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An Overview of Legal Code

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In today’s society there is an outrageous amount of people. The population of the world is slowly increasing day by day. Studies have shown that by the year 2050, the world population will reach close to ten billion people (International Programs, n.d.). In a world this populated, people must adjust themselves in order to accommodate the rest of society. This can be a stressful task for many people. In circumstances such as these, disputes arise amongst citizens and some may even begin to act in a reckless manner. In these cases, it is necessary to have these disputes resolved by parties not associated with the parties involved in the matter. This practice has gone on for countless years in virtually all societies in the world. Legal processes have taken place for as long as man can remember. It is impossible for a society to thrive, let alone sustain itself, in the absence of legal processes. It could be queried as to why legal code is so essential to the success of a modern society. Legal processes are necessary because they help to balance the varying moral codes that society tends to possess; also, legal code is necessary for a society to ensure its wholesomeness and remain healthy and pure. Legal process helps to distinguish the basic “good” and the “bad” without restricting the ability of the human mind to make decisions as to the ethics of human behavior. Legal code casts a shadow of order over society and provides the illusion of structure. Likewise, with legal process comes the notion of the justice and the idea that every individual get what is coming to them in the end; karma. Although it is not often stated, society appreciates the idea of karma and finds peace in knowing that what goes around often comes back around, ...

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