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Friedman, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Meir) 1930-

Works: 130 works in 671 publications in 10 languages and 30,117 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Composer, Creator
Classifications: KF352, 349.73
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Publications about Lawrence M Friedman
Publications by Lawrence M Friedman
Most widely held works by Lawrence M Friedman
A history of American law by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
53 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,341 libraries worldwide
Comprehensive evaluation of the achievements and failures of the American legal system in the course of three centuries, concluding with 20th century developments
Crime and punishment in American history by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 2,461 libraries worldwide
"In a panoramic history of our criminal justice system from colonial times to today, one of our foremost legal thinkers shows how America fashioned a system of crime and punishment in its own image." "Lawrence M. Friedman argues that the evolution of criminal justice has reflected transformations in America's character. Thus the theocratic world of seventeenth-century Puritanism generated a peculiar equation between crime and sin. The extraordinary geographic and social mobility of nineteenth-century America produced its own distinctive approach to crime and punishment. And the expressive individualism of the twentieth century encouraged an emphasis on "crimes of the self."" "Crime and Punishment in American History covers vast and fascinating terrain: the Salem witchcraft trials; the Red Scare after World War I; the rise of the American penitentiary; the emergence of the professional detective; the development of laws against fornication and gambling and the reform of rape laws; the rise of the insanity defense; the growth of a prisoners rights movement; and much more. It is about vigilantes, outlaws, embezzlers, swindlers, and what happened to them; about the growth of white-collar crime; and about revolutionary changes in the relationship between gender and criminal justice." "Informed by the perspective of the social sciences, this book is a social history of crime and punishment, the story of the social reaction to crime. Not a history of criminal law or an intellectual history of penology or a treatise on the philosophy of good and evil, this book chronicles the development of a working system of criminal justice, from arrest to trial to prison and punishment." "Serious crime has skyrocketed in our day, affecting the lives of millions of people directly and all of us indirectly. This elegant and magisterial history helps us understand why this is happening - where we have been and where we are heading. It is a story that needs to be told."--Jacket
American law in the 20th century by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
American law in the twentieth century describes the explosion of law over the past century into almost every aspect of American life. Since 1900 the center of legal gravity in the United States has shifted from the state to the federal government, with the creation of agencies and programs ranging from Social Security to the Securities Exchange Commission to the Food and Drug Administration. Major demographic changes have spurred legal developments in such areas as family law and immigration law. Dramatic advances in technology have placed new demands on the legal system in fields ranging from automobile regulation to intellectual property. Throughout the book, Friedman focuses on the social context of American law. He explores the extent to which transformations in the legal order have resulted from the social upheavals of the twentieth century--including two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, and the sexual revolution. Friedman also discusses the international context of American law: what has the American legal system drawn from other countries? And in an age of global dominance, what impact has the American legal system had abroad? This engrossing book chronicles a century of revolutionary change within a legal system that has come to affect us all
American law by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
50 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
Introduces the law and the legal system of the United States
American law and the constitutional order : historical perspectives ( Book )
28 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and German and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
Law in America : a short history by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
From the subject's greatest historian, the story of law in America serves as a powerful instrument for exposing the struggles for power and justice that have shaped this country, from its birth pangs to the present. Throughout American history, laws have been more than dry words in dusty books; they've been a reflection of who we are, what we value, who has power. In The Law in America, Lawrence Friedman makes the law's significance sing. In his hands, the story of law in America serves as a powerful instrument for exposing the struggles for power and justice that have shaped this country, from its birth pangs to the present. Throughout America's history, our laws have been a reflection of who we are, of what we value, of who has control. They embody our society's genetic code. In the masterful hands of the subject's greatest living historian, the story of the evolution of our laws serves to lay bare the deciding struggles over power and justice that have shaped this country from its birth pangs to the present. Law in America is a supreme example of the historian's art, its brevity a testament to the great elegance and wit of its composition
Private lives : families, individuals, and the law by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
"Drawing on many revealing and sometimes colorful court cases of the past two centuries, Private Lives offers a lively short history of the complexities of family law and family life - including the tensions between the laws on the books and contemporary arrangements for marriage, divorce, adoption, and child rearing."--Jacket
The horizontal society by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 834 libraries worldwide
This book argues that modern technology has radically and irretrievably altered our sense of identity and hence our social, political, and legal life. In traditional societies, relationships and identities were strongly vertical: there was a clear line of authority from top to bottom, and identity was fixed by one's birth or social position. But in modern society, identity and authority have become much more horizontal: people feel freer to choose who they are and to form relationships on a plane of equality. The author examines how modern life centers on human identity seen in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, and religion, and how this new way of defining oneself affects politics, social structure, and the law. He claims that our horizontal society is the product of the mass media -- in particular, television -- which break down the isolation of traditional life and allow individuals to connect with like-minded others across barriers of space and time. As horizontal groups blossom, loyalties and allegiances to smaller groups fragment what seemed to be the unity of the larger nation. In addition, the media's ability to spread a global mass culture causes a breakdown of cultural isolation that leads to more immigration and heavy pressure on the laws and institutions of citizenship and immigration
The legal system : a social science perspective by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
28 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Total justice by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Government and slum housing; a century of frustration by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 libraries worldwide
The republic of choice : law, authority, and culture by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Law and the behavioral sciences by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
19 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Law and society : an introduction by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Inside the castle : law and the family in 20th century America by Joanna L Grossman( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 libraries worldwide
Inside the Castle is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. Joanna Grossman and Lawrence Friedman show how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American family. Women and children have gained rights and powers, and novel forms of family life have emerged. The family has more or less dissolved into a collection of independent individuals with their own wants, desires, and goals. Modern family law, as always, reflects the brute social and cultural facts of family life. The story of family law in the twentieth century i
Contract law in America; a social and economic case study by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 libraries worldwide
The roots of justice : crime and punishment in Alameda County, California, 1870-1910 by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Your time will come : the law of age discrimination and mandatory retirement by Lawrence M Friedman( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 libraries worldwide
The European human rights culture : a paradox of human rights protection in Europe? by Nina-Louisa Arold Lorenz( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
This book analyses the political term "European Human Rights Culture", a term first introduced by EU Commission President Barroso. Located in the fields of comparative law and European law, this book analyses, through first-hand interviews with the European judiciary, the judicial perspective on the European human rights culture and sets this in context to the political dimension of the term. In addition, it looks at the structures and procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), and explains the embedding of the Courts' legal cultures. It offers an in-depth analysis of the margin of appreciation doctrine at both the CJEU and ECtHR, and shows its value for addressing human rights grievances. This book combines interviews and case-law analysis to show how a mix of differences on the bench are legally amalgamated to resolve probing legal questions and human rights issues
Law, society, and history : themes in the legal sociology and legal history of Lawrence M. Friedman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"This book assembles essays on legal sociology and legal history by an international group of distinguished scholars. All of them have been influenced by the eminent and prolific legal historian, legal sociologist, and scholar of comparative law, Lawrence M. Friedman. Not just a Festschrift of essays by colleagues and disciples, this volume presents a sustained examination and application of Friedman's ideas and methods. Some of the writers directly assess and comment on Friedman's vast body of work, while others examine his conclusions to see how well they have stood up over time. Various contributors apply concepts and insights derived from Friedman's work to the study of similar problems in different periods and societies. And others use Friedman's concepts and insights as a foil or contrast to their own approaches to studying law and society from theoretical perspectives very different from his. Together, the essays in this volume show the powerful ripple effects of Friedman's work on American and comparative legal sociology, American and comparative legal history, and the general sociology of law and legal change"--
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controlled identity Mayer, Lawrence M.

Fridmèn, Lourens.
Friedman, L. M. 1930-
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Friedmen, Lourens 1930-
Kirkwood, Marion Rice
Lawrence Meir Friedman
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Фридмэн, Лоуренс 1930-
프리드만, 로렌스 M
프리드먼, 로렌스 M
프리드먼, 로렌스 메이어
フリードマン, ローレンス・M
弗里德曼 1930-
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Spanish (8)
German (7)
Chinese (7)
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