The concept of retribution sits well in the framework of police work. My parents, both being former police officers, believe heavily in retribution/just deserts. It is ingrained in the mindset of police, “You do the crime, and you pay the time.” The majority of the Reagan police family has that ideology. Retribution is also known as Just Deserts, which the book argues is a term that more liberals use, which is punishment that is due to the offender but only the punishment the offender deserves as to not cause the offender more suffering than deserved.
She believes that we must redefine what free will is because its traditional definition does not work. She explains how free will was defined as being an uncaused choice; however, she brought up the point that our brains make decisions for us and therefore none of our choices are “uncaused”. Instead, Churchland suggests that we replace discussion of free will with self-control. She claims that self-control can be used to explain what free will cannot. She describes instances where people do things that others cannot begin to understand why; for example, she tells the case of a man that molested his stepdaughter and the case of a mother who drowned her children.
While it is becoming common knowledge spanking has negative impacts on the emotional and psychological health of children, the practice still endures in American society. This is because our society regards the practice as one rooted in the saying, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” In addition, this concept of discipline is believed by some to be a means of teaching a child their place in the world. Though this phrase and system derives from Judeo-Christian faith, in modern times it has become a senseless punishment tradition. The way in which religious customs turn into pointless ideologies or means to obtain the upper hand is frightening.
It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers” stated that violence as a way of achieving racial justice is wrong; however not using violence is difficult when the people with the power are using violence to get their message across and to prove their point. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr also stated that “the old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind”. Sal’s pizzeria, as opposed to the death of Radio Raheem, could be replaced, unlike the life of Radio Raheem.
This consequently causes their peers to believe that these people should not be given the trust to vote on such widespread, controversial issues. Now, although the people with these concerns make a valid and alarming point they fail to understand that voting not only helps instill a sense of responsibility within prior-felons lives but it also helps with their rehabilitation process as well, targeting the psychological aspect of helping these men and women succeed. Christopher Uggen, professor of sociology and law at the university of Minnesota asserts in the article “Why should felons vote” that “ if those who argue that people with felony convictions shouldn 't be allowed to vote because they are untrustworthy in character . . . should we exclude admitted racists or, taking that argument even further, perhaps people who
Additionally, the author practices Islam and states that because of her experiences, she can not accept that she is seen as a second-class human because she is a female. The introduction to and interpretations of Islam which she had was one of justice, truth, beauty, and grace, and religion which is one of justice and equality, and therefore, the injustice which women have been subjected to cannot be rationalized as the will of a God of justice. The author points to men’s incorrect interpretation of the Qur’an and hadith as the reason for anti-women interpretations, which have, according to the author, created later misogynist
Researchers are perplexed as to why human traffickers would want to be a part of such a horrifying experience for innocent people who simply want a better life for themselves and their family. In order to decrease number of humans being trafficked, consumers must be educated on the last terrifying effects it has on the individuals (Alexander M. Capron, & Francis L. Delmonico. 2015). Nonetheless, society has to seriously boycott their actions and demand that they end their immoral habits (Alexander M. Capron, & Francis L. Delmonico. 2015). Women are being tricked into thinking that traffickers will provide a better and more pleasing lifestyle for them if they do what they are asked to do one hundred percent of the time (Van Impe, K. 2000). While many people are under the impression that the cause of human trafficking is caused by poverty and a lack of education, more and more women are being sexually abused (Joarder, M. A. M., & Miller, P. W.
I will discuss the institutional racism the Muslim and black community face in American society. Bringing awareness to instituional racism is crucial, because this will shine light on the issue of race in instituions that are ignored and swept under the rug. Institunal racism is often ignored by society, because
This relates to the book Unwind through the idea of discrimination. It is the discrimination to the unwinds in Unwind, and the faith borne in Gattaca. Although it is not based on one’s phenotype, it destroys people’s willpower instead. This kind of discrimination not only kills the future of the people who didn’t have their genes modified, but also makes the people who have perfect genes unable to face failure. Gerome is a great example.
To me, the arguments made by Beccaria, Howard, and Diderot against the mistreatment of absolutely anyone offered a new concept toward the perspective of conservative members of society to the marginalized population they condemned and exploited. In Beccaria’s On Crime and Punishments, he asserts that the method of torturing people accused of crimes is neither necessary nor ethical, because no one is aware if they are either guilty or innocent. I found it interesting that he mentioned the accused who are weak and succumb to the torture and confess to a crime they did not commit because it emphasized the insufficiency of this method of determining guilt. It seemed as if a prosecutor during their time would employ this strategy to quickly convict
His conclusion on trying to tie the notion of gift and social democracy together is disappointing as it barely has any logical connections to his other arguments presented throughout the book. It seems like Although Mauss’ account of gift as being reciprocated may make sense in some contexts, it does not seem to make sense in terms of family members. He argues that the reason why husbands occasionally give gifts to their wives is to recompense for sexual services that the wives provide (x). Here, it is clear to see that Mauss tends to commodify everything so that they could fit into his interpretation of the economic structure. Overall, he sounds like an emotionless person who has never had the feelings of love.