Is the justice system really just?
When a person commits a crime, people call for him to be “brought to justice”. But to many people, it means punishment. For example, if a person commits murder, some would say he/she should be brought to justice by having them serve a long prison sentence. Others would say different. Some could say he/she should not serve at all because they put to death an evil character. Which did the community a favor. “Being raised in America, I have been taught to trust the justice system. Justice will protect society by letting the innocent to go free while condemning the guilty to jail, death, etc. After all. If the justice system can not be trusted, then how will the innocent stay free and the guilty be pund?”(The Stranger)
True justice means that everyone is treated fairly under the law. But what is fair? Fair is to be treated without bias opinion. Bias opinions shouldn’t make a difference at all. True justice should be applied to everything we do.
Some laws are often created by rulers without the input of the people. This is when the principles of justice and fairness come in. It is the only way things will truly be fair. Justice and fairness mostly shows in the court system. “It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”(Justice system or just a system?)
When a crime has been committed, he/she is allowed a trial by jury. The jury is made of people who have no interest in the case. Therefore the jury is fair. It is the job of the jury to make sure the law is justly applied. The jury will decide what is best for the community.
Sometimes, the laws are just but are practiced unjustly. In order to keep society from becoming a system of power and dominance, the people must be able to complain about the arts of the system. “Determining whether a complaint states a plausible claim for relief requires the reviewing court to draw on its judicial experience and common sense.”(Justice system...