Unit 1 Written Assignment
Victor M. Salas-Pellot
LS308 - 01
Law assumption does indeed tie into how society functions and vice versa. The basic assumption that law is imbedded in society (Barkan 2009). I agree with this belief. Laws and society affect each other more than people tend to realize, there are a multitude of events that have occurred within our society in America that have forever changed how we operate within our country and how we operate outside of our country. As societies evolve so do the laws within those societies. Every event that occurs within that society will indeed have an affect on its local laws and rules established. For instance, after hurricane Katrina; the local citizens of New Orleans were trapped in the dome with no assistance from FEMA or any other agency. A nation was watching as those who had nothing had to pillage and plunder in order to survive. However, laws did in fact change. This event in society brought forth The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005. This act was created to give tax breaks to those people who had suffered casualties or theft during the hurricane.
Furthermore, we can view how certain massacres within our country have changed the freedoms of the many. Taking a look at the well known Columbine school shootings; where two individuals purchased guns from a gun show and later went to their respective school shot and killed 12 students, 1 teacher and wounded 21 other students. This massacre ensured schools were to be considered gun free zones, unless you were a police officer or a specialized security enforcer who has been hired to do a job. Guns were banned from schools all over America due to the event that took place. As society continues to have these types of events, law markers are forced to change the laws that govern society. Without social control there would be complete mayhem and no respect for anyone’s land, privacy or life. It will be up to citizens to make wise