Lawyer thinks motives are justifications of crime

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Lawyer thinks motives are justifications of crime

Post by Tristan » Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:35 am

Charlotte Proudman is a lawyer. Yet she doesn’t seem to understand what a motive is.
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Re: Lawyer thinks motives are justifications of crime

Post by Sciolus » Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:04 pm

Yeah, that's annoying and stupid. It's another example of people who think that understanding why people commit crimes mean that you are approving them. See also John Major's ‘we should condemn a little more and understand a little less’.

The English language doesn't help, because words like "justification" have two distinct meanings, in a way that is both subtle and crucial: it can mean "a reason why an action is legitimate" or "an attempt to argue that an action is legitimate".

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Re: Lawyer thinks motives are justifications of crime

Post by snoozeofreason » Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:26 pm

Sciolus wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:04 pm
Yeah, that's annoying and stupid. It's another example of people who think that understanding why people commit crimes mean that you are approving them. See also John Major's ‘we should condemn a little more and understand a little less’.
And the motives suggested here would, I think, be considered aggravating factors if the attacker were caught and sentenced. So understanding them would result in him being condemned more, rather than less, harshly.
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Re: Lawyer thinks motives are justifications of crime

Post by Woodchopper » Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:12 am

Given that it’s published on Twitter it might be more likely to be deliberate click bait rather than a sign that a lawyer doesn’t understand basic legal concepts.

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Re: Lawyer thinks motives are justifications of crime

Post by Al Capone Junior » Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:13 am

Woodchopper wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:12 am
Given that it’s published on Twitter it might be more likely to be deliberate click bait rather than a sign that a lawyer doesn’t understand basic legal concepts.
Ahem. Please do not entertain the notion that a lawyer who doesn't understand basic legal concepts is beyond the realm of possibilities in this modern era.

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Re: Lawyer thinks motives are justifications of crime

Post by Martin Y » Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:25 am

Trump is an outlier though; he can't hire a lawyer bright enough to realise they won't get paid.

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