Bruce A. Arrigo and Dragan Milovanovic (eds.), Postmodernist and Post-Structuralist Theories of Crime. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010. A collection of critical approaches by well-known contemporary theorists to law, crime, and the criminal justice system.
Katharine T. Bartlett and Rosanne Kennedy (eds.), Feminist Legal Theory: Readings in Law and Gender. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991. A balanced and provocative anthology of early articles on feminist legal theory and methods.
Steven W. Bender, Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination. New York: New York University Press, 2004. An insightful examination of Latino negative stereotypes, their evolution, and possible rectification.
William J. Chambliss and Milton Mankoff (eds.), Whose Law? What Order? A Conflict Approach to Criminology. New York: John Wiley, 1976. A good early illustration of the fundamental perspectives of conflict criminologists.
Richard Collier, Masculinity, Law and the Family. New York: Routledge, 1995.
A controversial and thought-provoking book on the legal ramifications of critical studies of masculinity as a reaction in part to race and feminist legal scholarship.
Hugh Collins, Marxism and Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. A clear and thorough treatment of the relationship between Marxian theory and law.
Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Jackson, and Adam P. Romero (eds.), Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters and Uncomfortable Conversations. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009. This compendium brings together positions in feminist and queer theory to create interdisciplinary dialogues and to explore further the legal, cultural, and social implications of the various theoretical approaches.
Judith G. Greenberg, Martha L. Minow, and Dorothy E. Roberts, Women and the Law,
4th ed. New York: Foundation Press, 2008. A detailed overview of concrete legal problems of particular and current concern to women. The problems are grouped into three categories: women and work, women and family, and women and their bodies.
Ian Haney Lopez (ed.), Race, Law, and Society. Aldershot, Hants, UK/Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. An edited volume of important articles on race and race-related topics in American and a variety of cross-cultural contexts.
Charles E. Reasons and Robert M. Rich (eds.), The Sociology of Law: A Conflict
Perspective. Toronto, Canada: Butterworths, 1978. An early compendium designed to present the major paradigms in the sociology of law, with particular emphasis on conflict and Marxist approaches.
Charles Sampford, The Disorder of Law: A Critique of Legal Theory. Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell, 1989. A useful source for additional discussion of a large number of important contemporary theorists from a critical perspective.
Kim Lane Scheppele, "Legal Theory and Social Theory," Annual Review of Sociology, Annual 1994, 20:383-407, 1994. A concise and comprehensive review of trends in legal theory.
A. Javier Trevino, The Sociology of Law: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2008. A review of classical and contemporary perspectives incorporating some original writings by theorists.
Francisco Valdes, Jerome McCristal Culp, and Angela P. Harris (eds.), Crossroads,
Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press,
2002. The majority of the essays in this volume were delivered at the last major CRT conference, which was held at Yale in 1997.
Adrien Katherine Wing (ed.), Critical Race Feminism: A Reader. 2nd ed. New York: New York University Press, 2003. An anthology that addresses an ambitious range of subjects, from life in the workplace and motherhood to sexual harassment, domestic violence, and other criminal justice issues.