CRIM 1116 Lecture Notes - H. L. A. Hart, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Formal System

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
Langara College
Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1116
Professor
Individual perspectives on the law
JUSTICE-a term derived from the roman term for law justicia which means to give
each man his due in modern terms it has come to represent an idea of legal
fairness. It is often used to reflect the personal or societal understanding of the
upholding of rights and the punisments of wrongs when undertaken by the law
INJUSTICE-a word that refers to a situation in which the law or the legal system
treats someone or something unfairly
THEORETICAL PRESPECTIVES ON THE LAW
-there are positivists, natural lawyers, legal realists Marxists, critical legalists
feminists, anarchists, and libertarians among others
Law
a set of rules which is generally obeyed and enforced within a politically
organized society
o established in a community by authority or custom a body of such
rules
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Justice-a term derived from the roman term for law justicia which means to give each man his due in modern terms it has come to represent an idea of legal fairness. It is often used to reflect the personal or societal understanding of the upholding of rights and the punisments of wrongs when undertaken by the law. Injustice-a word that refers to a situation in which the law or the legal system treats someone or something unfairly. There are positivists, natural lawyers, legal realists marxists, critical legalists feminists, anarchists, and libertarians among others. Positivism-the theory that law can be understood as a valid set of rules whose content is to be determined through a logical system of precedents rather than through the application of moral considerations. Task of legalists is to interpret the intentions of lawmakers not to make moral choices. Social contract-a term usually associated with jean jacques rousseau who in.

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