Problem

Wrongness

Other Names:
Amorality
Atrocity
Ignominy
Incorrectness
Unlawfulness
Nature:

A wrong (from Old English wrang – 'crooked') is an act that is illegal or immoral. Legal wrongs are usually quite clearly defined in the law of a state and/or jurisdiction. They can be divided into civil wrongs and crimes (or criminal offences) in common law countries, while civil law countries tend to have some additional categories, such as contraventions.

Moral wrong is an underlying concept for legal wrong. Some moral wrongs are punishable by law, for example, rape or murder. Other moral wrongs have nothing to do with law. On the other hand, some legal wrongs, such as parking offences, could hardly be classified as moral wrongs.

Broader Problems:
Appropriateness*complex
Narrower Problems:
Evil
Infamy
Scandal
Sacrilege
Strategies:
Disgracing
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Date of last update
13.11.2019 – 20:12 CET