The legal system includes rules, procedures, and institutions by which public initiatives and private endeavors can be carried out through legitimate means. In other words, is a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws. It elaborates the rights and responsibilities in a variety of ways. Three major legal systems of the world consist of civil law, common law and religious law. Other legal systems are: Jury system is a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a lawsuit. The tax system is a legal system for assessing and collecting taxes. The Electoral system is a legal system for making democratic choices.

Jurisdiction’s basis of applying law consists of (1) a constitution, written or oral; (2) primary legislation, statutes, and laws; authorized by constitutionally authorized legislative body; (3) primary legislation approved body enacts subsidiary laws or bylaws; (4) traditional practices upheld by the courts; (5) Civil, common, Roman, or other code of law as source of such principles or practices. (*Law Dictionary: What is a legal system? definition)

Most of us acknowledge the importance of the legal system in our society. As members of a community, we have a social obligation to the people around us to create a safe environment for everyone and make us feel secure walking the streets and dealing fairly with one another. However, though we abide by these laws and rules each day, we are not the ones responsible for their enforcement, whether we choose to break or follow the law, is up to each person and enforcement falls into the hands of the criminal justice system.