Morality, and the Criminal Justice System Discussion week 5
There are three different types of rights law enforcement deal with on a
daily basis they are human rights, legal rights, and moral rights. The
definition of human rights is that they are awarded to every human being they
are not earned nor can they be revoked at any time. An example of this types of
right would be life every human being has the right of life. Legal rights can
be defined as a set of mandatory procedures that the accused person of a crime
is protected by for example the right not to incriminate themselves which is
found in the fifth amendment of the United States constitution. Another great
example of legal rights is the Miranda vs. Arizona Supreme Court case. Moral
rights can be defined as more importance in the aspect of ethics then legal rights.
An example of moral rights would be one of our founding fathers Thomas
Jefferson who constructed the Declaration of independence, and wrote a claim to
the right of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It is very possible to have a scenario where all three of these rights come
in to jeopardy however to explain the difference of all I would have to give an
example of a murder. Now the victim’s human right was stripped away when he or
she was murdered. Now the suspect when arrested for the crime has certain legal
rights first being that he is innocent until proven guilty and he has the right
to a fast and speedy trial.
Williams, C. R., & Arriago, B.
A. (2012). Ethics, crime, and criminal justice (2nd ed.). Upper
Saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.