Law in society
The need for law
What would happen if there were no rules and laws?
The difference between Legal and Non-Legal rules
Non-legal rules are made by individuals or groups, eg- parents, school. These rules can NOT be enforced by the courts. Rules help to resolve conflict that occur between individuals/groups.
Legal rules are made by law making bodies with the force, eg- parliament. These rules CAN be enforced by the courts. Throughout our lives we are obligated by legal rules [laws] that we must follow to ensure the safety of ourselves and others surrounding us. Different rules have different consequences/punishments, the severity is taken into consideration as well. You will not go to prison for wearing the wrong uniform but you may get a detention.
Sources of rules and law
Parliament is also known as National sources are made by the legislative assembly. Parliament rely on omission. Parliament work together to ensure the safety of the country as well as make decisions based on what they think will help benefit us as a whole.
Courts is also known as Jurisprudence look after the common law, for example. Legal customs, human rights, civil rights. The courts look after our society by keeping us safe and making sure that the wrong people have no way of hurting
Examples of Legal and Non-legal rules that protect people and their property
It is required that the law protects society and what we do with our belongings. If someone were to steal a car then rob the house the police and courts are obligated to investigate in what happened and have some sort of compensation come out of the case to repay for the damage done. What people do in society effects us all as well are all apart of one race, the human race. People who try to bend the rules will be prosecuted accordingly