Law and Society (11th Edition) – PDF – eBook:
Steven E. Barkan
Professor Steven E. Barkan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maine, where he has taught since 1979. His teaching and research interests include sociology of law, criminology, and social movements. Barkan is a past president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and has served as chair of its Law and Society Division and as a Council member of the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association. His articles have appeared in the Justice Quarterly, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Crime and Justice, American Sociological Review, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency,and other journals. He is the author of several forthcoming textbooks, including Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice in America with Oxford University Press.
Dr. Steven Vago earned two Ph.D.s: one in Anthropology and one in Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. During graduate school, he was an integral part of the creation of an alcohol treatment program at Malcolm Bliss Hospital in St. Louis. Vago became part of the Department of Sociology at St. Louis University after finishing his graduate studies and was a full professor there by the age of 37. Thereafter, Steve chaired the Department of Sociology several times, teaching at St. Louis University for over thirty years. During the 1970s, Vago was asked by the United Nations to work for its member agency UNESCO and worked in Paris for several years in their Office of Population and Demography. At the end of his teaching career in 2001, Dr. Vago retired to Bellingham, Washington, with his wife. Vago passed away in 2010, at the age of 73.
Law and Society (11th Edition) – PDF – eBook
In the ebook Law and Society 11th edition, (PDF) Steven E. Barkan preserves Dr. Vago’s voice while making this classic textbook more accessible for today’s college students.
Each chapter now includes an outline, key terms, learning objectives, and chapter summaries. A new epilogue chapter examines law and inequality in the United States as it moves into the 3rd decade of this century.
The 11th edition reflects new developments in law and society literature as well as recent real-life events with legal relevance for the United States and other nations.
Law and Society 11e PDF is for 1-semester undergraduate courses in Law and Society, Introduction to Law, Sociology of Law, and a variety of criminal justice courses offered in departments of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Political Science.