SOCI 135 Class 10 10/01/2013
Organization of Law:
Purpose: Discuss the various organizations that interpret and administer law
Function: process disputes
Adjudication: when a judge renders official judgment of the trial court it either civil or criminal cases as
to the defendant’s guilt or innocence, the process is called adjudication
End of the trial, decision made by the case
Jurisdiction: Domestic vs. International
Do you have the authority too adjudicate this dispute?
Does the court have the right to make this dispute?
Can be involved in socalled nationality principle— if you are a US citizen you are subject to US law
Territoriality principle—If you commit a crime in another country you are subjected to the laws of that