Tag: Justice

Write a 2000-word theoretical commentary on the issues involved in the initial scenario, and rationale for your responses. Relate the features arising from the specific scenario to wider issues and theories of power and social justice, referring to literature to explain why you thought your two continuations would lead to the outcomes you identified

Introduction Social justice is based on ‘parity of participation’ (Fraser 2006, p16). It aims to challenge inequalities that society creates such as ‘race’, disability, socio-economic status, sexuality and gender to name but a few. This essay will focus on, gender and sexuality, incorporating homophobia and homophobic bullying within education. This is an issue that is …

The problems with provocation as a defence to murder: Has the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 provided a solution to those suffering from domestic violence and battered women’s syndrome?

Abstract The law surrounding murder appears to be more favourable to men than women because of limited defences that are available. The provocation defence has been criticised for some time for failing to allow a loss of self-control to be included if it did not happen ‘sudden and temporary’[1]. This was rectified by the new …

Youth Justice Policy in Britain (1945-1981) – from Punishment to Welfare

Introduction The discussion of the youth justice policy in Britain has re-gained importance in the aftermath of the August 2011 riots, which spread across London and other major cities in the country. Think tank analysts and policy experts argued, that the youths which allegedly took part in the riots, were disillusioned and de-motivated young people …

Youth Justice in 2011 is tougher on crime than on the causes of crime.

Introduction The aim behind this essay is to ascertain the stance adopted by the UK in terms of how governmental and judiciary authorities deal with the problem of juvenile crime. In order to gain a fuller understanding of this it would be of interest to compare the perspectives of two different political leaders and how …

In the “Laval Quartet” series of cases, the Court of Justice has struck the correct balance between protecting the right to collective action under EU law and protecting the rights of free movement of services and establishment. Critically assess.

Introduction The right to take collective action is a fundamental human right of a worker under European Union (EU) law. Individuals are thus provided with the right to take collective action in the event that there is a conflict of interest, including strike action.[1] This is provided for under Article 28 of the Charter of …

Outline the key theoretical claims of restorative justice and critically evaluate its advantages and disadvantages as applied to contemporary punishment practices in the UK.

Abstract Restorative justice describes various processes designed to correct the harm that the criminal inflicts on it’s victims and communities (Braithwaite,1999). It requires all parties; victims, offenders and communities, to establish ways of repairing the harm of crime and prevent it from happening again (Strickland, 2004, Cornwell, 2009). Although such practices may be seen as …