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NCJ Number: 31232 Find in a Library
Title: LAW AND SOCIETY
Author(s): A PODGORECKI
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 309
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd
London, WC1E 7DD, England
Sale Source: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd
39 Store Street
London, WC1E 7DD,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF THE VARIOUS METHODS OF SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH WHICH MAY BE APPLIED IN THE FIELD OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW, INCLUDING THEIR ADVANTAGES AND EMPIRICAL LIMITATIONS.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT THE NUMBER AND COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH LAW, PROBLEMS WHICH ARE OFTEN DISREGARDED BY THE TRADITIONAL STATE AND LAW THEORY. PODGORECKI GOES ON TO DISCUSS THE BASIC THEORETICAL CONCEPTS - INCLUDING ANOMIE, CONFORMITY, LEGALISM, THE LEGAL NORM - WHICH ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW. HE ALSO EXAMINES SOME ESSENTIAL PROBLEMS CONCERNED WITH THE POLITICS OF LAW. FINALLY, THE AUTHOR PROPOSES A NEW DEFINITION OF THE LAW, AND OFFERS A MORE PRECISE CONCEPTUAL NETWORK WHICH ENCOMPASSES ALL POSSIBLE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE LAW IN SOCIETY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Criminology; Laws and Statutes; Research methods; Theory
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