Role and Function of Law

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Role and Function of Law Paper Andrew Urey LAW/421 July 10, 2013 Winifred Cannon Role and Function of Law Paper In society as well as a business, law plays a significant role in their daily operation. For a society to be efficient and effective, laws have to be put into place to regulate social behavior. This paper intent is to define the functions and role of law in business and society. Finally, an example of how law is observed in the United States Navy will be elaborated upon. According to Melvin (2011), Law is define as body of rules and action or conduct determined by a regulation authority as well as having legal binding force. Within a society as well as a business, law has eight different primary functions.…show more content…
I was fortunate to be appointed as the Quality Assurance Representative (QAR). My primary duty was to ensure that the various work centers carried out the maintenance policies as set forth by the Officer In Charge (OIC). The Navy is somewhat like a business, there is a Production Control Work center that is responsible for the production and repair of aircraft modules that is needed by the fleet. Most of the laws that are put into place are enacted to ensure that production is obtained efficiently and safely. As a member of the United States Navy, I was subject not only to the civilian laws but also to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The role and functions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice is to regulate the behavior of military members on and off duty. It is the primary law in the military and covers a wide variety of human behavior. If a member of the United States Navy was to violate one of these laws, they are liable to be send to Captain Mast or Court Martial. If a service member of the United States Navy was to violate certain rules of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and be brought before a military court upon allegation, he or she could be separated from the military. Outlined in this paper is a definition of the role and functions of Law in business and society. Without laws within a society to regulate the behavior of its people, there would be chaos and ineffectiveness. This paper has also provided how the

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