Law is defined as a set of rules which are created by social and governmental institutions to regulate people’s behaviours. Law ensures that individuals who live in a community adhere to the state’s rules. As well as this, it provides sanctions which are accepted by the state and enforced by state-authorised entities.
Society is a group of people who are involved in social interactions and share the same geographical and social territory. Individuals in societies have the same political authority and predominant cultural expectations.
Law and society are interrelated subjects. Law is a fundamental aspect of society as it provides a set of rules which govern the citizens’ behaviours. As well as this, law sustains the equity on the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the government and keeps society within the correct guidelines.
Without law, society would be disorganised and there wouldn't be any lifestyle among people. As well as this, there would be conflicts between groups and communities.
Society is always changing; this means that there is a change also in social institutions, organisations and processes. Law plays a vital role to make people accept these alterations. Firstly, it shapes the direct impact that these changes have on society. Secondly, it interacts with basic social institutions to build a relationship between law and social change.
Law is a living organism and brings modernisation to society. Additionally, it permits society to move in a good direction by creating rules that prohibited bad actions. All the social rules are created by society members and they are followed by punishment if violated.
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