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Week #28 - Jobs [Jun. 8th, 2007|07:42 pm]
the beauty is in the details...

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billradish came up with this one. :)

By the way, y'all, feel FREE to suggest prompts to me if you want. I dunno about Rose, but I for one am having to scrape to come up with stuff lately.

What sorts of jobs do people want? What sorts of jobs are something people look down on? (Radish made the comparison of doctor vs trash collector.) How do people get these jobs? Interviews, degrees, training, inherited, none of the above? How much of the aforementioned is choice?
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[User Picture]From: youraugustine
2007-06-10 04:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, and somewhat duh-like - crime and punishment. What's a crime? What kind of legal system is in place? What's its basis? for instance, British-descended law-systems have something called "common law", which actually originally meant "this is so self explanatory that pretty much everyone agrees this is Bad or Wrong"; nobody was going to say that murder wasn't a crime, so the "common law" (ie: law that was common to everyone) punished you if you killed someone without justification. In contrast, many Islamic countries have their sharia law, and for a very long time European countries had "canon law" running right side-by-side with the "common law", and while canon law dealt with things theological/religious and common law with things secular, both were very real law courts, deciding everything from inheritence to prison sentences to death.

What are punishments? What's considered a fit punishment to what kind of crime? What philosophy governs punishment? Again, for example, most mediaeval punishments were equally focused on punishing the offender, warning other people what would come, and warning other people that this person had offended ("pillorying", which we now use as a media attack term, originally meant having your earlobe nailed to a block of wood in the center of town; it hurt, you were humiliated, everyone saw you, and then when your term of punishment was done they just ripped you off the nail, which meant you were then marked for LIFE as someone who had been pilloried, due to the scarring). What is society's attitude towards criminals? Where are they kept, assuming they're kept?

Etc. :D Considering my chosen eventual profession, I probably should have thought of this sooner, but.
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