Criminal Law as a Product of Social Engineering

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IntroductionThe behavior of people in society has had an interaction with the Criminal Justice system. It is believed that the rules and regulations set by the Criminal Justice system can be used to control the behavior of individuals in society. Social Engineering in criminal law reflects on a tool to shape society. It is also believed that it is a method of predicting the actions of people in the relation to committing crime. In this paper we will answer three questions. How can criminal law be used as a tool for social engineering, if you were in a position to enact criminal laws, what kind of brand new criminal law would you enact that would be a form of social engineering, and why.

Social engineering is often referred to as a feature of criminal law. As an implication of criminal law, social engineering is what is predicted in an attempt to change people's intuitions or judgments.

It's often common to have criminal law play a central role in a social engineering process. A standard form of political and social activity is the wish to change people's views and ultimately their conduct to that which the reformer sees as preferable. For it seems uncommon that the shared intuition that serious wrongdoing must be punished by criminal law, it can be changed through social engineering. Adopting criminal liability and punishment regulations that deviate from common intuitions of justice may be a likely part of any such social engineering program. It's also common to have criminal law play a central role in social engineering with advent of recognition of an "expressive function" of criminal law.

The use of law for social engineering has many tools. These tools raise the possibility of gaining past methods that have worked before and issuing new methods for...