Laws of the Living Body - Michael Commire Sr. CJS 220 Scott...

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Michael Commire Sr. CJS 220 Scott Dunn January 24, 2010 Law as a Living Body
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The difference that I believe between is the fact that law on books is the part where the law is what should occur when a crime is being committed. Law in action is where the law is implemented and done the way that it is supposed to be. The American law is based on something that is called common law. This means that the judges decide on what the punishment should be when someone commits a crime. This can also be up to a jury of the courts that make the decision if someone is either found guilty of the crime or innocent of the crime that was being committed. When a person is found guilty of the crime it is up to their lawyers to run an appeal process that another judge of a higher branch can overturn the decision and find the accused innocent. Law as a living body is a law that is taken place where the federal guidelines and the state guidelines can be conflicting. This is not just the federal guidelines that can make this conflicting even those of the same jurisdiction can make them conflicting. A good example of that is when the book said something about medical marijuana. In the State of Michigan they had
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course COM 220 AAPSY-012 taught by Professor Danstone during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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