In this particular case, the conflict diagnosis revolves around the fact that the victim’s family wants justice for the killing of Trayvon whereas the killer’s family wants George Zimmerman not to be charged in a court of law and be protected by the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law that protects someone who uses excessive force due to self dense. It may be difficult to resolve this particular conflict based on the fact that Trayvon may not be here to give the detailed account of what might have transpired during that time. The only evidence that is used in resolving the case is the account that is given by George Zimmerman who claims that he was acting in self defense and did not intend to cause any harm to Trayvon at the time. According to Coltri (2010), it is important to understand the deep sources that are involved in the specific conflict to be resolved before a clear resolution is approached. In the event that there is lack of the deep source, the resolution might lead to a suboptimum result, which may not help in creating a resolution for the case. In addition, lack of the deep sources of the information to be used in the resolution of a case may lead to a complete impasse (Coltri, 2010). Thus the resolution of this particular case may not be straight considering that the case does not have the deep sources that are to be used. This means that both parties must understand and accept that the resolution may not be resolved thus meaning that nothing can be done for the situation. In conclusion, human beings tend to engage in different types of conflicts with other people in the society. A major conflict that has been discussed here is the case where George Zimmerman is accused of killing Trayvon Martins, which he continuously claims was in self defense. When analyzing the particular details of the case, it may be difficult to come up with a clear resolution due to the lack of deep source information that may enlighten the case.
CONFLICT DIAGNOSIS IN THE NEWS PAPER 6 References Brown, T. (2012). Florida man lives to tell of 'shoot first' horror - Yahoo! News. Retrieved from Coltri, L. (2010). Alternative dispute resolution: a conflict diagnosis approach. Boston, BO: Prentice Hall.
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