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Rule of Law

Briefly describe the major legal systems. Evaluate each of them from your personal perspective.
The Romano Germanic legal system, Common law system, Socialist legal system, and the Islamic legal system

What is law? How would you define law? You are not bound by the definitions in the book.

Review of Functions and Dysfunctions of the law. Relate and discuss one or two examples of experience(s) that might relate to those functions and/or dysfunctions.

How does the social environment of the various theorists discussed affect their view of law in society? No advance, political or scientific, occurs in a vacuum!

How has the development of societies mirrored the development of law? Or is it the other way around?

Police "discretion" has been both critisized and praised. Why? What is it? Discuss some of the advantages and disadvntages of police discretion. Are there alternatives?

More than 85% of all criminal prosections end with a "bargained" plea of "guilty." Why? Evaluate the logic of this phenomenon. Why not require a trial in all cases?

about 80% of all jury trial occur in the United States. Other sources claim a higher percentage. Wold population exceeds 6 billion. The poulation of the U.S. is about 300 million. Why do 80% of the trial ocur in a country holding only 5% of the world's population? Is this a good thing?

Evaluate the relative merits of Public Opinion and Interest groups in the law making process.

"Over the years there has been a steady increase in Judicial Lawmaking in the United States'' Evaluate the role of Judicial Law Making in our 21st Century America.

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Briefly describe the major legal systems. Evaluate each of them from your personal perspective.

The Romano Germanic legal system, Common law system, Socialist legal system, and the Islamic legal system

The major legal systems are Common Law, Civil Law, and Sharia Law. Common law is borne out of the principles associated with Roman Law and is practiced in countries such as the United States, London, Australia and other Westernized countries in Europe such as Germany. Civil Law is also a derivative of Roman Law but differs from Common Law significantly in areas such as guilty until proven innocent. Countries such as Italy and France practice Civil Law. Sharia law is practiced by Islamic countries and differs entirely from Common and Civil law as it is predicated upon the use of religion as the foundation of law.

What is law? How would you define law? You are not bound by the definitions in the book.

Law is regulations and rules that govern society. Criminal, civil, and legislative laws are created to ensure that order and justice is provided in any society.

Review of Functions and Dysfunctions of the law. Relate and discuss one or two examples of experience(s) that might relate to those functions and/or dysfunctions.

Laws are subjective to those enforcing them and unfortunately it isn't uncommon for the original intent of a law to become perverted by humans. Examples include the current drug legislation in America, which has resulted in millions of ruined lives and incarcerations for drugs such as marijuana, which is infinitely less dangerous than other drugs such as tobacco and alcohol, both of which are legal. The perversion of law in this regard is a fallacy of humans who have created laws to outlaw a less dangerous substance predicated upon faux morality while allowing two drugs that kill hundreds of ...

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The rule of society law is discussed. The expert describes the major legal systems and evaluates each.

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