Law Notes [Unit 1] - Unit1LawNotes Definitions

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Unit 1 Law Notes Definitions  Jurisprudence  – The study/science of law also known as philosophical law.  -It is important because it helps us to better understand why laws are made and  passed. It is also important because it allows governments to make changes in  laws that are no longer necessary or do not work Authority -  Having control over certain things/people. Power  – What is done with authority. (Ex. Police have authority over civilians and the power to  enforce  law) Duty –  Things that society does that they choose to do. Right  – Something that everyone is entitled too. (Ex. The right to get a job, not the employer’s  duty to  hire you) Morality – T he set of morals that people have. (Ex. Personal rules and beliefs set for oneself)   Humanity  – What is best for the greater good of mankind. Equity -  Treating people fairly but not necessarily equally (Ex. Young offenders act treats young  people  fairly but not equally) Equality  – When everyone is equal and treated the same. Objective Forseeability – 
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Deltzer during the Winter '08 term at Sacread Heart University.

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Law Notes [Unit 1] - Unit1LawNotes Definitions

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