An accessible and lively introduction to the field, Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction, Sixth Edition, explores the relationship between legal systems and other social institutions using a distinctive sociological point of view. Anthony Walsh, Craig Hemmens, and Marianne Hudson provide detailed discussions of the various ways in which law impacts people based on race, class, gender, and age while also introducing students to the origins of the law, the history and development of the American legal system, the sociology of law, court structure, and the difference between civil and criminal law.
Anthony Walsh is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University. Craig Hemmens is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. Marianne Hudson is a Lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University.