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Published: 19 January 2017

376 Pages


ISBN: 9780190460594

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American Law

An Introduction

Third Edition

Lawrence M. Friedman and Grant M. Hayden

  • Offers a clear, conversational introduction to the American legal system
  • Situates the American legal system in its social and historical context
  • Covers the institutions of law creation and application, as well as American criminal and civil justice
  • Provides extended analysis of how the law affects behavior and social change
  • Discusses emerging legal issues such as surrogacy, same-sex marriage, and the declining crime rate
  • Introduces many of the basic substantive areas of the law

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