perspectives227
Conclusion266
Notes269
Bibliography307
Index339

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