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Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
Laws that are grouped into organized form. (Criminal laws, property laws, etc)
There are ____ stages in the growth of law.
In the 4th stage (growth of law), the system acts to prevent/punish wrongs that provoke people to seek revenge. This is seen as a preventive, or pro-active approach, instead of waiting for something bad to happen.
Laws that are not predictable or are too rigid and inflexible will lead to anarchy.
Laws should not be flexible and reflect the needs of society.
Laws that are set down by a government or central authority to prevent wrongs from occurring in the first place.
Law based on the current standards of the people. Usually formed by court rulings when judges settle disputes.
Which of the following statements accurately reflect the purpose of laws? Check all that apply.
Laws protect individual rights and liberties.
Laws serve as a norm (measure) of conduct for citizens - which behaviors are acceptable in society.
Laws protect our general safety.
Laws are needed to resolve disputes.
Two of the most popular legal systems in the world are the English Common Law system and the Roman Civil Law system.
All states in the US, with the exception of Louisiana, follow the Roman Civil Law system.
Fairness in law
An ________ is a court order to do (or not do) something.
A collection of standards of conduct and
moral judgment forming the basis for a
reasoned, impartial decision as to what is
right or wrong.
Ethical decisions should be based on _______.