BA621-L3A6 - February 1, 2010 May 21, 2010 BA621 Business...

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February 1, 2010 – May 21, 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson #3 Assignment #6 1) If a judge strongly valued justice, do you think he or she would give an easier sentence to a business manager who embezzled $50,000 than to a person who robbed a bank of $50,000? Clue: Think about the definitions of justice offered in Chapter 1. If other details were the same, a judge who prioritizes justice is likely to give an equal sentence to both criminals. The reasoning is that committed the same crime, regardless of their status. A bank robber may be homeless, uneducated, and /or living in the slums, whereas a white collar criminal may have more education, responsibilities, and duty to society. Either way they have both come to the same juncture, even though the white collar criminal’s good fortune should have prevented him from embezzling. Regardless of their position in society they both had the exact same negative influence on others and deserve fair and equal punishment. To punish the white collar less is to suggest, “Stealing is not a big
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BA621-L3A6 - February 1, 2010 May 21, 2010 BA621 Business...

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