How is the topic, 'Justice is better determined in a court of law' present in The Crucible? Or do you disagree with this statement from the book?

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The topic of justice as determined in the courts is central to The Crucible. Arthur Miller presents information that could be used to support both pro and con positions in regard to whether it is “better determined.” That is because Miller is very critical of corruption and hypocrisy. That criticism, however, need not mean that Miller thinks there is any mechanism superior to a court trial in carrying out justice.

As the number of witchcraft accusations mushrooms, a decision is made to formally evaluate the guilt of those accused: it become a matter for the courts. Clerk Cheever and Marshall Herrick serve warrants and bring the accused to trial; every day, more townspeople are accusing the others, using witchcraft for all manner of problems and hoping for vengeance on their enemies. The presiding judges, including Judge Hathorne and Deputy Governor Danforth, seem disposed toward accepting the guilt of all those accused. One key problem here is that the accusers are girls and young...

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