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BUS LAW 1.01

Ethics, Sources of Law, & Legal System

TermDefinition
Administrative Law Body of rules created by government agencies
Case Law Based on an appealed cases.
English Common Law Result of custom-based laws being unified by courts in England.
Ethics Rules to determine the difference between right and wrong
Greatest Good Examines whether the action will cause the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
Law of Precedent A case or issue decided by a court that can be used to help answer future legal questions.
Statutory Law Act of a legislature that declares, prescribes, or commands something.
The Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Consequential Ethical Reasoning Alternative ways to change the current situation. Generates greatest good.
Rule Based Ethical Reasoning Fundamental ethical rule.
Ethics as Reflected in U. S. Laws and the U. S. Constitution Laws are judged to be good when they affect the majority of the people in a positive manner.
Department of Homeland Security-Their primary mission is Prevent terrorist attacks and reduce vulnerability of terrorism in the US
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Mission Enforce controlled substances laws and regulations of the US
Executive Branch President and Vice president
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Mission is to uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal statutes.
Judicial Branch Consists of US supreme court. Decides whether a decision is constitutional or not.
Legislative Branch US senate and US house of representatives
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Division of the N.C. Department of Justice and assist local law enforcement.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol Reduce collisions and make highways safe
Police Departments (local) Serve and protect within corporate limits and one mile outside
United States Marshal Service Apprehend federal fugitives, protect federal judiciary
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