- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access for just £4.99 per month
Examine the debate as to whether the law should reflect moral values, and discuss issues which show the continuing importance of that debate.
Are you in the right place?
Jump to Law and see how teachers think you should prepare in:
The first 200 words of this essay...
Consider the view that there is a close relationship between law and morality?
Examine the debate as to whether the law should reflect moral values, and discuss issues which show the continuing importance of that debate. (30+5 marks)
Morals are society's values and beliefs which distinguish from right and wrong. They are constantly changing to reflect society's attitudes ad current social circumstances. Morality can either be prescriptive or normative; which specifies what ought to be done and what is morally acceptable or unacceptable behaviour. This has mainly been influenced by religious beliefs which set the moral code of ones attitudes and beliefs. However, laws are a 'rule of a general norm mandating or guiding conduct,' state from Twining and Miers.
Law and moral rules are similar in that they guide social conduct and behaviour, but the main difference is that only rules with legal statuses lead to sanctions and remedies which courts will enforce.
Even though law develops from a shared morality, there are differences between the two. Morality develops over a long period of time, whilst the law can be introduced instantly. Morality cannot be changed deliberately; it is formed slowly, and changes
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £4.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
Sources of Law (view all)
- Delegated legislation
- Critically evaluate the partial defence of Provocation.
- Discuss the potential criminal liability of both Raul and Do...
- Selected Process: Person Specification, A sheet of the desir...
- The Crucible Mrs. Putnam What she says: "What have you...
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Purposive Approach
- Should people have a right to privacy?
- Laws are necessary for the peace, stability, order and good ...
- Describe the sources of law in the UK
- Should Conventions Be Made Law in the UK?
""Zoey. University Student.
""Shailan, Leicester. A Level Student. Very useful for Biology and Chemistry, also great help in Econo