Law/Society

1st Edition

Origins, Interactions, and Change

John R. Sutton
eISBN-13: 9781506315874

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A core text for the Law and Society or Sociology of Law course offered in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Schools of Law.

· John Sutton offers an explicitly analytical perspective to the subject - how does law change? What makes law more or less effective in solving social problems? What do lawyers do?

· Chapter 1 contrasts normative and sociological perspectives on law, and presents a brief primer on the logic of research and inference as it is applied to law related issues.

· Theories of legal change are discussed within a common conceptual framework that highlights the explantory strengths and weaknesses of different arguments.

· Discussions of "law in action" are explicitly comparative, applying a consistent model to explain the variable outcomes of civil rights legislation.

· Many concrete, in-depth examples throughout the chapters.

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ISBNs 9780761987055, 9780761987055, 9780761987055, 9780761987048, 9781506315874, 9781452264530, 1506315879
Language English
Number of Pages 320
Edition 1st