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JSB170 Week 1 Exam Revision.docx

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Law
Course
JSB170
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Semester
Fall

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Week 1 Exam Revision The role of the law is distribute the greatest amount of happiness/good to the greatest number of people – Utilitarianism Social Contract – humans are essentially selfish. Life would be difficult and unpleasant if we all behaved selfishly. Rule of Law – NO person is free from governance by the law In order for punishment to not be a pure act of violence it must be:  Public  Prompt  Necessary  Least possible in circumstances  Proportionate Social Process or Relativist Approach:  Looking at crime from a social and historical context  These people think crime does not occur naturally. Rather, crime only exists because society has created laws – thus creating crime.  This approach also considers those who are in power. Many argue that the law only serves people at the ‘top’.  They believe criminals are not
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