Legal and Ethical 1 Flashcards


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Common Law

Created by judges through the court system

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Statue Law

Created by elected representative through the parliament

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Civil Law

Those punishable by fines, imprisonment or similar penalties

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Criminal Law

Those punishable by fines, imprisonment or similar penalties

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Precedent

Rulings and processes used in previous similar court cases

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Battery

Involves the direct, intentional & uninvited application of physical contact to another person’s body, that may or may not cause harm

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Assault

Occurs when a threat to carry out unwanted & unlawful contact on another person is made, thus causing fear for their safety

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False Imprisonment

Concerned with the deprivation of liberty