Historical Laws and Security

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Write a brief description in your own words of the following laws, including where and when each law originated: · The Code of Hammurabi · Draco’s law · Law of the Twelve Tables · Justinian Code · Magna Carta · Statute of Westminster Answer the following questions: · How have these laws led to the historical development of security forces, both private and public? · Why do you think the need for both private and public security still exists?

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Historical Laws and Security CheckpointNameClassDateProfessorHistorical Laws and Security There has been some form of law in cavitations since before the Birth of Christ. The Code of Hammurabi is the first form of ancient law that consists of the Babylonian Law Code that ensured that citizens that committed crimes were punished. This was the first form of legal eye for an eye. With Draco's Laws came harsher forms of punishment for the criminal offender and usually even minor or less serious crimes would result in death. The Law of Twelve Tables was the first ancient law and refers to the beginning of Roman law which was legislated. The Justinian Code is Roman law codified. What this means is during the time of the Emperor Justinian a system of laws or codes were established in order to guide judges in legal decision making and provide a summary of common law (Fader, 2004). The Magna Carta was the first document that reduced the power of the King and provided citizens with basic human rights and later became the basis for British and American common law. The Statute of Winchester was enacted in 1931 by the British in order to ensure legislative eq

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