The origins of law. A SIMPLE definition. Laws : rules that are created by a government or ruling body upon which a society bases what it, or is not, considered acceptable behaviour. Legal and non-legal rules.
Laws: rules that are created by a government or ruling body upon which a society bases what it, or is not, considered acceptable behaviour.
*provide an example for each of these
But where did we get the idea to have laws?
Hammurabi was a strong and merciless ruler. Some of these laws are listed below:
Law 153If a man’s wife has her husband killed on account of her relationship with another male, they shall impale that woman.Law 162If a man assists a slave to escape, then he shall die.
Law 195If a child should strike his father, they shall cut off his hand.
If a builder constructs a house for a man but does not make his work sound, and the house that he constructs collapses and causes death of the householder, that builder shall be killed.
Working on your own you are to create your own 10 Commandments.
You have 15 minutes to complete the task.
All of your commandments must be logical and rational.
You must be able to explain your commandments to the class.
Origins of Australia’s Laws Handout religious laws as moral laws that are not necessarily enforced by the legal system.