What is Law and Justice

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/27/11 Lecture 2 What is Law and Justice? 8/27/11 THERE ARE TWO GENERAL TYPES OF LAW MOSTLY PRACTICED IN THE UNITED STATES: 1 . CRIMINAL LAW (penal law): A body of rules and regulations defining and specifying the nature of offenses and the punishment for offenses against the public and against the state. 8/27/11 2. CIVIL LAW: Law governing the relationship between parties--noncriminal relationships • Examples? Contracts, divorce, child 8/27/11 OTHER TYPES OF LAW 3. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: COMPRISED OF REGULATIONS AND RULINGS THAT ARE MADE BY NUMEROUS STATE AND LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES • For example? Tax laws, health codes, 8/27/11 OTHER TYPES OF LAW 4. COMMON OR CASE LAW PRECEDENTS DERIVED FROM EARLIER JUDICIAL DECISIONS. • For example? Roe vs. Wade. (issue of abortion) 8/27/11 OTHER TYPES OF LAW 5. PROCEDURAL LAW: A TYPE OF STATUTORY LAW COMPRISED OF THE ENACTMENTS OF LEGISLATIVE BODIES/HOW LEGAL RIGHTS ARE ENFORCED 8/27/11 DISCUSSION • IMAGINE A SOCIETY WITHOUT LAW…....
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course CCJ 3024 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.

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