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Law In Our Lives

Author : David O. Friedrichs
ISBN : 0199840741
Genre : Law
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"Law in Our Lives is a survey text intended primarily for courses in law and society that are taught from a more sociological perspective. It treats law as a complex, evolving, interdisciplinary field, which also makes it suitable for courses in legal history and philosophy. The book is known for its lucid writing style as well as its comprehensiveness--which is viewed as a benefit by some and a drawback by others. It combines detailed theoretical discussions with real-world examples to provide a broad analysis of the nature of law in contemporary society. It includes a wide array of pedagogical material, including boldfaced key terms and discussion questions, as well as appendices on case briefing, law in films, and websites of interest"--

Connecting Sociology To Our Lives An Introduction To Sociology

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781490268866
Genre : Education
File Size : 40. 66 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Connecting Sociology to Our Lives, An Introduction to Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Arguing About Law

Author : Aileen Kavanagh
ISBN : 9781135029142
Genre : Law
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Arguing about Law introduces philosophy of law in an accessible and engaging way. The reader covers a wide range of topics, from general jurisprudence, law, the state and the individual, to topics in normative legal theory, as well as the theoretical foundations of public and private law. In addition to including many classics, Arguing About Law also includes both non-traditional selections and discussion of timely topical issues like the legal dimension of the war on terror. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section in which they give an overview of the debate and outline the arguments of the papers, helping the student get to grips with both the classic and core arguments and emerging debates in: the nature of law legality and morality the rule of law the duty to obey the law legal enforcement of sexual morality the nature of rights rights in an age of terror constitutional theory tort theory. Arguing About Law is an inventive and stimulating reader for students new to philosophy of law, legal theory and jurisprudence.

Introduction To Psychology And Law

Author : James R.P. Ogloff
ISBN : 9781442690578
Genre : Psychology
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Despite the notable Canadian presence in the field of psychology and law, there is currently no comprehensive Canadian textbook on the subject. While a few U.S. textbooks cover the field, they give little or no attention to Canadian law and research. In recognition of this problem, editors Regina Schuller and James Ogloff have put together an authoritative introduction to law and psychology for a Canadian audience. Within the fifteen chapters that comprise the book, leading Canadian scholars cover a wide range of topics spanning the applications of psychology - clinical, social, cognitive, developmental, experimental - in both criminal and civil areas of law. These include memory and eyewitness testimony, the jury, sentencing, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and many others. The legal system in Canada serves as the backdrop for each of the chapters, which begin with an interesting case or anecdote that introduces the reader to some of the major issues facing psychologists and lawyers in this country. The book offers a compelling introduction to the field and a unique perspective to Canadian readers, especially students in psychology, criminology, and other disciplines in social science and law.

Introduction To Law

Author : Beth Walston-Dunham
ISBN : 9781111311896
Genre : Law
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This best-selling text creates an awareness and appreciation for the effect that law has on virtually every facet of modern life and society. Beginning with a detailed look at the organization of the U.S. system of government, the text guides students through each of the primary substantive areas of law with realistic assignments, relevant ethical considerations, and easy-to-understand judicial opinions that reinforce chapter topics. From fundamental concepts to emerging legal topics, INTRODUCTION TO LAW presents the terminology, principles, and cases that are having an impact on society--and on many professions--today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Connecting Sociology To Our Lives

Author : Tim Delaney
ISBN : 9781317262145
Genre : Education
File Size : 30. 24 MB
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Many introductory texts claim to make sociology relevant to student interests. Perhaps no other text has done this so completely - and engagingly - as Connecting Sociology to Our Lives. Tim Delaney not only uses popular and contemporary culture examples, he explains sociology thoroughly within the frame of the contemporary culture of students - a culture shaped by political, economic, and environmental trends just as much as by today's pop stars. This book will help academics to engage their students in sociology through the prism of their own culture. It involves students in critical thinking and classroom discussion through the book's many 'What Do You Think?' inserts, and will inspire them to careers with the book's unique chapter, 'Sociology's Place in Society: Completing the Connection'.

Federal Administrative Law

Author : Christopher Enright
ISBN : 1862873704
Genre : Administrative law
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Federal administrative law is a vast expanse of statutory provisions and case law. This text aims to map these provisions, setting out the case and statute law in a structured and amenable way. Federal Administrative Law commences with discussion of the composition, powers and decision-making processes of the executive government. Then it covers the major remedies available for those who are dissatisfied by a decision of the executive government - reasons for decision, access to information under FOI legislation, judicial review, appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, review by the Ombudsman, remaking a decision, collateral review and special review. Enright also engages with the perennial conceptual problems of administrative law. Difficulties with separating legislative, executive and judicial power, and in distinguishing between law and fact, are considered insoluble, Enright argues, only because they have not been approached in the right way. Enright argues for going back to basics, emphasising the necessity of asking the right question in the first place. In a similar vein, Enright investigates problems with legitimate expectation in the law of natural justice and argues that difficulties with standing can be treated better by taking a more analytical approach to the interests involved. Federal Administrative Law will serve as a basic text and reference book for those who work in Commonwealth administrative law. It is written in a clear and easy to read style that will make it suitable as a textbook in undergraduate courses.

Introduction To Law Enforcement

Author : David H. McElreath
ISBN : 9781466556232
Genre : Law
File Size : 44. 18 MB
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Modern perspectives of law enforcement are both complex and diverse. They integrate management and statistical analysis functions, public and business administration functions, and applications of psychology, natural science, physical fitness, and marksmanship. They also assimilate theories of education, organizational behavior, economics, law and public policy, and many others. Modern law enforcement is a blend of both theoretical knowledge and applied practice that continuously changes through time. With contributions by nine authors offering a diverse presentation, Introduction to Law Enforcement goes beyond the linear perspective found in most law enforcement texts and offers multiple perspectives and discussions regarding both private and public entities. Through this approach, readers gain an understanding of several dimensions of the subject matter. Topics discussed include: Contemporary crime trends Policing ethics Law enforcement history The functions of modern law enforcement agencies Homeland security Public service Human resources The path of a case from arrest through incarceration and post-release Local, state, regional, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies Private enforcement organizations Adaptable across a wide range of learning environments, the book uses a convenient format organized by agency type. Pedagogical features include learning objectives, case studies, and discussion questions to facilitate reader assimilation of the material. Comprehensive in scope, the text presents a robust consideration of the law enforcement domain.

Medical Law A Very Short Introduction

Author : Charles Foster
ISBN : 9780191636011
Genre : Law
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Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. When things go wrong with our bodies, we want to know what our rights are, and what governs the conduct of the clinicians into whose hands we put our lives and limbs. Dealing with matters of life and death, it can therefore have a fundamental impact on medical practice. Headlines in the media often involve the core issues of medical law - organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment, euthanasia, confidentiality, research on humans - these are topics that affect us all. Headlines can misrepresent, however. In order to fully understand the issues and their relevance, we have to delve into the cases and into the principles behind them. In this highly readable Very Short Introduction, Charles Foster explores different examples to illustrate the key problems and principles of medical law. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Trusted Criminals White Collar Crime In Contemporary Society

Author : David O. Friedrichs
ISBN : 9781111782870
Genre : Education
File Size : 64. 29 MB
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This comprehensive text helps students understand the problems involved in studying white collar crime, explanations for crime, the principal focus of the crimes, and the character of the legal and criminal justice response to the crime. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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