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Is Justice for All Possible in America
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Is Justice for All Possible in America? Outline Introduction Concept of justice Evolving an Understanding of Justice Inclusion of Different Groups Issues in Providing Justice Practical and Ethical Dilemmas Conclusion Introduction From a simplistic perspective, it may be possible to say that justice for all citizens of a country is a real possibility when the laws are fair, and are followed in the spirit as well as the letter by the rational citizens of that country.
Persons belonging to different groups differ in the extent to which they wield power; and this poses a risk to the concept of justice for all Sullivan (129). Given the diverse nature of the American society, availing justice for all members of society is an extremely difficult, if not impossible task. Concept of Justice The Greek civilization was possibly the first in the western world to develop the concept of a state or country, of a society with its citizens and of justice for all citizens. Justice was understood as the fair treatment of all citizens by law (Schmidtz, 11). A state that provided justice was believed to be a state in which no individual would experience unfair treatment without having the right to contest it. Although these concepts were developed more as theoretical constructs rather than practical tenets; they formed the basis of the social and legal systems developed by the Greek and later by the Romans. Modern justice systems draw from the principles discussed by Greek philosophers, but understand them in present day contexts (Schmidtz, 95). Evolving an Understanding of Justice Over the centuries, the principles of justice have been tested, modified and refined to develop the way in which justice is perceived today. ...
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