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Law and Society, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Steve E. Barkan

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 19, 2008

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Law and Society is written to be highly accessible to the average undergraduate student.  This multidisciplinary text draws on the work of anthropologists, historians, law professors, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists to clearly outline how law is an essential social institution that shapes society, while also being shaped by it.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1: The Social Nature and Significance of Law

Chapter 2: Understanding Law and Society

Chapter 3: Families and Types of Law

Chapter 4: Law and Dispute Processing

Chapter 5: Law and Social Control

Chapter 6: Law and Social Change

Chapter 7: Law and Inequality

Chapter 8: The Legal Profession

Chapter 9: Courts and Juries



COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

*Each chapter ends with Summary and Key Terms 

 

Chapter 1: The Social Nature and Significance of Law

    The Significance of Law for Society and for Ourselves

    The Study of Law and Society

    Law and Justice

    The Plan of the Book

 

Chapter 2: Understanding Law and Society

    What is Law?

    Explanations of Law

 

Chapter 3:  Families and Types of Law

    Families of Law

    Types of Law in the United States

    Special Topics

 

Chapter 4:  Law and Dispute Processing

    The Disputing Process

    Explaining Dispute Processing Decisions

    Dispute Processing in the United States

 

Chapter 5:  Law and Social Control

     Law, Deterrence, and Incapacitation

    Special Topics in Law and Social Control

    Law, Morality, and Consensual Crime

 

Chapter 6:  Law and Social Change

    The Impact of Social Change on Law: Law as Dependent Variable

    The Impact of Law on Social Change: Law as Independent Variable

    Law and Social Movements

 

Chapter 7: Law and Inequality

    Law and Inequality in the American Past

    Race and Ethnicity

    Contemporary Evidence

    Race and Ethnicity

 

Chapter 8: The Legal Profession

    Images and Perceptions of Lawyers

    History of the Legal Profession

    The U.S. Legal Profession Today

    Law School and Legal Education

 

Chapter 9:  Courts and Juries

    Criminal Courts in the United States

    The Jury in Democratic Society

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