Module 6- Law and Social Control- dispute resolution
people enter into disputes into themselves and other people , and corporationcompanies/businesses and businesses with businesses (patent disputes with RIM
1) negotiation- in this process we
Lecture 8: Life, Death and the Law
Life, Death and the Law
We are regulated, from birth to death.
some people are marginalized and regulated in unequal ways
sometimes we only think of death as murder but the end of life can be in
Lecture 2: Equality
Key Questions in Sociology of Law
Deconstructing law and how they shape legal interpretation and legal practice
Ocial Version of Law declares neutrality and objectivity, equality, fairness and justice
but in practice, socio-legal schol
Debate Portfolio : Group 5
1) Evidence based posts (EBP) - these posts use outside resources to support presented
a) WEBSITE LINK TO CHARTER OF RIGHTS & FREEDOMS:
CHAPTER 4: LAWMAKING
4 THEORETICAL PERSPEVTIVES:
1) Rationalistic Model: proposes that laws are created as rational means of
protecting members of society from social harm. Crimes are socially injurious.
This is the most widely accepted but also most simp
CHAPTER 4: ADMINISTRATIVE LAWMAKING:
Administrative agencies pursue both civil remedies and criminal sanctions to promote
compliance with regulatory and admin laws. Administrative lawmaking plays an
increasingly important role in modern society and its co
CHAPTER 5- LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL
Social control refers to the methods used by members of a society to maintain order and
promote predictability of behaviour. There are many different forms of social control and
law is one of them.
There are two basic pro
Module 7- Law and Dispute Resolution
Law and social change- as social scientist we are very interested in the larger question of which
came first we are quite interested in how law is related to social change- the way we
collectively change our behaviours
SOC 370 Definitions
Accidental Defence: This is a legitimate defence when, for example, a driver
swerves to avoid hitting a small dog that has wandered out onto the road and
subsequently drives over a freshly planted garden.
Adjudication: A public and for
SOC 370 Module Four: Introduction to the organization of law; Tort Law
Taking into consideration the social forces that can affect laws, how do they come about?
There are a variety of different ways of how laws form:
1) The rationalistic model- laws are r
Module Five : Administrative Law Making: Influences on the lawmaking practices.
We look at the problem of how we control each others behaviours- how we make sure
that other people in society react in society as a collective morals.
We use a variety of soc
SOC 370: ASSIGNMENT 1
The news story that focuses on an issue centred in law is UBFOs article Bullying
case spurs proposed legislation by Eileen Buckley (2011-09-27). The article will be
pasted at the end of the assignment.
The proposed l
INFLUENCES IN LAWMAKINGa) Interest Groups- laws are created because of the special interests of certain groups
in the population. It stresses cultural differences, value clashes, inequities, and
social conflict. However, it doesnt always benefit example b
Assignment #2: Battered Woman Syndrome
Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) is a diminished capacity method used by
defendants to mitigate charges. Diminished capacity is frequently used when the
defendant is not insane, but rather suffers from emotional dist
Lecture 1: Introduction to Sociology of Law
What is Sociology of Law?
Many dierent approaches
Dicult to define in a concrete way
Concerned with the relationship between law and society.
Law can be talked about in abstract ways so it exists out