- Created by: RandomEpicness
- Created on: 13-04-21 14:35
LAW- Key roles of law:
- Set out what actions are acceptable
- Keep order in society
- Ensure fairness
- Laws are made to punish and deter
Law affects our everyday lives but setting out things e.g.
- What we can own and buy
- Where we can live
- What substances we can take in our body
- How we can be educated
- Protecting the public = relate to right to be safe, e.g. protection from assault, injury, homicide, burglary, injury, robbery. And Health and Safety protections in schools, homes and work etc.
- Settling disputes= links with civil law, disputes relating to e.g. marriages breaking down, company disagreements, neighbours, consumer protection.
- Ensuring fair treatment= Laws such as HRA 1998 and Equality Act 2010 are in place. Links to key values of equal oppurtunity and no discrimination.
- Changing behaviour= Deterrence, Retribution (e.g. community service), Rehabilitation
Responding to new or changing situations:
- Terrorism: Groups such as ISIS emerge and law must be flexible to deal with it.
- Scientific Discoveries: Need to be regulated to reflect new developments e.g. Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1991 prevents embryos being used for science after 14 days because some feel it is unethical.
- New technologies: …