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Injustice refers to either the e, or the opposite, of justice. The term may be applied either in reference to a particular event or situation, or to a larger status quo. The term generally refers to misuse, abuse, neglect, or malfeasance that is uncorrected or else sanctioned by a legal system or fellow human beings. Misuse and abuse with regard to a particular case or context may represent a systemic failure to serve the cause of justice (cf. legal vacuum). Injustice means "gross unfairness." Injustice may be classified as a different system in comparison to different countries concept of justice and injustice. It may be simply the result of the flawed human decision making that the system is supposed to protect against.
According to Plato, he doesn't know what justice is but he knows what justice is not. "The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not", he added. According to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The Innocence Project provides a wealth of tragic cases in which the U.S. justice system prosecuted and convicted the wrong person.
- McCoubrey, Hilaire and White, Nigel D. Textbook on Jurisprudence. Second Edition. Blackstone Press Limited. 1996. ISBN 1-85431-582-X. Page 276.
- "We find that the percentage of favorable rulings drops gradually from ≈65% to nearly zero within each decision session and returns abruptly to ≈65% after a break." Shai Danzigera; Jonathan Levav; Liora Avnaim-Pessoa (11 April 2011). "Extraneous factors in judicial decisions". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963).
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