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For a behaviour or conduct to be deemed unlawful in the first instance it must first be placed in front of parliament and approved by them, without this we are unable to show any conduct has been unlawful.

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eTMA 03 Unlawful Conduct Unlawful behaviour covers a multiple of areas, ranging from the criminal aspects of law right the through to civil law. A behaviour or conduct can be seen as being unlawful in many ways; this could include underage drinking to downloading information from the internet without permission or paying. For a behaviour or conduct to be deemed unlawful in the first instance it must first be placed in front of parliament and approved by them, without this we are unable to show any conduct has been unlawful. However, for a conduct to be confirmed as unlawful it must first be shown that the individual in question has actually done something wrong, this can also be known as a fault. As a result of this an individual cannot be punished unless it has been confirmed that they are at fault. An unlawful conduct is shown as being any form of conduct that has been forbidden by the English legal system. Within the criminal system these are highlighted as being a form of unlawful conduct, such as burglary, murder and assault as all of these are considered to be criminal acts as set out within the English legal system. ...read more.


Unfortunately, this creates a door for criminals to perform activities that could be seen as being unlawful. This could include areas such as copying other people's credit cards and hacking into large companies to obtain financial reward in one form or another. It is this action that has made the government take stock of these actions and to both reform and create where necessary laws which allow people who use the internet to be protected against any such actions. There are laws within the English system that are there to protect both the society as a whole and individuals from any harm and as such these are labelled as unlawful conduct. These could be driving a car over the speed limit in a given area, as the government sets these limits in order to protect all drivers from causing accidents (both minor and fatal) to either themselves or another. The smoking age which is currently set at 18 was put into place to try and prevent underage people from smoking and try and reduce the health complications of the nation. As with everything society over the years changes and therefore has to adapt to new developments and reforms. ...read more.


Judges do however, require reform when something need clarification, this is dealt with via the interpreting status as it allows for any anomalies or out of date information to be looked into and amended as required. An independent body was set up in 1965 and called the Law Commission, it was their main function to keep the law up to date and in constant review to allow changes to take place accordingly. Other duties include drafting bills to go to government, producing law reform reports and revising statute law. Other procedures of law reform include the advisory committee, who look at and review some aspects but not all of law. The Criminal Law Revision Committee has the main duty of examining areas of the criminal law and then to advise the home secretary of areas and issues that may arise. There is also the Royal Commission whose role is to advise on the improvements that are required within the legal system. A conduct therefore cannot be considered as being unlawful unless it has been written down as a law. These are created along side the social changes to enable society as a whole to be safe in its activities. ...read more.

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