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Bus Law 1.01

Ethics, Sources of Law, & Legal System Key Terms

TermDefinition
Administrative Law laws, regulations, policies created by government regulatory agencies
Case Law law based on an appealed case in which an appellate court issues a ruling based on their decision and new rules in deciding the appealed case as well as similar future cases.
English Common Law system that came into being as a result of custom based laws being unified by a system of appellate courts in england
Ethics rules used to determine the diff between right and wrong
Greatest Good whether the action will cause the greatest good for the greatest number of people
Law of Precedent authority that establishes a principal or rule
Statutory Law an act of a legislature that declares, prescribes, or commands something; a specific law expressed in writing
The Golden Rule treat others how you want to be treated
Consequential Ethical Reasoning alternative ways to change the current situation and then evaluate each alternative that generates the greatest good
Rule Based Ethical Reasoning fundamental ethical rules of either a recognized authority or human reasoning, acts themselves are judged as right or wrong.
Ethics as Reflected in U. S. Laws and the U. S. Constitution affect the majority of the people in a positive manner
Department of Homeland Security-Their primary mission is: protect the us from invasion
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Mission enforce controlled substance laws and regulations of the us
Executive Branch president, vp
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) uphold law thru investigation of violations of federal criminal statuses, divided into 5 areas: crimibnal law enforcement, foreign counter intelligence, investigative and operational support, law enforcement services and direction control and admin
Judicial Branch The US Supreme Court. Decides on the Constitutionality of any statue passed by the legislative branch, decides if actions from the executive branch exceed powers granted under constitution
Legislative Branch us senate and house of representatives
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) division of the nc department of justice and assists local law enforcement w criminal investigations
North Carolina State Highway Patrol reduce collisions and make nc highways as safe as possible
Police Departments (local) same powers that are vested to all offices by statute and common law to enforce laws
United States Marshal Service protect federal judiciary, operate witness security program, transport federal prisoners and seize property acquired by criminals thru illegal activites
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