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 statute 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 itself creates and sustains myths. The book will be of general interest to a number of different disciplines such as legal theory, general law, crimilogy and sociology.
Anthony Amatrudo is Associate Professor in Criminology at Middlesex University Regina Rauxloh is Associate Professor in Law at Southampton University