SOC 331 week 1 DQ 1

  

Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 1

Moral, Legal, and Religious Perspectives on Social Justice

  

   In Chapter 1 of your textbook, justice is analyzed from three perspectives,   each with its own set of relevant concepts. The text includes three case   studies for consideration from each perspective. Select one (only one) of   these case studies as the focus of your initial post in this discussion. Then   analyze the selected case study from the justice perspective which   accompanies it and answer the following questions. If you select “Case Study 1.1        – Jacob Little and Walmart,” analyze it from the perspective of justice        as a moral concept. Your analysis must address the following questions:  Did Walmart offer Jacob a         just wage? Why or why not? Was the alderman’s decision         to let Walmart operate in the city just? Why or why not? If you were the alderman,         what would you do to more fully promote justice in the situation? Why? If you select “Case Study 1.2        – Just Desserts?,” analyze it from the perspective of justice as a legal        concept.  Was the court’s sentence for         Mr. Allen just? Why or why not? Was the court’s sentence for         Mr. Brown just? Why or why not? If you were the judge         presiding over both of these trials, what would you do to more fully         promote justice in them? Why? If you select “Case Study 1.3        – Honor the Sabbath or Keep Your Job,” analyze it from the perspective        of justice as a religious concept.  Did Chief Gerst treat         Corporal Brown justly? Why or why not? Did Corporal Brown act         justly after his agreement with Chief Gerst? Why or why not? If you were the Chief of         TSU’s Police department, what would you do to more fully promote         justice in the situation? Why?

Moral, Legal, and Religious Perspectives on Social Justiceh. Support your claims   with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources,   and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’   posts by Day 7. Each peer response must be at least 125 words. At least one   peer response must be to a classmate whose initial post analyzes a case study   different from yours. Stimulate critical thinking by contrasting your   perspective with your classmate’s and explaining yours, or by asking your   classmate a question and explaining why your question is significant. w