• How Have These Laws Led to the Historical Development of Security Forces, Both Private and Public?

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 340
  • Published : July 31, 2011
Open Document
Text Preview
Write a brief description in your own words of the following laws, including where and when each law originated:

• The Code of Hammurabi- this was a Babylonian law code, it was made out of stone and dated in the 1700bc. The Babylonian king Hammurabi was the said writer of this and it consists of over 282 laws which included “an eye for a eye, a tooth for a tooth”. This also included a free man verses a slave. Code of Hammurabi. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/253710/Code-of-Hammurabi • Draco’s law – this was done around 600bc, a Greek citizen named Draco wrote this law for the Athens population. This made it where it took and put all legal authority in the government’s hands. These made some misdemeanors were punishable by death. The more sever where punished by exile. Draco. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/170671/Draco • Law of the Twelve Tables- this is actually the Romans Law, in which tables formed the center piece of the constitution of the Roman Republic. It was drawn up on 12 ivory tablets and some say bronze but they were posted in the Roman Form so that all Romans could read them and know them, it was basically the outline of all the laws in which they must obey. Law of the Twelve Tables. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/610934/Law-of-the-Twelve-Tables • Justinian Code- this was a legal interpretations under the sponsorship of the Byzantine emperor Justinian1 this was based off of some of the same laws as the Romans. It was made of 4 books. It was an easier way to determine new and old laws. Code of Justinian. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/308835/Code-of-Justinian • Magna Carta- this was labeled as the way of trade and services from one country to another, this was a law adopted by many countries that...
tracking img