The Social Context of Law / Edition 2

The Social Context of Law / Edition 2

by Sheryl J. Grana Ph.D., Jane C. Ollenburger, Mark A. Nicholas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130413747

ISBN-13: 9780130413741

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

This book offers an exceptionally straightforward explanation of the intertwining relationship between law and society--with emphasis on the relationship of social conditions, social ideas, and people to the creation, interpretation, and use of law. These three concepts are further used to illustrate how law is formulated in a cross-cultural

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This book offers an exceptionally straightforward explanation of the intertwining relationship between law and society--with emphasis on the relationship of social conditions, social ideas, and people to the creation, interpretation, and use of law. These three concepts are further used to illustrate how law is formulated in a cross-cultural context, as well as within the confines of gender, race and social class. The social context of law. The theoretical context of law. Cross-cultural context of law. Types of law. Systems of law. Practitioners of law. The purpose and usefulness of law. Gender, race, social class, and law. For anyone who desires an understanding of the significant bearing law has on contemporary life, and for those considering the legal professions, e.g., pre-law, paralegal, corrections, etc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130413741
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
479,512
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

I. THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL CONTEXT OF LAW.

1. The Social Context of Law.

2. The Theoretical Context of Law.

II. THE STRUCTURAL CONTEXT OF LAW.

3. Cross-Cultural Context of Law. 7@CHLIST = 4. Types of Law.

5. Systems of Law.

6. Practitioners of Law.

7. The Purpose and Usefulness of Law.

III. THE DIVERSE CONTEXT OF LAW.

8. Gender, Race, Social Class, and Law.

Appendix: The Constitution of the United States.

References.

Index.

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