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Simon Fraser University
CRIM 135
Graeme Bowbrick

TOPIC 2THE DIVISIONS AND SOURCES OF LAWI The Divisions of Law1 Introduction2 Positive LawStatutory manmade law as compared to natural law which is purportedly based on universally accepted moral principles Gods law andor derived from nature and reasonaInternational Lawlaw that is Ideally common to all nations states mediated by united nations eg global treaties conventions customs b Domestic Lawlaw of single nationstate 3Domestic Law of CanadaaProcedural Law The body of law that prescribes formal steps to be taken in enforcing legal rightsb Substantive Law Substantive law refers to all categories of public and private law including the law of contracts real property torts and Criminal Law4 Substantive LawaPublic Law Collective interest of the public iConstitutional Lawis the body of law which defines the relationship of different entities within a state namely the executive the legislature and the judiciaryiiCriminal Lawis the body of law that relates to crime It regulates social conduct and proscribes threatening harming or otherwise endangering the health safety and moral welfare of people It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws1
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