AHS 6640 Week 6 Discussion

Social justice is justice that is delivered through the distribution of resources in society. On the other hand, economic justice involves the creation of moral principles by the strengthening of social institutions and in the process creates opportunities for everyone. One of the criminal justice issues that can correlate social justice and economic justice is that of the discrimination of women. The social aspect of the issue is that women have a place in society, but some cultures oppress their rights. The economic aspect chips in where many organizations are fighting for women rights in the courts where they are against their oppression. A second issue that correlates economic and social justice is that of the death penalties being given to the people who are mentally ill which the society would not support. Economic justice, on the other hand, requires that people be medically checked that they are mentally upright before a judge delivers a death penalty (Brinks, & Gauri, 2018). A third issue that correlates social and economic justice is that of racism. An economic justice builds an institution that gives an opportunity to everyone; hence it is against racism. Socially racism refers to a person being discriminated based on their skin color or their accent which is morally wrong.

To solve these issues, some steps have been taken by the criminal justice system although there is still room for additional actions to curb them completely. One of the ways how the issues can be solved is by the formulation of strong institutions that advocate for the rights of women. Additional judges should be comprised of all races black and white to make sure that the aspect of racism is reduced. One of the things that have been done is that criminals are referred for mental checkups by a judge before a harsher penalty is issued on them. This does not happen at all times, and it leads to mentally ill persons getting convicted.

Human service agencies are the agencies that are involved in making sure that human needs and rights are met and try to improve the lives of human beings. These issues warrant the attention of the human service agencies because they all revolve around the protection of human rights and the improvement of various aspects of human life. An example is that of the discrimination against gender and more so against women. The human services should also stand up and defend people in the criminal justice system against being discriminated because of their skin color.

One of the benefits of the public sector in effecting social change and justice to the population is because of the backup it is provided by the government to make sure it achieves its course. However, one limitation is that funds to impact the lives of individuals are mostly misappropriated; hence people end up not benefitting. Secondly, one benefit of the nonprofit sectors is that they receive a lot of contributions from well-wishers to push their agenda. This they usually do without the interference from the government. One limitation of the nonprofit sector is that they report to no one apart from themselves; hence no one can hold them accountable for anything (Thompson, Osher, & Tomasini-Joshi, 2018). This sometimes leads to people not trusting the nonprofit sector to air their views. Lastly, one benefit of the for-profit sector is that they are always able and willing to collaborate with the public and nonprofit sectors to ensure that social justice is administered to all. However, one drawback of the for-profit sector is that they are always money oriented and can only perform if there are monetary rewards. This, therefore, means that if there are no profits obtained this sector does not perform hence derailing the administering of socially just and change.




Brinks, D. M., & Gauri, V. (Eds.). (2018). Courting social justice: judicial enforcement of social and economic rights in the developing world. Cambridge University Press.

Thompson, M., Osher, F. C., & Tomasini-Joshi, D. (2018). Improving responses to people with    mental illnesses: The essential elements of a mental health court. Justice Center, the         Council of State Governments. Retrieved from            https://www.bja.gov/Publications/CSG_LE_Tailoring.pdf