The Legal System: A Social Science Perspective

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Russell Sage Foundation, Aug 1, 1975 - Law - 338 pages
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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.

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

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