Family of Law

Project description
For this assignment, you will review the scenario below and then (1) create a chart of the
five families of law and (2) write an essay addressing the scenario.
Scenario
You and your best friend are heading out on two month vacation and plan to visit five
destinations. The day before you are set to leave your friend tells you that it has always
been her dream to steal something very valuable from each of these five locations, and that
during the vacation she plans to make her dream come true. As much as you try to
persuade her not to, you are certain that she will try to carry out her plan and that she will
get caught.
You and your friend set off for vacation with the following itinerary:
(a) Sightseeing in
Great Britain
(b) Visiting famous museums and shopping in
France
(c) Visiting the holy landmarks in
Saudi Arabia
(d) Backpacking through
various sites in
China
(e) Shopping for bargains on several
Navajo reservations
in Arizona
Part One: Five Families of Law Chart
For part one of this assignment, you will create a chart explaining the five families of law for
each of the locations highlighted in the scenario.
The first column in the template (Family of Law
1)Common Law
2)Civil Law
3)Theocratic Law
4)Socialist Law
5)Traditional Law
You are to
briefly complete the other columns as follows:

Countries: identify the countries listed in the scenario i
n which that type of law is
dominant

Characteristics: list the characteristics of that type of law
–what is that type of law
known for. For example, is it a law that relies heavily on codes
How disputes are settled: briefly explain how disputes are settled in the counties you
identified. For example, does one go to court in this country, are disputes settled by an other authority, etc.
How cases are handled: briefly explain how cases are handled in the counties you
identified. For example, does the authority handling the case rely on case law,
codes, religious doctrine, etc.
Part Two: Essay
For part two of this assignment, write a 3 page essay addressing the scenario. In your
essay, for each of the five places on the itinerary, summarize the following:
1-The family of law followed
2-How disputes are settled
3-How your friend’s theft would be dealt with under the law in the country.Specifically, what type of legal proceedings could she expect? What type of punishment might be applied?
4-Identify any other factors for consideration.
Specifically, would the fact that your friend is
female impact her treatment under the law?
Would the fact that she was a foreigner in the
country impact her treatment under the law?
5-Based on your knowledge, for
the scenario, is the law fair?
Why or why not?
Explain your
answer.
6-Evaluate each countries legal system and the possibility of justice within that system.
Provide examples of the impact on the social system and the people of the country.

Be sure to address all six
parts for each nation and answer all questions contained within each part.
NOTE:
For the Navajo reservation, assume your friend is governed by the laws of Navajo
Nation. The
Criminal Code is contained in Title 17 of the Navajo Nation Tribal Code.
This paper will require outside research. Please include at least two sources in addition to
the textbook to support your paper

Family of Law

Project description
For this assignment, you will review the scenario below and then (1) create a chart of the
five families of law and (2) write an essay addressing the scenario.
Scenario
You and your best friend are heading out on two month vacation and plan to visit five
destinations. The day before you are set to leave your friend tells you that it has always
been her dream to steal something very valuable from each of these five locations, and that
during the vacation she plans to make her dream come true. As much as you try to
persuade her not to, you are certain that she will try to carry out her plan and that she will
get caught.
You and your friend set off for vacation with the following itinerary:
(a) Sightseeing in
Great Britain
(b) Visiting famous museums and shopping in
France
(c) Visiting the holy landmarks in
Saudi Arabia
(d) Backpacking through
various sites in
China
(e) Shopping for bargains on several
Navajo reservations
in Arizona
Part One: Five Families of Law Chart
For part one of this assignment, you will create a chart explaining the five families of law for
each of the locations highlighted in the scenario.
The first column in the template (Family of Law
1)Common Law
2)Civil Law
3)Theocratic Law
4)Socialist Law
5)Traditional Law
You are to
briefly complete the other columns as follows:

Countries: identify the countries listed in the scenario i
n which that type of law is
dominant

Characteristics: list the characteristics of that type of law
–what is that type of law
known for. For example, is it a law that relies heavily on codes
How disputes are settled: briefly explain how disputes are settled in the counties you
identified. For example, does one go to court in this country, are disputes settled by an other authority, etc.
How cases are handled: briefly explain how cases are handled in the counties you
identified. For example, does the authority handling the case rely on case law,
codes, religious doctrine, etc.
Part Two: Essay
For part two of this assignment, write a 3 page essay addressing the scenario. In your
essay, for each of the five places on the itinerary, summarize the following:
1-The family of law followed
2-How disputes are settled
3-How your friend’s theft would be dealt with under the law in the country.Specifically, what type of legal proceedings could she expect? What type of punishment might be applied?
4-Identify any other factors for consideration.
Specifically, would the fact that your friend is
female impact her treatment under the law?
Would the fact that she was a foreigner in the
country impact her treatment under the law?
5-Based on your knowledge, for
the scenario, is the law fair?
Why or why not?
Explain your
answer.
6-Evaluate each countries legal system and the possibility of justice within that system.
Provide examples of the impact on the social system and the people of the country.

Be sure to address all six
parts for each nation and answer all questions contained within each part.
NOTE:
For the Navajo reservation, assume your friend is governed by the laws of Navajo
Nation. The
Criminal Code is contained in Title 17 of the Navajo Nation Tribal Code.
This paper will require outside research. Please include at least two sources in addition to
the textbook to support your paper