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Empirical Legal Studies

Introduction to empirical legal studies--an approach to studying and law and legal institutions that draws on social science methods.


This section offers a selection of works with empirical studies of different topics, such as criminal law or judicial behavior. The works here are just a small subset of what's available. For more, search the catalog and periodical databases.

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Graphic: image from ad for W.L.'s New Pattern Family Microscope, in 1884 pamphlet (John Bull's Neighbour in Her True Light), available on British Library's photostream. ®, ©, and ™ added by Mary Whisner.