Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Can Law Control Conduct?

A man assaulted in the men's room of Levi's stadium in San Francisco is partially paralyzed and has had to have part of his skull removed. 

If the purpose of law is to maintain order by controlling conduct, then why does it fail so miserably so often? Although the law prohibits fraud and larceny, people still do it. The usual explanation is greed or financial desperation. But what is so valuable to be gained by beating another person senseless that one would risk the law's sanctions?  Is there any way to make the law more effective?

WARNING! Images of violence:

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