Law and Morality : Essay

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Law and moralitycannot mix
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK...............................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONLaws are a definite part of the legal system of a nation. The laws and legislation definethe rules, regulations and practices of the nation under the legal framework. They provide theexact procured to be followed while carrying out a specific action or activity and non abidanceresult in prosecutions and punishment. The morals are defined by the society as rules andguidelines to decide between what is right and what is wrong. They not required to be followedcompulsorily as they not have any legal consequences. In the preset essay a detailed discussionis presented about the fact that law and morals can not mix with drawing deviances from relevantsources.TASKLaw and morals cannot be mixed. Law is the law and to consider morals wouldundermine the law as we know itThe relation between laws and morals is a long debated concept from last 2-3 centuries.Both laws and morals have different perspectives1. The law formed by the legal authorities withpower and backed up and have a characteristic of compulsory abidance by every person. Theseare the legal obligation invariably imposed and there infringement results in sanctions. These areformed, changes, alters and annulled by the parliaments and the courts. The legal principle areformed with a degree of certainty.Conversely, morals are the norms set by the society depict the guideline as to what isright or what is wrong. There is no official sanction for the immoral behaviour as these arecreated by the society which create its own form of censorship2. Morality can not be deliberatelychanges rather it evolves gradually. As not formed by law the changes and alternate are veryeasy and flexible.The truth is that both morals and laws on one hand are not interrelated but on the otherhand they can not be separated form each other totally. The confusion remains constant that1Differences between law and morality. 2018 [Online] Available Through:<https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=68341&section=3.2>2Hirtenlehner, H. and Kunz, F., 2016. The interaction between self-control and morality incrime causation among older adults.European Journal of Criminology.13(3). pp.393-409.1
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