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Law and Society 10th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0205820382
ISBN-10: 0205820387
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Editorial Reviews

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"Good coverage of theory, authoritative, covers many major issues."
Kenneth Mentor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

"It is comprehensive and well written. It is for students serious about learning the background of the law."
Becky da Cruz, Armstrong Atlantic University

"This text makes the field relevant to students."
Robert Koulish, Philadelphia University

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This balanced and comprehensive overview of the entire legal system -- administrative, civil, and criminal law -- considers the most recent research and theories and discusses important recent trends and real-life developments. It focuses on the emergence of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, reciprocity between law and social change, and the profession and practice of law. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 10th edition (January 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205820387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205820382
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Prof. R. Paris on July 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent textbook. The language is clear, the ideas well exposed, and the subject covered in a most satisfactory manner. The sixth edition I have read contains an extensive and very useful bibliography. I'd recommend it whoheartedly for undergraduate courses on the topic. Some minor criticisms: first, I would have liked the section on theoretical perspectives to be more extensive, while the chapter on methods seems to me to be superflous, at least for undergraduates. Second, at the bottom of page 232, the information give is confusing. It talks about tons, without specifying whether metric or not. Further, it uses ounces, pounds and kilos, all very unclear. Thirdly, the sections on the socialist system are obsolete, insofar as those systems have practically disappeared. And, yes, although the author claims, at the bottom of p.1 that he has followed an eclectic apporach, "without embracing or advocating a particular position, ideology, or theoretical stance", the truth is that I feel I detect a very subtle but, nonetheless recognizable, "leftish" leaning. But those are minor shortcomings, whcih shrink to nothing in comparison with the very positive achievements of the textbook. Kudos!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Law Student Lee on January 31, 2010
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When I read chapter one, I thought I was reading a foreign language. I decided to read the summaries first at the end of each chapter. This made reading much much easier and the topic friendlier.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Weiss on January 11, 2010
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The book is well written and researched but is very preliminary and recommended for beginers. Its a great starter book to those who are not familiar but are interested in the law from a sociological perspective. The author writes well and has thorough research and provides references for further information but can be somewhat repetitive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on July 24, 2013
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Law and Society by Vago is a sufficiently detailed textbook to learn terms, definitions, concepts, ideas, and many other Law and Society-related information for Introductory Law and Society Courses.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hdnb4 on January 24, 2013
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I am unsure as to why this book has so many 5 star ratings. By far, this has been the worst textbook I have had to use in my 4 years of college. It reads like a high school research paper. I would not purchase this book if I had a choice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liz on September 13, 2012
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I received this book in really good condition. It is really interesting, and the writer explains the topics thoroughly and effectively.
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Law and Society (8th Edition) was a book that was required reading for a master's level course I was taking. Amazon allowed me to buy this book for much less than I would have paid if I went through the college book store. I would definitely recommend going through Amazon for your college book.
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By H. Hickle on May 26, 2014
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It was purchased as a textbook for a Master's level class. Good book full of detail and information not found easily somewhere else. Easy to read and follow. Definitely a "keeper"
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