concerned with the definition of crime and the prosecution and penal treatment of offenders. Crimes regarded as offenses against the state of the people.
as private law, consists of a body of rules and procedures intended to govern the conduct of individuals in their relationship with others.
*PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF LAW*
Social control, dispute settlement, and social change.
Principal function of law in modern society is social engineering. Purposive, planned, and directed social change initiated guided and supported by the law. Social institution to satisfy social wants. Law is often used as a method of social change
Law deals only with this disagreements that have been translated into legal disputes
Social norms are strongly supported by
(1) explicit rules of conduct (2) planned use of sanctions to support the rules (3) designated officials to interpret and enforce the rules and often to make them