Problem

Illegality

Other Names:
Anarchy
Bastardy
Feloniousness
Illegitimate
Misdemeanour
Offence
Transgression
Trespass
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:
Retribution*complex
Aggravates:
Injustice
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Date of last update
13.11.2019 – 21:21 CET