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How can laws change due to time?

Peoples opinions change over time
Homosexuality was legalised in 1967 as it became considered a human right

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How do laws change due to place?

Certain areas enforce laws more specific to their area
Jaywalking is illegal in busy places such as New York to prevent traffic collisions

3

How do laws change due to culture?

Certain groups of people hold views towards particular ideals
Homosexuality is illegal in many Muslim cultures

4

Laws can also vary according to?

Circumstances

5

What circumstances can play a role in crime enforcement?

Age
Mental health
Substance influence

6

What is the age of criminal responsibility in the U.K?

10

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What is Diminished Responsibility?

When judges take certain circumstances into account whilst sentencing
Can act as a partial defence and can reduce sentences e.g murder to manslaughter