‘Discuss What Different Kinds of Evidence Reveal About Social Injustice’

‘Discuss what different kinds of evidence reveal about social injustice’
In order to discuss this topic I will use material learned whilst reading chapters 1, 2 and 3 of book 1 – Social Justice: Welfare, Crime and Society. I will use the information gained from these chapters to define social justice and injustice. I will use examples of evidence given in the text of the book to discuss what is revealed about social injustice. To compliment the information learned from the book I will also draw on an example of social injustice from DVD1 in order to fully discuss the different kinds of evidence and what it reveals about social injustice.
Social Justice is seen as the fair and proper administration of laws. These laws should conform to the natural law that all persons, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, race or religion, should be treated equally and without prejudice. Social justice is concerned with equal justice, not just in the courts, but in all aspects of society. This concept suggests that people have equal rights and opportunities. By following this definition, a well balanced society should be paramount to the ongoing development of social justice and welfare. It is not always the case, however, that these laws of administration are followed, and therefore social injustice is formed.
Social injustice, therefore, can be defined as being the complete opposite of social justice. Social injustice is usually associated with certain barriers that prevent social justice. Some of the barriers can include prejudice, discrimination and racism. In order to overcome social injustice these barriers must be removed from our society so that differences between individuals, and communities, can be embraced, however this has been long sought after and yet the barriers of social injustice remain.
There are many different types of evidence to support social injustice, with some of these being based on quantitative data, and others stemming from personal opinions and...