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Law and society : an introduction

Author: Steven E Barkan
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"This multidisciplinary undergraduate text draws on the work of anthropologists, historians, law professors, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists to outline how law is an essential social institution that shapes society, while also being shaped by it. This second edition represents a thorough update and revision of the first edition. It incorporates the latest law and society research relevant to  Read more...
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Barkan, Steven E., 1951-
Law and society.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017059360
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Barkan
ISBN: 9781138299610 1138299618 9781138299603 113829960X
OCLC Number: 1015269754
Description: ix, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The social nature and significance of law --
Understanding law and society --
Families and types of law --
Law and dispute processing --
Law and social control --
Law and social change --
Law and inequality --
The legal profession --
Courts and juries.
Responsibility: Steven E. Barkan.

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"This multidisciplinary undergraduate text draws on the work of anthropologists, historians, law professors, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists to outline how law is an essential social institution that shapes society, while also being shaped by it. This second edition represents a thorough update and revision of the first edition. It incorporates the latest law and society research relevant to the book's topics, with dozens of new references, along with many up-to-date examples of law and society issues gleaned from newsworthy events"--Provided by publisher.

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