Law and Its Purposes

Law and Its Purposes - Law and Its Purposes Many of us...

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Law and Its Purposes Many of us might like to impose rules on others, defining their rights and responsibilities. Few of us can do this as individuals, but a majority of citizens in a democracy can agree to establish rules for business behavior. They can permit certain authorities to make and enforce rules describing what behavior is permitted and encouraged in their community. These rules are what we refer to as the law, and they are enforceable in the courts of that community. Exhibit 1-1 provides a list of just a few of the numerous purposes fulfilled by the law. Each purpose of the law is important, but taken as a unit, Exhibit 1-1 is a reminder of why we are very proud when we say we are a society of laws. The respect we give to the law as a source of authority is in part a recognition of the fact that in the absence of law, we would rely solely on the goodwill and dependability of one another. Most of us greatly prefer the law to that option.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course BUL 2241 taught by Professor Dr.henn during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.

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