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Law in Our Lives is a survey text intended primarily for courses in law and society that are taught from a more sociological perspective. It treats law as a complex, evolving, interdisciplinary field, which also makes it suitable for courses in legal history and philosophy. The book is known for its lucid writing style as well as its comprehensiveness--which is viewed as a benefit by some and a drawback by others. It combines detailed theoretical discussions with real-world examples to provide a broad analysis of the nature of law in contemporary society. It includes a wide array of pedagogical material, including boldfaced key terms and discussion questions, as well as appendices on case briefing, law in films, and websites of interest.
David O. Friedrichs is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice and Distinguished University Fellow at The University of Scranton.
Table of Contents
|About the Author|
|LawIts Meaning and Logic|
|Law, Justice, and Moral Order|
|Jurisprudence and the Study of Law|
|The Law and Society Movement|
|Comparative and Historical Perspectives on Law and Society|
|The Legal Profession|
|Legal Institutions and ProcessesAn Overview|
|Legal Culture and Legal Behavior|
|Law in FluxLaw and Social Change|
|Case BriefingA Rudimentary Skill in Legal Analysis|
|Law in Our LivesFilms|
|Law in Our Lives on the Internet|
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