Week 5 Notes
Week 5 Notes CJ 483
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alyssa Hendrixson on Thursday September 17, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CJ 483 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Daniel Clay in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Law & Society in Criminal Justice at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Date Created: 09/17/15
If the person in an authority position told you to do something would you do it Do people follow the law as a punishment Is the power of authority so strong that we will do what they tell you to do Crito Plato Crito comes into jail where Socrates is being held 0 Comes to break him out but doesn39t to watch Socrates sleep Hard to imagine how someone is in jail and is at peace Socrates is supposed to be executed in the morning 0 ln prison unjustly wrongfully convicted o Convicted of corrupting the youth 0 Sham trial 0 Crito spent his last penny to do everything in his power to save Socrates Has planned everything to help Socrates escape If he didn t do everything he could he is no better than the executioner Socrates basically says quotthanks but no thanksquot so Crito s rescue Will be breaking a law by escaping and it is un moral to break a law 0 If you get caught you have to deal with the consequences If you break one law you have broken them all Laws have protected him all throughout his life so it moral to disobey after a lifetime of protection 0 If you don39t like the law then why are you living there Protest and challenging the law is okay but as soon as it turns into civil disobedience it is ethically wrong Letter from the Birmingham jail MLK Sees a letter from eight white Southern minister condemning him 0 MLK39s cause is good but was taken too far 0 Men took Socrates view about how you should never break the law MLK responded o Knows he broke the law but it was an unjust law Claims unjust laws aren39t laws so in theory he hasn39t broken any laws 0 just law 0 Squares with the moral law or with God39s law 0 Has to be morally sound Unjust law 0 Out of harmony with morality 0 Limits to practicing civil disobedience Investigate Selfpuri cation NeganUon Selfaction Should We Ever Disobey the Law Grant 0 Checklist for civil disobedience Clear injustice Law must be broken Law that is broken does not have to be the law that is the unjust law Public act Nonviolent and nonthreatening Accept responsibility and accept consequences Cannot threaten stability of state OOOOOOO
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