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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1116
Professor
K.Chin
Semester
Winter

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NATURAL LAW AND THE NATURAL LAW RESPONSE LEX INIUSTA NON EST LEX  Latin for an unjust laws no law at all the principal tenet of the natural law perspective Natural law  theory that has its roots in Judeo-Christian conceptions of social life this theory holds that law and morality must be synonymous Legal realism and the realist response Legal realists often referred to as skepticists they see the personality and political orientation of individual judges, community sentiments, specific economic realities, and political imperatives as all contributing to the growth of statutory law and judicial decisions Legal realists may be conservative liberal or radical in their political views,economic or moral orientation but all advocate the view that legal doctrine alone cannot explain legal decision making LEGAL REALISM-an approach to the law that takes account not only of doctrinal developments but also the social political and economic bases of specific law it is an empirically based system of analysis that arguably has its roots in positivism A MARXIST THEORY OF LAW AND THE MARXIST RESPONSE Marxism-the political and economic theories of Karl Marx especially that as labor is basic to wealth historical development following scientific laws determined by
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