WHAT JUSTICE MEANS TO ME?
I’ll start by defining the “justice.” Justice is a noun meaning the quality of conforming to principles of reason, to generally accepted standards of right and wrong, and to the stated terms of laws, rules, agreements, etc., rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim, the administering of deserved punishment or reward, the maintenance or administration of what is just according to law, decisions regarding the treatment of individuals or the disposition o cases, as in a court. There are many other definitions of the word but these to me are important when you began to think about “justice”.
Justice to me is when the law is applied according to way that it was written, as the law is written to help one both sides of case. As I sit a think about this more sometimes justice is not when the offender is given a life sentence for a crime that they have committed, it is when the person who has committed the crime gets the help he/she needs that they want commit that crime again.
In today’s society people believe that justice is when the offender gets what they have coming to them. Justice is about helping both the victim/victim family or even the offender to heal the hurt. Justice is something that is intended to help a person. I agree with the CAFOD (Catholic Agency Of Overseas Development) “that justice is not only about keeping the law. It is respect for the rights of others, fairness and equality of treatment, the common good; and honesty and truth in our relationships.”
Justice where the law is concerned is that you should follow the exact wording of the law. In this case of Douglas C. Thomas who was 17 years-old when he committed murder of his girlfriend parents. He was set to be but to death but he was granted a stay because the Virginia Supreme Court affirming the Virginia Appeals Court decision, that they hadn’t satisfied the law of notifying both his parents. Only on...