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CRM/LAW C7- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 79 pages long!)


Department
Criminology, Law and Society
Course Code
CRM/LAW C7
Professor
Terry Dalton
Study Guide
Final

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CRM/LAW C7
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Other Material Week 1
What is Law?
A written body of general rules of conduct applicable to all members of a defined community,
society or culture, which emanate from a governing authority and which are enforced by its
agents by the imposition of penalties for their violation.
Culture and Law
Beliefs ideas we have about how the world operates both observable and non-observable
How do laws reflect beliefs?
Values normative standards shared by a culture about what is good and bad
Do we all share values? What groups share the same values?
Justice
Equality
Liberty
Sanctity of life
Norms rules governing life in a society that are more specific than values. A norm is the action
component of a value or belief that will pattern social behavior in ways that are consistent with
values and beliefs. Norms with serious moral connotations are called MORES. Less serious ones
are called FOLKWAYS. Norms are habits people conform to automatically.
nor·ma·tive (adjective) of or pertaining to a norm, especially an
assumed norm regarded as the standard of correctness in behavior, speech,
writing,
Example: Normative attitude about statistics
Language the storehouse of a culture. Words mean what they mean because the culture defines
them.
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How does this relate to law?
One must be able to formulate, articulate and understand
Symbols signs that stand for something
Technology the totality of the knowledge and techniques a group of people employ to create
material things
Code of Hammurabi oldest known codified law (was the king of Babylonia, lived from 2123 to
2081 BCE (before the common era) AD (anno domini) year of the lord is now CE
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