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The role of social science in law

The role of social science in law

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Published by Ashgate in Aldershot, Hants, England, Burlington, VT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law and the social sciences,
  • Sociological jurisprudence

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementedited by Elizabeth Mertz.
    SeriesInternational library of essays in law and society
    ContributionsMertz, Elizabeth, J.D.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK376 .R65 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17179281M
    ISBN 109780754626015
    LC Control Number2007009758

    Sociology and Social Work: Perspectives and Problems focuses on the relationship between sociology and social work, providing a sociological understanding of the problems social workers face. This book begins with an introduction to sociology and social work, followed by a discussion on the nature of a sociological perspective. How are the legal disciplines responding to the dialogue with and critique from the social sciences and humanities? These are some of the questions we will address from the multiple perspectives of law, political theory, and penology, as well as history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, economics, and political science.

    This book develops the rudiments of a sociological perspective on state law and legal theory. It outlines a distinctive approach to theoretical enquiry that offers an improved understanding of law as a social and institutional phenomenon. The book draws upon Max Weber's sociological and juristic writings as a context in which to explore themes arising or selectively developed from a critical Reviews: 1. This article examines the role of social science in US same-sex marriage (SSM) court cases. The existing literature on the role of social science in courts is inconclusive, with studies suggesting social science exerts influence in some but not all areas of law. The literature Cited by: 1.

    Jurisprudence or legal theory is the theoretical study of rs of jurisprudence seek to explain the nature of law in its most general form and provide a deeper understanding of legal reasoning, legal systems, legal institutions, and the role of law in society.. Modern jurisprudence began in the 18th century and was focused on the first principles of natural law, civil law, and the law. The Role of Social Science in Legal Decisions Elizabeth Mertz* and Jonathan Yovel† Final draft of working paper. A slightly modified and shortened version is included in Austin Sarat, ed., Handbook of Law and Society, Blackwell In this study, we explore the problems and the potential involved in combining social science.


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Has social science had any impact on law to date and, if so, what kind of impact. What is the best way to use social science knowledge in legal settings. Scholars and legal professionals have long wrestled with these questions, both in the United States and in other areas of the : Elizabeth Mertz, Elizabeth Mertz.

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