Conflict might kill, but too little of it might paralyze.” (Christie, 1977.) With that said, it is clear that he believes that society does not value conflicts enough. I do not believe this is fair to say, being a person who has a lot of faith in our criminal system, and the professionals who take care of the conflicts. They are professionals in the laws that are in place, set by our shared values and
JonBenet’s parents were seen as suspects until authorities later found DNA belonging to a Caucasian male, clearing the parents from having anything to do with her murder. Authorities have yet to find a match. Although evidence was found but could not be linked to a person, her case was closed. Ramsey’s case was reopened almost 12 years after her murder. Ramsey’s case should have never been closed if evidence was found.
By not taking into account the historical precedents we are reducing the weight of racism and believing it is only based on prejudice on the individual level, something that I believe happens in my family. My father has always been proud to say that “I am not a racist because I never did anything racist towards anybody and have avoided that as much as possible; I have made an effort to treat people of others races with the upmost respect and disapprove of others who do not do so”. So I would think “yes, he is not racist and those other people are racists” According to the book, these are textbook procedures and it also stresses the importance of intentionality, something we have fallen for too. My father and myself would think “I have never intentionally committed a racist act so I am not racist and those who do so are racists” Again, these are textbook attitudes; but, what about the non intentional actions? We hide on the aspect of intentionality to make ourselves believe we are not racist but there are many other actions or beliefs that are implying bias and
My cousin didn’t show the typical signs of suicidal tendency, nor did he leave a note. He was just gone from us and the family has not been the same. The stigma that surrounds suicide is hardest on the survivors. The suicide reference library quotes historian Arnold Toynbee as writing, “There are always two parties to a death; the person who dies and the survivors who are bereaved”. Talking about suicide will not save every person with suicidal thought, however with time many can be helped,
Thomas More poised a strong opposition to the legal system in 16th Century England that was centred on capital punishment. More believed in laws of morality and fairness in the legal system. He expressed this opinion by promoting that the abundance of specific laws and regulations in the English legal system be replaced by “very few laws, because, with their social system, very few laws are required… its quite unjust for anyone to be bound by a legal code… too difficult for him to understand”. More also opposed the adversarial system of trail and legal representation in the court. His ethics suggested that “they have no barristers to be over ingenious… and think it better for each man to plead his own cause” in an inquisitorial system that is free from the manipulative nature of lawyers.
Should Juries be used to determine a verdict? Fayaz Aleem Jurors are average people, and average people are not knowledgeable or experienced enough to make a decision that could greatly impact someone's life. Being put on trial by a jury of your peers is the foundation of the judicial system for the United States but, it's wrong. Guilt and pressure that comes from having to make a decision that could affect someone's life is dangerous. Although juries are intended to be fair and balanced, and are in theory supposed to prevent biased, incompetent people having that kind power.
The story “Harrison Bergeron” is an in depth story about equality. Being equal to one another is not always the best way to live. Everyone is different for a reason and when you are equal, life is boring and dull. Also when there is a ruler who controls everyone in the world and punishes those who do not listen and do not want to be equal. How the government makes laws and/or amendments for people to follow helps the world stay in order but causes some problems too.
From the Ethical Lens Inventory I have learned that I value equality. I think this is true for the most part because I like to see everyone being treated as equals no matter where it is. I know in some situations like the work place for instance, this is not true. Certain bosses like to choose favorites and let them get away with certain things that others can not get away with. As much as I hate to bring it up; I believe that race has a lot to do with how certain people are treated.
Thomas Nuguchi contradicted that she was in fact murdered. From the official report, it is clear that Marilyn Monroe had not ingested any kind of drugs, as her medication required water. Around 36 years after the alleged suicide astonishing new information evolved concerning the circumstances of the stars death. New statements by key witnesses of the event, a re evaluation of the autopsy report was made and a recent documentation helped to establish that Marilyn Monroe was in fact a victim of murder. It is said she died shortly after a violent argument with Robert Kennedy, attorney general of America.
Are judges politicians in disguise? When reviewing the functions of the judges, and how and why decisions are made, there are many factors which should come into consideration. The judicial branch should interpret the law and constitution, and to make neutral and impartial decisions. Judges, in theory, should be fair, unbiased, neutral, impartial and not based or linked to any political party or movement. However, it has been argued in the past that judges are too alike to politicians, as decisions made by the Supreme Court judges have, and will not be mechanical, but in a lot of cases too biased and political.