1 LAW AND GOVERNMENT
After studying this chapter, you should:
- understand the nature of the law and the difference between criminal law and civil law;
- understand the ways in which law comes into existence;
- understand the terms jurisdiction, legislature, judiciary and executive, and appreciate the variety of ways in which these concepts are implemented in different countries;
- understand why legal issues that cross the boundaries of jurisdictions are complicated.
1.1 WHAT IS THE LAW?
There are many ways of defining the law. For the purpose of this book, we shall take a very straightforward definition. We shall define law as ‘a set of rules that can be enforced in a court’. These rules are different in different countries. The best-known examples ...
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