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Why does society need Laws?


keeps people safe

not everyone follows the rules

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Law, “A rule, or system of rules, recognized by a country or community as governing the actions of its members.” (Oxford English Dictionary)

Law is the skeleton of our society, it controls what we do, when we do it and how we do it. If we choose to break this law then we are punished. An ordered society can not exist without some sort of legal system, even if it is just one simple rule.

If there was no system of law to control how people operate their lives then there would not be a society to live in. People would be free to make decisions based solely on their principles, they would be free to steal, murder, damage, rape, trespass and terrorise what or whom ever they wanted when it suited them, and nothing would be done about. Therefore it would be disastrous if not impossible to base a society solely on such principles.

If people knew they would not be punished for their actions then nothing would stop them fore filling whatever they wished to do. People would in turn, look for revenge and the cycle would continue because they knew that they could get away with absolutely anything they deemed possible. Eventually there would be no society left for a system of law to control.

If there were no rules for people to live by then even the simplest thing, like disposing of waste could effect the entire world. If this is not done properly then diseases could spread and eventually wipe out the human race. The water supplies would not be clean because if there were no rules, people would not have to work because they could steal and would not need money which would mean no one would work to keep the water clean. No one would help us if we were ill and no one would help us if we were in trouble. In the end there would be a break down in society and people will just be surviving the best they can, it would be like a war zone, everyone for them selves.

A system of rules is needed in society to regulate relationships between people with conflicting interests, for example, employers and employees, landlord and tenants and neighbours. A legal system is the only procedure which can ensure that human rights are respected.

Without laws our society would not be able to function effectively. Rape, murder and theft would become everyday occurrences which means that children would grow up only knowing this and to them it would be deemed normal, which is not what we want for our future generations, this is why law is so important to society, to ensure the safety of future generations.

I believe that laws are a good thing because without them there would be no control, however i think it is wrong that people take advantage of there power, like policemen who abuse their rights and torture people beyond the call of duty.
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duskmaiden 14.04.2004 21:35

This is far too general and does not relate to britian at all

kappaslappa 26.11.2003 20:53

Am confused, is this in the right section?

Benniash 26.11.2003 11:06

Whilst this is a good piece of writing I think it's under the wrong section!? Therefore rather than you undeservedly lose points I have not rated. Hope this is ok. Benn

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