Law is socially significant and manifests itself in all realms of life. The law as a legal order distributes and defines the powers of organs of government, regulates the business, raises revenue and protects the public and private interests through various redressal mechanisms. The legal system of any nation is based on legal sources such as customs, precedents, codification, Case Laws and legislation, principles of statutory interpretation and is reflected by analysis of legal concepts such as property, contract, torts, fundamental rights etc.
The legal studies is an academic endeavor that focuses on learning meaning, purpose and application of law and its interrelation with political science, morality and justice. This book on An Introduction to the law, legal and justice system in India has been written with the principle mission to serve as a text for the undergraduate course on legal studies. The present book is designed to stimulate critical understanding of and inquiry about the theoretical frameworks of concept of state/nation, organs of government and separation of powers between them, the constitutional frame work of India, Civil and Criminal Courts and Process in India. This book is a modest attempt to examine nature and sources of Law, how law shapes a legal system and is shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces that lead to law reforms and the institutional framework in India for the civil, criminal and family justice system in a simple and understandable language.
This book Useful for Class XI Students.
1. Theory and Nature of Political Institutions
2. Nature and Sources of Law
3. Historical Evolution of Indian Legal System
4. Civil and Criminal Courts and Process
5. Family Justice System