The Relationship between Laws and Ethics

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Subject Area:Criminology

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Laws are not aimed to set the ethical standards in a nation because not all laws are ethically accepted, but there are ethical rules that are reflected in laws. There are state rules that reflect ethical standards. An example of this is robbery with violence. According to the FBI, robbery refers to taking or trying to take any commodity of value from the management, custody or control of one person or more by using force or making the victim fear (Adebayo 2015). This means that the constitution is clear that acquiring the property of a person forcefully and making them fear is a crime and should be punished. Some laws once existed but did not adhere to ethical standards, and this led to the public raising issues.

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For example, in the 1870s, laws allowed racial discrimination in the United States. The Jim Crowe rules were well applied by people to the extent that they defined the culture of the place. The black people were segregated from many aspects of the society. For example, the black people kids did not attend the same schools with the white people kids where the black people institutions were underdeveloped. Thus, most young people who are not allowed to consume alcohol, struggle to take it out of curiosity. For example, they send the allowed age to buy them the drinks, and after consuming, they feel happy that they managed to break the law. If the action were legalized, the young people would not be eager to break the rules as curiosity would not be there.

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I am much aware that the governments prohibit the behavior to regulate the behaviors of the young people, but I feel that there are better ways. For example, the young people would be informed on the harmful effects of consuming alcohol and after that allowed to make their own decisions. 730, §26 (AMD). ] B. If the applicant is a partnership or association, each person having an interest in the partnership or association must be: (1) At least 21 years of age; and (2) A citizen of the United States. [1993, c. 730, §26 (AMD). The applicant held a license that was revoked for a specific period under chapter 33 and the applicant is applying for a license within that period since revocation; [1997, c. 373, §51 (AMD). ] C. The applicant, who was not at the time of the offense the holder of a liquor license, was convicted of violating any laws of the State or the United States with respect to manufacture, transportation, importation, possession or sale of liquor within 5 years of applying for the license.

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For the purposes of this paragraph, any person who sells liquor of a greater alcohol content than authorized by that person's license is not considered the holder of a license; [1997, c. The applicant is a law enforcement officer or if a law enforcement officer benefits directly from the issuance of the license; [2013, c. 168, §1 (RPR). ] G. The applicant was denied a license within the 6 months before the application was filed, unless the bureau's denial of the license is overruled by the court under an appeal provided by section 805; [1997, c. 373, §51 (AMD). ] J. The applicant is a golf course, or a restaurant located on the property of a golf course and the Maine Human Rights Commission has found reasonable grounds to believe that the golf course has denied membership to a person in violation of Title 5, chapter 337, subchapter 5, and has determined that conciliation efforts under Title 5, section 4612, subsection 3 have not succeeded.

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