the survey was performed, or if there was an improvement in security by more people, the numbers may be skewed. Several things that can be considered when surveying criminal activity.
4 Running Head: Unit 1 Essay Some countries may also have a different meaning of what constitutes a crime and what is legal (Dammer & Albanese p. 28). A way for the material gathered in the surveys to be more reliable could be to define what constitutes as a crime and phrase the questions in such a way to collect reliable data. SIX CHARACTERISTICS OF SOCIALIST LAW DISTINGUISHED FROM CIVIL LAW There are six characteristics of legal families in the world, public law/private law, economic, education, procurator, political versus nonpolitical justices, and independence of the judiciary. The first characteristic of socialist law is private and public law distinction. Public law deals with the relationships between the government and the citizens. Private law regulates the behavior between people and does not involve public interest, such as marriages, wills, and other private family matters (Dammer & Albanese p. 44). Private law can also be referred to as civil law and is separate from criminal law because it is considered a dispute between people and not an offense against the state. Other types of law have made drastic changes to their systems, but Socialist law “was a twentieth-century phenomenon” (Dammer & Albanese p. 45), Socialist laws have not made any significant changes until recently. Economic law is relevant because the owner of a business has a to make money and therefore if their employees are not pulling their weight, they will, in turn, lose their job. However, companies that are owned by the government are unable to jump to firing people for failing to “live up to working standards” or filing bankruptcy for lack of profit (Dammer & Albanese p. 55).
5 Running Head: Unit 1 Essay The education function of the law is important because one must understand the law to obey said laws. If individuals do not fully understand the law they are required to follow, the justice system will fail. Most people do not have a full understanding of the laws, other than parts of the laws that affect us directly, such as, “basic criminal law, traffic law, tax regulations, and simple rules about property and contracts” (Dammer & Albanese p. 55). For this reason,
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