What Problems Has Society Experienced When An Act?

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Law is a method of resolution involving several different types of law in a difficult process of attempting to regulate acts of crime. Failure to code and act as debauched and damaging by an elected representative, it is not viewed as a crime; however, any act can be coded or defined by the government and can be made an act of crime. If an act is committed, and there are no provisions of punishment for the specific act, the governing body can write a new law; furthermore, no act is erroneous unless the government says it is erroneous (Robinson, 2005, pp. 50-51). What problems has society experienced when an act has not yet been coded, or the governing body has repudiated coding? The United States Congress codes all crimes at the…show more content…
53-61). Criminal law enables the government to prosecute acts committed against the government, administer punishment according to the law, all without encroaching on constitutional rights. “This means that the government can use force to make sure the criminal law is not violated, but not so much force that it interferes with the rights of individual citizens” (Robinson, 2005, p. 62). Should certain heinous criminal law violations require an individual to relinquish their constitutional rights? “This approach would pronounce acts as more or less serious on the basis of the degree of harm that they cause. That is, more harmful acts would be considered more serious, and less harmful acts would be called less serious” (Robinson, 2005, p. 63). Criminal law fails to define acts based on their level of seriousness. “Failure to define intentional or other forms of culpable harms as “crimes” can also pose a threat to social order, because citizens may perceive that their government is failing to protect them” (Robinson, 2005, p. 63). Is government failing to protect the citizens of the United States, due to the failure of properly defining the seriousness of crimes? Certain acts have been labeled as crimes committed by the poor; therefore, government laws are biased against poor people; furthermore, an even grander bias, disregarding white-collar and corporate crimes.
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