Law: The Basics
Routledge – 2012 – 180 pages
Series: The Basics
An engaging introduction to one of the most complex areas of modern life. The book introduces both the main components of the legal system - including judges, juries and law-makers - and key areas of law - contract, civil negligence, and criminal law - to provide the uninitiated with an ideal introduction to law. Key questions to be considered include:
Throughout the book, a wide range of contemporary cases are examined to relate key legal concepts to familiar examples and real world situations.
List of Abbreviations Preface 1. Types of Law 2. How Laws are Made 3. Making Sense of Legislation 4. How Judges Decide Cases 5. European Law 6. Human Rights 7. The Jury 8. Criminal Law 9. Contract Law. Glossary of Terms. Bibliography
Gary Slapper is Professor of Law, and Director of the Law School, at The Open University. He is a door tenant at 36 Bedford Row and a legal columnist for The Times. David Kelly was formerly Principal Lecturer in Law at the Staffordshire University Law School. They have written several books together including the Routledge textbooks The English Legal System, English Law, and Questions and Answers on the English Legal System.