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Legal Studies Essay- The reasons for law The reason we have laws in our world is so that people act in a manner that is acceptable and fair to everybody in society. These laws have taken shape over time and there are many reasons for laws. The basis and reasons for most of law today are traditional rules, laws and customs, values, rights/responsibilities, social cohesion and social progress. The first reason for laws we have today are the rules, laws, creeds, codes and customs that were developed a very long time ago and still have worth today. These are simple things and the way in which we do them. For example many of the Ten Commandments have developed into laws today. This means that the reason we have a law against murder or stealing is because that has always been the way humans have acted. No one has ever thought of making murder legal because that is just against the customs we have come to know from our early traditions. This proves that one of the reasons for law in our early customs and traditions. Another reason we have law is to protect our values. Values are ways in which we live our lives that have developed over time. An example of a value is religion. There are laws to
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