JURI 1106B Law as a Social Science

Algoma University
by narmanious on October 30, 2015
You wake up. You overhear the reporter from the television next door. The Purge has become a reality. “The first Sunday of November marks the annual Purge. All crime will be legal and emergency services will be suspended for 24 hours.” You are a student, an inactive one. The choice is yours flight, or fight.

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by narmanious on October 30, 2015
You wake up. You overhear the reporter from the television next door. The Purge has become a reality. “The first Sunday of November marks the annual Purge. All crime will be legal and emergency services will be suspended for 24 hours.” You are a student, an inactive one. The choice is yours flight, or fight.

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Algoma University
by DivyanshSharma on October 30, 2015
  Why do we obey the law?

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by Malahdal on October 30, 2015
    v  Why do we obey the law?

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by corr on October 30, 2015
The law is a central authority hanging over top of all citizens in the area that the law covers.   Most people acknowledge this, which gives weight to the law and its power over the people.  That is one explanation to why people follow, or obey the law.  However, there are many other reasons why someone might obey the law.  I know for me personally, I follow many laws due to my morals and ethics.  The law isn’t the reason I don’t do drugs, or rob a bank, or (to get a bit extreme) commit murder.  I don’t do those things because I think it’s wrong, and that’s the bottom line on those.  Anothe

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by elakallonen on October 30, 2015
    There are many angles to looking at why we obey the law. We recognize the authority law has and we tend to follow it. Laws change depending on where you go, who your family is, and what part of a country or state you live in. There are four theories to why we obey the law, consent, gratitude, fair play, and associative obligation. All these theories offer a different outlook on why we obey the law, and why we find authority in it.

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by aerfa on October 30, 2015
According to the title of this summary, people follow the law because they believe it dominates a legit authority over inequity. The law is a key factor of the stabilized society, it possesses justice and equity. People obey laws for another reason, which is the fear of punishment after committing a crime. If we decide to disobey with a specific law, we can go on a protest to address the issues, beacuse protesting is a fundamental rights we have. The law can be categorized into four groups, which are consent, gratitude, fair play, and associaative obligation.

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Algoma University
by Motaz alafifi on October 30, 2015
Why do we obey the law?  

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Algoma University
by stephaniebigg on October 30, 2015
People have many different reasons as to why they obey the law. We obey laws because it is the moral thing to do, because there will be repercussions if the law is broken, and because we owe it to our communities to obey their laws. People who live in a country with a strong legal system basically have no other option than to obey the laws. The idea of going to jail, paying a fine or even just receiving a ticket for any law violation is enough to keep most people from breaking the law. However, people often break the law.

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by Joe W on October 30, 2015
We obey the law because it protects us and help regulate everyday life. Without law, we live in a society that total anarchy and are extremely uncivilized. Without law, life would be hell; the potential of people hurting us or our loved ones at any given moment is horrifying. People breaking into our house and stealing our belongings and not even being punished for their crimes. Laws help regulate food violations, water treatment, or even taking care of a city (i.e. road repairs, housing repairs, snow removal).

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by marissaditoro on October 29, 2015
    In order for law to be recognized and accepted in a society, it must have authority which must be upheld and enforced. The law itself is a form of authority over individuals in a society that exerts a constant power and influence over social interactions of individuals. However, the authority of the law must be recognized and respected in order to have any weight and validity. In addition, the law, its punishments, and rewards must be consistent and fair for the community to respect what it stands for.

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by corr on October 2, 2015
Law is a key factor in our everyday life.  Many aspects of it involve law without most people even realizing it.  Think about, for example, when you drive.  Before you even start the car most people put on their seatbelt.  This is partly due to safety, but also because it is a law that one must wear a seatbelt in a vehicle.  Also when we start driving we drive on the right hand side of the road, and go a certain speed.  This is all because of the laws that are set in place.  The Law also structures how society works. 

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Algoma University
by Tyler St. A on October 2, 2015
Blog Post #1 - JURI 1106B - Friday, October 2, 2015   JURI 1106B   Friday, October 2, 2015   Dr. Marisha Caswell      

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Algoma University
by DivyanshSharma on October 2, 2015
Divyansh Sharma Do you have an example of ways that you encounter the law on a regular basis?  

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by Malahdal on October 2, 2015
Can you think of a specific encounter with the law or legal system that plays (or played) a significant role in your life?

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by Perrymasonrock on October 2, 2015
Law as Seen as a Social Science Blog Post 1

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by Ajunor on October 2, 2015
When looking at the presence of law in daily life I believe it can have either a visible or invisible role and can change from one to the other. The majority of daily life is structured by the law and we follow the rules without realizing it is because of the laws that are in place. I think an example of the law in my daily life as being invisible would be my modes of transportation. When I am a passenger in a vehicle I wear a seat belt, as a pedestrian I follow the crossing signs and cross the road when it says to and when taking the bus I pay the fare.

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by acandido on October 2, 2015
Blog Post #1 Do you have an example of ways that you encounter the law on a regular basis? How does the law and/or the legal system structure your life? There are many examples in which I encounter the law on a regular day-to-day basis such as driving, work, being a landlord etc.…. In order to drive, I must abide by the traffic rules and regulations of Ontario. I must wear a seatbelt, pay insurance, renew my drivers licence every five years, drive the speed limit… These are just a few examples to list. As for work, there are many laws I must abide by as I work for the government. Being a letter carrier for Canada post requires knowledge and training regarding the legislations and regulations of the federal postal system called The Canada Post Corporation Act. (Which believe it or not, there’s a lot to know and abide by!). For example, if one were to throw one flyer (ex. Domino’s pizza) into the garbage, it will result in termination with no exceptions as flyers are considered third class federal property. As for rental properties, I as a landlord must abide by the legislations and regulations of renting to tenants. Can you think of a specific encounter with the law or legal system that plays (or played) a significant role in your life? The biggest encounter involving the legal system in my life would probably have to be the process in which I bought my duplex and hired a lawyer to do so. It was a long, stressful (and EXPENSIVE) process but a lawyer must be hired when purchasing a home and property. Another example of a specific encounter with the legal system would be when I hired a lawyer to write my will. Is the law an invisible or visible presence in your daily life? They are both visible and invisible. As we walk out daily routine we are bombarded by signs giving direction (traffic lights, stop or yield signs), or instruction (no smoking, give right of way etc). These are obvious and in plain sight both for our safety and the safety of others. Invisible laws on the other hand can be those we learned either through school or have experienced in our lives. I'm school we are taught basic laws (do not kill, do not commit a crime etc) while in our lives we may be exposed to laws we may not have known or remembered from school (ignorance of the law is no excuse, double jeopardy etc).

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