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By Brian Tamanaha

A theoretical and sociological exploration of the connection among legislation and society, this e-book constructs an method of legislations that integrates felony concept with sociological techniques to legislations. legislation is usually understood to be a reflect of society--a mirrored image of its customs and morals--that features to keep up social order. concentrating on this universal figuring out, the e-book conducts a survey of Western criminal and social theories approximately legislations and its courting inside of society, accomplishing a theoretical and empirical critique of this universal knowing.

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University of Birmingham: William L. F. Felstiner, Professor. Law and Society Program. University of California-Santa Barbara: Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford: Sally Lloyd-Bostock, Reader in Socio-Legal Studies. University of Birmingham; Doreen McBarnet, Senior Research Fellow. Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Oxford; Simon Roberts. Professor of Law. London School of Economics and Political Science. International Advisory Board: John Braithwaite (Australian National University); Robert Cooler (University of California-Berkeley); Bryant Garth (American Bar Foundation); Volkmar Gessner (University of Bremen); Vittorio Olgiati (University of Milan); Martin Partington (University of Bristol).

London School of Economics and Political Science. International Advisory Board: John Braithwaite (Australian National University); Robert Cooler (University of California-Berkeley); Bryant Garth (American Bar Foundation); Volkmar Gessner (University of Bremen); Vittorio Olgiati (University of Milan); Martin Partington (University of Bristol). Oxford Socio-Legal Studies is a series of books exploring the role of law in society for both an academic and a wider readership. The series publishes theoretical and empirically-informed work, from the United Kingdom and elsewhere, by social scientists and lawyers which advances understanding of the social reality of law and legal processes.

F. Felstiner, Professor. Law and Society Program. University of California-Santa Barbara: Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford: Sally Lloyd-Bostock, Reader in Socio-Legal Studies. University of Birmingham; Doreen McBarnet, Senior Research Fellow. Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Oxford; Simon Roberts. Professor of Law. London School of Economics and Political Science. International Advisory Board: John Braithwaite (Australian National University); Robert Cooler (University of California-Berkeley); Bryant Garth (American Bar Foundation); Volkmar Gessner (University of Bremen); Vittorio Olgiati (University of Milan); Martin Partington (University of Bristol).

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