He says that to acknowledge humanization, we must also recognize dehumanization. The very process of dehumanization reaffirms our humanity. For dehumanization to occur a person’s humanity has been taken away from them; thus, they are oppressed. Oppressors come about when they have constant control over those oppressed. The oppressors do not view the
Patrick Devlin, in his philosophical piece, The Enforcement of Morals, speaks in-depth about the importance of a societal morality. In large part he attests that a society functions properly when a shared morality is present amongst it’s people, therefore any violation of that collective mindset will threaten the foundation that holds a society together . Devlin proceeds his argument even further by stating, “Immorality then, for the purpose of the law, is what every right-minded person is presumed to consider to be immoral” . If the predicament involving the obese man and his actions is analyzed through the lens of Devlin’s notion, it can be claimed that although these actions are not harmful to other members of society, these actions are opposed by the general consensus of people, thus posing a threat to that society’s existence and advocating for immorality. Although this statement seems rather hyperbolic in regards to a sole obese man choosing to eat unhealthy foods, it carries more significance if a group of individuals decide to adopt this lifestyle.
A big part of civilization consists of morality. Morality is the knowledge of the right and wrong and the ability to distinguish between them. Following good and avoiding doing evil helps people not to get into trouble and always be in the safe side because doing evil might put people in danger and thus be questioned from the society. According to Freud, naturally, people are driven with the pleasure principle, which is the ‘Ego’, and it is suppressed and controlled by the ‘Super-Ego’. And the tension between these two produces emotions known as ‘the sense of guilt’(Freud, 40).
Accepting the fact that life has its ups and downs for us all and not judging does not mean you have to accept others bad habits, My point is accepting others and not judging them for the habits they have obtained through trial and error will help you see your own habits. This in return will make it much easier to not justify and make excuses and kick
So it makes perfect sense that the guilty (the one who is morally culpable) deserves to suffer. So, it is intrinsically good when the guilty suffer. That would mean that the guilty that is accused of the crime should suffer the consequence of their actions, however big or small. So in turn, punishing the guilty and making them suffer is sometimes morally justified. Sometimes it is better that
In Exploring Forgiveness, Robert Enright and Joanna North frame forgiveness as ‘wiping away the negative consequences of the offenders injustice and as a merciful reaching out to the offender’. The wording of this particular conception, makes forgiveness seem as though it is an act that the scorned must commit in order to save the persecutor from the consequences of the injustice that they committed. The victim, thus, becomes responsible for the act of liberating both themselves and the persecutor from the negative action. For forgiveness to have a beneficial effect on the two parties, it needs to be done in an environment where the victim does not feel any pressure to forgive. Rebecca Saunders provides reason to believe that while many transitional justice practitioners advocate for the benefits that come about as a result of forgiveness, one needs to take caution in ensuring that forgiveness is not prioritized over the societal and personal
There is no doubt that anyone who breaks the law deserves to be punished accordingly. The punishment does not necessarily need to be a prison sentence; it could be community service, hard labor, or a heavy fine. However, there should be some variation of punishment because if there is no reinforcement it sends a message. This message is what the public society receives from celebrities convicted in the news. The message relays that breaking the law is acceptable and will not hold an individual accountable.
Punishment is an essential part of criminal justice system to impose sentences toward the offenders. Before the discussion, the definition of punishment should be mentioned. Cardozo (2000) stated H. L. A. Hart’s identification of punishment in his book as suggesting that the painful and unpleasant feeling of punishment must be involved and imposed to actual or supposed offenders who violated the law. Moreover, punishment must be governed and imposed by an authority constitution and intentionally administrated by human beings. Although society generally agrees that punishment should be imposed to the people who violated the law, the purpose of punishment is still diverse as different approaches have their own believes in the nature, rationale and justification of punishment.
Pound placed his sociological jurisprudence in opposition to what he termed "mechanical jurisprudence," which he characterized as a common but odious practice whereby judges woodenly applied precedent to the facts of cases without regard to the consequences. It is to be emphasized that the common law should develop slowly and that it should only follow changes in society. Focusing upon the criminal aspect of the legal system the aim is to curb or deter the society from the commission of certain acts detrimental to human existence. Criminal law is a step to ensure that human survival is encouraged in a conducive environment ensuring that wrongful and harmful human actions are curtailed by the State, in furtherance of the concept of ‘Welfare State’. The attempt is to scrutinize the act of entering into a ‘conspiracy’, which is seen to be the foundation in the commission of various high-profile and petty crimes.
Strong law and order system strives to achieve justice and minimize the social evils. Through effective law enforcing agencies, including police, courts and prisons, an active law and order system makes utmost effort that justice is served to the people. If we peep into the reality, it can be observed in the some of the present societies of the world that law and order system tends to favor few while discriminating others. Some of the views also suggest that social evils are the outcome of the corrupt human nature, rather than the unjust and inappropriate social