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Hill, Michael R. 2007. “Roscoe Pound.” Pp. 3585-3587 in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol. 7, edited by George Ritzer. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Roscoe Pound, sociologist, ecologist, and noted jurist, originated and promulgated the legal movement known as the American school of sociological jurisprudence. This revolutionary perspective remains the single most consequential application of sociological thinking in American society. Pound's sociological theories and empirical methodologies fundamentally transformed the prosecution and administration of US law for a full half-century.