Sociology of Law

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Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?

Edited by Michael A. Smith
Subjects: Politics And Law

Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.

Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa

Argues that the responsibility for eradicating racial hatred has been redirected away from the state and toward the hated, leaving the causes of hate unaddressed.

The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor

Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.

The Contexts of Juvenile Justice Decision Making

Explores the contexts of judges' decision making in juvenile courts that incarcerate disproportionately more minorities than whites.

Political Literacy

Political Literacy confronts and responds to the question: What is required of the citizens of a democracy to ensure their individual and social rights? Exploring the rhetoric of legal interpretation, ...