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Law/Society: Origins, Interactions, and Change (Sociology for a New Century Series) [Paperback]

John R. Sutton

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December 22, 2000 0761987053 978-0761987055 1
Foundations of the Sociology of Law provides a conceptual framework for thinking about the full range of topics within the sociology of law discipline.

The book: contrasts normative and sociological perspectives on law; presents a primer on the logic of research and inference as applied to law related issues; examines theories of legal change; and discusses law in action with specific reference to civil rights legislation.


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"I think this book is going to be major contribution to the sociology of law. The balance between theory and substance, always a problem in this field, is very nice." 

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"I look forward to using this book in my undergraduate sociology of law course." 

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He is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He teaches and does research on law, crime and punishment, and organizations. His research tends to be concerned with change over time in legal systems, organizational structures and practices, and institutional fields.

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