Chapter 1 of “Street Law”

August 15, 2023

The first chapter introduces students to foundational concepts of law and its role in society. It covers topics such as the purpose and significance of laws, the differences between criminal and civil law, sources of law (statutes, regulations, court decisions), the structure of the legal system (courts, judges, lawyers), legal procedures, citizen rights and responsibilities, and the interplay between ethics and law. This chapter aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the legal framework and its impact on various aspects of everyday life.