Question 1: What is the author’s thesis? In other words, what is the author’s purpose in writing this book i.e. what is he/she attempting to prove or assert? Question 2: How does the author develop or support her thesis? Provide at least two specific examples and include page references. Question 3: Could the author have done a better job at developing or supporting his/her thesis? Consider the following sub-questions when answering: Does the author approach the subject with any biases? Does the author adequately consider and refute opposing viewpoints? Does the author have to resort to suppression of contrary evidence in order to make the thesis credible? If so, what additional evidence would weaken the case? Is the thesis sound but marred by a flawed procedure or analysis? Question 4: How this book is representative of a legal issue that has influenced, and been influenced by, society? In other words, how does it help one understand the basic process for law formation and the obvious and hidden influences on the creation of American law; how does it help one to understand the role of laws in American society, in part as a reflection of needs, in part as a reflection of public/political desires, and in part as tools of the powerful; how does it help one understand how the complexities in law and its relationship to society impact on other aspects of the criminal justice/legal system; and how does it help one to be able to critically assess the formation of law, the interpretation of law, and the application of law in American society?