A readable and comprehensive introduction that examines the key themes in the complex relationships of administrative, criminal and civil law to Canadian society. Law and Society covers the evolution of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, the interplay between law, law-making and social change and the main concerns and issues in the profession and practice of law.
With plentiful examples and cases, it also explores recent theories, pertinent new research and emerging trends. Some of the updates to the second edition include information on contemporary issues such as Law and Literature, the Canadian court system, anti-terrorism legislation and privacy issues, drug legislation, divorce, and same-sex marriages. Discussions of aboriginal peoples and restorative justice have been expanded, and there is also a new section on tort law by contributing author Gregory Brown. Critical thinking questions have been added to every chapter.
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