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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2260A/B
Professor
Georgios Fthenos
Semester
Spring

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March32014Sociology of LawLaw Making Outline Perspectives on Lawmaking Legislation Administrative Lawmaking Administrative Rulemaking Administrative Adjudication Perspectives on Law Making 4 Diversity Theories on how laws are created or defeated Rationalistic Laws created as a rational means of protecting members of society from social harm Crimes are seen to injure society One of the most widely accepted models Most simplistic theory Drawback Law makers and powerful interest groups define what activities are considered harmfulValue judgment Preference Other considerations all enter in a process of definition why are certain types of behaviors considered criminal Prostitution Why are certain forms of gambling considered criminal Interest groups want to define social behaviors as harmful FunctionalistLaws are institutionalized c
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