Role Of Justice In Society
Justice plays a vital role in society today hence, explains why the concept attracts extensive debates. The concepts refer to the legal aspect of administering fairness in all facets of life. Various cultures hold different theories as to the origin of justice where some argue it is from God, others from the natural law, out of an agreement by concerned parties, what has the best consequences while others believe justice is a construct of equality. In my opinion, Justice works to ensure a society enjoys similar privileges and opportunities that go hand-in-hand with what they deserve. In a society, justice plays crucial functions.
Justice in a society ensures all individuals have access to vital services. Equality is an essential principle of morality in politics whereby people get to enjoy distribution of resources and services without discrimination based on sex, race, social standing or political affiliation. From education, healthcare, security, and religion, the concept of fairness ensures that all persons equally get to enjoy all these services. The justice system builds on these services through the guaranteed constitutional rights that each enjoys under the law. Thus, justice ensures that in societies people benefit from the freedom of expression, choice, living without fear and right of worship as long as they are within the law.
Justice eliminates poverty. An estimated four billion persons worldwide live lacking the protection of the law particularly because they are poor. These are the people who suffer exploitation by employers, violence, intimidation, corruption, grabbing of their property and imprisonment that leaves them vulnerable to various vices among them poverty. Nonetheless, the introduction of agricultural reforms, community education on human rights, enforcing of legal rights, subsidization of essential goods and women empowerment, such services ensure justice is upheld and observed in numerous countries. Hence, minimizing the heinous acts, consequently, boosting development leading to reduced poverty.
Ensuring a society is enjoying fairness encompasses the introduction of measures that protect it from different threats. In this regard, society faces numerous threats from insecurity, immorality, and erosion of values. Justice protects this by introducing various forms of regulations. For instance, the police force and other security forces such as the FBI, CIA and Homeland Security are set up to meet the overall security needs of societies and maintain safety through the upholding of the law.
The judicial system, a symbol of justice, becomes functional through the Constitution by overseeing the observation of the law and inflicting of punishment to persons considered threats. It does so by upholding the rule of law through providing avenues where disputes are resolved and enforce the law in a transparent and rational manner. Judges apply the law through the guidance of the constitution and evidence presented with impartiality, towards actions considered as dangers to society. Moreover, it controls the powers various security apparatus have on the society to prevent them from abusing their authority.
A just society also entertains the presence of organizations who work solely in the care for the people independently from the government. Organizations such as civil society groups, social justice, and non-governmental organizations carry out their mandates autonomously by protecting and fighting for peoples’ rights even from the government and providing services that enhance and accentuate these rights such as the provision of food, health, skills, and knowledge that is paramount for their self-sufficiency.
In conclusion, provision of justice in society occurs through the creation of situations where people have no fear, they have necessities, and they get to enjoy various constitutional rights while the law through the justice system shields them from different threats.