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Published: 29 July 2022

528 Pages

ISBN: 9780197619278

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Law, Justice, and Society

A Sociolegal Introduction

Sixth Edition

Anthony Walsh, Craig Hemmens, and Marianne Hudson

  • Balances legal studies with a sociological perspective
  • Wide appeal across disciplines including Political Science, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies
  • Includes a chapter on Women and the Law
  • The only law and society textbook to dedicate a chapter to issues of race, including the fight against slavery, the struggle of Native Americans to maintain their cultural independence, and the experiences of those of Asian and Hispanic descent in the United States
  • Contains a chapter on comparative law
  • Engaging writing style and manageable length
  • Provides analysis of cases and their impact, instead of lengthy original cases-focuses students on critical aspects of the case details

New to this Edition:

  • Update the case examples that open every chapter. Customers like the technique of analyzing laws and their impact vs. providing lengthy original cases, and request current, practical applications of the law. The revised text will include the latest Supreme Court rulings so the authors can include current, high profile, high interest court case topics in the new edition
  • A new feature box will be added per chapter, on "Ethical and Moral Issues," which will provide scenarios for student reflect and discussion
  • Add coverage of current topics such as police use of force, gender and racial issues
  • Continue to improve the visual interest by including additional charts, tables, figures and photos in the new edition

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