What is the benefit to studying law as a social science?
The definition of law is “The principles and regulations established in a community by someauthority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislationor of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision (Dicitionary.com).” There are numerous benefits to studying law, “the regulations established in the community,” as a social science. Some of these benefits are things such as, the fact that by studying the law is we can ensure by understanding how it effects people on a larger scale, as well as how it... [+] Read more
JURI 1106 BLOG POST
Oct 2, 2015
Do you have an example of ways that you encounter the law on a regular basis?
There are various examples of ways that I encounter the law on a regular basis. The first thing that I can think of are traffic laws. Traffic laws are probably the most common law that all people deal with every single day. Whether you drive, ride, or walk to where you are going, the traffic laws still affect everyone in one way or another. A traffic law that I encounter would be the law of wearing a seat belt since I do not drive, so I am only a passenger. These... [+] Read more
The Qatari government has received sharp criticism from a United Nations investigator concerning the state of the justice system in the country, at a press conference on January 26. According to an article written in the New York Times by Rick Gladstone, titled “U.N. Inquiry Criticizes Qatar Justice System”, Gabriel Knaul, the investigator, critiqued the state of the Qatari justice system by pointing out faults, such as “lack of autonomy” for... [+] Read more
Allison Jones from Global Montreal writes about privacy matters with the police concerning cell phones on February 21st, 2013. As well as Laura Holson from the New York Times writing about privacy issues with phones between user to user. In Avner Levin's academic journal titled “Is workplace surveillance legal in Canada?”, it brings up privacy at work (International Journal of Information Security; Sep2007, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p313-321, 9p, 1 Chart). All of these relate, in some way or another, to the major issue of Crime and Law.
Allison Jones article shared a very interesting story... [+] Read more