Faculty on Point: Lawrence Friedman on Impact and Crime without Punishment

An internationally renowned, prize-winning legal historian, Lawrence M. Friedman has for a generation been the leading expositor of the history of American law to a global audience of lawyers and lay people alikeā€”and a leading figure in the law and society movement. From his award-winning History of American Law, first published in 1973, to his American Law in the 20th Century, published in 2003, his canonical works have become classic textbooks in legal and undergraduate education. Here, he discusses the law and society movement and how law exists in the world, from how law is developed to empirical research.