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Law in Our Lives : An Introduction

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781931719605

ISBN10:
1931719608
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Oxford Univ Pr

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Table of Contents

Foreword From the First Edition xii
Preface xiv
What's New to This Edition xv
About the Author xvii
Acknowledgments xviii
Introduction
1(30)
Making Sense of Law
2(2)
Images of Law
4(2)
The Celebration of Law
6(1)
The Critique of Law
7(6)
The Radical Critique
8(1)
The Conservative Critique
9(1)
Law's Unfulfilled Promises
9(1)
The Internal Critique of Law
10(1)
Hyperlexis: `Too Much Law'
10(2)
Law Versus Common Sense
12(1)
The Paradox
12(1)
Current Issues Before the Law
13(11)
Sanctity of Life Issues
14(3)
Rights Issues
17(2)
Free Speech and Privacy Issues
19(4)
Family Issues
23(1)
Issues Concerning Legal Processes
24(2)
Criminal Justice
24(1)
Business
25(1)
Health and Medicine
26(1)
Conclusion
26(1)
Law After 9/11
27(2)
Law in America Today
29(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
30(1)
Discussion Questions
30(1)
Law: Its Meaning and Logic
31(32)
The Orders of Law and Social Control
32(7)
Universal Law
33(1)
International Law and Regional Law
33(2)
Federal Law
35(1)
State Law
35(1)
Local Law
36(1)
Organizational Law
36(2)
Community Law
38(1)
Specific Definitions of Law
39(2)
Origins of Law
41(3)
Value/Consensus
41(1)
Rational/Contract
42(1)
Power/Coercion
43(1)
Models of Law
44(8)
Fundamental Dimensions of Law
44(2)
Political Dimensions of Law
46(1)
Dimensions of Legal Systems
47(5)
Conclusion
52(1)
Legal Reasoning
52(7)
Constitutions and Constitutional Interpretation
55(1)
Judicial Restraint
56(1)
Judicial Interpretation
57(1)
Judicial Activism
57(1)
Philosophy Versus Action
58(1)
Stare Decisis and the Rule of Precedent
59(2)
Judicial Decision Making and Interpretation, in Sum
60(1)
Conclusion
61(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
61(1)
Discussion Questions
62(1)
Law, Justice, and the Moral Order
63(27)
Justice and Law
63(11)
Individual Justice and Social Justice
68(2)
Procedural Justice and Substantive Justice
70(1)
Justice and the Criminal Justice System
71(1)
Law, Violence, and Justice
71(2)
Conclusion
73(1)
Law and Morality
74(4)
Legalism, Morality, and Responsibility
76(2)
Law and Morality: Philosophical Dimensions
78(1)
Law and Morality in American History
79(3)
Prohibition of Alcohol
80(1)
Recent Controversies
81(1)
Law and Religion
82(5)
Conflicts
83(1)
Doctrine Declaring Separation of Church and State
84(1)
Contemporary Issues
85(2)
Law and Interests
87(1)
Conclusion
88(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
88(1)
Discussion Questions
88(2)
Jurisprudence and the Study of Law
90(28)
Jurisprudence
90(1)
Schools of Jurisprudence
91(1)
Traditional Schools of Jurisprudence
92(10)
Natural Law
92(2)
Legal Positivism
94(2)
Historical/Cultural Jurisprudence
96(1)
Utilitarianism
97(1)
Sociological Jurisprudence
98(1)
Legal Realism
98(4)
Process Theory
102(1)
Contemporary Schools of Jurisprudence
102(12)
Law and Economics
103(2)
Interpretive Jurisprudence
105(1)
Critical Legal Studies
106(1)
Critical Race Theory
107(1)
Feminist Jurisprudence
108(3)
Narrative Jurisprudence
111(2)
Postmodern Jurisprudence
113(1)
Conclusion
114(2)
Key Terms and Concepts
116(1)
Discussion Questions
116(2)
The Law and Society Movement
118(24)
Disciplines Contributing to the Law and Society Movement
119(5)
Philosophy
119(1)
Political Science
120(1)
Economics
121(2)
Psychology
123(1)
The Origins of a Sociolegal Perspective
124(8)
The Classical Greek Philosophers
124(1)
European Social Philosophers
125(1)
Founding Fathers of Sociology
126(5)
Jurisprudential, Historical, and Anthropological Influences on Sociolegal Scholarship
131(1)
The Sociology of Law and the Law and Society Movement
132(3)
A Positivist Approach
133(1)
A Normative Approach
134(1)
An Ideological Approach
134(1)
Empirical Research and the Sociology of Law
135(2)
Topics of Research
137(4)
Status Differences
137(1)
Acquiring Attitudes About Law
138(1)
Rules of Law Versus Actual Practices
138(1)
The Legal Profession
139(1)
Comparative Studies
140(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
141(1)
Discussion Questions
141(1)
Comparative and Historical Perspectives on Law and Society
142(38)
The Anthropological Perspective on Law
142(4)
Indigenous Peoples and the Law: The Case of American Indians
146(4)
Indian Law
146(1)
Taking Land and the Law
147(2)
Tribal Sovereignty
149(1)
The Comparative Perspective on Law
150(15)
Civil Law
150(2)
Common Law
152(1)
Socialist Law
153(8)
Sacred Law
161(4)
The Historical Perspective on Law
165(7)
Principal Influences on American Law
166(2)
Slavery and the African-American Experience of Law
168(4)
The Contextual Perspective on Law
172(6)
Conclusion
178(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
178(1)
Discussion Questions
178(2)
The Legal Profession
180(31)
A Brief History of the Legal Profession
181(8)
Lawyers in America
182(2)
Twentieth-Century Lawyers
184(1)
The ABA
185(1)
What Contemporary Lawyers Do
185(2)
Lawyers' Ideological Orientations and Pro Bono Work
187(2)
A Comparative Perspective on the Legal Profession
189(1)
The Stratification of the Bar and the Organization of Legal Practice
190(4)
Strata
190(1)
Organization
190(1)
Lawyer-Client Relationships
191(2)
Public Defenders and Appointed Counsel for Indigents
193(1)
Women in the Legal Profession
194(3)
Jobs and Money
195(1)
Cultural Values and Styles
195(1)
Work and Family
196(1)
Legal Ethics
197(7)
Law School Offerings
197(1)
Conflicts of Interest
198(1)
Adversarial Issues
198(2)
Representing Social Pariahs
200(1)
Counselor or Co-Offender?
200(1)
Lying and Perjury
201(1)
Other Ethical Issues
202(1)
Disciplining Wrongdoers
203(1)
Legal Education
204(3)
Recent Changes
205(1)
Critiques of Legal Education
206(1)
The Critique of the Legal Profession
207(2)
The Legal Profession in the Twenty-First Century
209(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
209(1)
Discussion Questions
210(1)
Legal Institutions and Processes: An Overview
211(31)
Law and the Criminal Justice System
211(8)
Defining Crime
212(1)
The Police
212(3)
The Courts
215(3)
The Correctional System
218(1)
Conclusion
219(1)
Law and the Juvenile Justice System
219(4)
Children's Character
220(1)
Establishment of Juvenile Courts
220(1)
Extension of Due Process Rights
221(1)
Cycles of Harshness and Lenience
222(1)
Law and the Civil Justice System
223(9)
Is There a Litigation Explosion?
224(2)
Judgments of Damages
226(1)
Civil Court Proceedings
227(1)
Law and the Administrative/Regulatory Justice System
228(2)
Economic Regulation Versus Social Regulation
230(2)
Focus of Controversy
232(1)
Law and the Military Justice System
232(2)
Informal Justice: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
234(5)
American Tradition
235(1)
Popular Justice
236(1)
Community Justice
236(2)
Small Claims Court
238(1)
Mediation and Arbitration
238(1)
Conclusion
239(2)
Key Terms and Concepts
241(1)
Discussion Questions
241(1)
Legal Culture and Legal Behavior
242(30)
Legal Culture
242(8)
American Legal Culture
243(2)
American Legal Subcultures
245(2)
Internal Legal Culture
247(1)
Law, Community, and Identity
248(2)
Law as Product: The Making of Laws
250(3)
Public Demand and Moral Entrepreneurs
251(1)
Lobbies
251(1)
Judges and the Executive Branch
252(1)
Law as Communication
253(5)
Language and Ideology
254(2)
Semiotics
256(1)
The Media
256(1)
Legal Narratives
257(1)
Legal Socialization
258(1)
Legal Behavior: Compliance and Discretion
259(4)
Conformity
260(1)
Obeying Evil Orders
261(1)
Deterrence
262(1)
Legitimation of the Legal System
263(2)
Legitimating Law: The Case of South Africa
265(5)
Conclusion
270(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
270(1)
Discussion Questions
271(1)
Law in Flux: Law and Social Change
272(40)
Law as an Object of Social Change
275(3)
Law as an Instrument of Social Change
278(2)
Legal Reforms and Their Impact
280(20)
Law and the Environment
281(1)
Labor Law
281(1)
Welfare Law
282(3)
Civil Rights Law
285(1)
Women's Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment
285(2)
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
287(2)
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
289(2)
Rape Law
291(2)
Homosexuality and the Rights of Gay People
293(1)
Victimless Crimes
294(5)
Conclusion
299(1)
Basic Trends in Law and Social Change in America
300(3)
Regulatory Law
301(1)
Due Process
301(1)
Entitlements and Rights
301(1)
Technology
302(1)
Law in the Twenty-First Century
303(6)
Politics
304(1)
Science
305(2)
Globalization
307(2)
The Future of Law
309(1)
Key Terms and Concepts
310(1)
Discussion Questions
311(1)
Appendix A Case Briefing: A Rudimentary Skill in Legal Analysis
312(4)
Appendix B Law in Our Lives: Films
316(4)
Appendix C Law in Our Lives on the Internet
320(6)
Web Sites of Selected Law-Related Organizations
320(2)
General Information on Law and Law-Related Topics
322(1)
List Servers and Newsgroups
322(1)
Web Sites on Some Selected Law and Society Issues
323(1)
Web Sites on Legal Issues
323(3)
References 326(67)
Name Index 393(4)
Subject Index 397


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