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Sociology of Law
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Buzzell, Timothy. 2010. “Sociology of Law”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Law is a pervasive element of modern social life. This course will explore the nature of law
in America and develop an understanding of law as a social institution from a variety of sociological perspectives. The analysis begins with a rationale for the sociological study of law. The rationale is developed by applying the functionalist, conflict, and...

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Law and Society
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College 300

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