Law and Society (2nd Revised edition)

Law and Society (2nd Revised edition)

By: Matthew Lippman (author)Paperback

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"This is a well-rounded book that seems more interesting to students than other books I have used. It provides information on some cutting-edge themes in law and society while staying well grounded in the theories used by law and society practitioners." -Lydia Brashear Tiede, Associate Professor, University of Houston Law and Society, Second Edition, offers a contemporary, concise overview of the structure and function of legal institutions, along with a lively discussion of both criminal and civil law and their impact on society. Unlike other books on law and society, Matthew Lippman takes an interdisciplinary approach that highlights the relevance of the law throughout our society. Distinctive coverage of diversity, inequality, civil liberties, and globalism is intertwined through an organized theme in a strong narrative. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this practical and invigorating text introduces students to both the influence of law on society and the influence of society on the law. Discussions of the pressing issues facing today's society include key topics such as the law and inequality, international human rights, privacy and surveillance, and law and social control. Log in at for additional teaching and learning tools.

About Author

Matthew Lippman has taught criminal law and criminal procedure in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for more than thirty years. He has also taught courses on civil liberties, law and society, and terrorism and teaches international criminal law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He earned a doctorate in political science from Northwestern University and a master of laws from Harvard Law School, and he is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. He has been voted by the graduating seniors at UIC to receive the Silver Circle Award for outstanding teaching on six separate occasions and has also received the UIC Flame Award from the University of Illinois Alumni Association, as well as the Excellence in Teaching Award, the Teaching Recognition (Portfolio) Award, and the Honors College Fellow of the Year Award and the HOPE teaching award. The UIC chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honors society, named him "criminal justice professor of the year" on three occasions. He is also recognized in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. In 2008, he was recognized as College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Master Teacher. In 2012, Professor Lippman was honored by being named commencement "Marshal" by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has served in every major administrative position in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, including department head, director of undergraduate studies, and director of graduate studies. Professor Lippman is author of more than one hundred articles and five books. These publications focus on criminal law and criminal procedure, international human rights, and comparative law. He also is the author of five other SAGE texts, Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies (5th ed.); Essential Criminal Law (2nd ed.); Law and Society (2nd ed.); Criminal Evidence and Striking the Balance: Debating Criminal Justice and Law. His work is cited in hundreds of academic publications and by international courts and organizations. He has also served on legal teams appearing before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, has helped draft numerous briefs submitted to federal courts and to the U.S. Supreme Court, has testified as an expert witness on international law before numerous state and federal courts, and has consulted with both private organizations and branches of the U.S. government. He regularly appears as a radio and television commentator and is frequently quoted in leading newspapers.


PREFACE Introduction Chapter Organization Organization of the Text Digital Resources Second Edition Acknowledgments Chapter 1. An Introduction to Law and Society Introduction Definitions of Law Norms, Mores, and Folkways Approaches to Defining Law Summary of Definitions of Law Definitions of Justice Families of Law The Functions of Law The Dysfunctions of Law The Study of Law Two Perspectives on Law and Society Chapter Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 2. Theories of Law and Justice Introduction Legal Systems Natural Law Legal Positivism Utilitarianism The Categorical Imperative Historical School Classical Sociological Theorists Legal Realism Sociological Jurisprudence Functionalism Legal Behavioralism Libertarianism Law and Economics Critical Legal Studies Critical Race Theory Feminist Jurisprudence Law and Humanities Chapter Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 3. The Structure and Function of Courts, Legislatures, and Administrative Agencies Introduction 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 Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 4. The Legal Profession Introduction 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 Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 5. Access to Justice and Legal Ethics Introduction Lawyers, Clients, and Access to Justice Legal Ethics International Perspective: Legal Education in Germany and France Chapter Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 6. Dispute Resolution Introduction 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 Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 7. Criminal Courts Introduction Crime Control and Due Process Defense Attorneys Indigent Defense Prosecutors The Grand Jury Plea Bargaining International Perspective: Inquisitorial Legal Systems Chapter Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 8. Juries Introduction 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 Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 9. Law and Social Control Introduction Informal and Formal Social Control Legal Control Criminal Penalties Deterrence Capital Punishment International Perspectives on Capital Punishment Victimless Crimes White-Collar Crime Corporate Liability Civil Commitment International Perspective: Genocide Chapter Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 10. The Impact of Law on Society Introduction 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 Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 11. Law and Racial and Ethnic Inequality Introduction Critical Race Theory African Americans and the Criminal Justice System Racial Profiling Police-Involved Violence Race and Stand Your Ground Laws Race and the War on Drugs Hate Crimes The Color of Immigration Law Law and Diversity: The Cultural Defense International Perspective: Global Trafficking Chapter Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology Chapter 12. Privacy and Surveillance Introduction 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 Government Surveillance and Domestic Crime Private Sector Online Data Collection Identity Theft Cybercrime A Digital Constitution Drug Testing DNA Fingerprints and Biometric Identification International Perspective: Internet Surveillance Chapter Summary Chapter Review Questions Terminology GLOSSARY REFERENCES INDEX ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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  • ISBN13: 9781506362274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781506362274
  • weight: 940
  • ISBN10: 1506362273
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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