Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Film and television interpretations of the legal system have captured the imagination of the American public, but how does the law really work? More specifically, how does it shape other social institutions and interact with other academic disciplines? Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction offers a compelling overview of the law, its eventful history, and its sociological implications.
In this unique collaborative effort, renowned scholars Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens draw from their own research and first-hand experiences to examine the origins of the law; the history and development of the American legal system; the sociology of law; court structure; and the difference between civil and criminal law. This text provides students with a deeper understanding of five primary topics: The role of law in society, The courts, lawmaking, and criminal substantive and procedural law, The rule of law (including due process), Comparative law, The law's treatment of minorities and minors, including a chapter on the legal dynamics of race and ethnicity.
Mary K. Stohr, a respected scholar in feminist criminal justice, contributes a chapter on women and the law. Pedagogical features include tables, extensive chapter bibliographies, a glossary of terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and lists of cases. Engaging and accessible, Law, Justice, and Society is a lively guide to a vital and ever-changing institution in which we are all potential participants.
About the Author:
Anthony Walsh is Professor of Criminal Justice at Boise State University
About the Author:
Craig Hemmens is Director of the Honors College and Professor of CriminalJustice at Boise State University
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Anthony Walsh is Professor of Criminal Justice at Boise State University.
Craig Hemmens is Professor and Chair of Criminology at Washington State University.
Table of Contents
Law: Its Function and Purpose 1
Justice and the Law 27
Making Law 55
Federal and State Courts 83
Crime and Criminal Law 107
Criminal Procedure 131
Civil and Administrative Law 159
Juvenile Justice 187
The Law and Social Control 211
The Law and Social Change 241
Women and the Law Mary K. Stohr 269
Racial Minorities and the Law 295
Comparative Law: Law in Other Cultures 323
Table of Cases 391