- Gun Control: Against
Gun Control: Against
The government has placed many gun control laws, but some of the laws
were made to make the general public feel safer. For instance the government
banned a handful of assault riffles when they are not even used for most gun
related crimes. The government also administered another law called the Bradey
The Bradey Law makes a five day wait on the purchase of a handgun so a
check can be run on the persons background. None of these laws have decreased
- Reviving The Death Penalty
Reviving The Death Penalty
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" is one of the oldest and most
famous sayings in the world. It comes from the Mosaic Law in the Bible and it
is an edict that has ruled millions for thousands of years. Today the issue of
capital punishment has our nation split down the middle. The two sides have
drawn lines in the sand and are emphatically holding their ground. The need for
capital punishment is greater today then it has been at anytime in the past for
- Capital Punishment: Does The End Justify The Means?
Capital Punishment: Does the End Justify the Means?
If... he has committed murder, he must die. In this case, there is no
substitute that will satisfy the legal requirements of legal justice.There is no
sameness of kind between death and remaining alive even under the most miserable
conditions, and consequently there is no equality between crime and the
retribution unless the criminal is judicially condemned and put to death."
About 2000 men, women, and teenagers currently w...
- Capital Punishment
Throughout history, statistics have proven that Capital Punishment or
otherwise known as the death penalty, has been an effective deterrent of major
crime. Capital Punishment is the lawful infliction of death among criminals and
has been used to punish a wide variety of offenses for many years all over the
world (Bedau 16). When the death penalty is enforced, it shows society that
committing a capital crime has deadly consequences.
In early times, many methods of Ca...
- Drinking And Driving Offenses
Drinking and Driving Offenses
My essay is on "Drinking and Driving Offences". In my essa y I will tell you the
various kinds of drinking and driving offences, the penalties, and the defences
you can make if you are caught drinking and drivi ng.
Let me tell you about the different offences. There are si x offences in
drinking and driving. They are "driving while impaired", "Havi ng care and
control of a vehicle while impaired", "Driving while exceeding 80 m.g.", "Having
care and control of a ve...
- 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. Sinc...
- Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty
Capital Punishment and The Death Penalty
Capital punishment and the death penalty are very controversial issues
concerning modern times. Many people have different opinions about how a
criminal should be disciplined in the court of law, but there is no one right or
correct answer. Although, 80% of Americans are for the death penalty.
Presently, thirty-eight states have the death penalty, but is the concept of "a
life for a life" the best way to castigate a criminal? Of the thirteen states...
- Law Does Not Drive Us, Reason Does
Law Does Not Drive Us, Reason Does
February 21, 1997
Is an individual ever morally justified in breaking a man made law? I
firmly believe the answer to this question is yes. If the question was stated
as, is an individual ever legally justified in breaking a man made law I would
have to say no. There are several reasons that have made me believe that it is
morally justifiable in breaking the law; however the most convincing comes from
Dr. Martin Luther King in his le...
- Development Of Defense Of Provocation
Development of Defense of Provocation
Question: Critically evaluate the development of common law principles
applicable to the defence of provocation in criminal law from the decision in
Mancini v DPP  AC 1 to Mascantonio v R (1995) 183 CLR 58. Assess the
degree to which the common law has proved inflexible in responding changing
societal needs and expectations. Are there other legal means of achieving
At the time of the case of Mancini the concept of provocation a...
- 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
- Public Misunderstanding Of Officer Safety
Public Misunderstanding of "Officer Safety"
How many times have you been pulled over by a police officer, and when
the confrontation was complete you said to yourself, "Boy, was he rude!" or
"There was no need for him to treat me like that." Well, unfortunately, the
public is prone to misinterpret an officer being safe for being rude.
Unfortunately, the actions taken during a "routine" traffic stop which are
interpreted as being rude are necessary steps that insure the safety of both
- Young Offenders
These days more and more young people are turning to crimes. These
crimes are being committed by young offenders of all ages. The crimes they are
committing are get even more and more serious and in the last five years the
percentage of youngsters committing more crime has increase by more then 50%.
Young offenders are committing these crimes because the know that the
punishment is real weak. If you ask me most young offenders think the young
offenders act is a JOKE, and trus...
- The Effects Of Race On Sentencing In Capital Punishment Cases
The Effects of Race on Sentencing in Capital Punishment Cases
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
CJ 478W-Introduction To Methods Of Research
Throughout history, minorities have been ill-represented in the criminal
justice system, particularly in cases where the possible outcome is death. In
early America, blacks were lynched for the slightest violation of informal laws
and many of these killings occured without any type of due process. As the
- Dont Talk To Cops
Don't Talk to Cops
By Guy McBernson
"GOOD MORNING! My name is investigator Holmes. Do you mind answering a
few simple questions?" If you open your door one day and are greeted with those
words, STOP AND THINK! Whether it is the local police or the FBI at your door,
you have certain legal rights of which you ought to be aware before you proceed
In the first place, when law enforcement authorities come to see you,
there are no "simple questio...
- The Positive And Negative Effects Of DNA Profiling
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling
Apr. 12, 1995
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
DNA profiling has many uses, both positive and negative, in our society.
Aside from its usefulness in many legal investigations, DNA pro...