WDW225 Exam Booklet - General Topics

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Department
Woodsworth College Courses
Course
WDW101Y1
Professor
William Watson
Semester
Winter

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USES OF CRIMINAL LAW 1. Regulate morality -denounce immoral conduct -reflect societal values 2. Define the limits of acceptable behaviour -forms the basis of the social contract -boundaries change over time -limited consensus of what should be crime i.e. possession of marijuana, abortion, homosexuality, prostitution 3. Justify imprisonmentdeprivation of liberty 4. Protect society from harm 5. Informal social control communitypeer pressure 6. Formal social control -regulation (i.e. non-criminal offences, licencing etc.) -incentive structures (i.e. Tax incentives) -public education (i.e. MADD) -therapeutic model 7. Nothing -there may be things in the criminal code where you would wonder why the law exists i.e. water skiing at night ROLES IN CRIMINAL LAW 1. Parliament -e
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