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Police Work and Related Fields
Police Work and Related Fields
Police Work and Related Fields Bryan Watson Block F December 1 1995 CO-OP Christmas exam 1. The working conditions of a police officer can vary from easy to stressful situations where the officers life and the lives of others are threatened. The officer must deal with these situations in the way they feel is best but sometimes the officer cannot deal with this situation on their own and they have to call in backup witch can help them deal with the situation. CHANGING IN THE WORK PLACE In these t
Handguns - vital weapons or deadly killers
Handguns - vital weapons or deadly killers
Handguns - vital weapons or deadly killers Firearms; Vital Tools for Self Defense or Deadly Killers? Introduction There are presently in excess of 200 million guns in the United States, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Each year this number grows by 4 to 5 million. There are 60 to 65 million legal owners of one or more guns.1 There is a firearm on the premises of more than half the households in America. Most of them keep guns for protection. The others keep them for hunt
Police work and related feilds
Police work and related feilds
police work and related feilds Police work and related feilds Bryan Watson Block F December 1 1995 CO-OP Christmas exam 1. The working conditions of a police officer can vary from easy to stressful situations where the officers life and the lives of others are threatened. The officer must deal with these situations in the way they feel is best but sometimes the officer cannot deal with this situation on their own and they have to call in backup witch can help them deal with the situation. CHANGI
Hemp
Hemp
Hemp PREAMBLE As we enter a new millennium, we find ourselves reevaluating the paths we\'ve chosen and the decisions we\'ve made. Have we made the best with what we\'ve got or are we stumbling in the dark? How many gaps riddle the blanket of our knowledge? The problem lies in how we make sense of where we\'re heading. Do we choose the path of economics and progress or do we choose the path of environmentalism and sustainability? Is there a median available for us to take where the greens of econ
Historians
Historians
Historians Name: Stephanie Amar Student #: 9532080 Teacher: Mr. A. Dalfen Date: March 10, 1997 Professional historians spend their lives pursuing the meaning of the past for the present. Everything that exists in today\'s world has some origin coming from the past. Everything that exists today and seems to be unique of its time has some basis from the past. It is a known fact that history has a tendency of repeating itself, and so to prepare us for the future we need to understand the past. Hi
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Affirmative Action as defined by the Meriam Webster\'s Dictionary is an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups or women. In 1961 John F.Kennedy issued an executive order calling for Affirmative Action as a means to promote equal opportunity for racial minorities, in hiring by federal contractors. This was the first official use of the term by the Federal Government. Eight years later Nixon as President beefed up the O
Censorship
Censorship
Censorship The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit controversial books and periodicals to the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thought. Books and periodicals are not the
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Government 2301 02 November 1996 A Well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms , shall not be infringed. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S. The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for military service
Socialism
Socialism
Socialism The term socialism is commonly used to refer both to an ideology--a comprehensive set of beliefs or ideas about the nature of human society and its future desirable state--and to a state of society based on that ideology. Socialists have always claimed to stand above all for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress, and individual freedom and happiness, and they have generally sought to realize these values by the abolition of the private-enterprise economy (see CA
California's Proposition 184: Three Strikes and Yo
California's Proposition 184: Three Strikes and Yo
California\'s Proposition 184: Three Strikes and You\'re Out Last year in California voters approved a controversial ballot initiative. Proposition 184, also known as the three strikes and you\'re out law, was passed on November 9, 1994. Under this new legislation repeat offenders, upon committing their third felony offense, will be sentenced to a mandatory twenty-five years to life in prison(California 667). The initiative passed by a landslide, with 76% of the voters in favor of it. The State
Historians
Historians
historians Professional historians spend their lives pursuing the meaning of the past for the present. Everything that exists in today’s world has some origin coming from the past. Everything that exists today and seems to be unique of its time has some basis from the past. It is a known fact that history has a tendency of repeating itself, and so to prepare us for the future we need to understand the past. History can give a person an answer to almost everything that is going on in the presen
Love In Today's Society
Love In Today's Society
Love In Today\'s Society Steve Carey Introduction A key to understanding Sociology and the Social Sciences in general is to evaluate subjects through time and compare and contrast characteristics that have changed and those that have remained the same. For this assignment I have elected to access three sources dealing with love; in three distinct time periods in the modern era. First we will survey one of the first popular mediums for the expression of love; that of poetry. I have chosen a poem
Lowell Police
Lowell Police
Lowell Police My independent project was done on a whimsical basis. It\'s thanksgiving eve and my family and I are all gathered around watching football. The Redskins and Cowboy\'s are all tied up, and my uncle is on the verge of having a nervous breakdown. A diehard Cowboys fan, who can\'t even remember when was the last time he didn\'t bet on a game. Mom and dad are still eating, while my aunt recites a thanksgiving song for all the uninvited guests. The door bell rings, and what do you know i
On Campuses, Students Confront a Growing Racial Di
On Campuses, Students Confront a Growing Racial Di
On Campuses, Students Confront a Growing Racial Divide Michael Peloso February 12, 1997 Sociology 101 In the article, “On Campuses, Srudents Confront a Growing Racial Divide, it discusses the racial issues that occur on college campuses and nationwide racism like the O.J. Simpson trial or the Million Man March. For example, when the verdict for the O.J. Simpson trial came out, a student or a group of students at USC made a flyer that read, “I need to alert all the whites that the niggers are tak
Legal Education In The US
Legal Education In The US
Legal Education In The US There is no undergraduate law degree in the United States; thus, students cannot expect to study law without first completing an undergraduate degree. Basic admissions requirements for American law schools are a Bachelor\'s degree in any field and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The American law degree is called the Juris Doctor (JD) and usually requires three years of study. The JD program involves courses in American common and statute law as well as internatio
Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer
Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer
Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, revolutionized biology with his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection. Herbert Spencer was the major philosopher of biological and social evolution. Spencer\'s work significantly influenced 19th century developments in biology, psychology, sociology and anthropology. While Darwin was influential in the fields of natural history and geology, his theory of evolution created great controversy. He changed
Sociological Theory: Positivistic, Interpretative,
Sociological Theory: Positivistic, Interpretative,
Sociological Theory: Positivistic, Interpretative, and Critical Comment on the three types of sociological theories, explain and argue, based on your library or Internet research, which type of theory is the most appropriate theory for sociology to adopt. The three general types of sociological theory are positivistic, interpretive and critical theory.In determining which theory is the most appropriate for sociology to adopt,a basic understanding of each theory\'s strengths and weaknesses is nec
Methods of Social Investigation
Methods of Social Investigation
Methods of Social Investigation Emma Woodmansee \'Describe how you would plan and undertake an investigation into why some of this College\'s students do not complete their degree courses.\' (You have been given only 100 to finance the study; and one term\'s sabbatical.) Define the variables in the given title After a Research Statement has been formulated it is very important that the researcher defines any variables within it. A variable is any word whose meaning may be ambiguous or which coul
Baby Boomers are Jealous
Baby Boomers are Jealous
Baby Boomers are Jealous Stephen M. 10/30/96 Professor Shockley Generation X\'ers have been described as fanatically independent individuals pathologically ambivalent about the future, and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence, for love, and for material possessions. (Lauren, p.64) This less-than-flattering description of our generation has since been expanded by the media to the point that myself and my peers are described as a bunch of apathetic slackers unconcerned with family v
Many Advertisements Use Codes to Convey a Fairy Ta
Many Advertisements Use Codes to Convey a Fairy Ta
Many Advertisements Use Codes to Convey a Fairy Tale to Consumers Many advertisements use codes to convey a fairy tale to consumers, usually resulting in a happy ending. This occurs at the expense of the price and means being set aside. Most advertisements rely heavily on visual props and sometimes on text to convey their meaning. These codes are open to many interpretations. This ad is no exception. It uses the visual code on many different levels, and the text is there mainly for explanatory p
Identities and How they are Formed
Identities and How they are Formed
Identities and How they are Formed Garrett Bennicas Soc. 1 Portfolio Synthesis From this section of the course, Sociology 1, I have learned about different philosophies and ideas about how identities are formed. The philosophies that make the most sense to me are the ideas of John Locke, Jean- Jacues Rousseau, Charles Harton Cooley and George Herburt Mead. Also the ideas focused on in my exercise have as well helped me to form an idea where identities come from and what they mean socially. John
Appearances - A Universal Concern
Appearances - A Universal Concern
Appearances - A Universal Concern A desire to appear attractive is universal; it permeates all cultures and peoples, and stretches from the past to the present. Throughout history, both men and women have gone to great lengths to become more attractive. In all parts of the world, people take many different measures to beautify themselves. Even move, the animal world also exhibits the desire to be attractive. Male birds of paradise, with their brilliant hues, contrast sharply with the females. Ma
Being a Mortician
Being a Mortician
Being a Mortician The word mortician brings what images to mind? The career of a mortician is surprisingly different than it is portraied in movies and books. Being a mortician is a very rewarding job both personal as well as psychological to those with the temperament, training and discipline required to do the job properly. In this paper I\'ll be reporting the requirements to become a mortician, also called funeral director or undertaker, the duties the job requires of you, and the outlook of
Appearances
Appearances
Appearances Appearances -- a universal concern A desire to appear attractive is universal; it permeates all cultures and peoples, and stretches from the past to the present. Throughout history, both men and women have gone to great lengths to become more attractive. In all parts of the world, people take many different measures to beautify themselves. Even move, the animal world also exhibits the desire to be attractive. Male birds of paradise, with their brilliant hues, contrast sharply with th
Baby Boomers Are Jealous
Baby Boomers Are Jealous
Baby Boomers Are Jealous Baby Boomers are Jealous Stephen M. 10/30/96 Professor Shockley Generation X’ers have been described as fanatically independent individuals pathologically ambivalent about the future, and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence, for love, and for material possessions. (Lauren, p.64) This less-than-flattering description of our generation has since been expanded by the media to the point that myself and my peers are described as a bunch of apathetic slackers u
Being a mortician
Being a mortician
Being a mortician The word mortician brings what images to mind? The career of a mortician is surprisingly different than it is portraied in movies and books. Being a mortician is a very rewarding job both personal as well as psychological to those with the temperament, training and discipline required to do the job properly. In this paper I\'ll be reporting the requirements to become a mortician, also called funeral director or undertaker, the duties the job requires of you, and the outlook of
Sociology: The Comparative Method
Sociology: The Comparative Method
Sociology: The Comparative Method Sociologists have embraced what is known as the comparative method as the most efficient way to expose taken-for-granted \'truths\' or laws that people have adopted. But what is this comparative method and how does it work? Are there any advantages/disadvantages to exposing these false \'truths\'. What forms or variations of the comparative method exist? In the pages to follow I will attempt to give you some insight and understanding of what the comparative meth
Convacation
Convacation
Convacation My independent project was done on a whimsical basis. It’s thanksgiving eve and my family and I are all gathered around watching football. The Redskins and Cowboy’s are all tied up, and my uncle is on the verge of having a nervous breakdown. A diehard Cowboys fan, who can’t even remember when was the last time he didn’t bet on a game. Mom and dad are still eating, while my aunt recites a thanksgiving song for all the uninvited guests. The door bell rings, and what do you know it’s th
Diversity within English
Diversity within English
Diversity within English Sociology, English Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax f
Ernest Hemingway - An American Contemporary
Ernest Hemingway - An American Contemporary
Ernest Hemingway - An American Contemporary Jason Milford April 2000 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, journalist, writer of short stories, and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. He created a distinguished body of prose fiction, much of it based on adventurous life. He was born on July 21, 1899, the second of six children, in Oak Park, Ill., in a house built by his widowed grandfather, Ernest Hall. Oak Park was a Protestant, upper middle class suburb
Technology and the Future of Work
Technology and the Future of Work
Technology and the Future of Work Every society creates an idealised image of the future - a vision that serves as a beacon to direct the imagination and energy of its people. The Ancient Jewish nation prayed for deliverance to a promised land of milk and honey. Later, Christian clerics held out the promise of eternal salvation in the heavenly kingdom. In the modern age, the idea of a future technological utopia has served as the guiding light of industrial society. For more than a century utopi
Theory and Research
Theory and Research
Theory and Research Introduction This paper will focus on the quantitative correlation study method used in survey based researches such as the attached article entitled Horatio Alger lives. Social research is a collection of methods people use to systematically combine theories and ideas to produce knowledge. Because of it\'s complexity, researchers must be able to carefully select a method or methods that will best suit their study objectives. Quantitative research method consists of: experi
Sociology and Its Aim
Sociology and Its Aim
Sociology and Its Aim Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. This is the most basic definition of sociology that one would find. Getting a little more in depth, it is the study of humans in groups and how they interact with one another. A scientist in this field, a sociologist, would look at these groups by means of the sociological perspective. This involves looking at a certain behavior like you have never witnessed it before. If done correctly the sociologist should
Insurance Career
Insurance Career
Insurance Career Nature of the Work Insurance agents sell one or more types of insurance, such as life, property, casualty, health, disability, and long-term care (Edwards, 1999, A12). Agents sell insurance policies to individuals and businesses to provide protection against loss or catastrophe. Insurance agents consider the financial status and life situation of their clients, and assist them in selecting their optimal insurance policy. Some policies can be designed to provide retirement income
James Fenimore Cooper and the growth of American L
James Fenimore Cooper and the growth of American L
James Fenimore Cooper and the growth of American Literature America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! -America the Beautiful, Katherine Lee Bates The growth of American Literature was further developed in the era of American Romanticism. In this period, stirrings of national consciousness appeared more and more strongly with the emergence of a truly American literature. During this time, as Americans began to understand the meaning
Athletes and Domestic Violence
Athletes and Domestic Violence
Athletes and Domestic Violence A lady calls 911 and cries that her husband is beating her. She wants to file a report, but then asks the dispatcher if it is going to be in the paper the next day. When the dispatcher doesn\'t reply, she changes her mind about the report and hangs up (Cart). The lady was Sun Bonds, wife of all-star San Francisco Giant, Barry Bonds. Like the wives of other famous players, she was a victim of spousal abuse. Athletes are praised as heroes for what they do on the play
Legal education in the USA
Legal education in the USA
Legal education in the USA LEGAL EDUCATION IN THE US There is no undergraduate law degree in the United States; thus, students cannot expect to study law without first completing an undergraduate degree. Basic admissions requirements for American law schools are a Bachelor\'s degree in any field and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The American law degree is called the Juris Doctor (JD) and usually requires three years of study. The JD program involves courses in American common and statut
The Woman Warrior. A story of a lost fight.
The Woman Warrior. A story of a lost fight.
The Woman Warrior. A story of a lost fight. English 455 Anger and confusion were following me as I was trying to fight my way through Maxine Hong Kingston’s masterpiece. I was helplessly looking for some answers. Who is the Woman Warrior? Where is the fine line between fiction and non-fiction, if there is one? What is the connection between all of the stories that seemed non-related to each other? And as soon as I thought that I figured it out, the author failed me again. I was surprised (and no
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH An abbreviation is a shorter way to write a word or phrase. People use abbreviations for words that they write a lot. The English language often uses the apostrophe mark \' to show that a word is written in a shorter way, but some abbreviations do not use this mark. Some abbreviations use the period mark, especially the ones that come from the Latin language. Some examples of common English abbreviations are don\'t for do not , shouldn\'t for should not , etc. for et cet
Regionalism in global societies.
Regionalism in global societies.
Regionalism in global societies. The article raised above was actually the issue which first came into my mind when I started to think about Regionalism in the modern. New technologies gave us chances to communicate interactive and real time around the world, but do not substitute the request for face to face contact and association. On the one hand, the extension allows a worldwide participation in communication, on the other hand this newly shaped community is structured like a tribe. Now we a
The Effects of the Industrial Revolution
The Effects of the Industrial Revolution
The Effects of the Industrial Revolution The fact that the Industrial Revolution, which originated in England, changed the world is undisputed. Our present lifestyle would have been vastly different had the related events not have occurred. However, we must not romanticize the early changes. They were plagued with disease, poverty, exploitation of children, and the deterioration of the working class. Badly needed reforms came slowly, but inventions and improvements grew at a rapid pace, all of w
Women’s Suffrage Movement
Women’s Suffrage Movement
Women’s Suffrage Movement The women’s suffrage movement, symbol of nineteenth and early twentieth century feminism then and now, is the most visible manifestation of women’s emancipation, but it is merely the tip of the iceberg. Those who attacked women’s suffrage were attacking much more than the idea that women as well as men should enter the polling booth. My thesis statement is as follows: Unlike the opposition to a wider male suffrage, women’s suffrage was opposed not so much because people
Reconstruction
Reconstruction
Reconstruction Perspectives on History 1/4/03 Chapter 2 The civil war is over; the Union army defeats the militant, defiant Confederacy. Our agenda at this time was to embrace the citizens of the south back into our country, the way it was before the war. Even though the northern forces won, they felt obligated to rebuild what has been destroyed physically, economically and culturally. Reprobation’s came though in what is called reconstruction. Northerners could send money to finance their econo
How have the perspectives on the meaning of histor
How have the perspectives on the meaning of histor
How have the perspectives on the meaning of history changed over time? “However much they might have agreed on the need for accuracy and truthfulness, historians down the ages have held widely different views on the purposes to which these things were to be put and the way in which the facts they presented were to be explained…” (Richard J. Evans, In Defense of History) Although historians strive to record history to be as true and accurate as possible, it is how they perceive a certain event o
The Growth of Litigations Concerning Prison Rights
The Growth of Litigations Concerning Prison Rights
The Growth of Litigations Concerning Prison Rights The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted Section 1983 of the U.S. Code to permit prisoners to sue state correctional officials when the conditions of confinement fail to meet constitutional standards of physical security, adequate medical treatment, freedom of religious expression, and so forth. (www.ncsonline.org) In the 1960s when the U.S. Supreme Court established that prisoners had constitutional rights, (Cooper v. Pate, 278 U.S. 546 (1964).)
“Silent Suffering”
“Silent Suffering”
“Silent Suffering” Sociology 300 Fall 2003 Domestic violence, family violence, interpersonal violence, abuse, battery… these are all terms used to describe violence toward or physical abuse of one\'s spouse or domestic partner. Prevalent through out history and society, ours and others, is the abuse and battery of domestic partners. Most often emphasis is put on the abuse of women by their husband or boyfriend, but there are other types of domestic abuse that are talked about less often than the
Human Culture
Human Culture
Human Culture I use the term culture to refer collectively to a society and its way of life or in reference to human culture as a whole. The Modern technical definition of culture, as socially patterned human thought and behavior, was originally proposed by the nineteenth-century British anthropologist, Edward Tylor. This definition is an open-ended list, which has been extended considerably since Tylor first proposed it. Some researchers have attempted to create exhaustive universal lists of t
Mental Health Legislation
Mental Health Legislation
Mental Health Legislation In 1997 when the current Government was elected into power one of their aims was to tackle the inequalities that existed within health and social care. Since then we have seen the publication of many policy documents which planned the way forward for health care, particularly in the way that care is delivered. Modern and Dependable (DOH, 1997), set out ways for national improvement in healthcare. Modernising Mental health Services (DOH, 1998a), set out the way on which
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance upon Government. He felt he had fulfilled his campaign pledge of 1980 to restore the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism. On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He atten
Suicide
Suicide
Suicide Book Report Suicide Durkheim’s intention was to explain the apparently ”individual” act of suicide in terms of society’s influences. His approach was based on a distinction between individual cases of suicide and society’s, or “social groups”, suicide rates. According to Durkheim, the stability and consistency in suicide rates was an irreducible “social fact” which could only be understood sociologically. Social facts are collective phenomena, which hold back individual behavior. For Dur