5 reflection essays 1

500 word essay for each of the following reflections

1. Reflection 1

If you followed all the laws, would that make you a moral person? Why or why not?

2. Reflection 3

You were asked to view a video on Rodney King. Now reflect on what you saw in that video. What do you believe was the reason for Rodney King being beaten? Was the beating a legitimate use of force? If not, should there have been punishment to all the officers involved or only some of the officers involved? Explain.

http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/march-1991-rodney-king-videotape-9758031

3. Reflection 4

Some laws arguably overlap into morality. For example, laws prohibiting gambling, underage drinking, and prostitution all arguably stem from moral issues. Are these laws effective? Should they even be laws in our society? Or should they just be moral norms?

4. Reflection 6

What is your opinion of the death penalty?

If you are in favor of it, imagine that you or someone you love is falsely accused of a crime and is facing the death penalty. Would this change your view? If so, how?

If you are opposed to it, imagine that someone you love was violently attacked and murdered. Would this change your view? If so, how?

5. Reflection 7

Discuss your opinion of the Zimbardo experiment. Why do you believe that the men who took the role as prison guards became overtly authoritarian? Why do you believe the men who took the role of prisoners became emotionally imbalanced? If you were a prison warden, what changes would you make to prevent these types of occurrences from happening?