legal system

A legal system is the mechanism for creating, interpreting and enforcing the laws in a given jurisdiction.
  • courts interpret laws and decide legal issues.
  • police enforce laws, investigate crimes, and arrest suspects.
  • legislatures politicians make laws.

the origin of laws.

In Canada, laws originate from three sources.

See also: Supreme Court, RCMP, CSIS.

* The civilian legal system or civil law system is the general typology of legal systems found in most countries. It is an alternative to common law system and has its roots in Roman law.

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legal system