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Tge quote, Law is like time. I know what it is, but if someone asks me, I know not, reflects that
there is no simple answer to the question of what is law.
The rule of law is the cornerstone of our legal system. Its basic premise is that
no man is above the law.
Fingerprinting for identification purposes originated in
French archaeologists discovered one of the earliest-known sets of written laws in 1901. It was called
the Code of Hammurabi
All of the following are true except for one.
a) the Code of Hammurabi is based on vengeance.
b) the Code of Hammurabi is based on retribution.
c) the Code of Hammurabi is based on forgiveness.
d) the Code of Hammurabi is based on "an eye for an eye" type of justice.
The Ten Commandments forms the basis of
The jury system can be traced to
Roman laws followed
a codified system.
The Napoleonic Code of Justice is also known as
the French Civil Code.
Which of the following has historically had the greatest influence on the development of Canadian law?
Over time, different methods of determining guilt or innocence have been used in Britain. For example, compurgation refers to
trial by oath helping.
The adversarial system is a judicial process whereby
the judge takes both an active and a passive role in the proceedings.
Stare decisis is Latin meaning
to stand by the decision.
The writ of habeas corpus came into being with the introduction of
the Magna Carta
One of the earliest-known sets of recorded laws was
the Code of Hammurabi
The Justinian Code is based on
All laws are rules, but not the other way around.
Restitution is justice based on vengeance and punishment.
The first form of democracy was established in Mesopotamia.
The Twelve Tablets was one of the earliest Roman codes of justice.
The Justinian Code of justice serves as a foundation for modern law in many European countries today.
The Ten Commandments is an example of Babylonian Law.
Trial by combat was introduced by the Normans in 1066 CE.
Are not enforced by the courts.
You cannot opt out, you will be punished. (legally)
A principal of justice stating that the law is necessary to regulate society. (that law applies equally to everyone, and that people are not governed by arbitrary power.)
Rule of Law
Indian laws compiled between 1280 and 880 BCE, previously transferred through oral tradition.
The Great Laws of Manu
a set of Chinese laws written around 350 BCE
Code of Li k'vei
arranged and recorded systematically
payment made by the offender to the victim of a crime
justice based on vengeance and punishment
Biblical or Hebrew law found in the Book of Exodus
requiring a person to undergo torture to determine guilt or innocence
trial by ordeal
requiring friends of the accused to swear on the Bible that he or she was innocent
trial by oath helping
determine guilt or innocence by having the parties fight a duel
trial by combat
the judicial process whereby evidence is presented by two opposing parties to an impartial judge or jury.
applying a previous decision to a case that has similar circumstances
rule of precedent
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