LS308 Law and Society Unit 2 assignment
before the bridge was built. The bridge was built because of social forces and social change—in
this case citizen pressure on government—and, once built, “it began to exert an influence on
behavior and attitudes” (p. 16). Similarly, law may change because of changes and pressures in
the larger society, and, once it does change, it then begins to influence behavior and attitudes."
People in general, want to fit in with their family and friends, by obeying the law, one can avoid
many issues that could complicate their lives and the lives of their loved ones. ”Violations are
Speeding may seem to be a harmless offense at first glance. However, if one gets too many
speeding tickets or is a habitual offender, they will have to answer for their law-breaking ways
on several levels. They will have to pay fines, court costs, legal fees. They will have to miss
work or time with their family to appear in a court of law. They will probably get an increase in
their automobile insurance and may even lose their driving privileges' for a period of time. All of
these things effect one's life as well as the lives around them. "By
law" (Cooter, 2006).
If I suddenly lost my driving privileges, even for only one month, it would cause total chaos for
my family and myself. On a daily basis, I need to be able to drive to work, the grocery store, to
pick up my grand-children from daycare, etc. This burden would not just be mine alone to bare.
Now my wife would have to do the extra duties of going to the grocery store or my son may need
to miss work to pick-up the kids and things might be a little tight around here because we live
paycheck to paycheck and do not have extra funds to pay for speeding fines, court costs, legal