The Social Dimensions of Law
This collection of essays, chosen from the writings of respected Canadian social critics, asks students to recognize the value of human agency and potential in the creation of law. The book discloses the tension between legal theory and practice in Canada. Discussions of property crime, pornography, prostitution, homicide, and illegal drug use, furthermore, link theory and practice with the process of law. Finally, the emphasis of these essays falls on the idea of law as dynamic a manifestation of the debate between conflicting human values a symbol of domination and a tool for liberation.
Prentice Hall Canada Inc., 1986