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WEEK 1 READINGS.docx

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 3730
Professor
Michelle Dumas

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WEEK 1 READINGSSOC 3730MCCORMICK CHAPTER 1 COURTS LAW AND SOCIETYfour major element of the way that our legal system orients itself toward the rules o abstractionthe essence of law is not command but definitionthe creation of legal categories to which specific consequences are attachedproblem Strip away the human overtones and the social context that is part of what goes on around us o rulesboth the objective existence of rules as the way to resolve disputes and the specific contents of those rules are built into the legal mindsetusually yields a fair resultproblem Usually is not
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