UNIT 4 LEGAL STUDIES. ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE LEGAL SYSTEM. ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE LEGAL SYSTEM. ELEMENT 1 – Fair and unbiased hearing. * Independent judge Very strict rules of evidence and procedure Parties are in control of their own case Use of legal representation
ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE
-Money, culture or social differences shouldn’t impact on peoples access- true access.
-Criminal: Supreme Court 8 months
-Civil: 13 to 15 months
-Family: up to 2 years
*After waiting time- when ready to go.
E.G- Russel street bombing- 18
*Morals historically come from church
E.G: gay marriages, IVF, adoption, drug testing, abortion