- Capital Punishment
Capital punishment is the legal infliction the death penalty. It is obviously
the most severe form of criminal punishment. (Bedau1) Capital punishment is a
controversial way of dealing with violent criminals. The main alternative to
the death penalty is life in prison. Capital punishment has been around for
thousands of years as a means of eradicating criminals. A giant debate started
between supporters and opposers of execution, over the morality and
effectiveness of the...
- Tinker V. Des Moines, Kuhlmieir V. Hazelwood
Tinker v. Des Moines, Kuhlmieir v. Hazelwood
Scott Nagao 3/10/97 Period 7
About 32 years ago, in December of 1965, a group of adults and students
from Des Moines, Iowa gathered to show their dislike towards American
involvement in the Vietnam War. They decided to wear black armbands and fast on
December 16 and 31 to express there point. When the principals of the Des
Moines School System found out their plans, they decided to suspend anyone who
took part in this type of protest. On Decemb...
- Rawls View Of Ignorance
Rawls' View of Ignorance
Rawls theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two
fundamental principles of justice which would, in turn, guarantee a just and
morally acceptable society. The first principle guarantees the right of each
person to have the most extensive basic liberty compatible with the liberty of
others. The second principle states that social and economic positions are to be
a) to everyone's advantage and b) open to all.
A key problem to Rawls is to show how such princ...
- Court Case Number 15: Bowers V. Hardwick (June 30, 1986)
Court Case Number 15: Bowers v. Hardwick (June 30, 1986)
In August of 1982, Michael Hardwick was charged with violating the
Georgia statute criminalizing sodomy by committing that act with another adult
male in the bedroom of Hardwick's home. Hardwick then brought suit in the
Federal District Court, therefore challenging the constitutionality of the
statute as it criminalized sodomy. Hardwick asserted that he was a practicing
homosexual, that the Georgia statute, as administered by the def...
- History Of Turkish Occupation Of Northern Kurdistan.
History of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdistan.
Poli. Sci. (Third World Politics)
Since 1984, and especially the last few months, the domestic problems of a
major N.A.T.O, Middle Eastern, and American ally state have come to the
forefront of the international news scene. That state is the Republic of Turkey
and it's primary troubles stem from the past seven decades of acrimonious
policies directed at the indigenous ethnic Kurds. The main problem, now,...
Divorce rates in the United States have increased dramatically in the
past 25 years. Over 40 percent of the marriages among young Americans will end
in divorce. There is a lot of stress on all the people involved. The man has
to deal with, usually, not seeing his children, being alone, and the
responsibility that is accompanied with much of the legal process. The wife has
to go through, maybe, entering the work force for the first time. Children are
often viewed as a back burner...
- Computer Generated Evidence In Court
Computer Generated Evidence In Court
We are living in what is usually described as an 'information society' and as
the business community makes ever greater use of computers the courts are going
to find that increasingly the disputes before them turn on evidence which has at
some stage passed through or been processed by a computer. In order to keep in
step with this practice it is vital that the courts are able to take account of
such evidence. As the Criminal Law Revision Commit...
- The Pros & Cons Of The Death Penalty
The Pros & Cons of the Death Penalty
by Dusty Craine
Due to the rapid increase in crime the past ten years and prison
overcrowding, more attention has been drawn to the opinion that something has to
be done to the United States Criminal System. We need to reevaluate the way we
treat people we are convicted of unspeakable acts of merciless slaughter or even
rape. The United States Justice System must be made solid again.
Most people have an opinion on this heated subject. So...
- The Right To Privacy By Robert Bork.
The Right to Privacy by Robert Bork.
Robert Bork's The Right of Privacy examined the landmark case Griswald v.
Conneticut. Bork's "originalist" view proclaimed that Justice Douglas
erroneously interpreted the right of privacy from the Constitution. The
originalist view is that judges must strictly adhere to the language of the
Constitution, thus people do not have a general right to privacy because it was
never actually written into the Constitution. This view severely restricts
judges in deali...
- Capital Punishment
After centuries of nearly universal implementation, the death penalty
remains a deeply debated political issue. While one execution takes place, other
murders occur, and the question still stands: Will the death penalty safeguard
society and deter murder, or will it not? The death penalty cannot be considered
a proper economical and moral means of punishment to deter those who might
commit capital offenses, or can it?
In the past, capital punishment horrified people, whic...
- Haig V. Agee: Power To Revoke Passports
Haig v. Agee: Power to Revoke Passports
Whether a passport can be revoked or not has been a major question since
the mid- 1800's. Haig v. Agee is a landmark Supreme Court case charging that
the Secretary of State can not revoke a passport on the grounds that the power
has never been granted by the Congress to the Secretary, and that revoking a
passport violates the first and fifth amendments of the Constitution of the
United States. Not only does the Secretary of State have implied powers, ...
Violence. Mentioning the word conjures up images of assault, abuse, and
even murder. In today's American society, violence is more prevalent now then
ever. Annually, we see violence statistics rise and are left to wonder why.
Each year 1 person out of every 40 is the victim of a violent crime. Everyone
wants to find an answer a problem that is in great need of solving. But where
do we look to find the answers? What causes people to behave in a violent
fashion? There are sever...
- Laws Of War
Laws of War
The term "laws of war" refers to the rules governing the actual conduct of armed
conflict. This idea that there actually exists rules that govern war is a
difficult concept to understand. The simple act of war in and of itself seems to
be in violation of an almost universal law prohibiting one human being from
killing another. But during times of war murder of the enemy is allowed, which
leads one to the question, "if murder is permissible then what possible "laws of
war" could ther...
As Aristotle says, "Tragedy is an imitation not of human beings but of
action, life, happiness, and unhappiness." Very few of the great tragedies
could possibly be based in reality. For instance, how likely is it that a great
king once discovered that he killed his father and married his mother in real
life. The purpose of this tragedy is to show the downfall of a great leader.
This includes action, life, happiness, and unhappiness just as Aristotle says.
Who would want to read s...
- Capital Punishment: For
Capital Punishment: For
Have you been wondering where all our tax dollars are going to these days?
A large amount of it is going towards maintaining murderers, rapists and thieves,
and for what reason, to live the good life? The average prisoner costs the
federal government one hundred and fifty dollars a day which amounts to fifty-
three thousand four hundred dollars a year. Now, ask yourself this question, Is
it worth all this money to keep these savage criminals in jail? Do you reall...