Witnessing for sociology : sociologists in court /

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Imprint:Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996.
Description:[xi], 272 p. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
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Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2452754
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Other authors / contributors:Jenkins, Pamela J.
Kroll-Smith, J. Stephen, 1947-
ISBN:0275948528 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-255) and indexes.
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Summary:The American court system is making increasing use of sociologists as expert witnesses. From toxic torts to religious cults and brainwashing, sociological knowledge is becoming increasingly more commonplace in the legal arena. This edited volume is a collection of the experiences of sociologists who have appeared as expert witnesses in a variety of court cases. Many of the cases covered in this book revolve around central issues of murder, self-defense, religious cults, battered women, child pornography, environmentalism, and homelessness. This volume is unique in its breadth of topics and contributions.
Physical Description:[xi], 272 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-255) and indexes.
ISBN:0275948528 (alk. paper)