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Law

Raymond Wacks.

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Law. 192 pages.

The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are just a few of the tasks of a modern legal system. Law: A Very Short Introduction explores how law...

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Law

Raymond Wacks.

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Law. 184 pages.

Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this,...

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Law’s roots

Raymond Wacks.

in Law

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 9465 words.

‘Law's roots’ looks at the origins of law and the distinctive features of the Western legal tradition. The law lays down certain ground rules. Murder is wrong. So is theft. Legal rules...

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Law’s branches

Raymond Wacks.

in Law

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 9320 words.

Our brave new legal world continues to usher in novel subjects: space law, sports law, sex law. ‘Law's branches’ examines how complex rules of procedure have developed to facilitate...

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Law and morality

Raymond Wacks.

in Law

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 4981 words.

Moral questions inexorably arise in almost any legal system, and confronting them is one of the fundamental characteristics of a free society. ‘Law and morality’ examines the relationship...

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Courts

Raymond Wacks.

in Law

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 5957 words.

Are courts the best forum for resolving disputes? Can judges be genuinely impartial or objective? What is the purpose of a criminal trial? ‘Courts’ examines the role of judges and the...

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Lawyers

Raymond Wacks.

in Law

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 3160 words.

Without accessible lawyers to provide citizens with competent representation, the ideals of the legal system ring hollow. Legal aid is a right recognized by Article 6 of the European...

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The future of the law

Raymond Wacks.

in Law

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 8796 words.

‘The future of the law’ attempts to uncover some of the major shifts in contemporary society and the formidable challenges they pose to the law. It examines the extension of the law's...

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Law’s roots

Raymond Wacks.

in Law

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 9198 words.

‘Law’s roots’ looks at the origins of law and the distinctive features of the Western legal tradition, as well as religious law and other legal traditions. The two main functions of the law...

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Law’s branches

Raymond Wacks.

in Law

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 9481 words.

As social life is transformed, the law is rarely far behind to invent and define new concepts and rules, and to resolve the disputes that inevitably arise. Thus our brave new legal world...

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