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Published: 01 July 2019

528 Pages

ISBN: 9780190843946

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Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction

Fifth Edition

Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens

An accessible and lively introduction to the field, Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction, Fifth Edition, explores the relationship between legal systems and other social institutions using a distinctive sociological point of view. Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens provide detailed discussions of the various ways in which law impacts people based on race, class, gender, and age while also introducing students to 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.

New to this Edition:

  • Updated case examples
  • An "Issue Highlight" feature in each chapter that provides a pro/con argument surrounding a contemporary issue, like sanctuary cities, bathroom laws, regulation reduction, and religious accommodations
  • A list of key terms at the end of each chapter
  • Increased coverage of juvenile issues
  • Additional visual material

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