Intro to Justice Studies
Intro to Justice Studies
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Date Created: 09/03/14
827 Theory notes Theory a place where one can imagine possible futures and ways life could be lived differently Way to understand things The way we understand things is based on personal experience Theories move beyond experiences The social world is a highly objective place Theories can make sense of highly subjective social interactions Justice has highly varied perceptions and interpretations Ex shooting for equality but at the same time realizing that social inequality is a reality The value of theory Having a set of theoretical ideas can be useful in everyday life and applicable in understanding the social world It also gives us the ability to inform shape and make justice as practical as possible Applies heavily to justice Eg what is the role of civil disobedience in justice Important questions can you behave in unjust behaviors to achieve justice What constitutes justice Are there system of power already in place that make our decisions for us Theory 9 Action Praxis the relationship between theory and action 0 Embody 0 Utilize 0 Practice 0 Transform Law is just one social institution that administers justice Justice can relate to many other things like education Justice maintenance or administration of what is just administration of the law establishment or determination of rights according to ruleslaws of equity quality of being just impartial or fair principle or ideal of just dealing or right action The quotif everything is good for me everyone else is doing something wrong mindset is heavily flawed Theories ofjustice Concepts that form social understandings Means by which justice is arbitrated on a societal level Emphasis on social justice Social justice society that gives individuals and groups fair treatment and equal shares of benefits resources and opportunities What motivates people to engage in reactionary and undemocratic actions Injustice For there to be injustice there must be a group that benefits from a system of power
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