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Law and Society (6th)

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6th
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9780130104205

ISBN10:
0130104205
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For one-term, undergraduate courses in Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, Law and Society, and other criminology and criminal justice courses offered by departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. This balanced and comprehensive overview of the entire legal systemadministrative, civil, and criminal lawconsiders the most recent research and theories, and discusses important recent trends and real-life developments. It focuses on the emergence of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, reciprocity between law and social change, and the profession and practice of law.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction
1(33)
Overview
2(5)
What is Law?
7(3)
Types of Law
10(1)
Major Legal Systems
11(6)
Romano-Germanic System
12(1)
Common-Law System
13(1)
Socialist Legal System
14(2)
Islamic Legal System
16(1)
Functions of Law
17(3)
Social Control
17(1)
Dispute Settlement
18(1)
Social Change
19(1)
Dysfunctions of Law
20(1)
Paradigms of Society
21(4)
The Consensus Perspective
22(1)
The Conflict Perspective
23(2)
Options for Sociologists
25(1)
Summary
26(2)
Suggested Further Readings
28(1)
References
29(5)
Theoretical Perspectives
34(44)
Evolution of Legal Systems
35(6)
Primitive Legal Systems
37(1)
Transitional Legal Systems
38(1)
Modern Legal Systems
39(2)
Theories of Law and Society
41(16)
The European Pioneers
42(3)
Classical Sociological Theorists
45(4)
Sociolegal Theorists
49(4)
Contemporary Law and Society Theorists
53(4)
Current Intellectual Movements in Law
57(11)
The Functionalist Approach
57(3)
Conflict and Marxist Approaches
60(2)
Critical Legal Studies Movement
62(1)
Feminist Legal Theory
63(4)
Critical Race Theory
67(1)
Summary
68(2)
Suggested Further Readings
70(1)
References
71(7)
Research Methods
78(30)
Methods of Inquiry
78(11)
Historical Methods
80(2)
Observational Methods
82(2)
Experimental Methods
84(3)
Survey Methods
87(2)
The Impact of Sociology on Social Policy
89(7)
Contributions of Sociology to Policy Recommendations
90(4)
Contributions of Sociology to Enacted Policy
94(2)
Evaluation Research and Impact Studies
96(5)
Summary
101(2)
Suggested Further Readings
103(1)
References
104(4)
The Organization of Law
108(66)
Courts
108(28)
Dispute Categories
109(2)
The Organization of Courts
111(2)
Participants in Court Processes
113(17)
The Flow of Litigation
130(6)
Civil Proceedings
136(1)
Legislatures
136(7)
The Organization of Legislatures
138(1)
Participants in the Legislative Process
139(4)
Administrative Agencies
143(8)
The Organization of Administrative Agencies
145(3)
The Administrative Process
148(3)
Law Enforcement Agencies
151(11)
The Organization of Law Enforcement Agencies
155(4)
Police Discretion
159(3)
Summary
162(2)
Suggested Further Readings
164(1)
References
165(9)
Lawmaking
174(38)
Perspectives on Lawmaking
174(3)
Legislation
177(2)
Administrative Lawmaking
179(2)
Administrative Rulemaking
179(1)
Administrative Adjudication
180(1)
Judicial Lawmaking
181(5)
Lawmaking by Precedents
183(1)
The Interpretation of Statutes
184(1)
The Interpretation of Constitutions
185(1)
Influences on the Lawmaking Process
186(9)
Interest Groups
186(3)
Public Opinion
189(3)
Law Making and Social Science
192(3)
Sources of Impetus for Law
195(10)
Detached Scholarly Diagnosis
195(2)
A Voice from the Wilderness
197(1)
Protest Activity
198(1)
Social Movements
199(1)
Public-Interest Groups
200(2)
The Mass Media
202(3)
Summary
205(1)
Suggested Further Readings
206(1)
References
207(5)
Law and Social Control
212(52)
Informal Social Controls
213(3)
Formal Social Controls
216(14)
Criminal Sanctions
217(4)
Discord over the Death Penalty
221(7)
Civil Commitment
228(2)
Crimes Without Victims
230(10)
Drug Addiction
231(4)
Prostitution
235(2)
Gambling
237(3)
White-Collar Crime
240(5)
Social Control of Dissent
245(4)
Administrative Law and Social Control
249(4)
Licensing
250(1)
Inspection
251(1)
Threat of Publicity
252(1)
Summary
253(2)
Suggested Further Readings
255(1)
References
256(8)
Law and Dispute Resolution
264(53)
A Note on Terminology
264(2)
Methods of Dispute Resolution
266(10)
Primary Resolution Processes
269(4)
Hybrid Resolution Processes
273(3)
Demands for Court Services in Dispute Resolution
276(11)
Variations in Litigation Rates
281(6)
Prerequisites for the Use of Courts in Dispute Resolution
287(2)
A Typology of Litigants
289(1)
Disputes Between Individuals
290(5)
Disputes Between Individuals and Organizations
295(8)
Law as a Method of Dispute Resolution in Academe
297(4)
The Courts as Collection Agencies
301(2)
Disputes Between Organizations
303(4)
Public-Interest Law Firms in Environmental Disputes
305(2)
Summary
307(2)
Suggested Further Readings
309(1)
References
310(7)
Law and Social Change
317(36)
Reciprocity Between Law and Social Change
318(2)
Social Changes as Causes of Legal Changes
320(2)
Law as an Implement of Social Change
322(6)
The Efficacy of Law as an Implement of Social Change
326(2)
Advantages of Law in Creating Social Change
328(6)
Legitimate Authority
329(1)
The Binding Force of Law
330(2)
Sanctions
332(2)
Limitations of Law in Creating Social Change
334(5)
Law as a Policy Implement
336(1)
Morality and Values
337(2)
Resistance to Change
339(8)
Social Factors
340(2)
Psychological Factors
342(3)
Cultural Factors
345(1)
Economic Factors
346(1)
Summary
347(1)
Suggested Further Readings
348(1)
References
349(4)
The Legal Profession
353(60)
Background
353(1)
The Professionalization of Lawyers
354(4)
The Evolution of the American Legal Profession
358(5)
The Profession Today
363(3)
Where the Lawyers Are
366(7)
Private Practice
366(5)
Government
371(1)
Private Employment
371(1)
Judiciary
372(1)
Lawyers and Money
373(6)
Competition for Business
379(4)
Legal Services for the Poor and not so Poor
383(3)
Law Schools
386(9)
Socialization into the Profession
391(4)
Bar Admission
395(2)
Bar Associations as Interest Groups
397(1)
Professional Discipline
398(4)
Summary
402(2)
Suggested Further Readings
404(2)
References
406(7)
Index 413


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