Is violence a legitimate act?

Is violence a legitimate act?

Furthermore, there is sometimes an overlapping but separate distinction between justified and unjustified violence; for example, a specific act of violence may be regarded legal ("he had the right to do it") but not entirely justified under the circumstances ("but he shouldn't have done it").

Finally, some acts of violence are simply unacceptable regardless of justification or not. For example, one should never kill another person, no matter what reasons one has. This is usually considered a fundamental truth about humanity.

Even if one believes that violence is occasionally acceptable or even necessary, it still cannot be considered a good thing in itself. Violence only becomes acceptable when used to prevent greater violence or harm to others. When this protection isn't achieved through other means, such as negotiation or legislation, then violence has been used inappropriately.

In conclusion, violence is often considered a bad thing but not always. If you believe that violence is always wrong then you must also believe that eating food is always wrong because we need food to survive. However, most people believe that violence can sometimes be justified in certain situations. This shows that violence isn't always evil.

What action may be justified by violence?

Just War and Violence A state may be justified in retaliating violently in response to a violent attack, whether physical, psychological, or verbal violence is involved. Similarly, others argue that responding to legal or institutional abuse with physical violence is appropriate. These arguments are called "the argument from retaliation."

The Just War Tradition maintains that the use of force is only just if it is done in response to an actual or anticipated armed attack and if all other options have been exhausted. The idea is that you should not go to war unless "all other means" have been tried first.

In addition, Jesus used the concept of just retaliation when he said: "You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against anyone among your people; but you shall rather try to put away the evil from among you". (Mt 5:38).

Finally, some believe that violence may be justified in order to protect human dignity. They argue that violence is necessary to protect individuals' rights to life, liberty, and property because governments often fail to protect these rights.

This argument is also called "the argument from human dignity."

Jesus spoke of respect for the dignity of every person when he said: "Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill".

What is the purpose of violence?

To put a stop to pain, or a combination of the aforementioned. Violence makes emotional sense to the offender at the time because it seems "right." It also has a "free" feeling since societal restrictions are removed. And it feels good to give in to furious emotions; rage is the most popular rationale for violence.

The purpose of violence can be categorized into three types: punishment, defense, and assertion. Punishment is done by society or an authority figure (such as your parent) to punish or discourage violent behavior. Defense is when an individual uses violence to prevent harm to themselves or others. Assertion is using violence to get what you want. Some examples of assertion include hitting someone over the head with a club to show that you are not going to be taken advantage of, or punching someone in the face when they insult you to tell them they mean something to you.

Punishment, defense, and assertion all have different effects on individuals who commit acts of violence. If you ask any criminal why they committed a certain act of violence, you will always receive several responses: some answered because "they wanted to," while others answered because "it felt right."

However, there are factors beyond the offender's control that can influence how they feel about their actions. For example, someone who is guilty but believes they did not do enough damage to deserve punishment might still feel bad after committing an act of violence.

What is honor-based violence?

"'Honour-based violence' is defined as a crime or incident committed to preserve or defend the honor of the family and/or community."... Violence based on honor is often justified by beliefs about avenging dishonor.

According to research conducted by the United Nations, "honour killings" are "the pre-planned killing of someone (usually a female) who has been accused of bringing dishonour upon her family."... Other forms of honor-based violence include forced marriage, sexual slavery, psychological abuse and child labor. The practice of punishing children by making them work long hours or selling them into slavery has been common in some cultures throughout history....

In many societies, men believe it is their duty to protect their family's honor. If a man feels that his family's honor is being brought into question then he has the right to take action to restore it. This can include violence against those who have attacked the family's reputation.

Who are some people who use honor-based violence?

Men feel compelled to protect their family's honor, so if a woman believes she has been dishonored then there are men available to help her. These men may not be related to her, but rather found through gossip or rumors.

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