Uniqueness In Criminal Justice

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One of the criminal thinking errors is the stance of “uniqueness”. This thinking error occurs when the person in question believes that they are different from everyone else, which leads to a sense of entitlement. Because of their supposed “uniqueness” they believe that the rules don’t apply to them, and they are entitled to have certain rights and actions that others wouldn’t have. A potential problem with this thinking errors is it can lead the person to suspect different treatment within the judicial system. As stated in the bill of rights, located in the Constitution, every person on United States soil has basic rights such as, right to a speedy trial or right against excessive bail. One such right that is guaranteed is the right to dual…show more content…
Just by denying others the better treatment you would be violating other individual rights of dual process. The court system wouldn’t be equal and fair as promised by dual process. That is how having the “uniqueness” thinking error can mess with individual rights. How having the same thinking error can affect the public order is on the extreme end of consequences, it could lead to favoritism among those people with the criminal thinking errors. In societies perspective favoritism coincidentally, is not favored. As humans, we don’t like when others are favored or liked better than ourselves. Having favoritism in the society for a while will change the way society functions. A way it could change is giving more power to the favored group of people. Because it would change the way the society functions it would also mess with the public order in the United…show more content…
Certain rules that individuals who don’t believe in rules may not believe in rules on things such as speed limits and trespassing laws. The laws listed above provide safety and stability to the society, so it is very important to follow these laws. If I were a person that believed that laws didn’t apply to me and choose to break the speed limit I would be putting many people in danger, but most importantly it would be a detriment to the way society works. As mentioned before speed limits add stability and a way of functioning to the society so it isn’t complete anarchy. Not following laws or not believing these laws pertain to you messes up public order. That is one reason why having a criminal thinking error of “uniqueness” isn’t good for the society or the
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