Pritchett’s The Roosevelt Court is a classic of law & society, exploring decision-making on the Supreme Court over a decade

THE ROOSEVELT COURT is a brilliant analysis of Supreme Court decisions during a crucial decade in the Supreme Court’s history, by a political scientist “interested in the social and psychological origins of judicial attitudes and the influence of individual predilections on the development of law.” A much-cited classic of the Court and judicial decision-making from [...]

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Jerold Auerbach explores Israeli legitimacy in his new book Jewish State, Pariah Nation

Jewish statehood was restored in 1948 amid a struggle over legitimacy that has persisted in Israel ever since: Who rules? Who decides? Antagonism between the political left and right erupted into bloody violence over the Altalena. Secular-religious discord even made defining who is a Jew in a Jewish state contentious.
After the Six-Day War, the return [...]

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Classic Social Science, Digitally Remastered: The Protection of Children, Second Edition, by Dingwall, Eekelaar & Murray

This book has not been easily available in print for many years, but it has long been regarded as an important contribution to the study of child abuse and neglect, and legal and social responses to it.
This classic study of law and social work in action is based on the most extensive investigation of child [...]

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Lance Bennett & Martha Feldman Examine Juries and Narrative: What Makes People Believe a Witness?

Reconstructing Reality in the Courtroom explains what makes stories believable and how ordinary people connect complex legal arguments and evidence presented in trials to assess guilt and innocence. The explanation takes the core elements of narrative—the who, what, where, when, how, why—and shows how average people who hear hundreds of stories every day use the [...]

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Frank Zimring’s The Changing Legal World of Adolescence is Digitally Remastered™ in eBooks & in paperback

This work attempts to explain changes in the legal conception of adolescence as a stage of life and as a transition to adulthood. The intended audience includes lawyers and others—such as parents, professionals, and kids—puzzled by trends labeled “children’s liberation” and “the revolution in juvenile justice.” Much cited and long recognized as an authority, it [...]

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