Law in the Political Arena - Revisited
Mark Iris, Lecturer, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences
In recent decades, the role of legal systems in the United States has changed significantly. In many ways, legal processes and institutions are now used to address a wide variety of issues which were previously addressed through other means or perhaps not addressed at all. This change has led to a growing “legalization” of our society. Much of this process takes place in settings outside the typical courtroom, settings little known and even less well understood by the public at large, often with little media coverage.