For people to observe morality and have a sense of justice, public opinion is necessary. Since the laws and the police act by the law, the moral misconduct of a person should be universally condemned. If a person has committed a dishonest act, he cannot be punished with the help of the law, but his friends and relatives can pay attention to his act. Others will look at a person differently and change their attitude towards him; this is the essence of public opinion. The influence of public opinion is that it represents a moral punishment that must necessarily be experienced by someone who has committed a moral offense. The main purpose of this work is to compare the influence of public opinion and several current laws on the rights of children and young people in Scotland.
Scotland’s legislation on the rights of children and young people complies with the standards set by the United Nations. In Scotland, people under the age of 18 have many rights, including a decent life, security, and education (Sheila & Duncan, 2019). One of the main advantages of the Scottish legislation is that the local government is interested in attracting young people to political life (Bruce & Beccie, 2021). The creation of various political institutions that allow young citizens to interact with the state corresponds to the ideas of morality and justice (Erin & Jeff, 2019). In the state’s political life, it is important to take into account the opinion of all citizens, including young ones.
Society looks with approval at the involvement of young people in political life. With the development of such inclusion of young people, citizens’ sense of justice and moral duty begins to form. Scotland has succeeded in protecting the rights of children and young people and continues to refine existing laws. The main goal for the government is to create a safe environment in which everyone of any age has the right to their opinion.
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