San Diego Law Review


William E. Read

Library of Congress Authority File


Document Type

Book Review


In Criminal Lawyer, Professor Wood, a sociologist, examines the characteristics and attitudes of criminal lawyers "in the perspective of the social system in which they function" (p. 15), and his finding show the extent to which criminal lawyers are themselves victims rather than the artificers of the maladministration of criminal justice. His method is to compare an ideal type, i.e., how criminal justice is supposed to function, with a picture of reality which emerges when lawyers speak for themselves.

Included in

Law Commons