Power, Politics and Media. What is Power?. My Expectations. Listen while the teacher is talking Listen while other students are talking Put up your hand if you would like to speak Be reliable Respect others at all times Use appropriate language. What is POWER?. Power.
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What is Power?
…Creates Social Structure
Laws in the UK:
Bills passed through Parliament – made law….
There are three distinct legal jurisdictions in the United Kingdom: England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Each has its own legal system, distinct history and origins.
Criminal Law and Civil Law
Criminal law covers the most serious crimes, such as murder, robbery and assault. These laws are enforced by the police and the courts, and anyone who breaks them can be prosecuted in court. If they are found guilty, they can then be fined, sent to prison, or given community sentences.
In criminal law each person is innocent until proven guilty. For someone to be found guilty of breaking the law, the evidence must show that their guilt is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.
Civil law mostly involves disputes between people, companies or other organisations. In civil law, cases must be proved by what the law calls ‘the balance of probabilities’.
Decisions made in court
In both criminal and civil cases, the prosecution and defence try to prove to the court that they are right and the other side is wrong.
WE CAN CHANGE THE LAWS OF THE LAND…
Do we all have power?
Where does responsibility lie?