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Sociology 2260A/B Lecture 9: soc 2260 mar 9

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Western University
Sociology 2260A/B
Brenda Kobayashi

Thursday, March 9, 2017 soc 2260 final exam - only covers feb 16- april 6 (its not cumulative) - multiple choice - april 24 7-9 pm march 16 class - readings on owl, on capital punishment, pull out 4-5 arguments for both sides because there will be a debate guest speaker- mr Mackay dispute resolution - 4 major ways they are resolved - negotiation - 2 parties seek to resolve disagreement by finding a common ground - Mediation - neutral third party assists the 2 parties in reaching a voluntary agreement, the mediator doesn't make the decision, they just mediate between 2 parties while 2 parties come up with a decision - Arbitration - this also involves 3rd party. they also assist 2 parties in resolving the dispute the difference is that the final decision is made by the arbitrator and it is a binding decision— it can be a contract and you don't even need a lawyer - Adjudication - most public and formal process, its the court system, outcome enforceable by law, 1 party must be prepared to take a loss. its a win lose situation 1 Thursday, March 9, 2017 - fundamental difference between arbitration and adjudication— arbitration you can bring a coffee… ie its not as formal. - What is a civil dispute? - between two individuals, not the crown. - what are the two main categories of torts - intentional and negligence - what are the differences between the two types of torts - negligence - didn't take reasonable action to prevent harm - intentional - meant to cause harm, even if they didn't mean for severe outcomes negligence - What are the key ingredients of a negligent tort? - most common tort claim - have to have damages o sue because like if no damages you cant sue for anything. - harm can take form of - physical injury - mental distress - destruction of property - economic loss - negligence is determined by showing the wrong doer failed to take reasonable steps to ensure their actions, lower innocent did not cause harm to others negligent act: reasonable person - common law principle: “reasonable person” as a normative standard 2 Thursday, March 9, 2017 - steps a sensible person of normal intelligence would take to ensure that the act in question did not cause harm to others - compares this standard to the factual conduct of the accused wrongdoer - what is a reasonable person? reasonable person - a dictional character who exi
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