The relationship between sociology and cognate disciplines: law
Roach Anleu, Sharyn Leanne
Mack, Kathleen Margaret
The Australian Sociological Association
This paper considers the relationship between sociology and law, as a cognate discipline, through a discussion of social research into legal processes and settings, sometimes referred to as empirical socio-legal research. It first addresses the different meanings of research for social scientists and for lawyers, then investigates some particular challenges for cross/inter/multidisciplinary socio-legal research, and identifies the growing demands for empirical analyses of law and legal processes.
Law, Sociology, Social research
Roach Anleu, S.L. & Mack, K.M., 2009. The relationship between sociology and cognate disciplines: law. The future of sociology. Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association conference 2009, 1-12.