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Role and Functions of Law Paper Stephanie L. Montgomery Law/421 September 28, 2015 Jerome Tatar
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Role and Functions of Law Paper The role and functions of law in business and society is important. Laws sets guidelines and standards in which society must adhere. Without laws this world would be in chaos and corruptions would be the norm if laws were not established. Law uphold moral values and defines individuals and businesses standards especially here in United States. Foreign countries have their own laws, both foreign and domestic should uphold both laws but a lot of time foreign countries barely abide. Penalties and Judicial System are in placed to maintain the order of law. Functions and role of law in General Law can be defined in many ways, According to Melvin (2011), law is a body of rules of action, or conduct prescribed by controlling authority and having legal binding force. Law creates duties, obligation rights that reflect accepted views of a given society. (Melvin, 2011). Law is governed by a controlling authority set up by local, state and federal authorities or government. Those who uphold the law are called law abiding citizen, those who break the laws are called unlawful citizen and if prosecuted will be called a criminal. There are many different types of law, According to Melvin (2011), he states that Modern Law in United States regulating businesses and individuals is generally a combination of many laws which are Constitutional law, Statutory law, Administrative law and Common law. Constitutional Law is the foundation for all other law in the United States is the Supreme law of the land. Statutory law is created by a legislative body and approved order approved by the executive branch of government.
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