Rights, 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.