Short Answers

Please answer each of the questions listed below.

1. What is common law? What is statutory law? Which has high consensus, and which has low consensus? Why?

2. What are some examples of how statutory law have changed over time.

3. Are crimes relative? Is there a common core, with some crimes.

4. Explain the difference between sociology of crime and sociology of deviance.

5. Is the prohibition against murder universal?  How is it different from killing? Can a single act be interpreted various ways? Explain.