Ethical Issues In Confessions

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ISSUES One of the issues that is very obvious to notice in the film ‘Confessions’ is the issue of Japan Juvenile Law 1947. In the film, the main character, Yuko Moriguchi questioned the legal system that protect underage child suspects. She think that everyone should become responsible for their actions, regardless of age. Because of turning the two underage murderers into the law won’t make any difference, she decided to revenge them in her own way. In reality, the youth justice law had always been an issue to debate in Japan. The issue started at 1997 in the city of Kobe when a teenager killed another young boy and left the victim’s head outside a school. After that, numerous brutal crimes committed by young teenagers emerged and gained huge attentions in Japan. In the country, the minors will not face criminal trials. Instead, they will be sent to training school or rehabilitation. The point of the argument is that the criminals get protect and rehabilitation instead of punishment. People argued …show more content…

In the beginning of Yuko’s confessions, she told that she will never trust the students. Yuko thought that the students know about how to lie. She told a story of how a male teacher got conned by a female student. The girl was enraged because the teacher scolded her in the class. Thus she sent a text message to the teacher, lied that she was going to kill herself. After the teacher rushed to a hotel where the female student was, the girl snapped photo of her and the teacher. After that she used the photo to accuse the teacher and got her revenge. In reality of Japan high school, teachers indeed having conflicts in deciding their roles. Some of them admitted that when they witnessed bullying cases, instead of taking actions to stop the bullies, they choose to ignore. They scared that the students might be ‘angry’ and will be out of their

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