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By Brian Tamanaha

A theoretical and sociological exploration of the connection among legislation and society, this publication constructs an method of legislations that integrates felony thought with sociological methods to legislation. legislation is mostly understood to be a reflect of society--a mirrored image of its customs and morals--that capabilities to take care of social order. targeting this universal figuring out, the booklet conducts a survey of Western criminal and social theories approximately legislation and its courting inside of society, undertaking a theoretical and empirical critique of this universal knowing.

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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).

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.

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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