Essay on Classification And Functions Of Law

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Classifications and Functions of Law
Ashley Crutcher
19 October 2014
Ashley Crutcher
Professor Blair McElroy
Introduction to Law 201
19 October 2014
Functions and Classifications of Law The U.S. has many classifications of law with different functions within each categorization. Each classification relates to another is some shape, form, or fashion. Federal law is interrelated to State law. These are both two separate sets of laws that function under a common goal, to protect the U.S. citizens. However, Criminal law and Civil law are the opposite of this. These two types of laws share different goals. Criminal law seeks punishment or rehabilitation, whereas; Civil law seeks retribution for pain and suffering of a citizen. Each of these classifications formulate the United State’s law system. The United States operates under a system of government which is known as Federalism. Federalism is a system of government that has the authority to govern. The government is split between a single, nationwide central government and several regional governments that control specific geographical areas. (Katherine A. Currier) Federal law covers the majority of the main concerns within the field of law. It covers matters concerning the U.S. constitution, Federal statutes, and regulations of federal agencies. The federal government makes the Federal laws as well as enforces them. The federal government utilizes many different agencies to enforce their laws. Constitutional issues that…

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