CRIM 1116 Lecture Notes - Legal Realism, Conservative Liberalism, Dialectic

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
Langara College
Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1116
Professor
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
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Latin for an unjust laws no law at all the principal tenet of the natural law perspective. Theory that has its roots in judeo-christian conceptions of social life this theory holds that law and morality must be synonymous. 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. 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 dialectical materialism dialectical materialism-the doctrine or theory of history espoused by.

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