Law and Society
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Law and Society

Second Edition
  • Matthew Lippman - University of Illinois at Chicago, John Marshall Law School in Chicago
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October 2017 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Law and Society offers a contemporary yet concise description of the structure and function of legal institutions, along with a lively discussion of both criminal and civil law and their impact on our society. Unlike comparable books on law and society available today, author Matthew Lippman takes an interdisciplinary approach to integrate distinctive coverage of diversity, inequality, and globalism through an organized theme in a strong narrative. This practical and invigorating text introduces students to both the influence of law on society and the influence of society on the law through a discussion of the pressing issues society is facing today, such as Law and Racial and Ethnic Inequality, International Human Rights, Privacy and Surveillance, and Law and Social Control.

 
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Law and Society
An Introduction to Law and Society  
Definitions of Law  
Norms, Mores, and Folkways  
Approaches to Defining Law  
Summary of Definitions of Law  
Families of Law  
The Functions of Law  
The Dysfunctions of Law  
The Study of Law  
Two Perspectives on Law and Society  
 
Chapter 2. Theories of Law and Justice
Legal Systems  
Natural Law  
Legal Positivism  
Utilitarianism  
The Categorical Imperative  
Historical School  
Classical Sociological Theorists  
Legal Realism  
Sociological Jurisprudence  
Functionalism  
Legal Behavioralism  
Libertarianism  
Critical Legal Studies  
Critical Race Theory  
Feminist Jurisprudence  
 
Chapter 3. The Structure and Function of Courts, Legislatures, and Administrative Agencies
Courts and Conflict Resolution  
The Development of Federal Courts  
The Structure of the Judicial System  
Judicial Gatekeeping  
The Jurisdiction of Federal Courts  
Federal District Courts  
Federal Courts of Appeal  
The U.S. Supreme Court  
The Organization of State Courts  
State Courts of Limited Jurisdiction  
State Courts of General Jurisdiction  
State Appellate Courts  
State Supreme Courts  
State Judicial Selection  
How Judges Decide Disputes  
Legislatures  
Administrative Agencies  
Law Enforcement  
A Statistical Profile of the Police  
International Perspective: The UN System  
 
Chapter 4. The Legal Profession
Perspectives on the Legal Profession  
The Historical Development of the English Legal Profession  
The Growth of the American Legal Profession  
The Contemporary Legal Profession  
International Perspective: The Legal Profession in China  
 
Chapter 5. Access to Justice and Legal Ethics
Lawyers, Clients, and Access to Justice  
Legal Ethics  
International Perspective: Legal Education in Germany and France  
 
Chapter 6. Dispute Resolution
Stages of Disputing  
Methods of Dispute Resolution  
Preconditions for Adjudication  
Social Influences on Disputing  
American Attitudes Toward the Law  
The Debate Over Litigation in America  
Alternative Dispute Resolution  
International Perspective: Gacaca Courts in Rwanda  
 
Chapter 7. Criminal Courts
Crime Control and Due Process  
Defense Attorneys  
Indigent Defense  
Prosecutors  
The Grand Jury  
Plea Bargaining  
International Perspective: Inquisitorial Legal Systems  
 
Chapter 8. Juries
The Trial  
The Jury in Criminal Cases  
The Development of the American Jury  
Jury Decision-Making  
Judges and Juries  
Jury Nullification  
Jury Selection  
Social Science and Jury Selection  
The Jury and the Death Penalty  
Sentencing  
Wrongful Convictions  
International Perspective: The International Criminal Court  
 
Chapter 9. Law and Social Control
Informal and Formal Social Control  
Legal Control  
Criminal Penalties  
Deterrence  
Capital Punishment  
Victimless Crimes  
White-Collar Crime  
Civil Commitment  
International Perspective: Genocide  
 
Chapter 10. The Impact of Law on Society
The Impact of Society on the Law  
Law as the Cause of Social Change  
Compliance, Rejection, and Evasion of the Law  
Courts and Social Change  
The Impact of Court Decisions on Criminal Justice  
Law and Social Movements  
Civil Disobedience and Social Change  
International Perspective: FGM and the Implementation of International Human Rights  
 
Chapter 11. Law and Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Critical Race Theory  
African Americans and the Criminal Justice System  
Racial Profiling  
Race and Stand Your Ground Laws  
Race and the War on Drugs  
Police-Involved Violence  
Hate Crimes  
The Color of Immigration Law  
Law and Diversity: The Cultural Defense  
International Perspective: Global Trafficking  
 
Chapter 12. International Human Rights and International Crime
The Evolution of the International Law of Human Rights  
The United Nations and Human Rights  
The United Nations Human Rights System  
Domestic Enforcement of International Human Rights  
Conflicting Perspectives on International Human Rights  
Domestic Courts and Human Rights  
U.S. Congressional Statutes and International Human Rights  
Child Soldiers and the Humanitarian Law of War  
Corporations and Human Rights  
Drones and Counterterrorism  
Torture and Crimes Against Humanity  
 
Chapter 13. Privacy and Surveillance
Does Privacy Matter?  
A Brief History of the Law of Privacy  
The Law of Privacy  
The Constitutional Right to Privacy  
The Panopticon Society  
Governmental Surveillance  
Private Sector Online Data Collection  
Identity Theft  
Cybercrime  
A Digital Constitution  
Drug Testing  
DNA  
Fingerprints and Biometric Identification  
International Perspective: Internet Surveillance  

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Complete answers to all “You Decide” boxes within the text.
  • Each chapter includes author podcast links that cover the important topics within the text.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Student Study Site

     The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

    • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
    • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
    • Each chapter includes author podcast links that cover the important topics within the text.
    • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
    • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.

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    ISBN: 9781506362274