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Call # K235 .O938 2010
Title The Oxford handbook of empirical legal research / edited by Peter Cane, Herbert M. Kritzer
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Descript. xv, 1094 p. ; 26 cm
Series Oxford handbooks in law
Summary/Abstract The empirical study of law, legal systems, and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena an and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as a social practices of political, economic, and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation, and impact. --
In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims, and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential. The Handbook has three parts. The first deals with the development and institutional context of empirical legal research. The second-and largest-part consists of critical accounts of empirical research on many aspects of the legal world-on criminal law, civil law, public law, regulatory law, and international law; on lawyers, judicial institutions, legal procedures, and evidence; and on legal pluralism and the public understanding of law. The third part introduces readers to the methods of empirical research, and its place in the law school curriculum. --
Peter Cane is Distinguished Professor of Law at the Australian National University, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the academy of Social Sciences in Australia. --
Herbert M. Kritzer is the Marvin J. Sonosky Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School. --Book Jacket
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Jurisprudence -- Research
Alt Author Cane, Peter, 1950-
Kritzer, Herbert M., 1947-
Menkel-Meadow, Carrie
OCLC # 640079210
Table of Contents
 List of Abbreviationsix
 List of Contributorsxiii
 Part I: Surveying Empirical Legal Research 
1.Art, Craft, And Science Of Policing11
2.Crime And Criminals / Martin Innes37
3.Criminal Process And Prosecution / Wesley Skogan64
4.Crime-Preventive Impact Of Penal Sanctions / Jacqueline Hodgson, Andrew Roberts96
5.Contracts And Corporations / Anthony Bottoms, Andrew Von Hirsch125
6.Financial Markets / Sally Wheeler151
7.Consumer Protection / Julia Black176
8.Bankruptcy And Insolvency / Stephen Meili198
9.Regulating The Professions / Robert M. Lawless, Elizabeth Warren216
10.Personal Injury Litigation / Linda Haller235
11.Claiming Behavior As Legal Mobilization / Paul Fenn, Neil Rickman260
12.Families / Herbert M. Kritzer285
13.Labor And Employment Laws / Mavis Maclean308
14.Housing And Property / Simon Deakin331
15.Human Rights Instruments / David Cowan353
16.Constitutions / Linda Camp Keith376
17.Social Security And Social Welfare / David S. Law399
18.Occupational Safety And Health / Michael Adler424
19.Environmental Regulation / Bridget M. Hutter449
20.Administrative Justice / Cary Coglianese, Catherine Courcy469
21.Access To Civil Justice / Simon Halliday, Colin Scott492
22.Judicial Recruitment, Training, And Careers / Roderick A. Macdonald522
23.Trial Courts And Adjudication / Peter H. Russell545
24.Appellate Courts / Sharyn Roach Anleu, Kathy Mack571
25.Dispute Resolution / David Robertson596
26.Lay Decision-Makers In The Legal Process / Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow625
27.Evidence Law / Neil Vidmar652
28.Civil Procedure And Courts / Gary Edmond, David Hamer679
29.Collective Actions / Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Bryant G. Garth705
30.Law And Courts' Impact On Development And Democratization / Christopher Hodges729
31.How Does International Law Work? / Catalina Smulovitz753
32.Lawyers And Other Legal Service Providers / Tom Ginsburg, Gregory Shaffer785
33.Legal Pluralism / Richard Moorhead805
34.Public Images And Understandings Of Courts / Margaret Davies828
35.Legal Education And The Legal Academy / James L. Gibson854
 Part II: Doing And Using Empirical Legal Research / Fiona Cownie 
36.(Nearly) Forgotten Early Empirical Legal Research / Fiona Cownie875
37.Quantitative Approaches To Empirical Legal Research / Herbert M. Kritzer901
38.Qualitative Approaches To Empirical Legal Research / Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin926
39.Need For Multi-Method Approaches In Empirical Legal Research / Lisa Webley951
40.Legal Theory And Empirical Research / Laura Beth Nielsen976
41.Empirical Legal Research And Policy-Making / D.J. Galligan1002
42.Place Of Empirical Legal Research In The Law School Curriculum / Martin Partington1025
43.Empirical Legal Training In The U.S. Academy / Anthony Bradney1044
 Index / Christine B. Harrington, Sally Engle Merry1059