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Law in Popular Belief: Myth and Reality

Anthony Amatrudo and Regina Rauxloh


In recent years there has been a significant growth in interest of the so-called “law in context” extending legal studies beyond black letter law. This book looks at the relationship between written law and legal practice. It examines how law is applied in reality and more precisely how law is perceived by the general public in contrast to the legal profession. The authors look at a number of themes that are central to examining ways in which myths about law are formed, and how there is inevitably a constitutive power aspect to this myth making. At the same time they explore to what extent law ... More

Keywords: Law, Legal understanding, Public perception, Legal myths, Media, Language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097836
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Amatrudo, editor
Middlesex University

Regina Rauxloh, editor
Southampton University