4-6-10 - Sociological Analysis of Vagrancy Law (chambliss)...

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Sociological Analysis of Vagrancy Law (chambliss) law is a social construction (in resoponce to a set of political socioeconomic things in a certain point of time) Law is an invoation it can go into dormancy and then resurected, it can be ammended and changed. it can be adopted by other places. prior to 1349 there is no law in enland. law of vagrancy established that if you were found traveling, it would be a crime to give money to someone who is unemployed and of sound mind and body. punishment: sent to the gallows. law in this particular instance was made to protect the land owners because they needed workers. 1495 law is modified and focuses on levels of punishment. (protects merchants from theft) vagrancy= "those likely to commit a felony due to their suspicious idleness" the creation of the law in response to a certain economic structure/class, then modified and going into a period of dormancy then coming back into a marcantile england and thus the law is changed to protect the new economic
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4-6-10 - Sociological Analysis of Vagrancy Law (chambliss)...

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