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Philosophy of Law

Raymond Wacks.

May 2006; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: philosophy of law; jurisprudence and philosophy of law. 144 pages.

The concept of law shapes the character of our community and underlies issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction...

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Forensic Science

Jim Fraser.

February 2010; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: criminal investigation and detection. 160 pages.

Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction introduces the concept of forensic science and explains how it is used in the investigation of crime. In forensic science, a criminal case can...

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Terrorism

Charles Townshend.

September 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: terrorism and national security law; warfare and defence. 176 pages.

Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence and explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, nationalism, and...

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Medical Law

Charles Foster.

February 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: medical and healthcare law. 160 pages.

Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. The core issues of medical law — organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment,...

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Family Law

Jonathan Herring.

February 2014; published online February 2014.

Book. Subjects: family law. 136 pages.

Family Law: A Very Short Introduction provides insight not only into what family law is, but why it is the way it is. How have laws had to respond to social changes in family life? The last...

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Philosophy of Law

Raymond Wacks.

February 2014; published online February 2014.

Book. Subjects: philosophy of law; jurisprudence and philosophy of law. 168 pages.

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and...

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The U.S. Supreme Court

Linda Greenhouse.

March 2012; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: courts and procedure. 144 pages.

The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction tells the Court's story by drawing on its history and its written and unwritten rules to show how it really works. The Supreme Court today,...

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American Legal History

G. Edward White.

December 2013; published online December 2013.

Book. Subjects: history of law. 168 pages.

Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made and has played a...

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Arbitration Law Reports and Review

January 2011; published online August 2012.

Journal. Subjects: arbitration.

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The American Journal of Jurisprudence

June 2014; published online June 2014.

Journal. Subjects: jurisprudence and philosophy of law.

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