Law and Sociology

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One of the most characteristic features of the twentieth century jurisprudence was the development of sociological approaches to law. The social sciences had an influence almost comparable to that of religion in earlier periods. And legal thought has tended to reflect the trends to be found in sociology.

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Law and SociologyOne of the most characteristic features of the twentieth century jurisprudence was the development of sociological approaches to law. The social sciences had an influence almost comparable to that of religion in earlier periods. And legal thought has tended to reflect the trends to be found in sociology.There are different approaches but one can pinpoint a number of ideas in the thinking of those who adopt a sociological approach to the legal order. There is a belief in the non-uniqueness of law; a vision of law as but one method of social control. There is also a rejection of a jurisprudence of concepts, the view of law as a closed logical order. Further, sociological jurists rend to be sceptical of the rules presented in the textbooks and concerned to see what really happen, the law in action. It is common to see reality as socially constructed, so that t

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