First of all, the Good Samaritan law intrudes principles that must be protected with law. It violates the Eighth Amendment of human rights. According to the constitution of United States, the Eighth Amendment is "the protection against unusual punishment.(Bill of Rights, 1791)" Except for the Good Samaritan law, no such laws punish people who have not done anything to cause crime. Laws are there to punish those who have committed crimes, not witnesses. Since the Good Samaritan law punishes these innocent witnesses, it is an unusual punishment. In addition, it infringes the Fourteenth Amendment of privacy rights. As it is stated on the US constitution, the Fourteenth Amendment is the prote...
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The bystander effect is a serious problem in our society, and something must be done in order to solve it. There have been attempts to solve this issue, and one of them is the Good Samaritan law. Although its purpose is to prevent the bystander effect, bystanders should not be punished with this law because it intrudes principles in constitution, it places burden on society, and it does not solve the bystander effect fundamentally. Solution should be re-education instead, which would not only solve the bystander effect but also raise the level of people’s moral standards. With the higher moral standards and our constant efforts to solve the bystander effect, someday we will be living in the society where everyone is willing to help each other no matter what situation they are in.
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