Essay On Sociology Of Law

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is not like jurisprudence. Sociology of law requires an understanding of the system of law no doubt. But it is still wider in scope. It seeks "perceive the relationship of systems of law to other social sub systems like economy, the nature and distribution of authority, and the structure of family and kinship relationships"[ J.A. Trevino, The Socilogy of Law: Classical and Contemporary Perspective (4th ed.). U.S.A, U.K: Transaction Publishers, 2010]. In Britain, some social anthropologists have examined the systems of law and courts in relatively simple societies and tried to determine their relationships to other aspects of social system. Roots of the sociology of law can be traced back to the works of sociologists and jurists of the turn…show more content…
In order to explain the theory better, there is a need to define the terms of the theory for better comprehension. What is Sociology? The concept of sociology can be defined as the study of the human society, the organization of social groups, the social interaction of people and the meaning that people give to their social reality. Put differently, sociology is an “intellectual craft” a way of looking at all things social[ C. Mills , 26]. Because of the broad inclusiveness of its subject matter, sociology must consult other knowledge fields such as philosophy, history, political science, anthropology, economics and law. A wide array of topics are of interest to the sociologist. These topics include deviant behaviour, the…show more content…
Consequently, sociology consist of many specialties or sub fields such as the sociology of deviance, medical sociology, the sociology of education, urban sociology, the sociology of the family. The sociology of the race and ethnic relations, political sociology, the sociology of work and occupations, military sociology and
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