Legal Decisions

Lesson 24 : Classification Of Decisions
Diesing’s Classification Of Decisions

5. Legal Decisions:

These are the decisions which norms, laws or standards applied to particular situation or to settle a dispute. These are necessary because, some problems /situations which cannot be either settled or solved by any other kind of decision making process. In legal decisions two things are essential- the relevant rules and someone capable of applying the legal decisions and remaining neutral. Thus the decision making is affected by the attitudes of the individuals, the composition and resources of the family, the physical setting or the power structure of the family. Conscious awareness and evolutions of the impact of decision making on the quality of life can motivate people to increase the effectiveness of their decision making and there by achieve a higher degree of satisfactions from life.

These decisions are established by law, an authority agency or organization, or by the common consent of a group of people. Regardless of the method of establishment, these rules, regulations, and/or policies derive their basis in the common welfare of the total group. They are the basic struc­ture by which society and the culture function for the common good of all.

When your decisions concerning these rules, regulations, and/or policies are made you are aware of the risks involved and the probability of the consequences should you elect not to observe them. For instance, if you drive 70 miles per hour on a highway you know that it is likely that sooner or later you will get a speeding ticket.

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