Law and Society / Edition 9

Law and Society / Edition 9

by Steven Vago
     
 

This informative, highly readable and comprehensive book offers a balanced, current and comprehensive overview of the legal system and administrative, criminal and civil law in cross-cultural context. The book considers the most recent theories and research findings, and emphasizes developing trends. It focuses on the evolution of modern legal systems, current… See more details below

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This informative, highly readable and comprehensive book offers a balanced, current and comprehensive overview of the legal system and administrative, criminal and civil law in cross-cultural context. The book considers the most recent theories and research findings, and emphasizes developing trends. It focuses on the evolution of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, interplay between law and social change and the main concerns and issues in the profession and practice of law. This is the only book that considers multicultural and cross-cultural issues in a contemporary context with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Extensive new material includes detailed and up-to-date discussions on the transformation of legal systems in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and some of the unintended consequences which promoted organized crime; critical race theory; community policing in Japan; trends in sentencing guidelines; and a variety of new developments in alternative dispute resolution and in the death penalty controversy. For anyone with an interest in law and society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132318853
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/31/2008
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Sociology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Theoretical Perspectives31
3Research Methods71
4The Organization of Law99
5Lawmaking155
6Law and Social Control190
7Law and Dispute Resolution234
8Law and Social Change285
9The Legal Profession319
Index373

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