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American law : an introduction

Author: Lawrence Meir Friedman; Grant M Hayden
Publisher: New York : Oxford university press, cop. 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd. editionView all editions and formats
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This book provides an introduction to the American legal system for a broad readership. Its focus is on law in practice, on the role of the law in American society; and how the social context affects  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Meir Friedman; Grant M Hayden
ISBN: 9780190460587 019046058X 9780190460594 0190460598
OCLC Number: 993048590
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 303-337.
Description: 1 vol. (XIII- 160 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is a legal system? ; Law : formal and informal ; The background of American law ; The structure of American law : the courts ; The structure of American law : statutes and statute makers ; The structure of American law : executing policy ; Federalism and American legal culture ; Inside the black box : the substance of law ; Crimes and punishments ; Constitutional law and civil liberties ; On legal behavior ; Legal culture : legitimacy and morality ; The American legal profession ; Law and social change ; Epilogue : the future of law in the United States.
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Friedman, Grant M. Hayden.
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