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Euthanasia is defined as: the act of painlessly en
ding the life of a person for reasons of mercy (Encarta \'98.) proponents of it believe that unnecessarily prolonging life in terminally ill patients causes immense suffering to the patient\'s friends and family members. Three reasons euthanasia should be supported are: euthanasia has been accepted in many other societies in the past, it helps alleviate the pain and suffering felt by people close to the patient, and it is only used after all other routes have been tried and failed. Euthanasia wa...

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Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Suicide, Death, Disability rights, Voluntary euthanasia, Legality of euthanasia, Right to die
The question as to whether or not creationism shou
ld be taught in public schools is a very emotional and complex question. It can be looked at from several different angles, its validity being one of them. Despite the lack of evidence to support the fundamentalist idea of creationism, that in itself is not enough to warrant its exclusion from the curriculum of public schools in the United States. The question is far more involved and complex. One way to address the question is whether or not creationism, in itself, is a valid idea to be taught...

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Religion, Pseudoscience, Science, Denialism, Creationism, Creation myths, Intelligent design movement, Creation science, Creationevolution controversy, Truth in Science
Rabbits immobilized in wooden stocks with ulcers i
n their eyes; baby seals being clubbed over the head, and the infamous shock treatment. Broach the subject with an individual and odds are that they have witnessed footage of one or all of the aforementioned practices and are appalled by the cruelty. Appalled yes, willing to stand up and voice their thoughts... not often. There is one significant reason for this unwillingness by some to stand up for the rights of our fellow inhabitants of this planet, personal convenience. We are systematically...

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Animal testing, Animal welfare, Bioethics, Animal rights, Alternatives to animal testing, Toxicology, Draize test, Cruelty-free, Lethal dose, Median lethal dose, Cosmetics, Cruelty to animals
Over the past fifteen years a powerfully charged d
rama has unfolded in New York\'s Broadway venues and spread to the opera houses and ballet productions of major cities across the country. Its characters include angry college students, aging rock stars, flamboyant B-movie queens, society matrons, and sophisticated fashion designers. You can\'t buy tickets for this production, but you might catch a glimpse of it while driving in Bethesda on particular Saturday afternoons. If you\'re lucky, Compassion Over Killing (COK), an animal rights civil di...

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Animal welfare, Fur, Bioethics, Anthrozoology, Animal testing, Animal husbandry, Fur farming, Skinning, Animal rights movement, Animal Liberation Front, Compassion Over Killing, Trapping
In 1962 the Supreme Court decided that public scho
ols did not have the power to authorize school prayer. This decision made public school in the U.S. more atheistic than many European nations. For example, crosses still hang on the classroom walls in Poland, and the Ten Commandments are displayed in Hungary. There are prayers held at the beginning of legislative and judicial sessions and every President has mentioned a divine power in his inaugural speech. In keeping with a spirit of religious freedom as stated in the First Amendment, there is...

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Prayer, Human communication, Education, Religion, School prayer, Abington School District v. Schempp, Establishment Clause, Engel v. Vitale, Schempp, Moment of silence, School Prayer Amendment, First Amendment to the United States Constitution
Every year, nearly 100 million animals die in rese
arch laboratories at the hands of curious scientists who perform outdated and inaccurate tests that prove no benefit to humans or animals. Before these animals die, they are routinely burned, scalded, poisoned, starved, given electric shocks, addicted to drugs, subjected to near freezing temperatures, dosed with radioactive elements, driven insane, deliberately inflicted with diseases such as cancer, diabetes, oral infections, stomach ulcers, Syphilis, herpes, and AIDS. Their eyes are surgically...

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Research, Laboratory techniques, Medical research, Research methods, Biology, Bioethics, Animal welfare, Animal testing, Vivisection, Guinea pig, Pet, Alternatives to animal testing
The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular telev
ision shows. It ranks as the number one television program for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that The Simpsons conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that The Simpsons is affecting children. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working for the L.A. Reader, a free weekly newspaper. He began working on Life in Hell, a humorous comic strip consisting of people with rabbit...

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Television, Fiction, Animation, Fox animation, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, The Simpsons, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Homer Simpson, John Swartzwelder, Lisa Simpson, Maggie Simpson
Is it glorious to die for your country?.... This q
uestion has been posed to many young people about to embark on war although the answer has usually been \'yes\' in response to their country due mainly to the fact that the government instills it in the people of the country to support one\'s country and one way is to send young abled bodied men into the army. If you were one individual that was not in favour of fighting for your country you would surely become an outcast by the countries people. To avoid ridicule and becoming outcasted by the p...

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France, Battle of the Somme, World War I, Military history by country, Trench warfare, Military, Military strategy, Trench foot, Western Front, Battle of Le Transloy, Battle of the Ancre
Every year, millions of animals suffer and die in
painful tests to determine the safety of cosmetics. Substances such as eye shadow and soap are tested on rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, dogs, and other animals, despite the fact that the test results don’t help prevent or treat human illness or injury. Cosmetics are not required to be tested on animals and since non-animal alternatives exist, it’s hard to understand why some companies still continue to conduct these tests. Cosmetic companies kill millions of animals every year to try t...

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Animal testing, Animal welfare, Bioethics, Toxicology, Applied ethics, Animal rights, Alternatives to animal testing, Testing cosmetics on animals, Cruelty-free, Cosmetics, Lethal dose, Toxicology testing
Upon entering a modern record store, one is confro
nted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong study of Jazz or Classical music, and a few exceptional musicians have actua...

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Music, African-American music, Jazz genres, Jazz, Swing music, Ragtime, Dixieland, Classical music, Swing era, Bebop, Arrangement, Double bass
The Beatles to this day are one of the most famous
and popular rock \'n roll groups in the world. The Beatles include George Harrison, John Lennon(1940-1980), Paul McCartney, and Richard Starkey(Ringo Starr). All of the Beatles where born and raised in Liverpool, England. John Lennon was considered the leader of the band. George Harrison was the lead guitarist. John Lennon was a song writer, one of the two lead singers, and rhythm guitarist. Paul McCartney was a song writer, one of the two lead singers, and a bassist. Ringo Starr played the dru...

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The Beatles, Music, John Lennon, Members of the Order of the British Empire, Counterculture of the 1960s, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Cultural impact of the Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Brian Epstein, Fifth Beatle
Feeling humiliated and degraded, Jews have fought
for freedom during the Holocaust. Even now, Albanians are fighting for freedom from Serbians in the Middle East. Fighting for freedom is a ubiquitous scene that pivots from a will to gain liberation of one’s body, mind, and soul. Despite all the effort, many fail when faced with stagnation, and often never dream of being free again. The main characters Ethan Frome and Janie Crawford, in the novels Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, serve a...

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Literature, American literature, Fiction, Ethan Frome, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, Ethan, Zeena, Janie, Edith Wharton
It has been called the greatest audio entity one
could ever listen to; a song which can pierce the soul of even the most dedicated music-hater: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Not only has it been designated thus; also, as one of the few truly divinely inspired works, one which most men can only marvel at, as they wallow in their appropriate humility. These creations, however, are definitely not the only aspects of entities beyond the scopes of men; there are far more examples, which are seen every day, but often overlooked. I was walking o...

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Mystery and the study of the unknown has always fa
scinated people. The search for truth in the "uncomprehensible" has led to many controversies. Some believe in the "supernatural", while others simply do not. Both types of people obviously have their own reasonings for believing or disbelieving in it. There are numerous world famous mysteries that are still controversial and remain"unsolved" to this day. Some of these mysteries include the Loch Ness Monster, the Abominable Snowman, and the Bermuda Triangle. The Loch Ness Monster is a legendary...

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Fiction, Film, British films, Speculative fiction, English-language films, Bhutanese culture, Nepalese culture, Tibetan mythology, Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, Loch Ness, The Abominable Snowman
STUDY OF FAMILY INTERACTION LEAD TO NEW UNDERSTAND
ING OF ABUSIVE PARENTS Researchers at the University of Toronto have taken important steps toward producing a profile of an abusive parent. Prof. Gary Walters and doctoral student Lynn Oldershaw of the Department of Psychology have developed a system to characterize parents who physically abuse their children. This could ultimately allow social service professionals to identify parents in child abuse. Over the last five years, Walters and Oldershaw, in collaboration with Darlene Hall of the West...

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Family, Human development, Human behavior, Parenting, Childhood, Child abuse, Crimes, Parent, Abuse, Child neglect, Parenting styles
Picture this: You are going to travel over one tho
usand miles across Alaska-by car? by train? by plane? NO!! You are travelling by dogsled - your only companions on this journey will be eleven to fourteen of the most honest, loyal and strong dogs that you can find. For over six grueling months, you and your carefully selected dogs have been training, and now it is up to you and your canine companions. For sledders (or "mushers") this is a dream come true because they are about to start the Iditarod - a name possibly derived from the Indian word...

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Alaska, Sports in Alaska, Dog sledding, Sports, Sledding, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Mushing, Susan Butcher, Dog sled, Tustumena 200, Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth
Baseball cards have a very broad history. In the
beginning, god made man. Then, man produced........ the baseball card. From 1887 to the present, billions of baseball cards have been produced. Some cards are valued at ten cents, while others, are valued at over one hundred thousand dollars. Since 1887, Baseball cards have been a major part of many people\'s lives. The Beginning of the baseball card collecting era would lead cards to a path of greatness and immortality. The first baseball cards were made of a cloth like material. Many of these...

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Collecting, Trading cards, Baseball cards, Ephemera, Topps, Fleer, Playing card, T206, Sports Collectors Digest, Bowman, Non-sports trading card
Most people say being stupid will lead no where. T
hey claim that it is the worst possible condition in which to spend one\'s life, and if possible, it should be completely avoided. They would even suggest if the symptoms of stupidity are caught in the early stages, it could easily be treated by a surgeon. The most effective method used to do this is the chainsaw technique, later described in volume two. Yet, perhaps if people took a closer look at some of the advantages stupidity had to offer, they wouldn\'t have such a negative attitude toward...

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Intelligence, Stupidity, Stupid!, No such thing as a stupid question, Stupid Girl
If you had mentioned seeing a Unidentified Flying
Object (UFO), or spaceship from another planet 100 years ago, you would probably be thought of as a raving lunatic. If you had mentioned one 50 years ago, the case would be thought about, but with much suspicion. Today, many people would believe you, and, if you had evidence to prove it, the government would take a very close interest in your case, yet many people would call you an idiot. Despite all the evidence that indicates UFO\'s exist, there are still many people who will not listen to an...

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Roswell UFO incident, Ufology, Fiction, Television, Roswell, New Mexico, Taken, Unidentified flying object, Grey alien, UFO
What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Am
in, Mao tse-tung, and Pol Pot have in common? When they came to power, they took all guns from the civilian population. For this reason my specific goal is to encourage gun ownership. Introduction: The gun 1st appeared in Europe\'s literature in 1326. It evolved into a mechanical tool as no other tool before it, it incorporated different materials like wood and metal, it also involved physics, chemistry and had ignition. Thus, making the gun the foundation of modern technology, not to mention th...

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James Madison, Politics, Gun politics, Civil rights and liberties, Right to keep and bear arms, Law, United States Constitution, United States Bill of Rights, United States, Gun politics in the United States, Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
EDUCATION AND EARLY LIFE Martin Luther King, Jr.,
was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the oldest son of Martin Luther King Sr., a Baptist minister, and Alberta Williams King. His father was a pastor at an immense Atlanta church, The Ebenezer Baptist church, which had been founded by Martin Luther King Jr.’s maternal grandfather. King Jr. was an ordained Baptist minister at the age of 18. King attended the local segregated public schools, where he excelled. He attended nearby Morehouse College at age 15 and earned his bachelor’s degree wh...

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Martin Luther King Jr., African-American Civil Rights Movement, Politics, Activism, 20th century in the United States, Counterculture of the 1960s, Community organizing, Montgomery bus boycott, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Selma to Montgomery marches, Montgomery Improvement Association, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
It seems that there is an ever-increasing trend in
our society. Big corporations are becoming more and more influential in our lives. As they gain more and more muscle in our government they also invade our schools and many other facets of our lives. Perhaps the most disturbing area of potential influence, however, is corporate control of the media. Can the American media uphold its values of free press under pressure from big corporations? Can they continue to present the absolute truth? The simple answer, especially in my opinion, is no. The...

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Film, Television in the United States, Philosophy, CBS News, Killian documents controversy, Brown & Williamson, The Insider, Whistleblowing, CBS, Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes, Truth
PART I
“Welcome online!”. These are often the first words many teenagers hear when they come back home from school. For the past few years, the “Internet’s distractions to teenagers” has been a major social problem, and I have read many articles on students who are “addicted” to the Internet. Also, I have seen many people get involved in “surfing on the net”, and have seen their systematic lives deteriorate with their access to the Internet. This s...

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Behavioral addiction, Internet culture, Digital media, Technology, Humancomputer interaction, Internet addiction disorder, Pornography, New media, Internet
Introduction
Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the women’s subordinate position. For two hundred years, patriarchy precluded women from having a legal or political identity and the legislation and attitudes supporting this provided the model for slavery. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries suffrage campaigners succeeded in securing some legal and political rights for women in the UK. By the middle of the 20th...

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Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender studies, Academia, Feminism and society, Gender, Women's rights, Patriarchy, Radical feminism, Sociology of gender, Liberal feminism, Feminist movement
Each year there are about 250 people added to deat
h row and 35 executed. From 1976 to 1995 there were a total of 314 people put to death in the US 179 of them were put to death using lethal injection, 123 were put to death using electrocution, 9 were put to death in a gas chamber, 2 were hanged, and 1 was put to death using the firing squad. The death penalty is the harshest form of punishment enforced in the United Sates today. Once a jury has convicted a criminal, they go to the second part of the trial, the punishment phase. If the jury reco...

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Capital punishment, Chairs, Electric chair, Lethal injection, Hanging, Electrocution, Gas chamber, Gee Jon, Old Sparky, Capital punishment in the United States
Greed is the desire for an abundant amount of weal
th and possessions. A desire for things a person may not necessarily need and a desire that often leads to a sacrificing of ones morals for their goal to be achieved. However, this term can be contested in the sense that what is a simple desire for a large amount of something and when does that desire turn into a desire for excess or greed? This definition is important because is dictates whether we look at someone as really being greedy or just wanting to be successful. This viewpoint is especi...

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Cinema of the United States, Film, Greed, John Stossel, Philosophy of desire, Imelda Marcos, Behavior
One of the most popular social groups of the last
three thousand years is religion. Although it has existed from seemingly the beginning of man, it is not yet clear why this organized practice has continued. Religion, as it seems, began to explain several different phenomenon. However, with updates in technology to explain these phenomenon, why do numbers of religious followers seem to be increasing? It can be said that hardly anyone currently believes that god or a series of gods are the cause of rain, fire, and other sorts of everyday occurr...

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Culture, Religion, Spirituality, Religious studies, Belief, Cult, Humanities, Knowledge, Philosophy, Theories about religions, AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme
The death penalty should be upheld by the governme
nt because countless dollars are spent holding criminals in jail. Also jails are more overpopulated than ever. What really annoys people is that these cold-hearted criminals are put on parole after only serving several years. Being against killing is okay, but putting a life to rest in order to save more lives makes more sense. Criminals live an easy life in prison, and they probably don’t think twice about their crime. First of all, people pay taxes for prisoners to live a healthy lifesty...

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Capital punishment, Law, Penology, Social policy, Philosophy of law, Politics, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Capital punishment in the United States
Canada has long been called The Mosaic, due to t
Canada has long been called "The Mosaic", due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to Canada searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are the political state\'s policies concerning multiculturalism, the attitudes of Canadians around these policies, immigration, the global market, and a central...

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Multiculturalism in Canada, Multiculturalism, Education, Canada, Structure, Demographics of Canada, Cultural mosaic, Canadian Multiculturalism Act, Canadian identity, Culture of Canada, Visible minority, Canadians
Computers have changed the world. Along with the I
nternet, advanced telecommunications easier travel. A global community has been created in the past 50 years. Using satellite technology and fiber-optics it is possible to communicate instantaneously anywhere in the world, using the Internet it is possible to use visual-telephones with almost no lag and this technology is available to almost everyone. If there is one field of social change that is on the fast track, then it is the field of technology, specifically computers, telecommunications a...

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Computing, Technology, Classes of computers, Semiconductor devices, Digital electronics, Computer, Integrated circuit, ENIAC, CompuServe, Transistor, Random-access memory, Information technology
Wife Battering is a serious issue that is usually
looked at by feminists as one of the most relevant signs of the oppression of women. This form of oppression symbolizes the fight women have against the patriarchy and it\'s hold on social freedoms. There are different spheres which women fight in, music and the music industry is one example of an arena of struggle. Wife Battery is a subject usually delved into by feminist bands or female song-writers, but it takes on a different light when written about and performed by an all male team. With...

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Abuse, Behavior, Human behavior, Violence, Cycle of abuse, Domestic violence, Cycle of violence, Violence against women, Psychological abuse, Outline of domestic violence, Battered person syndrome
Dead White Males Essay
Q1. The two opposing ideologies in this play are liberal humanism and post-structuralism. How are they represented? How does the play operate to position the audience to finally prefer one above the other? Dead White Males is a play about a sexually deprived lecturer, Dr Grant Swain, who attempts and almost succeeds in bedding one of his students, Angela Judd, by utilising his position in the university, and by imbuing his views upon his students. Alongside this plot is the conflict between two...

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Philosophy, Philosophical movements, Linguistic turn, Culture, Humanities, Postmodern theory, Critical theory, Literary criticism, Post-structuralism, Secular humanism, Humanism, Structuralism
It is important to realize that the treatment of w
omen in China had its roots in the ancient Confucius philosophy. He introduced the Five Human Relationships to the world in his Analectics. By making these relationships, he brought order to society. These relationships ranged from that of a father to a son, ruler to subject, husband to wife, older brother to younger brother, and friend to a friend. In all of these, except the last one, the first person was the superior to the second, and was supposed to set a good example and take care of the i...

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Family, Gender, Human behavior, Anthropology, Chinese women, Marriage, Behavior, Women in China, Wife
Imagine waking up every morning and knowing that y
ou have been infected with the AIDS virus, and could die in a couple of years. What if their was something you could do to slow the affects of the virus to live a longer life expectancy? Would you inhale a joint of marijuana, even if it was prescribed by a physician? I believe the majority of people would take the chance to live longer, especially if it meant that they could see a new smiling face each day, another pleasant cheer of laughter to be heard, and a bright colorful sunset to be seen....

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Medicinal plants, Entheogens, Euphoriants, Cannabis, Medicine, Health, Herbalism, Antiemetics, Medical cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Effects of cannabis, Medical cannabis in the United States
Gun Control
annon AI say all guns are good guns. There are no bad guns. I say the whole nation should be an armed nation. Period.@ This rather bold statement was made by Joseph Foss. Former Governor Joseph Foss, a former fighter pilot for the US Air Force, is the current President of the NRA, or National Rifle Association (Lacayo 16). The NRA is a special interest group known by many. Its members are stereotyped to be a group of >truck-driving=, pompous, huntsmen. Indeed this is partially true, as 97% o...

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Politics, Gun politics in the United States, Law, Firearms, United States firearms law, Gun politics, National Rifle Association, Assault weapon, Overview of gun laws by nation, Criminal possession of a weapon, Gun violence, Gun violence in the United States
Gangs
annon I\'m doing a report on gangs. I need to start off by saying that a lot of the stuff I\'m about to say, I think is bull shit. I think this because I am in a gang and do, or did drugs. I also have to disagree with some of, no actually a lot of the stuff I am about to say. Before I babble on about gangs I have to say one thing. Not all gangs are based around Latino\'s and or African-American\'s. Nor are all the gangs from Los Angeles area, but the Barrio is in East Los Angeles. There are man...

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Crime, Criminology, Gang, Urban decay, Deviance sociology), Misconduct, Gangs in Canada, Gangs in the United States, Draft:Juvenile Female Gang Involvement
Drinking Age
annon The drinking age is fine, if anything is should get raised. It is hard to ignore the fact that this law is broken everyday. It\'s the 90\'s all teens just want to fit in. Kids are drinking at a much younger age. Now, even 10 year olds and 11 year olds are trying to fit in with us older kids. It\'s amazing and sometimes funny what kids will do just to fit in with the "good" crowd. Well to some of us, that\'s considered the druggies and drinkers. Our parents call them the "ba...

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Alcohol abuse, Drinking culture
Policing Of Neighborhoods
Policing of community’s can take form in many different ways. These ways include plenty of patrol day and night, little patrol or no patrol, and or foot patrol. Both of these articles: “Poking Holes in the Theory of ‘Broken Windows’”, by D.W. Miller; and “Broken Windows: The police and neighborhood safety”, by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling talk about the different theories on how to lower crime rates within the community. “Broken Windows&#...

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Law enforcement, Crime prevention, Crime, Criminology, Environmental psychology, Broken windows theory, Urban decay, Broken window, Police, James Q. Wilson
The Holocaust was a tragic point in history that m
any people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it; it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with the horrible aftermath. The psychological effects of the Holocaust on people from different p...

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The Holocaust, Aftermath of the Holocaust, Bibliography of The Holocaust, Responsibility for the Holocaust, Extermination camp, The Holocaust in popular culture, Effects of genocide on youth
Domestic Violence
annon Domestic Violence towards women is a problem in the United States that is usually over looked and almost always not noticed by Society today. Violence is defined by the Riverside Webster\'s Dictionary (p.755) as: 1. Physical force employed so as to damage or injure. 2. As an instance of violent action. If this is the case than why is it that so many women are beaten by loved ones each year and little or nothing is done to correct this violent and hostile situation? In this paper I will at...

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Behavior, Abuse, Human behavior, Domestic violence, Violence against women, Crimes, Violence against men, Violence, Duluth model, Domestic violence in the United States
The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is
one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American family law. The potential consequences, positive or negative, for children, parent...

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Law, Baehr v. Miike, Case law, Same-sex marriage, Hawaii, Domestic partnership, Same-sex marriage in the United States, Same-sex marriage in Hawaii
On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court u
pheld Wisconsin\'s penalty enhancement law, which imposes harsher sentences on criminals who "intentionally select the person against whom the crime...is committed..because of the race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry of that person." Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the unanimous Court. This paper argues against the decision, and will attempt to prove the unconstitutionality of such penalty enhancement laws. On the evening of October...

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Supreme Court of the United States, Law, Conservatism in the United States, Politics of the United States, Hate crime, Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, United States Constitution, Texas v. Johnson, Virginia v. Black, Wisconsin v. Mitchell
What has the world come to these days? It often se
ems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples\' living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results. Much research has gone into showing why children are so mesmerized by this big glowin...

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Behavior, Behavioural sciences, Dispute resolution, Psychology, Violence, Crime, Criminology, Influence of mass media, Research on the effects of violence in mass media, Aggression, Social aspects of television, Effects of domestic violence on children
What is the super predator? He or she are young
What is the "super predator"? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedented coldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will...

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Criminology, Misconduct, Deviance sociology), Crimes, Childhood, Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Psychopathy, Child abuse, Abuse, Crips, Prison
For most crimes committed in the United States a f
ine, sentence of time in jail or execution is the punishment. However, the death penalty is the most questionable punishment. Is it morally right? Is it effective in deterring crime, primarily murders? Weather or not you agree if it is moral or not, one issue remains. The death penalty is not an effective way to deter crime. The death penalty has existed as long as humans have existed. The quote "an eye for an eye" is found in the Bible. In the middle ages fines, public humiliation and imprisonm...

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Crime, Capital punishment, Law, Penology, Social policy, Death, Murder, Capital punishment debate in the United States, Capital punishment in the United States
Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem o
f violence. Our streets have become a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught daily in the crossfire of drive-by shootings. We cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop these horrors. However, the effort by some misguid...

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Law, Gun politics, Politics, Licenses, Self-defense, United States firearms law, Overview of gun laws by nation, Concealed carry in the United States, Right to keep and bear arms, Concealed carry, Gun control, Gun violence in the United States
Power. A word from which many meanings derive. To
each individual, it means something distinct and it is how one uses their power that makes up who they are. Power does not come from the barrel of a gun. A gun can do nothing without someone there to pull the trigger. The power to take a life rests within the person, the gun simply serving as their tool. When groups protesting for a cause they believe in use violent tactics, do they ever accomplish anything? When we kill , what do we achieve? To say that power lies in the barrel of a gun is to...

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Politics, Activism, Violence, Pacifism, Nonviolence, Community organizing, Gandhism, Satyagraha, Truth, Mahatma Gandhi, Nonviolent resistance, Martin Luther King Jr.
Since the days of the pioneers of the United State
s, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to reduce the crime in the United States, has been a hotly debated issue in recent years. Although many people feel that gun control violates the right of the people, giv...

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Gun politics, Firearms, Politics, Gun control, Law, Right to keep and bear arms, Gun violence in the United States, Gun politics in the United States
Gun control has been a controversial issue for yea
rs. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation, means violating a persons Constitutional rights. Although some people feel that the issue of gun control will limi...

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Gun politics, Firearms, Politics, Law, Right to keep and bear arms, Gun control, United States firearms law, Gun politics in the United States, Concealed carry in the United States
The issue of gun control and violence, both in Can
ada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety of penalties . Canadian firearms law is primarily federal, and"therfore national i...

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Firearms, Gun politics, Overview of gun laws by nation, Gun control, Politics, Law, Gun politics in the United States, Gun violence in the United States