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The Insanity Defense
Number of words: 818 - Number of pages: 3

.... of such a defense. In all, I believe that these problems, as well as others which will be mentioned later, lead us to the conclusion that is useless and should be abolished entirely. The major difficulty with a theory such as mental illness is that it is just that, a theory. To scientists theories are a way of life, but applied to the concept of law theories become somewhat dangerous. By applying a loose theory such as mental illness to law we are in essence throwing the monkey wrench into the wheels of justice. According to the laws of insanity, a per .....

Aids In Africa
Number of words: 456 - Number of pages: 2

.... than 14 million have died these far. In some countries one in four adults infected, the majority under the age of 25. In South Africa, which has the highest rate of infection in the world, 3.5 million people will die in the next decade. The united nations has called the spread of "The worst infectious disease catastrophe since the bubonic plague," which killed one- third of Europe's population in the 14th century. For these people aids is not just a humanitarian problem. It is as Vice president Al Gore argued in a forceful speech to the security council yester .....

The Death Penalty
Number of words: 223 - Number of pages: 1

.... in society who has no remorese ruthlessly taking another life, what should be his or her punishment? Letting them go free is obviously out of the question, and what of our rapidly fill filling prison facilities and the cost? What about the victims and their families? What about the ten commandments and thoushalt not kill Should the judicial system have the right to sentence someone to death, or should we letr god be the one to play "god"? People who ruthlessly kill. Wouldn't they be less likely to kell if they knew that if they too a life , theirs would be taken also? If the death penalty was upheld an .....

Death Penalty In The United States
Number of words: 2700 - Number of pages: 10

.... people to violence, and it sends the message that violence is a suitable way to resolve conflicts. Death penalty opponents also condemn the death penalty because of the possibility of an innocent person being put to death, and because it can be unfairly applied. Death penalty opponents feel that the death penalty must be abolished because it cheapens the value of human life. The death penalty desensitizes people to murder and violence because, by executing people, the state sends the message that violence is an acceptable means of resolving conflicts .....

Tobacco And Kids
Number of words: 707 - Number of pages: 3

.... is harmless, but cigarettes are not harmless. They have to know that their ads are influencing the youth under 18 to begin smoking"(Breo). Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia report that almost as many 6-year olds recognize Joe Camel as know Mickey Mouse (Breo). That is very shocking information for any parent to hear. The industry denies that these symbols target people under 21 and claim that their advertising goal is simply to promote brand switching and loyalty. Many people disagree with this statement such as Illinois Rep. Richard Durbi .....

Essay On The F.B.I.
Number of words: 1090 - Number of pages: 4

.... the early period of the FBIs history, its agents investigated violations of mainly bankruptcy frauds, antitrust crime, and neutrality violation. During World War One, the Bureau was given the responsibility of investigating espionage, sabotage, sedition (resistance against lawful authority), and draft violations. The passage of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act in 1919 further broadened the Bureau's jurisdiction. After the passage of Prohibition in 1920, the gangster era began, bringing about a whole new type of crime. Criminals engaged in kidnapping and bank .....

Capital Punishment - History
Number of words: 2109 - Number of pages: 8

.... eye for an eye." Similarly, the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, and Greeks all executed citizens for a variety of crimes. The most famous people to be executed are Socrates and Jesus. Only in England, during the reigns of King Canute (1016-1035) and William the Conqueror (1066-1087) was the death penalty not used, although the results of interrogation and torture were often fatal (Kronenwetter 12). Later, Britain reinstated the death penalty and brought it to its American colonies. Although the death was widely accepted throughout the early United States, not ev .....

Number of words: 334 - Number of pages: 2

.... supporter at twenty-one. At twenty-four, Peel moved to Ireland where he accomplished various things including securing the suppression in 1814 of the Catholic Board, introducing the Peace Preservation Act of 1814 (establishing an Irish police force known as the Royal Irish Constabulary), and handling the Irish famine in 1817 which brought him many praises. Peel's return to Parliament came when he lead a Protestant party to defeat the emancipation bill which allowed Catholics membership in Parliament. Peel's first interest in police began when acting as home sec .....

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