Flashcards in Laws Quiz Deck (14)
Why do we have laws?
keep peace and prevent violent acts
When are individuals responsible for knowing laws?
What is the purpose behind criminal laws?
prevent people from deliberating or recklessly harming each other or each other's property
What is the purpose behind the punishment of crimes?
To rebuke a person's wrong doings and, in a way, avenge them.(?)
What is the purpose behind civil laws?
To regulate non-criminal behavior that may end up in legal disputes
What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanour?
-Felony- Serious crimes with serious consequences (Murder, rape, kidnapping)
-Misdemeanor- punished with a fine or jail sentence of less than one year
(vandalism, stealing inexpensive items)
What is a statute?
Laws written by the legislative branch of a state and applies ot everyone in the state
What is an ordinance?
Laws of a city or county
What is included in laws regarding families?
-(running away, truancy...)
How can citizens change laws?
-They can call their local legislators to propose a change
How is the juvenile justice system different than the adult justice system?
-The Juvenile Justice system emphasizes rather than punishment when crime is committed
-juveniles can receive adult sentencing in some cases
Adult justice system has harsher punishments and are all charged the same
When can a juvenile be charged or punished as an adult?
When they turn 18, or in some cases a few years earlier (EJJ)
What are family in Need Services?
It is about juvenile's behavior (Running away, truancy, disobedience)