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Question: In analysing the excerpt written by Professor Oswald Harding in the Jamaica Observer, it is evident that his stance on law and morality is in support of the positivist theory of law - but is it reflective of the present theoretical and legal position between law and morality in our society?

Answer: Religion in primitive societies was the ‘measuring stick’ which guided the actions and behaviour of members of that society. Within that era, law and morality reigned superior as this was the means by which norms were established and maintained. As society evolves, it has been seen where law and morality gradually disintegrated and has become two separate entities which share little similarity as law now is not solely influenced by morality....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Other Subjects
  • Course: The Jamaican Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 949
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2788

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