The Legal System: A Social Science Perspective

The Legal System: A Social Science Perspective

by Lawrence M. Friedman




Examines the impact of social forces on the legal system and how the rules and orders promulgated by that legal system affect social behavior.Dr. Friedman explores the relationship between class structure and the work of legal systems in the light of the existing literature and analyzes the influence of the cultural elements contained in a legal system. In a comprehensive analysis of the concept of legal culture, the author sheds new light on the development of our legal norms and the types of legal systems which prevail in a democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871542960
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date: 08/01/1975
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

LAWRENCE M.FRIEDMAN is Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University.

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