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Put simply sociology of law studies the relationship between law and society.

At times one needs theories and methods from the social sciences to clarify and analyze the cause or functionality of laws, rules and norms.

Sociology of law is both a legal science and a social science. The knowledge of scholars of sociology of law can be applied across a wide range of areas.


Please feel free to contact the listed researchers concerning topics related to their expertise. You can also contact the Sociology of Law Department concerning topics not listed.

Civil cases                     

Criminal gangs



Environment, The

Geographical regions:

  • Brazil

    • Patrik Olsson, Marginalized Children and Juveniles in Rio de Janeiro
  • Iran

  • Latin America

  • Palestine                         

  • Post-Soviet States

    • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Corruption and Legal Pluralism in Post-Soviet States, State-Society Relations in Post-Soviet Central Asia

Internet/ Information technology

Legal Proceedings


Swedish Authorities

Social Control

  • Ida Nafstad, Social Control, Social Exclusion and Inclusion


Welfare State, The

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The Sociology of Law Department
Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M
221 00 Lund, Sweden

Reza Banakar, Director of Research
Tel: +4646-222 87 53
E-mail: reza [dot] banakar [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se

Sociology of Law Department
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M, 223 62 Lund, 3rd floor
Postal address: Box 42, 221 00 Lund

Faculty of Social Sciences