Unformatted text preview: No ex post facto laws Agreement on the bible (what version of the bible?) Our conception of God’s law is dim due to sin o Opportunities Use principles, not necessarily laws word for word • Focus on the sanctity of human life • Respect for property • Respect for other people (not necessarily just their lives) • People held accountable for what they do Accuracy of the system Insistence of minimum evidentiary standards No oppression of widows, orphans, aliens, poor persons Penalties had to be proportional (lex talonis) Restitution • Fines are paid to the state instead of to the victim •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Tatum during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.
- Fall '07