SOC 2167 Week 8: Mar 17-19
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Date Created: 03/19/15
3192015 253 PM La rkin Public choice theory a way of looking at problems that began out of economics Starting with economics Adam Smith capitalism allows for specialization and increasing the ability to purchase goods Alfred Marshall takes Adam Smith39s ideas and ran with it Comes up with marginal cost and marginal revenue 50s we realize that companies are in favor of some regulation e you can39t practice without passing tests licenses etc People are looking to exchange rather than widgets for dollars Looking more like votes for benefits That leads to Overcriminalization the overuse or abuse of criminal law Notice is key the US government can39t tell you that you39ve violated something unless they give you notice Laws have expanded to regulations agency guidance documents and statutes Thousands and thousands of sources of law to see what the criminal law prohibits Civil law has a lot more freedom in that regard 1066 marks the beginning of common law where the primary punishment was disfigurement There is an overuse of criminal law as a regulatory device Criminal law helps businesses pick winners and losers in business can you get regulations changed to unfairly affect your competitors That39s really not the purpose of criminal law but that39s how it is used They monopolize the RPs leads to a tremendous number of individual injustices People might break the law simply because they do not know the full range of laws on that specific topic that exist Mistake of law defense if no reasonable person would have thought it would have been a crime you shouldn39t be held responsible Sociology of Law Page 1
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