Justice Essays

Justice or Freedom of Speech

1. When do the concerns of national security cross the line to infringing on personal freedoms in regards to activities such as data mining? 2. Are people prepared to give up certain civil rights in order to assure safety in the new age of terrorism? 3. Is the government being completely open about the various programs that are being used under the “drift net?” 4. What is actual definition of the “targeted” part of society that is being observed and tracked? 5….

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The Three Strike Rule

In the month of March 1994, a new law was passed in the California that brought a number of changes and affected thousands of people in the region. In specific, Assembly Bill number 971 was passed by the California legislature that was referred as the Three-Strike Rule from the day of its formation. Although now this law has been incorporate in more than twenty states of the United States, the most harshness and severity has been shown in the California….

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Social Work in Evidence Based Practice

Mining Report: Social Work in Evidence Based Practice The purpose of social work is to demonstrate to society the necessary appropriateness of social welfare. Society operates from a capitalist standpoint, which in turn establishes a hierarchy within economic class, race, and gender. Social work is a profession that addresses social problems with empathy, empirical knowledge, and respect for humanity. Furthermore, the orientation of the core values of the social work profession was designed as an instructional tool and requires that…

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The Views of Justice

Plato’s theory brings out justice as an outcome of the whole man and how he affects those around him. It is curbing the moral, emotional and spiritual decay of a person and springing some form of holiness in a man. On the other hand, Cephalus, an old yet very rich attributes justice to morality or doing right. Cephalus points out that justice is speaking the truth to your neighbor and paying all your debts. He also points justice as being…

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who Am I and why do I Want to Be a Social Worker

Just like most children, I had my fantasies and wishes of becoming a medical doctor so I could help alleviate the sufferings of many. Although this desire was not actualised as I ended up studying engineering but i always felt a big vacuum and an unquenchable desire which i couldn’t explain until I became a care support worker In my early years as a growing young girl in Africa, abuse and injustice happened on a daily basis and nothing was…

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Justice and the Island of Tagg

An unjust law is a rule that a group of people imposes on other persons due to the superiority of the former group while the former faction is not accountable to the same code. Conversely, a just law is one which holds both parties (the ruled and the ruler) responsible for all their actions. According to Dr. Martin Luther King, as is stipulated in his famous The Letter from Birmingham Jail Document, a just law is one that is in…

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Rawls Theory

A contemporary philosopher, John Rawls (1921-2002), is noted for his contributions to political and moral philosophy. In particular, Rawls’ discussion about justice introduced five important concepts into discourse, including: the two principles of justice, the “original position” and “veil of ignorance,” reflective equilibrium, overlapping consensus, and public reason. What is interesting about these five contributions is how Rawls’ speculative thought has been used by scholars across disciplinary lines, influencing such diverse academic disciplines as economics, law, political science, sociology, and…

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Law Reflection Question_ Law Vs. Morality

Plot Summary: John Quincy Archibald’s son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of a heart failure. Immediately, John Q rushes Michael to the emergency room for a transplant. Unfortunately, the insurance would not cover his son’s transplant. So in order for Michael’s quick and complete recovery, John takes the emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to get the transplant successfully. Reflection Question: In your reflection essay, you will briefly describe the connection and conflict between Law and…

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Case of Speluncean Explorers

After reading the opinions of various judges in the case of The Speluncean Explorers, I found the arguments of Justice Foster well justified. Hence, I agree with him the most. He believes that the four explorers are innocent of any crime and rests his conclusion on two grounds. Firstly, Justice Foster takes the view that positive law cannot be applied to the case. Instead, he states that law of nature should govern the case. Men’s co existence in a society…

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Louis Pojman

The concept of right and wrong exists in no absolute and fixed terms, but society has always been quick on defining standards and drawing distinctions between what qualifies ‘good’ and ‘evil’ for the rest of the masses. Such standards and distinctions however, do not necessarily apply to the entirety of the population, much less translate as a matter of truth to particular individuals at a time. But more often than not, people go through life’s motions, and conduct and behave…

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Plato Aristotle Comparison

Justice is the topic which has been the main subject of most philosophers; a quick definition for justice could be the quality of being fair and reasonable. A lot of philosophers have written on this subject and have had debates. Two of the most significant ones are Plato and Aristotle, who are two leading figures of ancient Greek civilization and both thought about justice and established theories about the aspects of being just. Plato was a student of Socrates, and…

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The Functions and Role of Law in Business and Society

What is the meaning of law? If you were to look up the online meaning of law, most likely you will find this definition: “a body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by controlling authority”(The Free Dictionary, 2013). Another way of looking at it is a group of rules of actions enforced by authorized groups of people and deemed for punishment if violated. “The most visible purpose or function of law is…

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Political Thinking

Thucydides starts with past, articulates the tech of power that Greeks have developed over time Key tech od power Walls/security, ships/naval power, liquid money/cash These are progresses that Greeks have made for themselves He disagrees with poets His war is the greatest war because of the suffering Plague on the body politics The plague (literally used in the book is also a metaphor in the destruction of political body Greeeks were related by language kinship and religion groups . They…

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Justice and Injustice in 1950s America

The realization of fairness and justice in the American community has been a long struggle since the nation gained its independence in the late 18th century. Segregation based on race, color, beliefs, political orientation, and nationality of origin were among the common practices in the mid 1900s even long after independence and ratification of the American constitution. There are many people whose influence during the 1950s remains outstanding up to date. One of these is the key players during the…

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Social Justice

Social justice is defined as justice exercised within a society, particularly as it is exercised by and among the various social classes of that society. A socially just society is defined by its advocates and practitioners as being based on the principles of equality and solidarity; this pedagogy also maintains that the socially just society both understands and values human rights, as well as recognizing the dignity of every human being.[1][2] The Constitution of the International Labour Organization affirms that…

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