Week 3 Notes
Week 3 Notes CJ 483
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alyssa Hendrixson on Friday September 4, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CJ 483 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Daniel Clay in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Law & Society in Criminal Justice at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Date Created: 09/04/15
What is the law At times it does not feel fair but sometimes it feels like you can change it and be a part of it 0 Law is rhetoric o The law is argumentation 0 Law is more of an ongoing thing not a debate 0 Important in rhetoric Must always speak language of audience 0 Law should be accessible and we should be able to understand it o Cultures create the law Minos Plato o The law is the opinion of the city o Is it a fair system to not have a say in the laws What is the purpose of law 0 Law As a Weapon od Social Con ict Turk 0 Means of con ict resolution 0 Control the law Exclusive right of violence Dictate taxes minimum wages etc How disputes are solved Access to knowledge and beliefs People s attention 0 Mills 0 Have alternate freedoms law only restrains from harming someone else 0 Law only makes you conform to opinions value and beliefs of the majority Moral majority o How do we de ne harm Lawrence v Texas 0 2003 Police receive phone call about disturbance Sodomy by two men Law in criminalizing someone s beliefs 0 Should we be able to legislate morality
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