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Lecture 3

CJ 2150 Lecture 3: Sources of Law in the US

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Criminal Justice
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CJ 2150
Robert J.Norris

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The Court System Sources of Law in the US SOURCES OF LAW Where does the law come from??? The US Constitution Focuses on principles, not specifics Nowhere does it say murder, rape, and robbery arent allowed Constitutional Framework Guidelines, rules, limits Specific laws designed within this framework Elected officials City counsels County boards/commissioners State legislatures US Congress US Congress Sentate 100 members (2 from each state) House of Representatives 435 members (varies on size of state) Who are our legislatures? Elected by us Represent us as citizens Look out for collective will More critically Age Middle aged - older House avg. 58 Senate avg. 62 Professional Background Public service/politics (45%)
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