The Sociology of Law

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: A. Javier Trevino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351473700

Category: Law

Page: 500

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The purpose of this book is to introduce the sociology of law by providing a coherent organization to the general body of literature in that field. As such, the text gives a comprehensive overview of theoretical sociology of law. It deals with the broad expanse of the field and covers a vast amount of intellectual terrain. This volume is intended to fill a gap in the literature. Most textbooks in the sociology of law are insufficiently theoretical or else do not provide a paradigmatic analysis of sociological theories. The content of this text consists of discussions of the works of scholars who have contributed the most to the cumulative development of the sociology of law. It surveys the major traditions of legal sociology but is not wedded to any one particular theoretical approach. Both the "classical," or nineteenth-century, and "contemporary," or twentieth-century, perspectives are covered. The reader will see that nineteenth-century thought has directly influenced the emergence of twentieth-century theory. One unique feature of this book is that key sociological and legal concepts, presented in bold print and italics, are defined, described, and illustrated throughout. Although the nature of the subject matter is highly theoretical and, at times, quite complex, Trevino values every effort to present the material in the most straightforward and intelligible form possible without compromising the integrity of the theories themselves. In short, this book aims to accomplish three objectives: inform about the progressive advancement of sociological theory, teach the reader to analyze the law as a social phenomenon, and develop in the reader a critical mode of thinking about issues relevant to the relationship between law and society.

Guns in America

A Reader

Author: Robert Muth

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814718795

Category: History

Page: 517

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“I am enthusiastically European; no informed person could seriously wish to return to the embattled, mutually antagonistic circle of suspicious and introverted nations that was the European continent in the quite recent past. But it is one thing to think an outcome desirable, quite another to suppose it is possible. It is my contention that a truly united Europe is sufficiently unlikely for it to be unwise and self-defeating to insist upon it. I am thus, I suppose, a Euro-pessimist.” —Tony Judt

Structure, Law, and Power

Essays in the Sociology of Law

Author: Paul J. Brantingham,Jack M. Kress

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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Understanding crime

current theory and research

Author: Travis Hirschi,Michael R. Gottfredson,American Society of Criminology

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Eight articles represent a variety of viewpoints on the causes of crime -- from the social learning tradition to the multiple factor approach to sociobiology and the bahaviourist approaches. The editors' introduction puts the research reported here into the context of the long-standing debate.'Sage Publications are to be congratulated on their excellent series of books called "Research Progress Series in Criminology"...one of the volumes Understanding Crime deals with current theory and research in criminology. It comes at the right time for there are two tendencies in the world today which are causing serious concern, the growth in crime and the spreading throughout the world of a devilish terrorism.' -- The Alliance News

Courts and diversion

policy and operations studies

Author: Patricia L. Brantingham,Thomas G. Blomberg,American Society of Criminology

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 144

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Police work

strategies and outcomes in law enforcement

Author: American Society of Criminology

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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Biology and crime

Author: American Society of Criminology

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Globalization, Police Reform and Development

Doing it the Western Way?

Author: G. Ellison,N. Pino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284803

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This volume presents a unique examination of Western-led police reform efforts by theoretically linking neoliberal globalization, police reform and development. The authors present seven country case studies based on this theoretical and conceptual approach and assess the prospects for successful police reform in a global context.