Law, Justice, and Society A Sociolegal Introduction

ISBN-10: 019995853X

ISBN-13: 9780199958535

Edition: 3rd 2014

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Description: This textbook blends law with sociology as it explores the relationship between legal systems and other social institutions. With detailed discussions of the various ways in which law impacts people based on race, class, gender, and age, the book's sociological approach introduces students tothe concept of "justice" as it is applied in the United States. The book includes discussions of such topics as the origins of the law, the history and development of the American legal system, the sociology of law, court structure, and the difference between civil and criminal law. In this edition, additional material expands coverage of race and class.Contemporary issues such as gay marriage, environmental justice, and affirmative action receive sociolegal analysis. With its wide appeal, this book can be used in courses as diverse as Political Science, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies.

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Book details

List price: $71.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Craig Hemmens is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. In addition to being the editor for the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, he has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, �2012), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, �2011) and An Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, �2009). He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He served as the President of the Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) from 2012 to 2013.

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