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Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Found at the scene of the crime two dead bodies stabbed brutally, and left to die at their house. This was the story that shocked the country in 1991. This was the start of the O.J. Simpson domestic abuse case that is still going on today. Unfortunately events like this happen many times over everyday in many setting all over the United states; however the victims of the other cases don\'t get nearly as much publicity. Some facts about domestic abuse: An average of nine out of
Loyalty To Family In The Short Story barn Burning
Loyalty To Family In The Short Story barn Burning
Loyalty To Family In The Short Story barn Burning The short story Barn Burning by William Faulkner is a stark look at the struggle of a boy to try to do what is right, or do what is best for his family during the post Civil War era. The main character, Sartoris Snopes is a poor son of a migrant tenant farmer who, in the opening scene is being questioned about the burning of a farmers barn by his father, Abner Snopes. The boy is torn between choosing what is right, telling the truth, or lying t
My Experience with English Education
My Experience with English Education
My Experience with English Education My Experience with English Education English has never been my favorite subject. In fact, it has always been my least favorite subject. Going through school, I often wondered why I needed to do so many English related tasks, and in wondering, I learned to detest the subject without realizing its future benefits. Why do I dislike English so much? Is it such a dreadful thing to learn? Isn’t learning how to correctly write and interpret the English language impo
New found chapter to Huckelberry Finn
New found chapter to Huckelberry Finn
New found chapter to Huckelberry Finn Huck’s Rebellion XLII I watched as Aunt Sally entered the courthouse to fill out my adoption papers. She had said to me that she was going to make a sivilized young man out of me. She actually believes that she is going to sivilize me , ha! I looked around the room and saw how grimy and dusty it was. There were pieces of wood that were stained red along with others that ranged from green to tan. I then noticed pictures of men on the far end of the room. I go
Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Shakespeare Shakespeare\'s Portrayal of Jews In Shakespeare\'s play, The Merchant of Venice, there are, as is typical of Shakespeare, several different themes. One that emerges at the beginning and is present throughout the rest of the play is anti-semitism. Many of the people of Shakespeare\'s time shared the belief that Jewish people were inferior to Christians, a belief reaching far back to ancient times. To these prejudiced people, the Jewish character of Shylock appears to posses the typica
Some Dreamers of Golden Dreams
Some Dreamers of Golden Dreams
Some Dreamers of Golden Dreams           In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell.  It is a place where the hills blaze up spontaneously, and every voice seems a scream. (p.3)  Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley.  It is where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is double the national average. (p.4)  In this cu
Speeding
Speeding
Speeding Speeding. The popular movie Top Gun coined a phrase that reads I feel the need, the need for speed. Many drivers today would agree with that phrase. Speeding is one of the most common ways that people break the law. When people break the law there are unpleasant consequences. A speeding ticket is an effective form of discipline: paying for a ticket, traffic school, and higher insurance rates. Paying for a speeding ticket is an unpleasant experience. A ticket can be outrageously expe
Stephen Bantu Biko
Stephen Bantu Biko
Stephen Bantu Biko Stephen Biko is known internationally as the founder of the South African Students\' Organization (SASO), and a leading force in the South Africa Black Consciousness movement. He fought against the separation between black and whites, called apartheid (the Afrikaans term for separateness). His childhood experiences and character, lead him to became a powerful leader. Steve Biko was born on December 18, 1946, in King William\'s Town, South Africa. He father was a clerk and his
To Kill A Mockingbird: The Brave Jem Finch
To Kill A Mockingbird: The Brave Jem Finch
To Kill A Mockingbird: The Brave Jem Finch The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, has manycharacters and themes. The main themes are racism and theinteraction of colored and white people in the south. The settingis Maycomb County, Alabama. The main characters are the Finchfamily; father Atticus, daughter and narrater Jean Louise (Scout),and her older brother, Jem Finch. Jem was a brave boy. He was brave enough to stand up and do the things he had to, even if they scared him. An example i
The Search
The Search
The Search I used to work for the F.B.I., in the Portland office. It was my childhood dream to be the one who gets the bad guy. My fiftieth birthday was in just three months. I had a wife and three children, still do, and the same job I’d had since my graduation from Quantico. We were living just outside Portland. My oldest son, John jr., was in his third year at Washington. The twins were high school seniors at this time and my pride and joy, daddy’s little girls. Carolyn and I had celebrated o
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The novel To Kill a Mockingbird succeeds in portraying the lifestyle of a relaxed southern town in the early 20th century. It shows the families, feelings, and bigotry of the time. There are three main themes in the novel, which are: justice is not blind, mob rule is not the way to solve things, and that you shouldn\'t fear or resent something that hasn\'t done anything to disturb life. These themes are true in
The People Versus Lady Macbeth
The People Versus Lady Macbeth
The People Versus Lady Macbeth The People Vs. Macbeth The Macbeth trial broke out in full force today as the entire nation of Scotland paid close attention to the small town court of Grahacknboroughsly, Scotland. The charges are for abuse of power, abuse of wealth, abuse of friendship and misuse of a regal Scottish accent. As the parade of people came into the courthouse, 2/3rds of them were enemies of Macbeth. The motion to dismiss came early on grounds of permanent death on Macbeth’s defense t
The Theme Of Inherit The Wind
The Theme Of Inherit The Wind
The Theme Of Inherit The Wind In the play Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, the theme is that every person has the right to think. One example of the theme of this play is Rachel\'s progression towards independent thinking. In the beginning Rachel fears her father greatly. She says, I remember feeling this way when I was a little girl. . . .But I was always more frightened of him that I was of falling. It\'s the same way now (48-49). However, by the end of the book she has g
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird In Harper Lee\'s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, an issue is addressed which could be considered controversial. This issue is one that everyone faces each day, no one particularly likes to suffer from it, yet we often do it to others. This issue is injustice, and it was ever-present in To Kill A Mockingbird . Some of the types of injustice confronted in this novel include, racial injustice, religious injustice, and discrimination of women. Harper Lee often offers suttle remedi
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Individually, people can be decent and kind; however, in a mob, people can be judgmental and cruel. In the classic by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, several mob scenes portray the cruelty carried in numbers, but also exhibits that that any one person within that mob can have the strength to overcome the crowd and have the will to speak out. In two specific mobs, one of the Cunnighams proves to have the scruples to say what they believe deeply believe is right. The
Creative Writing: The County Courthouse
Creative Writing: The County Courthouse
Creative Writing: The County Courthouse When we are young, most of us are somewhat naive. We are inherently taught that good will always triumph over evil. A courthouse is the forum where evil should be dealt with. But, in reality, this is seldom the case. The county courthouse looks like a typical courthouse. The courthouse itself looks like a place where justice is served. It is a Romanesque building, three stories high, with large pillars in the front. Ivy grows up one side of the building. T
Jusstice for All
Jusstice for All
Jusstice for All When we are young, most of us are somewhat naive. We are inherently taught that good will always triumph over evil. A courthouse is the forum where evil should be dealt with. But, in reality, this is seldom the case. The county courthouse looks like a typical courthouse. The courthouse itself looks like a place where justice is served. It is a Romanesque building, three stories high, with large pillars in the front. Ivy grows up one side of the building. The green grass in the c
Inherit The Wind
Inherit The Wind
Inherit The Wind The Truth about Stanley Kramer’s Inherit the Wind History is consistently used in films as a technique to teach the values and morals of events that occurred. But what’s the point in teaching history through films when they are terribly fictional? In films, the director finds the best scheme to intrigue their audience only by changing the actual event to satisfy their interest. This is true for Stanley Kramer when he made the history of John Scopes and his “monkey trial” into a
Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy Ted Bundy\'s Trail of Terror From the Beginning of Taking Life Until The End of His Life Serial killers tend to be white heterosexual males in their twenties and thirties. While it is impossible to predict who will become a serial killer there are traits that appear to be similar in all killers. These behaviors include cruelty to animals, bedwetting, lying, drug and alcohol abuse, and a history of violence. According to Robert Ressler et al., serial homicide involves the murder of sep
Ted Bundy's Trail of Terror From the Beginning of
Ted Bundy's Trail of Terror From the Beginning of
Ted Bundy\'s Trail of Terror From the Beginning of Taking Life Until The End of His Serial killers tend to be white heterosexual males in their twenties and thirties. While it is impossible to predict who will become a serial killer there are traits that appear to be similar in all killers. These behaviors include cruelty to animals, bedwetting, lying, drug and alcohol abuse, and a history of violence. According to Robert Ressler et al., serial homicide involves the murder of separate of separa
Propaganda in the Online Free Speech Campaign
Propaganda in the Online Free Speech Campaign
Propaganda in the Online Free Speech Campaign Propaganda and Mass Communication July 1, 1996 In February 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the first revision of our country\'s communications laws in 62 years. This historic event has been greeted with primarily positive responses by most people and companies. Most of the Telecommunications act sets out to transform the television, telephone, and related industries by lowering regulatory barriers, and
King Lear
King Lear
King Lear Suffering takes on many appearances, depending on how it is received. In King Lear, suffering was very painful to two people, and the giver wasn’t necessarily an enemy, pain can be from the ones you love. A storm isn’t something you wouldn’t think of when pain comes to mind, but it is an element and part of your environment, so are the people one deals with. Pain can come from many areas, both far and near. The enemies in our lives are their to balance the goodness that we feel. The wo
Shylock - Victim or Villian
Shylock - Victim or Villian
Shylock - Victim or Villian January 21, 1994 Shylock-Victim or Villain In 1594 the Earl of Essex, an English Nobleman who lived during the Elizabethan period in England, was actively involved in the persecution and trials of Roderigo Lopez. Lopez was a Jew of Portuguese descent, who was wrongly accused of attempting to poison the Queen of England, for reasons never fully explained. Lopez, being the Queen\'s royal physician, was in no position to defend himself once he was accused. Essex, who pro
Why is it done
Why is it done
Why is it done The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-gunman? Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it. Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many example of this in the world\'s history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on Novemb
DNA and Crime
DNA and Crime
DNA and Crime Deoxyribonucleic Acid - the fingerprint of life also know as DNA was first mapped out in the early 1950’s by British biophysicist, Francis Harry Compton Crick and American biochemist James Dewey Watson. They determined the three-dimensional structure of DNA, the substance that passes on the genetic characteristics from one generation to the next. DNA is found in the chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell. Every family line has it’s own unique pattern of restriction-enzyme DNA fragme
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Imagine a thirteen-year-old girl who weighs 60 pounds because she is starving herself. Every time she looks in the mirror, she sees herself as fat. Picture her parents watching their daughter literally disintegrating into thin air. This is the life of a family dealing with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are a major problem with the young people of today\'s society. While anorexia and bulimia are sociological problems plaguing the world\'s youth, there are also other eating
What Went Wrong: An Examination of Separation of C
What Went Wrong: An Examination of Separation of C
What Went Wrong: An Examination of Separation of Church and State By the middle of the 20th Century, the United States had emerged as a world power. It accomplished this through its leadership in defeating Germany and Japan in World War II. These two countries\' main objective was to enslave the world and destroy political, religious, and economic freedom. In Germany or Japan, anyone who disagreed with these goals, or was different was destroyed. This was a common practice in these two fascist c
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa: A condition characterized by intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted body image, leading to an excessive weight loss from restricting food intake and excessive exercise. Bulimia Nervosa: An eating disorder in which persistent overconcern with the body weight and shape leads to repeat episodes of bingeing (consuming large amounts of food in a short time) associated with induced vomiting. Those are the clinical de
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia Michael Wilson FYSM 136-01 9/15/96 Professor Lee A long time ago, culture was universal and permanent. There was one set of beliefs, ideals, and norms, and these were the standard for all human beings in all places and all times. We, however, live in the modern world. Our ethics are not an inheritance of the past, completed and ready for universal application. We are in the situation of having to form our own beliefs and meanings of life. This struggle is now obvious in the contempora
Movie Review: A Time To Kill
Movie Review: A Time To Kill
Movie Review: A Time To Kill I never read A Time To Kill by John Grisham because the book bored me. But I wonder why it did bore me because the movie was engrossing and entertaining. Maybe it is because Akiva Goldsman took out most of the boring parts. I usually love Grisham, but this book was just too slow. However, another thing that made the movie more entertaining is the actors. The movie begins with the rape scene that you have probably heard about. If you haven\'t, it\'s a quick-edited sce
Nell
Nell
Nell 1) The loss of Nell\'s twin sister had a dramatic effect on her. Nell and May were raised in a secluded environment with no outside contact. As a result, May and Nell became very close emotionally and were an integral part in each others lives. When May died, Nell lost part of her life as well which resulted in vivid memory replay. A good example of this is when Nell was turning around in circles by herself but, in her mind, she was turning around in circles with her missing half. At the en
The Last Wave
The Last Wave
The Last Wave SOC 118 The Last Wave-Peter Weir dir.(1977) In the film, The Last Wave, the director is trying to communicate the idea of a culture within a culture or sub culture. The dominant culture in the film is the white members of society living in Australia. The subculture in the film is the Aborigines who were natives to the land before the white people settled in Australia. The natives sustained their cultural beliefs and ideologies while living in largely populated cities. The dominan
Amistad
Amistad
Amistad AMISTAD Amistad is a recreation of the true story about a 1839 slave revolt on a small Spanish schooner, La Amistad, ironically the Spanish word for friendship. Spielberg does a great job in recreating the Amistad revolt that spurred a series of trials beginning in the lower courts of Connecticut and ultimately ending in the Supreme Court. Events following the revolt raise controversial questions about slavery and freedom. This case not only marks a milestone for Abolitionists in their f
Coyote And Don Maclean
Coyote And Don Maclean
Coyote And Don Maclean Allegory of American Pie by Don McLean A Piece of the Pie Ask anyone what was the defining moment in the rock history of the 1960s was and all you will get is a one word answer: Woodstock. The three day rock festival that defined an era was only one of many music festivals of the \'60s. But Woodstock has come to symbolize, an era of peaceful, free- loving, drug- taking hippie youth, carefree before harsher realities hit... (Layman 40). The Woodstock festival ended a centur
Movie review of A time to Kill
Movie review of A time to Kill
Movie review of A time to Kill I never read A Time To Kill by John Grisham because the book bored me. But I wonder why it did bore me because the movie was engrossing and entertaining. Maybe it is because Akiva Goldsman took out most of the boring parts. I usually love Grisham, but this book was just too slow. However, another thing that made the movie more entertaining is the actors. The movie begins with the rape scene that you have probably heard about. If you haven\'t, it\'s a quick-edited s
The Last Wave by Peter Weir
The Last Wave by Peter Weir
The Last Wave by Peter Weir SOC 118 The Last Wave-Peter Weir dir.(1977) In the film, The Last Wave, the director is trying to communicate the idea of a culture within a culture or sub culture. The dominant culture in the film is the white members of society living in Australia. The subculture in the film is the Aborigines who were natives to the land before the white people settled in Australia. The natives sustained their cultural beliefs and ideologies while living in largely populated citie
Underage Drinking
Underage Drinking
Underage Drinking Imagine killing your best friend. Imagine smashing him into a telephone pole, crushing his bones and organs and making him bleed to death. Imagine the pain and suffering he would go through. Imagine then going on trial for his death, facing his family and friends and the hateful stares as you walk in the courtroom. Imagine a verdict of guilty and being sentenced to thirty years in prison, thirty long years to sit alone and ponder how you could have been so stupid to kill someon
Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect The popular movie Top Gun coined a phrase that reads I feel the need, the need for speed. Many drivers today would agree with that phrase. Speeding is one of the most common ways that people break the law. When people break the law there are unpleasant consequences. A speeding ticket is an effective form of discipline: paying for a ticket, traffic school, and higher insurance rates. Paying for a speeding ticket is an unpleasant experience. A ticket can be outrageously expensive
The Value Of A Jury System
The Value Of A Jury System
The Value Of A Jury System The Value of a Jury System The Founders of our nation understood that no idea was more central to our Bill of Rights -- indeed, to government of the people, by the people, and for the people -- than the citizen jury. It was cherished not only as a bulwark against tyranny but also as an essential means of educating Americans in the habits and duties of citizenship. By enacting the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Amendments to the Constitution, the Framers sought to install th
Court Experience
Court Experience
Court Experience I went to the court session on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 and stayed until around 4:35. They did not start court though until a little after 2. Before court started everyone was talking to each other and having a good time. There was only one other person in the courtroom besides myself watching the trial and that person was also from this class. When court resumed the lawyers were trying to agree to certain things concerning the trial before the jury came back in. Since I had
Greenspan - The Case for the Defense
Greenspan - The Case for the Defense
Greenspan - The Case for the Defense My fascination with the Judicial System Structure of todays society was furthered and strengthened after reading and analyzing the works of Edward Greenspan. The superbly written biography recollecting past cases and important events in Greenspan\'s life allowed myself, the reader, to learn more about Jurisprudence and the Criminal Code. The entire casebook revolves around several main themes including the balance of Positive and Natural influences in the cou
Homosexuals: A Suspect Class?
Homosexuals: A Suspect Class?
Homosexuals: A Suspect Class? The struggle for minority protection by lesbians and gay men has moved to the center of American life at the outset of the 1990\'s. It is almost certain that lesbian and gay issues will be a more eminent aspect of the public consciousness and American political scene in the coming decade than in any other time in American history. Policy changes early in Bill Clinton\'s administration created a heated debate over the military presence of gays and lesbians, several s
Such A Good Boy: How A Pampered Son's Greed Led to
Such A Good Boy: How A Pampered Son's Greed Led to
Such A Good Boy: How A Pampered Son\'s Greed Led to Murder: Summary 18 year old Darren Huenemann of Saanich, British Columbia seemed to be a model student, friend, son and grandson. His mother Sharon called him the perfect gentleman, as did most of the community around him. When his grandmother Doris made out her will in 1989, she made it so her daughter Sharon would receive half of her $4 million dollar estate, and Darren the other half. At the same time Sharon updated her will to include Dar
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling Justin Broyles Apr. 12, 1995 Justice Theory Lance Miller Genetic engineering has developed and blossomed at a frightening rate in the last decade. Originating as merely an area of interest for scientists, genetic engineering has now become an area of which all people should be somewhat knowledgeable. DNA profiling has many uses, both positive and negative, in our society. Aside from its usefulness in many legal investigations, DNA profiling can
The Right To A Free Trial
The Right To A Free Trial
The Right To A Free Trial One of the most important freedoms in the American judicial system is the right to a jury trial. This allows a minimum of six Americans, chosen from a list of registered voters, to determine a person\'s guilt or innocence through deliberations. They have the power to express the conscious of society as well as interpret and judge the laws themselves. If they feel that a law is unconstitutional, evil, or even unfair they can void it for the circumstance by declaring the
The War of Freedom of Expression
The War of Freedom of Expression
The War of Freedom of Expression Taking on anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers in the sanctified courtroom environment is like responding to someone who calls your mother a prostitute. By defending you raise the question that maybe she really was Anonymous source drawn from Weiman and Win, 1986. The right to freedom of expression can be described as a war. It is a war that has lasted for centuries and may last for centuries more. It is a war between freedom of expression and social intolerance.
Court
Court
Court COURT EXPERIENCE I went to the court session on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 and stayed until around 4:35. They did not start court though until a little after 2. Before court started everyone was talking to each other and having a good time. There was only one other person in the courtroom besides myself watching the trial and that person was also from this class. When court resumed the lawyers were trying to agree to certain things concerning the trial before the jury came back in. Since
Greenspan-The Case for the Defense
Greenspan-The Case for the Defense
Greenspan-The Case for the Defense Greenspan - The Case for the Defense My fascination with the Judicial System Structure of todays society was furthered and strengthened after reading and analyzing the works of Edward Greenspan. The superbly written biography recollecting past cases and important events in Greenspan’s life allowed myself, the reader, to learn more about Jurisprudence and the Criminal Code. The entire casebook revolves around several main themes including the balance of Positive
Homosexuals- A Suspect Class
Homosexuals- A Suspect Class
Homosexuals- A Suspect Class Homosexuals: A Suspect Class? The struggle for minority protection by lesbians and gay men has moved to the center of American life at the outset of the 1990\'s. It is almost certain that lesbian and gay issues will be a more eminent aspect of the public consciousness and American political scene in the coming decade than in any other time in American history. Policy changes early in Bill Clinton\'s administration created a heated debate over the military presence of
Plea Bargaining
Plea Bargaining
Plea Bargaining The most common arguement offered on behalf of plea bargaining is that it lifts the burden of heavy caseloads from the shoulders of the courts. By ensuring that most criminal defendants enter a plea of guilty, plea bargaining eliminates the need for time-consuming trial procedures. Harold J. Rothwax, a Manhattan judge said, We go to plea bargaining out of necessity, not out of desire. It is inescapable. Criminal defendants charged with felonies could completely overcome the court