Doing Legal Research A Guide for Social Scientists and Mental Health Professionals

by Roberta A. Morris, Bruce D. Sales, Daniel W. Shuman

Part of the Applied Social Research Methods Series

Doing Legal Research A Guide for Social Scientists and Mental Health Professionals Synopsis

This useful volume will help researchers and practitioners ensure the legal relevance of their initial research question as well as conduct their own evaluation of the primary legal materials. The book describes how to use a law library to: find, cite and track cases; uncover statutes passed by the state legislatures; examine the legislative history of these statutes and administrative rules and regulations; and discover decisions promulgated by state agencies. In addition it includes exercises that give readers an opportunity to go into the law library and test their developing skills on genuine legal questions.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803934283
Publication date: 19th February 1997
Author: Roberta A. Morris, Bruce D. Sales, Daniel W. Shuman
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 152 pages
Categories: Crime & criminology, Jurisprudence & general issues,

About Roberta A. Morris, Bruce D. Sales, Daniel W. Shuman

Professor Sales received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester (psychology, 1966; psycholinguistics, 1971), and his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law (1973). He joined IU in January 2009. Professor Sales is a pioneer in the application of psychological science for understanding the creation and implementation of law, legal systems and legal processes. Some of his recent books include: Courtroom Modifications for Child Witnesses: Law and Science In Forensic Evaluations (2008), Sex Offending: Causal Theories to Inform Research, Prevention, and Treatment (2008), Scientific Jury Selection (2007), Criminal Profiling: Developing an Effective Science and Practice (2006), Experts in Court: Reconciling Law, ...

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