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Was the Rosenberg Trial a Fair Trial? - Was the Rosenberg trial a fair trial. This has been a very controversial and debated question throughout the 20th century. Many people believe that the Rosenbergs where innocent but had an unfair trial. Others believe that the Rosenbergs had a fair trial and are guilty because of their involvement with espionage and the Soviet Union. Overall the Trial is still a very controversial because of their involvement with communism, their convictions of espionage, and their show of treason against he United States with the Soviets....   [tags: unfair trial, communism, russia] 1346 words
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The Trial of Socrates - In the spring of 399 BCE, A man named Socrates was put on trial in front of his native Athenians. Facing the charges of not acknowledging the gods the city acknowledges, and introducing other new divinities. In addition, He is also charged with corrupting the youth of Athens. The affidavit introduced by Meletus demands the penalty of death. These are very serious charges and the demand of death should not be taken lightly. Yet Meletus is ignorant about what he claims and his accusations can easily be rebutted....   [tags: Meletus, Unjust Trial]
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The Chicago Seven Trial - One of the many excitements in the news during the late sixties was the “Chicago Seven” Trial. People read about this crazy trial and the outlandish events that took place in the courtroom from the defendants wearing judicial robes to crude names and accusations directed towards the Judge. Who could we possibly expect to act so unruly in a place of order and justice. Why, the “Chicago Seven” of course. The events that led up to this trial all began with Democratic Convention of 1968 which took place in Chicago, Illinois....   [tags: Trial Review]
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The Hinckley Trial and the Insanity Defense - ... TREPANATION 20th century 3. ROTATIONAL THERAPY 4. MESMERISM (1734-1815) 5. LOBOTOMY 6. Electroconvulsive therapy 7.restraint 8. Strong drugs 9. Shock water treatment 10. Bleeding 11. Blistering salves. Such treatments often left patients severely damaged and not being able to function in society. New psychiatric drugs were developed in the 1950s, there was a new-found belief that people in mental institutions could be rehabilitated. Our current day treatments are rehabilitation hospitals, counseling, and medications....   [tags: symptoms of insanity, crime, trial]
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Control in a Clinical Trial - The gold standard for a clinical trial design is the inclusion of a control. A control could be a placebo, active or no treatment. Clinicians use controls in order to give more power for their studies. A placebo control is a vehicle without the active ingredient. The main purpose of using a placebo in clinical trials is to differentiate the background noise from the actual effect of the treatment drug. Regulatory agencies prefer or favor trials that use controls such as placebo since the data obtained will be clear and non-ambiguous [‎1]....   [tags: control, clinical trial, ] 1532 words
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Kafka’s The Trial - Kafka’s The Trial delves into the life of Josef K., a bank worker who gets himself tied up in an unknown trial, against an indefinable and ultimately unaccountable legal system. While the piece is a work of fiction it parallels many of the legal problems in existence during the period in which Kafka was writing and to an extent gives a fictitious account of many real events going on. Many parallels can be seen in the trials of Alfred Dreyfus, Oscar Wilde, John Scopes and Nikolai Bukharin in various ways....   [tags: The Trial Essays] 1674 words
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Justice On Trial in Kafka's The Trial - Justice On Trial in Kafka's The Trial There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.        Clarence Darrow i Most often critically interpreted as a search for Divine justice, Kafka's The Trial, a fragmented and unfinished novel, appears to leave us with the same impression as the words above of Clarence Darrow.  In other words, there is no justice.  This assessment of Divine justice by Kafka works on two levels.  On one level, he is illustrating the helpless nature of the individual when in conflict against an established bureaucracy.  On another level, he is illustrating the existential dilemma of man in the face of a godless, indifferent, and often hostile universe.  A search...   [tags: Kafka Trial Essays]
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A Summary of the O.J. Simpson Trial - O.J. Simpson stated, “I think I’ve been a great citizen” (Simpson). The O.J. Simpson trial was one of the most followed cases in history (Blohm 64). On the evening of June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered (Piombini). The trial against O.J. began on January 24, 1995 and ended on October 2, 1995 (Blohm 59). Going into the trial, O.J.’s fate had already been sealed due to the fact that nobody wanted to prosecute a football legend and an actor (Piombini). In the fictional play, Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, twelve slightly frustrated men are chosen to be on a jury for a murder trial....   [tags: famous court cases, trial analysis]
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The Illegal Proceeding of Christ's Trial - There were many, many illegal things that happened at Jesus' trial. Their goal was to get Him condemned, not to truly and lawfully find out if He was guilty. They had been trying for a long time to find a way to put Him to death. Now, they had him in their hand and they did their best to get rid of Him. “If these men had intended to conduct a legal trial, a specific charge would have been made against Christ, and a warrant for His arrest would have been issued.”1 Since this was not what they wanted, they just twisted things to help them succeed in there agenda....   [tags: Jesus Christ, Bible, Trial, Blasphemy]
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The Trial of Lizzie Borden - It has been one hundred and twenty-two years since "Lizzie Borden took an axe..", in accordance to the folk rhyme, and Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally murdered in their home; but still today it remains one of America's most famous, or infamous, unsolved crimes. Although Lizzie was acquitted and no one was ever proved guilty of committing the crime; it is still the popular opinion that Lizzie was, in fact, the murderer. Not many people have in doubts in their mind about Lizzie's guilt, although there is no one alive today who could witness to what happened....   [tags: unsolved crime, axe, damage, trial]
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Scottsboro Trial: The Real Trial of Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird - The historical Scottsboro Trial and the fictional trial of Tom Robinson in the book To Kill a Mockingbird have striking similarities that may or may not be coincidence. Both trials took place in Alabama during the same era of relentless prejudice and bias, which is a major factor in each of these cases. In both cases, the accusers were white women and the persecutors were black men; therefore the black men were immediately considered liars and “wrongdoers”, unlike the word of the white women, which was essentially the truth above the word of someone who was black....   [tags: Scottsboro Trial, To Kill a Mockingbird, ] 967 words
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The History of the Salem Witch Trial in 1692 - There was a point in our history when people believed in witches. If you were accused as a witch, you would be tried, most of the time found guilty, and hanged. These events happened in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. During the Salem witch trials in 1692, more women were accused than men. At the same time, women were also accusers. Many things could have caused women to be accused and accusers. These included, the stories Tituba told, the effects of Ergot Poisoning, Hysteria and the hunger for Power....   [tags: salem witch trial, ] 800 words
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Persecution Explored in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Trial - The Oxford Dictionary defines institution as “a society or organization founded for a religious, educational, social, or similar purpose”. On the contrary, an individual is defined as “a single human being as distinct from a group, class, or family”. Institutions are organizations created by groups of individuals in order to provide social order and guidelines for a community. Although institutions are intended for common good, they can ignore, manipulate or even enslave individuals. In corrupt institutions, authoritative figures maintain power by oppressing and persecuting those who threaten their authority and are even willing to exterminate individuals to protect the institutions....   [tags: The Trial Essays]
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A Real Twelve Angry Men and Jerry Sandusky Trial - As a juror in any court case it would be difficult to come to one conclusion with twelve different opinions. The fictional play Twelve Angry Men proved this to be true, however, the jurors in the Sandusky trial found it relatively easy to decide on a verdict. Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach and founder of the 2nd Mile charity, was convicted of fifty-two accounts of child molestation. Although members of the jury would like to discuss every aspect of the case, in the end, convicting Sandusky guilty would be a simple task....   [tags: sexual encounters, trial, abuse ]
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Kafka's The Trial - Kafka's The Trial Comparing Franz Kafka with a more modern author, such as J.K. Rowling, is much like comparing Wilt Chamberlain to Kobe Bryant. It is extremely difficult to compare these two NBA stars when they played sixty years apart from one another. There are so many factors to consider including: the quality of coaching, competition, etc....   [tags: Kafka Trial] 1199 words
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Chicago Black Sox's Joe Jackson's Trial - “Say it ain’t so Joe.” (Pellowski 5). These famous words were uttered by a heart broken fan outside of the courtroom of the Black Sox player’s trial. To understand the deeper meaning behind these words lets go back to the 1919 World Series of baseball. A historic Chicago White Sox team is getting ready to face the Cincinnati Reds in what is expected to be a lob sided match leaning towards the White Sox. They had the best player in “Shoeless” Joe Jackson playing in the outfield and already had a World Championship under their belt from 1917....   [tags: trial, courtroom, world series] 1091 words
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Kafka's The Trial - Kafka's The Trial Kafka's The Trial follows a man, K., as he is arrested and released for an unknown offense and attends a series of bizarre trials. He tries to comprehend and extricate himself from an outrageous course of events, which transpire suddenly in his life. K. is persecuted by this unimaginable court, which seems to hold a quasi-authoritative place in society. K.'s life seems to spiral out of control while he and the reader struggle to understand what is going on. Kafka uses this piece to criticize bureaucracy, even in a seemingly democratic society....   [tags: Kafka Trial Essays] 888 words
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Ten Things Every Attorney Should Have Ready When Going to Trial - Ten things every attorney should have ready when going to trial Every Saturday morning, usually before my coffee, I’m handed a list. My fiancée lets me know each weekend that she would “like” me to complete chores and promptly offers me a “list.” I can’t complain because honestly, if I did not have a list, the house would be a disaster (but at least I would know the details on Brett Favre’s latest retirement decision!). Oftentimes I hear litigators say that they wish they used a jury/trial consultant but there isn’t enough time....   [tags: trial support list] 1182 words
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The Trial by Franz Kafka as an Autobiography - The Trial by Franz Kafka as an Autobiography      Franz Kafka was a very intelligent writer of his times. Kafka was born in Austro-Czechoslovakia. He was mainly a writer of short stories, and complex diaries, yet he did publish a small number of novels. The works of Kafka have been interpreted as allegorical, autobiographical, psychoanalytical, Marxist, religious, existentialist, expressional, and naturalist. His novels have a wide variety of interpretations. Of his novels, The Trial is one of the more complex in aspects of literature (Bryfonski and Hall 288)....   [tags: Trial Franz Kafka Essays]
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The Law in Kafka's Trial - The Law in Kafka's Trial   The Law in Kafka's novel The Trial houses a fundamental but fleeting metaphysical metaphor. It is virtually unassailable, hidden, and always just beyond the grasp of human understanding. The Law seeks to impose an unknowable order and assimilate any individual notion of existence. It defines two distinct modes of existence through accusation: those who stand accused by the Law and those who are empowered by the Law to pass judgement upon those accused. From the very moment of his arrest, Joseph K....   [tags: Kafka Trial Essays]
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The O.J. Simpson Trial - The O.J. Simpson Trial The O.J. Simpson trial was one of the most recognizable cases in American history. It went on for nine months. There were 11 lawyers representing the O.J. and 25 working around the clock for the largest prosecutor's office in the country. The opinion of the Jury was for the defense, not guilty. I agree with them. It would have been crazy if O.J. was convicted because the evidence was not properly handled or accounted for, the main police officer handling the case was a racist man and the defendant was black....   [tags: Trial O.J. Simpson Essays] 415 words
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The O.J. Simpson Trial - The O.J. Simpson Trial On June 12,1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered. Their bodies were discovered outside Nicole Simpson's condominium. Nicole Simpson was the estranged wife of the famous football player and T.V. star O.J. Simpson. The people directly involved with this case are Judge Lance Ito, the prosecution lawyers, Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, the defense lawyers, Johnnie Cochran, Robert Shapiro and Robert Blasier , the jury and the defendant, O.J. Simpson....   [tags: Simpson Trial Murder Case Essays] 1624 words
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The Trial And Death of Joan of Arc - On May 16, 1920, Pope Benedict XV conducted a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to canonize Joan of Arc, often referred to as the Maid of Orleans. This ceremony was the final step in a process that was begun in 1849 by the Bishop of Orleans, Felix Dupanloup, over 400 years after St. Joan’s was tried, convicted and executed in the name of the Church. A study of her heroic deeds and an intensive review of her life, virtues and the trial transcripts that condemned her to be burned at the stake, resulted first in her beatification in 1909, and finally her canonization 11 years later in 1920 (Pernoud 245)....   [tags: St Joan of Arc's Heresy Trial and Death]
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Stages Of The Criminal Trial Scott Peterson - Stages of the Criminal Trial "Scott Peterson" Voir Dire This stage is an examination of potential jurors to ensure a fair trial for the defendant. Ideally, voir dire will result in an impartial jury for the trial of the accused. On March 4, 2004 jury selection began for the trial of Scott Peterson. Nearly 100 potential jurors began answering questionnaires about their views on the death penalty and their opinions on extramarital affairs. The nearly 30-page questionnaire given to prospective jurors also included questions as whether they read Field and Stream, what stickers grace their car bumpers and whether they have lost a child....   [tags: Scott Peterson Trial Judge Court] 1322 words
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Confronting Guilt In Franz Kafka’s The Trial - In Franz Kafka’s The Trial, Josef K. is guilty; his crime is that he does not accept his own humanity. This crime is not obvious throughout the novel, but rather becomes gradually and implicitly apparent to the reader. Again and again, despite his own doubts and various shortcomings, K. denies his guilt, which is, in essence, to deny his very humanity. It is for this crime that the Law seeks him, for if he would only accept the guilt inherent in being human (and, by so doing, his humanity itself), both he and the Law could move on....   [tags: Kafka Trial Analysis ] 1287 words
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The Trial - “Bang!” the newspaper hit the door. “Honey, can you get the paper!” my mom screamed. I was in my room listening to my iPod and doing my homework. I ignored her and continued to listen to my music. My mom, Bogogrape, got annoyed and took the paper in. I heard her voice with slight irritation, “Bojoby, can you come down here. Now.” “Yeah mom, be right there.” I shouted as I walked down the stairs. “Look at this!” my mom pointed to an ad in a newspaper, “these scientists will give $1,000,000.00 to every person who tries out for a clinical trial....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1139 words
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Josef Ks' Victory in Death Over the Law in Kafka's The Trial - Josef Ks' Victory in Death Over the Law in Kafka's The Trial Kafka's The Trial In The Trial by Franz Kafka, the Law, its courts, and its people seem to makeup a kind of poorly run, secret society. It appears that the purpose of this secret society is to uphold the Law although using very different methods of enforcement than what most people are used to. The arrest of Josef K. and the manner in which his trial is conducted attests to the unusual workings of this Law. The mysterious execution of Josef K....   [tags: Kafka Trial Law Essays]
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The Trial of God - Elie Wiesel’s the Trial of God represents the age-old question: how can a righteous God allow evil and suffering. Written as a play based on a real event, Wiesel tries to capture the myriad of emotions and theological arguments that were present. Though the trial, in Wiesel’s play, takes place during the seventeenth-century many cultural aspects overlap with twentieth-century Europe and World War II. Similarities between Wiesel’s fictional world and his life experience involve events such as violent actions against the Jewish community....   [tags: War, World History, Religion, God] 1099 words
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The Trial of Jesus - In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition by Jack H. Hexter, the trial of Jesus is addressed in an unorthodox perspective. The trial of Jesus incorporates two trials: the Roman trial and the Jewish trial. In Hexter's book the Roman trial is addressed in great length while the Jewish trial is almost unaddressed. Hexter provides a perspective of the trial of Jesus with only one cause: the charge of sedition, for claiming to be king of the Jews. By using the four gospel texts, Hexter's view is illuminated and we find crucial aspects to the trial that not only counter Hexter's view on the sedition charge but also provide evidence for other important charges....   [tags: Religion, Christianity ] 1475 words
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Trial By Media - A crime is an act punishable by the state that causes harm or discontent against a community or individual. Crime is known to be “an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law”1. Crime can be classified through a variety of elements which violate the rights of a community at large. Acts of crime are punishable upon proof of guilt that are presented in the court of law. Consequently, criminal law is the law which defines these crimes and may aid or establish their subsequent punishments....   [tags: Media]
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Trial and Error - In life, we are often faced with tasks where we as individuals are called to make decisions, to choose what is right and what is wrong. Making decisions has the possibility of changing your atmosphere, educationally, spiritually, physically, and psychologically. The ability to make decisions is a humanistic quality that expresses, choice, desire, and confidence. The process in which decisions are made happens one of two ways: by theory and logic, or by trial and error. Both are proven to aid in success, but one is more inspiring than the other....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Andersonville Trial - “…and on the charge that the prisoner did with others to conspire to destroy the lives of soldiers in the military service of the United States in violation of the laws and customs of war-Guilty” were the words that soared out of Wallace’s mouth at the end of the trial. It was then that Henry Wirz was found guilty. Why. Why was he found guilty. This decision was based on the emotional aspect of the witnesses, and not by the actual guilt. Not only my defense, but also the defense of Wirz’s attorney, Baker, the testimony of the defendant, Henry Wirz, shows that Wirz should not have been found guilty....   [tags: The American Civil War] 1251 words
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The Scope's Monkey Trial: Trial of the 20th Century - “This one fact you must understand if you are to grasp the importance of the trial: the ignorance and bigotry against which Darrow and his associates struggled was too real, too armored in widespread public opinion to make the conflict waged in that Dayton court room anything less than high drama. Never, even in its most humorous moments and, fortunately, such moments were many, never was there an element of farce. The convictions involved were too deep-rooted, too passionately held.” – Marcet Haldeman- Julius America in search of normalcy after World War I, caused an increase of fundamentalists in rural United States, looking for stability in faith....   [tags: Case Review ]
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An Inside Look at the Nuremberg Trial - ... Inspired by André Kamincker’s experience of simultaneous interpreting and based on the system developped in 1920 by IMB for the League of Nations in Geneva. Known as the Filene-Finlay system, in which interpreters either read a pre-translated text simultaneously to that text being delivered in the form of a speech or did consecutive interpreting. In that system, the translation was delivered through headphones. This rudimentary system was improved upon for the Nüremberg trial, most notably through the use of true simultaneous interpreting, which was crucial to the exchanges necessary in a trial (11)....   [tags: justice for Holocaust and WWII crimes]
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Overview of the O.J Simpson Trial - O.J Simpson Trial of the Decade The O.J Simpson trial was one of the most influential trials in the world. All around the United States people were constantly keeping up with what was going on in this trial. People had many different opinions. Most importantly O.J Simpson himself was charged for domestic violence of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Smith and Ronald Goldman. O.J Simpson was born on July 9th, 1947 in San Francisco, California. He had a successful college football career at USC....   [tags: Murder, Relationship, Verdict] 968 words
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O.J. Simpson and the Trial of the Century - The trial of the century, as the O.J. Simpson case came to be known brought the world to a standstill. The publicity before, during and after the trial proceedings was the astonishing. Pretrial publicity brought upon issues that required the application of relevant cases and the amendments of the constitution. With such a famous person as the main suspect in a murder trial the media wanted to provide as much information to the public as they possibly could. The 1st Amendment of the United States gives the media a right to gather and report information to the public....   [tags: Research Paper]
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The Illegal Proceeding of Christ's Trial - Humans are anything but perfect, but can a a group of people stray away from the proper code of law so much so that it become illegal, by accident. Jesus' trial was filled with these “mistakes.” One writer said this about the trial of Christ, “...the condemnation and execution of Jesus Christ was absolutely illegal, unwarranted, and worse than atrocious...”1 Jesus had four main enemies and many things that were illegal against him, but he is our Lord. Jesus' enemies were the Pharisees, Sadducees, the Herodians, and the Chief Priests....   [tags: pharisees, sadducees, the herodians]
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Problems with the OJ Simpson Trial - ... Poor collection methods of evidence can result in the contamination of evidence. Evidence contamination is defined as the addition or removal from the originally collected specimen (Schiro, n.d.). This issue is perhaps the most important in crime scene investigation. In an effort to fully preserve a scene of a crime, a large area is cordoned off to the public and a crime scene log is created. The crime scene log contains five components. The components are as follows: the name of the individual entering the crime scene, date, time entered, time out, and reason for entry (Schiro, n.d.)....   [tags: notorious, televised murder trials]
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A Hoax in Court: The Trial of Socrates - Albert Einstein quoted, “In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same” (Brainy Quote). Were justice and truth a part of Socrates’ trial. The primary question is: what is justice. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of justice is: “the administration of law, especially the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity.” Meletus brought an elder man to court for corrupting the youth and for refusing to believe in the gods of the city....   [tags: Law, philosophy]
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Procedural Steps in a Criminal Trial - Every society is faced by a fundamental problem of achieving social control that protects people’s lives and properties as well as establishing desirable levels of order, accord, security and courtesy in the society. Societies, therefore, have developed informal methods of attaining this control where family structures, norms and religious precepts are included. Law is established in contrast as a formal method of social control. Law is then said to be a set of rules that is prescribed and implemented by government to regulate and protect the society....   [tags: Social Control, Protocol]
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The Trial and Death of Socrates - The portrayal of Socrates, through the book “the trial and death of Socrates” is one that has created a fairly controversial character in Western history. In many ways, Socrates changed the idea of common philosophy in ancient Greece; he transformed their view on philosophy from a study of why the way things are, into a consideration man. Specifically, he analyzed the virtue and health of the human soul. Along side commending Socrates for his strong beliefs, and having the courage to stand by those convictions, Socrates can be commended for many other desirable characteristics....   [tags: Philosophy ] 1640 words
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Outcome of The Scopes Monkey Trial - The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee vs. Scopes but given the nickname “The Monkey Trial”, has been credited as starting the popular legal dispute between evolution and creationism in the court, and its impact in the 20’s was immeasurable. The interpretation of the case is just as popular, if not more, than the actual result of the case. The worldwide attention and media coverage the case received produced many opinions. Scholar’s opinions range from describing the case as an irrelevancy and a good show to describing it as a “Watershed in American religious history” (Ronald L....   [tags: evolution, darwin, clarence darrow] 1564 words
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The Competency to Stand Trial - The Supreme Court of the United States interpretation of the Sixth and a Fourteenth amendment is that defendants, who do not fit the legal description of competence to stand trial, should not be tried while they are in such a condition. Competency to stand trial refers to a person being able to participate as well as assist in his or her own defense. It has to be determined inline with the legal definition given by the laws before an individual can stand trial. The Supreme Court set a specific standard when determining competency to stand trial....   [tags: supreme court, dusky standards, juducial system]
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The Trial and Untimely Death of Socrates - ... As you could imagine Socrates was very confused by this and wondered what is the riddle or there are many wiser people in Athens alone. He then, as he puts it “in service of the god”, went out and questioned and studied the wise men to see if they were wiser then himself. No matter who he went to see and talk to he came to the same result, that each person was wise in their own fields while believing they know things on other subjects. To each person he tried to help by showing them, or humbling them as we would put it today, that they were not as wise as they believed....   [tags: innocent, defended, accusations] 536 words
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O.J. Simpson and the Trial of the Century - The OJ Simpson case has been hailed "The Trial of the Century." One of the longest running court trials in history, this case was filled with conspiracy, controversy, and the power of celebrity. The biggest part of the trial was the evidence. The submission of the blood samples, the DNA testing, and the articles of clothing made the case what it was. Amidst all the accusations of planted evidence and conspiracy plans against Simpson, the jury and Judge Ito had to try to sift through and find Simpson guilty or not guilty....   [tags: Research Paper]
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The Competency to Stand Trial - The criminal justice system takes on a pivotal role in pursuing and preventing crimes in society. When a suspect is caught and then faced with charges for a violent crime, they legally have the right to a fair trial. In order for a criminal proceeding to successfully take place, the defendant must be fully aware of their surroundings, have a basic understanding of court procedures, as well as being capable of defending their one case. Competency to stand trial (CST) is essential for maintaining fairness in the courtroom and producing a just verdict....   [tags: criminal justice, crime, criminal, trials]
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The Brain on Trial by David Eagleman - In “The Brain on trial”, David Eagleman (2011) recounts the horrifying events which occurred on August 1, 1966. Charles Whitman entered the University of Texas with a rifle and secured himself in the bell tower. He then proceeded to shoot and kill 13 people and injure 32 more. Whitman was also shot and killed; however, during his autopsy it was discovered that a tumor was pressing against his amygdala. According to Eagleman, “The amygdala is involved in emotional regulation, especially of fear and aggression” (2011)....   [tags: murder, tumor, punishment]
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The Trial and Death of Socrates - Recognized as one of the classical Greek Athenian philosophers who founded Western philosophy, Socrates was a mysterious figure known essentially through the accounts of later classical writers, especially from writings of his students Xenophon and the most popular Plato. Through Plato’s dialogues, Socrates has been portrayed and renowned for his involvement in the field of moral principles, and by this the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic Method had come about. With Socrates’ pedagogy, a series of questions can be asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to persuade deep-seated insights into the real issues at hand....   [tags: Greek Philosopher] 840 words
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OJ Simpson's Trial of the Century - Criminal Trial Background: The background of the relationship between OJ Simpson, and Nicole is, at first they were just friends who first met while Nicole was a waitress. When they first met she was also 17 years of age. OJ Simpson at the time had met Nicole while he was still married to a woman named Marguerite. Marguerite and OJ Simpson divorced after their child Aaren drowned in the family's swimming pool a month before her second birthday. Nicole and OJ Simpson got married in 1985 after a couple years of secretly dating....   [tags: glove, murder, criminal] 1617 words
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The Trial of R. Kelly - According to A Novel Approach to Politics “Questions about the very nature of reality seem to be common in fiction of all sorts.” Especially, The Boondocks, a fictional cartoon, uses satire to describe real events that happen in society. The episode I tuned into was “The Trial of R. Kelly”, which explained how R. Kelly won his trial and the views of the people about his case. In the episode, the people outside the court house showed different cognitive frameworks of how they view R. Kelly situation....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 718 words
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"The Stranger" - Meursault's Trial - After only a few days of trial, the jury in The Stranger declares that the main character, Meursault, is to be executed by guillotine in the town square. The trial and its verdict are one of the important parts of the novel, as Albert Camus uses them as a metaphor to summarize the two main tenets of absurdism. Camus uses the trial and persecution of Meursault to express his belief that the justice system is flawed because of his absurdist ideals that truth does not exist, and human life is precious....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1018 words
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Justice Trial of Students for Peace - Many of you are probably wondering, “will Students for Peace end up in jail or will they be freed from blame?” We heard arguments from both sides of this important case that show if they are found guilty or not. After much careful consideration, the side that was more persuasive in their arguments was New York City. New York City did a great job at presenting their different arguments that show that Students for Peace was disturbing peace. They declared that Student for Peace was using violent fighting words that disturbed the young kids around them....   [tags: constitution, freedom of speech, new york city] 791 words
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The Concept of Fair Trial - “The right of a criminal defendant to a fair trial is absolute... The right to a fair trial is one to be enjoyed by the guilty as well as the innocent, for a defendant is presumed to be innocent until proved to be otherwise in a fairly conducted trial,” (Randall v. R. (Cayman Islands), 2002). The concept of fair trial is self-explanatory; it simply means an impartial trial that is executed to grant each party involved in a case their fundamental right which guarantees them a right to due. The scenario provided gives rise to issues of contempt of court, the sub judice rule and the code of ethics for media professionals....   [tags: Criminal, Defendant, Lawyer, Guilty, Innocent]
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The Trial by Franz Kafka - ... Yet the officials easily pull right back because they are the ones who have the true power. This power struggle continues throughout the story although near the end Joseph K does eventually succumb to the power and accepts his fate in chapter nine. In the very last chapter, K is presented with yet another power struggle. Two men who showed up at his residence unexpectedly take him away. K acts as if he was expecting them and says, “You’ve come for me then, have you?” (Kafka, 265). The men walk with him a ways, until K refused to continue on....   [tags: law of morality, Joseph K]
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The US Trial System - When one thinks of trials a lot of questions come to mind. What is a trial. What is involved in a trial. Who are the participants in a trial. Of all the participants how do they all contribute to the trial, what are their duties. What are the aspects of a trial and how do the aspects affect the fairness of the trial. How does our constitution contribute to a trial and how does it create fairness to the system. Within the body of this paper I will educate the reader on the trial system and answer any questions a person may have on the subject....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 923 words
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Scottsboro Boys Trial Comparison - The text that provides the best commentary is Harper Lee’s, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Both ‘Dry September’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ are loosely based on the Scottsboro Trial; ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is the better commentary. This is for three reasons, the crime that both accused were charged with and the outcomes, the prejudice that the jury has in both cases, and the discrepancy and integrity of the alleged victims. Nevertheless the reasons articulate for a strong forefront for the better commentary of, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 964 words
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The Scopes Monkey Trial - Ever since science began to explain the previously unexplainable, it has caused conflicts with religion. The Scopes “Monkey” Trial of Dayton, Tennessee was one of the most talked about trials in history because it was one of the first and most publicized times that this conflict occurred. The trial showed the schism between the faithful fundamentalists and the newly formed group of evolutionists. Although the jury was reminded that they only had to decide if Scopes had broken the law, the verdict was seen as much more than that....   [tags: Clarence Darrow, teaching evolution]
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Franz Kafka's The Trial - ... Gleefully, Josef proclaims he is nothing of the kind, but the chief financial officer of a bank, and proceeds to make a lengthy speech about how badly the entire trial was being run, how incompetent the legal system is, and how absurd the entire ordeal is because he is mostly certainly not guilty. Somewhat ironically, at no point does he ask the judge what he's been accused of, so certain is he of his complete innocence in all matters. Once Josef's speech ends, the judge makes a rather interesting response, saying, "I just want to draw your attention to the fact...that you have today deprived yourself - although you can't yet have realized it - of the advantage that an interrogation off...   [tags: joseph, accusation, book analysis]
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The Mendez Brothers Trial - Is it possible to sympathize with two calculated killers, if they claimed abuse. The jurors of the Menendez brothers’ first trial thought so. The Menendez brothers came from a wealthy family who lived in Beverly Hills, but everything was not as posh as it seemed. Lyle and Erik Menendez seemed to have it all, but their family allegedly had a deep secret. This secret eventually came out on the day that they murdered their parents in cold blood. The brothers shot their parents in their own home, like professional hit men....   [tags: calculated killers, famous court cases]
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The O.J Simpson Trial - ... The marriage between Simpson and Brown ultimately ended after seven years, during which Simpson pleaded no contest to spousal abuse in 1989. After the divorce there was much “he said” “she said” between the two individuals, Simpson stating Brown had a dual personality, and was often emotionally abusive towards him in their marriage. Both Simpson and Brown had not exactly left their former relationship off on good terms whatsoever, it was clear that each of them had a certain vendetta against the other....   [tags: american judicial system, tragedy] 1293 words
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The George Zimmerman Trial - A classic case of race. Trayvon Martin, a young black teen, walked down the street one afternoon with a bottle of tea and a pack of skittles, before encountering a man of a different ethnic background- George Zimmerman. That tragic day was the last one Mr. Martin would ever see and it brings about the question, “Is his death justified by law?” Some may argue Zimmerman acted out of self-defense. Still others say a boy lost his life due to acts of racism. Sounds similar to the case mentioned in Twelve Angry Men, does it not....   [tags: race biased, famous court cases]
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The Patty Hearst Trial - Patty Hearst was a normal 19 year old girl, living in an apartment with her fiance and attending university in Berkeley, California, until one day her life, and the lives of everyone around her changed forever. On the evening of February 4, 1974, some members of the left-wing radical group called the Symbionese Liberation Army barged into Hearst’s home armed with guns, and beat up her fiance before kidnapping Hearst and bringing her to their house where she was kept blindfolded in a closet for 59 days....   [tags: Symbionese Liberation Army]
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The Rodney King Trial - In the play Twelve Angry Men, a boy is on trial for supposedly murdering his father after a night of arguing. Rodney King, twenty-five, was beaten by four caucasian Los Angeles Police Department officers on March 3, 1991 (CNN Wire 1). On this day, King was pulled over for exceeding the speed limit while intoxicated (Kaplan 1). The jury of both of these cases played a major role in the verdict of each case. In the play Twelve Angry Men, the twelve men that make up the jury are faced with a difficult decision to make; deciding whether or not a nineteen year old boy was guilty of murder....   [tags: police brutality, famous court cases]
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Trial of Curtis Reeves - The meaning and extent of the Constitution Second Amendment has been a cause for controversy and debate for numerous years. Every special interest group and individual has their own opinion on the application of “the right to keep and bear arms” in a modern society. With such subjects there also arises discussion over associated legislation including the “Stand-Your-Ground” law and what locales should be considered “gun free zones”. Events happen on fairly regular basis that question one or two issues concerning gun laws and especially questioning the psychological or sociological minds of those behind them....   [tags: constitution, second amendment, ]
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The Trial of Socrates - The Trial of Socrates The trial of Socrates is an excellent source of events during the period in which Socrates lived and died. Athens was a democratic city with much pride in their freedom. Especially their freedom of speech. Socrates was a political philosopher who did not agree with these freedoms provided by the Athenic democracy. However, it is his trial in which both the democracy of Athens and Socrates himself show their hypocrisy. It is this hypocrisy that makes the trial and death of Socrates quite ironic....   [tags: Papers] 1058 words
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The Trial of Galileo - The Trial of Galileo The trial of Galileo is an important event in the history of science. We now know, the Roman Catholic church now recognizes, that Galileo's view was correct. What were the arguments on both sides of the issue as it was unfolding. Search the web for documents that chronicle the trial and discuss briefly the case for and against Galileo in the context of the times in which the trial occurred. Be sure to accurately reference your web sources. Your posting should be about 2 paragraphs long, and will necessarily need to be fairly concise....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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Kafka's Trial - Franz Kafka is known as one of the most prominent writers from the twentieth century. In 1883 he was born in Prague, which was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time. Kafka’s family is of Jewish decent and was a part of the German speaking community, which was hated and distrusted by the Czech speaking majority of Prague (Kafka’s Life). Kafka is known for his intricate style of writing on peculiar subjects. Many of his novels are based on “real world” problems and societies. Kafka often presents a grotesque representation of society through themes of isolation, guilt, and corruption (Kafka’s Life)....   [tags: classic literature]
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Socrates' Trial - In Plato’s: The Apology Socrates was charged and put on trial for impiety, as well as accused of committing many other crimes. I will first explain the most important issues of why Socrates was sent to death. Then I will argue the position that Socrates is innocent, and should not be have been found guilty. To introduce, Socrates was placed on trial and charged with the crime of impiety. Impiety is the lack of reverence for the gods and other sacred things. As well another major claim was that Socrates was corrupting the children of Athens....   [tags: Greek Literature] 798 words
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Homicide Trial Process - Homicide Trial Process The topic of capital punishment has been the subject of debate for many years as it should be on the minds of society. A society that seek to found justice for the victim who lost their lives at the hand of another human beings. The critics of capital punishment would argue that the government has over reached it authority and have sought to judge in God stead. However, the advocates of capital punishment will argue that many nations whether modern or ancient has used capital punishment as a method of justice....   [tags: Proper, Conviction, Sentencing]
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Jury Trial Analysis - A jury trial is not to be confused with a bench trial as it often times is. While a bench trial takes places only in front of a Judge who is then tasked with coming to a verdict on his/her own, a jury trial is one that is “composed of members of the community present at the trial to act as the finder of fact” (McGuigan, 2014). The constitutional trial rights that are sanctioned throughout a jury trial is called a trial by jury. This is in the sixth amendment which says that everyone has the right to a fair and speedy trial by an impartial jury....   [tags: jurors, charge, veredict]
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The Jury and Its Role in the Courts of Trial - The jury plays a crucial role in the courts of trial. They are an integral part in the Australian justice system. The jury system brings ordinary people into the courts everyday to judge whether a case is guilty or innocent. The role of the jury varies, depending on the different cases. In Australia, the court is ran by an adversary system. In this system “..individual litigants play a central part, initiating court action and largely determining the issues in dispute” (Ellis 2013, p. 133). In this essay I will be discussing the role of the jury system and how some believe the jury is one of the most important institutions in ensuring that Australia has an effective legal system, while other...   [tags: jury systems, proceedings and judgements]
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