The Role of Social Science in Law

1st Edition

Elizabeth Mertz

Routledge
Published March 7, 2008
Reference - 648 Pages
ISBN 9780754626015 - CAT# Y235044
Series: The International Library of Essays in Law and Society

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Summary

The legal system relies on social science for answers to many tough questions. Social scientists study issues relevant to law. But are law and social science talking past one another? This collection of important articles and essays explores the difficult process of translation between these two fields, drawing on three different scholarly perspectives - the 'insider' approach which views social science as a tool that lawyers can use for legal ends, the 'outsider' approach of the law and society or sociology of law movement, and the study of the language of law. Each section of the volume combines theoretical articles with specific empirical examples, ranging from the death penalty through anti-discrimination law to family violence.

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