American Law and Legal Systems (Paperback)

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American Law and Legal Systems examines the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework with great clarity and insight. Readers are introduced to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics, from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal. This new edition provides essential updates to forensic and scientific evidence, contract law, family law, and includes new text boxes and tables to help students understand, remember, and apply central concepts.

About the Author


James V. Calvi is Professor of Political Science at West Texas A&M University. Susan Coleman is Director of Criminal Justice Program at West Texas A&M University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780205028184
ISBN-10: 0205028187
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2011
Pages: 406
Language: English