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The Role of Social Science in Law by Professor Elizabeth Mertz
  

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The Role of Social Science in Law by Professor Elizabeth Mertz

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.

About the Author

Elizabeth Mertz is Professor at the University of Wisconsin, USA and is Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, USA.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th March 2008

Author

Professor Elizabeth Mertz

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Publisher

Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
648 pages

Categories

Law & society
Social theory

ISBN

9780754626015

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