Legal Depravity: Inequality Of The Criminal Justice System

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The Extent of Legal Depravity

The subject of study that personally “hit me the most” during this course would have been “Inequality of the Criminal Justice System.” Besides the media’s ambitious exploitation of the rich and powerful individuals who through social powers have the ability to escape justice, the less fortunate also have displayed the same ability in several circumstances. My cousin was driving home from our family reunion last spring, with her two children. On their way home, they were sideswiped by a drunk driver, incidentally, who was driving without a license (from a previous DUI) and insurance. As a matter of fact, it turned out that this individual’s license was suspended only 3 months prior to this …show more content…

Think about how many situations that you are aware of where people “got away” with a crime (Hilary Clinton, OJ Simpson, Ray Lewis, Ty Cobb????). Have you ever heard of Affluenza? If not, please allow me to shed some light on the subject. There are several cases that exist today, as to which “spoiled brat rich kids” got away with murder solely based on being diagnosed as to having affluenza. So what is affluenza? It is a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation. In other words, these subjects are so affluent they have no concept of right, wrong or reality, therefore, according to their high priced lawyers and doctors they cannot be rightfully punished. Try explaining that to the families of their victims. Lesson learned; the possession of power and fortune have a significant bearing on the outcome of justice, however, do not always guarantee justice will not be …show more content…

Take the recent vindication of Hillary Clinton’s accusations of security violations for example. I could probably write an entire book about the conflict theories this situation presents, however, for the sake of brevity, I will leave this matter alone considering my point has already been made. Incidentally, it is not always the people with money or power who benefit from manipulating the system. Take for example the unlicensed, uninsured, multiple drunk driving offender who is responsible for severely injuring another person. She served no time in jail and in a few years she has the potential to legally get behind the wheel again. Why? Great question, empathy of the judge and jury, not possessing anything of financial value or was precedence set by a former offender who was fortunate enough to have the means to secure freedom? Your guess is as good as mine. In the end, I am left to conclude that our legal and judiciary system is fallible to say the least. So how can it be

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