The Rule of Law II

Civic education JSS2 Second Term

Sub-theme: Government

Week 6

The Rule of Law II

Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1. Identify some offences for which an individual can be found guilty and

Punished under the law.

2. Explain the meaning of the statement “The law is no respecter of persons.


Punishment for breaking the laws

The judiciary is the organ of government responsible for interpreting the laws and giving punishments to offenders or lawbreakers. However, there are various punishments that could be meted or given to any offender. Some of the punishments for breaking the laws are stated below:

1. Imprisonment: A law-breaker could be sentenced to jail for a particular period of time. It may be months, years or for life.

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