The Electronic Media and the Transformation of Law

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Oxford University Press, 1989 M07 27 - 368 páginas
Highly publicized legal cases, such as those involving libel verdicts, obscenity prosecutions, the First Amendment, and other areas of media law have focused attention on only one part of the media's impact on law. This study, the first to explore the broad influence of computers and television on the future of the legal process, explains the critical role of information and argues that the influence of the new modes of communication can be seen in changes occurring in many areas of the law. These areas include the goals and purposes of law, the doctrines and rules of law, the processes law uses to settle disputes and shape behavior, the legal profession, and the values and concepts that underlie our system of law.
 

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"The high-technology invasion of the legal process is in full swing,'' observes Katsh, a law professor at the University of Massachusetts. In this lucid, well-documented commentary, he persuasively ... Leer comentario completo

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Law as a Process of Communication
3
1 The Erosion of Precedent and the Acceleration of Change
17
2 Law Media and Conflict
49
Rights and Realities
113
The Medium Has a Message
168
5 The Legal Profession
198
Orientations and Perspectives
227
Conclusion
266
Notes
269
Bibliography
307
Index
339
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