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Unformatted text preview: activity, brought by ‘plaintiff’ not state, and court decides based on ‘preponderance’ of evidence, not guilt beyond reasonable doubt Law (3 types ): US law based on old English ‘Common Law’, (precedent)-Constitutional: written down in Constitution-Statutory: made by Congress / legislature, written down in statues-Administrative: made by bureaucracy, ‘rules with the force of law’ Courts Enforce Two ‘Concepts of Justice’ (have 2 jobs):-Protect society from criminals (TDCJ)-Protect accused from the government (‘Due Process’) Criminals: typically young (30%), male (80%), minority (60%)… poor (of all races), under-educated (70% score less than 8 th grade level) and drug related (80%) Punishment, deterrents, isolation, and rehabilitation...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POL 1133 taught by Professor Esparza during the Fall '08 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.
- Fall '08