Law and Society / Edition 10

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$38.44
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 06/27/2015
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$128.66
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$97.27
(Save 37%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $72.25
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 53%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $72.25   
  • New (4) from $120.14   
  • Used (13) from $72.25   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 17 (2 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$72.25
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(12)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
2011 Paperback Fair Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes ... may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Wauwatosa, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$78.74
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(49783)

Condition: Very Good
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ... code or dust jacket. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Columbia, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$83.65
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(34)

Condition: Good
Used copy - May have some markings / highlights

Ships from: Pasadena, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
$93.09
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(18489)

Condition: Acceptable
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$93.09
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(961)

Condition: Good
May have minimal notes/highlighting, minimal wear/tear. Please contact us if you have any Questions.

Ships from: Downingtown, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$93.10
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(233)

Condition: Good
10th. Used books are NOT guaranteed to contain components and/or supplements such as: Access Codes or working CD's/DVD's! Ships fast! Expedited shipping 2-4 business days; ... Standard shipping 7-14 business days. Ships from USA! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Little Rock, AR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$95.55
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(190)

Condition: Good
10th Paperback good used book, ships very fast!!, used books cannot guarantee unused access codes or working CDs, ships fast, choose expedited for quicker shiping, ships from ... U.S.A. Read more Show Less

Ships from: beebe, AR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$99.53
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(1875)

Condition: Very Good
0205820387 Has moderate shelf and/or corner wear. Great used condition. We are a tested and proven company with over 900,000 satisfied customers since 1997. We ship daily M-F. ... Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Nashua, NH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$99.70
Seller since 2002

Feedback rating:

(11931)

Condition: Good
May include moderately worn cover, writing, markings or slight discoloration. SKU:9780205820382-4-0

Ships from: Salem, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$100.20
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(303)

Condition: Like New
<b style='color: #000'>Lightly used. Inside looks clean.</b> Ships same day or next business day. Free USPS Tracking Number. Excellent Customer Service. Ships from TN

Ships from: Nashville, TN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 17 (2 pages)
Close
Sort by

Overview

For one-semester undergraduate courses in Law and Society, Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, and a variety of criminal justice courses offered in departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science.

Examines the interplay between law and society.

Law and Society, 10e provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives. In addition, it looks at the legal system the context of race, class, and gender and considers multicultural and cross-cultural issues in a contemporary and interdisciplinary context.

Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863744 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863747

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Thank you to our reviewers!

Becky da Cruz, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Robert Koulish, Philadelphia University

Kenneth Mentor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

"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

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205820382
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/21/2011
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 295,076
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Steven Vago was born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1937. He was a brilliant student and athlete, and at the age of only 19, he became one of the legendary Hungarian Freedom Fighters during the 1956 uprising and revolution. He escaped to Austria just prior to the closing of the border between Hungary and Austria by the Soviet Army. He made his way across Europe and eventually to the United States. Vago matriculated from the University of Alabama where he received his B. A. in Sociology. Upon graduation, Vago furthered his graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned two Ph. Ds: one in Sociology and one in Anthropology. During graduate school he was an integral part of the creation of an alcohol treatment program at Malcolm Bliss Hospital in St. Louis. Steven became part of the Department of Sociology at St. Louis University after finishing his graduate studies, and was a full professor there by the age of 37. Thereafter, he chaired the Department of Sociology several times, teaching at St. Louis University for over 30 years. During the 1970's, Steve was asked by the United Nations to work for its member agency UNESCO, and worked in Paris for several years in their Office of Population and Demography. During the years of Steve's involvement in the field of Sociology, he was frequently asked, by universities throughout the United States and Canada, to participate in a variety of discussions addressing the legal and social changes occurring in the former Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellites. In 1975, he met and married Kathe Hartley, a St. Louis on-air reporter working for the CBS-owned KMOX Radio in St. Louis. At the end of his teaching career in 2001, Steven and Kathe retired to Bellingham, Washington. Vago passed away in 2010, at the age of 73.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

In this section:

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

2. COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1.BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE

1. INTRODUCTION

2. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES

3. THE ORGANIZATION OF LAW

4. LAWMAKING

5. LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL

6. LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

7. LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE

8. THE LEGAL PROFESSION

9. RESEARCHING LAW IN SOCIETY

2. COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE

1. INTRODUCTION

OVERVIEW

DEFINITIONS OF LAW

TYPES OF LAW

MAJOR LEGAL SYSTEMS

Romano-Germanic System

Common-Law System

Socialist Legal System

Islamic Legal System

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF LAW

Social Control

Dispute Settlement

Social Change

DYSFUNCTIONS OF LAW

PARADIGMS OF SOCIETY

The Consensus Perspective

The Conflict Perspective

OPTIONS FOR SOCIOLOGISTS

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

2. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES

THE EVOLUTION OF LEGAL SYSTEMS

Primitive Legal Systems

Transitional Legal Systems

Modern Legal Systems

THEORIES OF LAW AND SOCIETY

The European Pioneers

Classical Sociological Theorists

Sociolegal Theorists

Contemporary Law and Society Theorists

CURRENT INTELLECTUAL MOVEMENTS IN LAW

The Functionalist Approach

Conflict and Marxist Approaches

Critical Legal Studies Movement

Feminist Legal Theory

Critical Race Theory

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

3. THE ORGANIZATION OF LAW

COURTS

Dispute Categories

The Organization of Courts

Participants in Court Processes

The Flow of Litigation

LEGISLATURES

The Organization of Legislatures

Participants in the Legislative Process

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES

The Organization of Administrative Agencies

The Administrative Process

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

The organization of Law Enforcement Agencies

Police Discretion

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

4. LAWMAKING

PERSPECTIVES ON LAWMAKING

LEGISLATION

ADMINISTRATIVE LAWMAKING

Administrative Rulemaking

Administrative Adjudication

JUDICIAL LAWMAKING

Lawmaking by Precedents

The Interpretation of Statutes

The Interpretation of Constitutions

INFLUENCES ON THE LAWMAKING PROCESS

Interest Groups

Public Opinion

Law making and Social Science

SOURCES OF IMPETUS FOR LAW

Detached Scholarly Diagnosis

A Voice from the Wilderness

Protest Activity

Social Movements

Public Interest Groups

The Mass Media

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

5. LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL

INFORMAL SOCIAL CONTROLS

FORMAL SOCIAL CONTROLS

Criminal Sanctions

Discord over the Death Penalty

Civil Commitment

CRIMES WITHOUT VICTIMS

Drug Addiction

Prostitution

Gambling

WHITE-COLLAR CRIME

SOCIAL CONTROL OF DISSENT

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

6. LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

A NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY

METHODS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Primary Resolution Processes

Hybrid Resolution Processes

DEMANDS FOR COURT SERVICES IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Variations in Litigation Rates

PREREQUISITES FOR THE USE OF COURTS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION

A TYPOLOGY OF LITIGANTS

DISPUTES BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS

DISPUTES BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Law as a Method of Dispute Resolution in Academe

The Courts as Collection Agencies

DISPUTES BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS

Public Interest Law Firms in Environmental Disputes

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

7. LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE

RECIPROCITY BETWEEN LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE

SOCIAL CHANGES AS CAUSES OF LEGAL CHANGES

LAW AS AN INSTRUMENT OF SOCIAL CHANGE

The Efficacy of Law as an Instrument of Social Change

ADVANTAGES OF LAW IN CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE

Legitimate Authority

The Binding Force of Law

Sanctions

LIMITATIONS OF LAW IN CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE

Law as a Policy Instrument

Morality and Values

RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

Social Factors

Psychological Factors

Cultural Factors

Economic Factors

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

8. THE LEGAL PROFESSION

BACKGROUND

THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF LAWYERS

THE EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROFESSION

THE PROFESSION TODAY

WHERE THE LAWYERS ARE

Private Practice

Government

Private Employment

Judiciary

REVENUE STREAMS: LAWYERS AND MONEY

COMPETITION FOR BUSINESS

LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE POOR AND NOT SO POOR

LAW SCHOOLS

Socialization into the Profession

BAR ADMISSION

BAR ASSOCIATIONS AS INTEREST GROUPS

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

9. RESEARCHING LAW IN SOCIETY

METHODS OF INQUIRY

Historical Methods

Observational Methods

Experimental Methods

Survey Methods

THE IMPACT OF SOCIOLOGY ON SOCIAL POLICY

Contributions of Sociology to Policy Recommendations

Contributions of Sociology to Enacted Policy

EVALUATION RESEARCH AND IMPACT STUDIES

SUMMARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS

REFERENCES

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)