Grenfell Tower residents lived in a death trap built in one of the most deprived areas of the UK, situated within its wealthiest constituency, where the average price of a terrace house is over £4 million.
This assignment will be marked out of 100%
Also, this assignment contributes to 100% of the total module marks.
The word limit is 6000 words.
Your Journal should contain 4 journal entries plus 4 workshop/discussion board reflections from the following topics;
Each Journal entry will be marked out of and contribute 20% to your overall module mark. So, 80% in total.
Your workshop reflections account for 20% of the module marks and will be based on your online [or physical in Term 2] attendance, engagement and participation.
In addition, you need to engage in classes and in the discussion board activity comprising reflections on the topic areas. More so, engagement in the workshops and discussion boards for your chosen topic areas is compulsory and you are requir ed to complete discussion board reflections.
20% in total.
HARD COPY by
5pm, 23.04.21 to TC117 [if no lockdown]
8. Case Study: Marxist Approach to Law
Choose ONE of the following questions;
Grenfell Tower residents lived in a death trap built in one of the most deprived areas of the UK, situated within its wealthiest constituency, where the average price of a terrace house is over £4 million. The Conservative-run authority, instead of making Grenfell Tower safer, presided over a cosmetic facelift to make the property less of an eyesore to the borough’s rich residents and to ensure that property values were not negatively impacted.
Office for National Statistics data shows that there is a social gradient in the mortality rates from COVID-19. Figures for England show that the most deprived areas have more than double the age-standardised mortality rate for deaths involving COVID-19 at 55.1 deaths per 100 000 population compared to 25.3 deaths per 100,000 population in the least deprived areas. Figures for Wales are similar, with 44.6 deaths per 100,000 population in the most depriv ed areas, compar ed to 23.2 deaths per 100,000 population in the least deprived areas.
Health experts and politicians have warned for over 170 years that health inequality is killing those in the most deprived parts of society. We now witness the poorest in society disproportionately dying of COVID-19, suggesting that the social murder observ ed by Engels in 1845 is still going on today. The social gradient in COVID-19 mortality needs to be the wakeup call for governments and health policy makers to ensure such unequal loss of life is not repeated in a future pandemic.
Apply the concept of social murder to COVID-19 pandemic and offer a response to this statement.