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There’s no justice

The following is a guest post by the Rev Dr Peter Mullen, Hon. Chaplain of The Freedom Association. 

Is British criminal justice truly just? If it were, it would operate impartially without fear or favour and its only bias being in favour of the facts. But this is not what happens. Frequently the innocent are punished and the guilty go free.

This should not happen. The matter of the fair operation of the judicial process was sorted out centuries before the birth of Christ in the opening chapters of Plato’s Republic. Here, in an argument with Polymarchus, Glaucon and Thrasymachus, Socrates describes what true justice is and how it should operate: “for the maintenance of harmony in the city.” Harmony is not served where virtue is penalised and vice rewarded, where the innocent are punished and the guilty set free.

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