Ch 9: Comparative Law

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons taught by experienced instructors to learn about the various types of laws in the United States, including administrative, civil and criminal codes.

Comparative Law - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Many rules exist in societies that guide the citizens' actions. Some of these are actual laws, but many are merely customs. In this chapter, knowledgeable instructors will explain the differences between the two. You will also be introduced to the various types of laws, hearing definitions and seeing examples of each. As you wrap up your studies in this chapter, you should have a solid understanding of the following concepts:

  • The distinction between customs and laws
  • How American law got started
  • Differences between civil and criminal code
  • Distinction between criminal law and civil law
  • Examples of statutory, administrative and religious law

Video Objective
Difference Between Laws and Customs Explain the distinction between customs and laws.
American Law: History & Origins from English Common Law Discuss English common law and its relationship to American law.
Code Law: Criminal Code & Civil Code Outline code law and give examples.
Criminal Law vs. Civil Law: Definitions and Differences Identify the differences between civil law and criminal law.
What Is Constitutional Law? - Definition & Example Explore constitutional law and give examples.
Statutory Law: Purpose & Creation Explain statutory law and its function.
The Purpose of Administrative Law Discuss administrative law and its rationale.
Religious Law: Definition & Purpose Address the concept of religious law, including its purpose and examples.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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