Every society has laws that its citizens must follow. From traffic laws to regulations on how the government operates, laws help provide society with order and structure. Our lives are regulated and guided by the laws of our society. Consumer laws help to protect us from faulty goods; criminal laws help to protect society from individuals who harm others; and family law handles the arrangements and issues that arise in areas like divorce and child custody. This course focuses on the creation and application of laws in various areas of society. Understanding the ways in which our court systems work and how the laws are carried out helps make us better citizens of the government that we live under.