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The Law on Robbery - The Law on Robbery The law on robbery is contained in the Theft Act 1968; an act in which the government attempted to clarify the law on theft and related offences. Robbery as an offence can be seen as an aggravated theft – it is necessary that the elements of theft be satisfied before the prosecution can attempt to achieve a successful conviction for robbery. While the law surrounding the offence of Theft has been subject to deliberation and criticism since the passing of the act, the law on robbery has proved equally difficult to apply....   [tags: Papers] 969 words
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Bank Robbery - Short Story - Bank Robbery - Short Story Ned now decided to be an outlaw in earnest. To maintain supplies of arms and food he needed money, so he decided to rob a bank. He chose a bank at Euroa and decided that the right moment for a robbery would be when the court was in session. He reasoned that few people would be in the streets on a mid-summer afternoon, when most would either be at home or in the courthouse. He had also found that there was only one foot constable stationed at Euroa to protect the bank, post office, railway station, two or three hotels, and all the stores....   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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The Bank Robbery - Original Writing - The Bank Robbery - Original Writing Bob sat motionless, scanning the street from the car he has stolen two days ago, a 1987 green s-class that no one would notice. He'd been parked in front of a grocery store lot for about 2 hours tracking everyone who went in and out of the Springfield Bank. Nobody really paid attention to the cars in the grocery store lot. Bob hadn't always been so careful. He'd spent a few years in prison because he was a bit stupid to think his plans through....   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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Personal Narrative- Victim of Robbery - Personal Narrative- Victim of Robbery My story started about a week ago. I was heading to bed early, because I was tired from a long day with plans to wake up a few hours before class to review for a test. As I closed my books for the evening and headed to bed around midnight, little did I know something was going on outside. A little later that night someone entered my garage, which was so conveniently unlocked. They first rummaged through my dad’s van outside and I think they stole his coat, a tape and a few rolls of film....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 691 words
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Robbery of Freedom: The Ultimate Injustice - Robbery of Freedom: The Ultimate Injustice WRONGFULLY CONVICTED AND IMPRISONED IN ALABAMA My story is told to you as honestly and as accurately as can be. Over the years, I have felt like I've had to 'defend' something, but I have realized that, as bizarre as it is, just tell the truth and let that be it. I was released in April 10,2001, and my quest for justice has only gained momentum. I am the victim of small town politics where the locals have met very little resistance in doing things their own way, regardless of the law....   [tags: history] 2517 words
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The Impact of Heroin Prices on Robbery Trends - The Impact of Heroin Prices on Robbery Trends Introduction In Australia, as in other western countries, illicit drug users often resort to crime in order to fund their habit. Heroin dependence has been a major factor in the escalation of robbery over the past four decades and there is a strong link between the rising price of heroin and increase in property crime[1]. Research has revealed that drug treatment, such as methadone clinics, has proved effective in decreasing the robbery rate; however there is a lack of literature on whether a decrease in the price of heroin would cause this decline....   [tags: Papers] 2196 words
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Bank Robbery - Bruno Brian ran slim fingers over his carefully styled hair. Shrugging the navy blazer more comfortably on his broad shoulders, he wondered if his businessman's disguise masked the figure of a broken-down football coach who hadn't worked in years. He took another sip of beer as he saw Shorty Lopez striding into the bar. "Where you been?" Bruno growled. "You're late." Shorty eased into the booth, his toes barely touching the floor. "Cool your jets, Bruno," he snapped. "I'm always at the starting gate when it counts, ain't I?" Bruno hated to admit Shorty was right....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Story] 1331 words
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Venezuela - ... Kidnappings are also a threat in Caracas. One type of kidnapping is the “express kidnapping” that can occur at the airport. Victims are taken, usually at gunpoint, to withdraw as much money as possible from ATMs. There is also the “virtual kidnapping” where scam surveys are used to get contact and personal information on minors. The “kidnapper” then calls the parents for ransoms without the child actually being taken. A third type of kidnapping is the “inside kidnapping”, where domestic employees are paid large amounts of money for keys and information to help the kidnappers take children for ransom (US Department of State, 2010)....   [tags: Violence, Murder, Robbery, Kidnapping] 867 words
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Recommended Prison Policy - Recommended Prison Policy Hello Sir/Madam in this report one will examine the importance of suggesting new recommendations for increasing the maximum prison sentence for offenders convicted of aggravated robbery, known as armed robbery. One will address issues of why our state legislature should consider changing the existing prison terms of those found guilty of armed robbery. As well address, the reason one believes this responsibility lays in the hands of legislators instead of judges, or parole boards....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Prison Term Policy - Prison Term Policy The members of the state legislature have hired me, a criminologist advisor to work for the state implementing a new bill on doubling a maximum sentence for anyone convicted of armed robbery....   [tags: Criminology Prison Term] 772 words
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Types of Crime - ... Statutory rape is sex with a minor. Minor is a person younger than 18 years old. If the person has sex with a minor he or she can be charged with statutory rape, to which no defense exists. First degree murder is the most serious form of murder, the defendant made a clear-headed decision to kill the victim; premeditated. Second degree murder, is killing a human being with malice aforethought. Meaning, intentionally killing someone without planning to do so in advance (Violent Crimes 1). Some of the most common effects of sexual assault are nightmares, flashbacks, guilt and anxiety....   [tags: Persuasive, Legal Issues, Social Issues] 1768 words
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Stranger-on-Stranger Violence - Stranger-on-stranger violence is random, unpredictable and can happen anywhere. In addition, there are no clear links between the victims and suspects. This does not mean that that the situations are completely spontaneous. Predators’ may keep track of certain places, like Automatic teller machines, fast-food restaurants and shopping malls, as a means to find the right target. Targets are selected for their innocence and naïve nature. Predators target these individuals because they want what the individual has (Meadows, 2010)....   [tags: Violence]
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Analysis of German Film Run Lola Run - Analysis of German Film "Run Lola Run" Run Lola Run, is a German film about a twenty-something woman (Lola) who has 20 minutes to find $100,000 or her love (Manni) will be killed. The search for the money is played through once with a fatal ending and one would think the movie was over but then it is shown again as if it had happened ten seconds later and changed everything. It is then played out one last time. After the first and second sequence, there is a red hued, narrative bridge....   [tags: Movie Film Style Run Lola Essays] 913 words
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crime soars as villians remain free - In this question there are several points to consider. Firstly there is the opening sentence. Does it mean that we are either not catching villains, or when they are being caught, the judiciary are not imposing custodial sentences and therefore they are back on the streets committing more and more crime. When dissected and taken apart the gripping headline that appeared in the Daily Express means nothing of the sort. It is merely an eye catcher that will draw people’s attention to the article. What the article is actually saying is that although the crime figures in some Police forces in England and Wales has only risen slightly the detection or clear up rate has actually fallen, this is due in some part to the home office guidelines as to what Police can now regard as a ‘clear up’....   [tags: essays research papers] 996 words
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Types of Crimes - Types of Crimes A crime is an act against the public good, punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both. There are two major classifications of crime. The first classification of crime is a felony. A felony is a major crime punishable by imprisonment or death. Murder, manslaughter, burglary, robbery, and arson are examples of felonies. The second major classification of a crime is a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is a less serious crime with a less severe penalty. Misdemeanors that aren’t as serious are known as petty offenses....   [tags: Crime Violence Felony Misdemeanor Laws Essays] 620 words
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State Vs. Shoemaker - State of Kansas, Appelle, vs. Joe Shoemaker, Appellant The 1980 Kansas State Supreme Court case of State of Kansas, Appelle, v. Joe Shoemake, Appellant, the defendant, Joe Shoemake, was charged with three counts of aggravated robbery of three persons and two counts of felony theft involving two automobiles. In New York State that would be considered as follows: 160.10, Robbery in the second degree, would be classified as; A person is guilty of robbery in the second degree when he forcibly steals property and when: 1....   [tags: essays research papers] 803 words
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Crime - Crime refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. Crimes include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possessing or selling illegal drugs, appearing nude on a public street, drunken driving, and bank robbery. The list of acts considered crimes is constantly changing. For example, at one time, people were charged with witchcraft, but this is no longer illegal. Today, it is becoming a serious crime to pollute the air and water. In colonial days, pollution received little attention because it caused few problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 2091 words
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Crime - Crime In general the definition of a crime is an act punishable by law, usually considered an evil act. Crime refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. Crimes include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possession or dealing of illegal drugs, being nude in public , drunk driving, and bank robbery. Crime is an act that has been timeless and has been committed practically since the start of time. For example, ever since Cain killed his brother Abel (B.C.), people being charged with witchcraft in the 1600’s, prostitution, to the current crimes of modern day(A.D.)....   [tags: essays research papers] 874 words
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Terrorism and Maritime Security - ... Therefore, the U.S responsively established the Container Security Initiative (CSI) as their security preventive policy and International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) was established by IMO as a representative of international community response . However, not all maritime attack could be defining as maritime international terrorist group threats because different purpose and organization. This essay will extend the possibility threats by maritime terrorist on maritime security....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Gun Control - Gun Control Ocean City, Maryland, businessman and resident Stephen George was walking his dog late one night when he noticed two men in a passing vehicle turn off the headlights and swing back toward his business, Boat Doctor Marine, Inc. After watching the pair squeeze through the fence, George went to his house nearby and retrieved a stainless steel, .357 Mag. Revolver. Surprising the men - who were hefting new batteries back to their car - George commanded, "Hold it right there." He then instructed the men to keep their hands in plain view and marched them back to the business to dial 9-1-1....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 623 words
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Crime in the Netherlands - Crime in the Netherlands Over the years, there has been much discussion regarding the relationship between crime and religious sects. How were crime justified. Where and how were the robberies committed. In the article "Crime in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century" Janzma studies the issue of robbery in relation to the Appelman-Batenburg group and the followers of Johan Willems by exploring the socioeconomic and political conditions responsible for their survival. According to the author, the Appelman-Batenburg sect was more organized than most since they had organized a criminal network of spies, locksmiths and goldsmiths....   [tags: Papers] 511 words
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Training And Development - Development and Training Paper Training and development programs are introduced to organizations to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees. In addition, development and training programs are essential for an organization to successfully train and educate their employees. The quality and variety of the training companies provide is key for motivation. Reasons for training range from new-hire training about your operation to introducing a new concept to a workgroup. Quality training and development programs are essential in keeping the staff motivated about learning new concepts and keeping the department profitable....   [tags: Business Human Resources] 1182 words
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Strain Theory and Recession - ... The second movie, Fun with Dick and Jane, they resort to a comedic series of robberies to pay for their lifestyle after failing to find sustainable jobs after being laid off. In spite of comedic relief of their criminal actions, are these movies not far from the truth from idea of Merton’s Strain theory that when law-abiding people are facing desperate times and strains on their life will resort to crime to sustain the goals that society have upheld. As for any survivalist would know “Desperate times comes for desperate measures.” The question is there a relationship between the recent economic recession and an increase in property crime and violent crime....   [tags: American History, Social Issues] 1546 words
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America Needs Gun Control - Handguns Kill! - Handguns Kill. Imagine enjoying a movie at Cinema 10, eating a meal at Taco Bell, or even sitting in a history class at Carman-Ainsworth High School while people all around you are carrying loaded guns. Although this may seem unbelievable, it is possible because the second amendment of the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to possess and carry guns. It is understandable that Americans would want to possess guns such as shotguns and rifles for the popular sport of hunting....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 610 words
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Jessie James - Jessie James: Murdering Outlaw or American Hero   	There are two sides to everything. Coins have both heads and tales, the moon has a dark side and a face that we are so familiar with, and yes, the Lochness Monster has both a head and a tail. To every opinion, or story, there will always be one that contradicts it. This is the case with conceptions regarding Jesse James. Jesse Woodson James was born on the cold and early morning of September 6, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri. At the age of fourteen, Jesse joined the Confederate effort during the Civil War and fought until a Union bullet injured him in 1865....   [tags: essays research papers] 603 words
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Reservoir Dogs - Reservoir Dogs is a gangster movie with a difference. Instead of the gangsters being portrayed as slick professionals who always stay calm and collected, they are portrayed realistically. Reservoir Dogs is about a group of 5 professional thieves who attempt to rob a jewellery store. However, one of the team, Mr Orange (played by Tim Roth) is an undercover police officer. After the group enter the jewellery store and employee turns on an alarm and one of the men, Mr Blonde starts shooting the staff and customers, before the police get there, and the team escapes by stealing cars and shooting police officers dead....   [tags: essays research papers] 662 words
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Organisational Structure and Culture of the Oceans 11 Team - Organisational Structure and Culture of the Oceans 11 Team 1.0 Executive Summary: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)[1] wished to review how the Ocean’s 11 team was formed and discuss by putting a management development programme together, the organisational behavioural aspects of the group. A vast amount of research was conducted in order to put together the management development programme together to show other organisations how to prevent problems within their group and avoid issues that will be mentioned in this programme....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]
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Juvenile Crime - Juvenile Crime Introduction Every year, millions of juveniles are involved in criminal activities. According to statistics, as of 1999, the arrest rate for juvenile crime has dropped from its peak in the mid-1990’s. Statistics about juvenile crime have shown a steady increase of juvenile arrests from 1987 to 1994. Although overall crime rates have decreased since 1994, they are still above what they were in 1980. The following paragraphs and charts show the crime rates of specific crimes committed by juveniles....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Buford vs. United States - Buford vs. United States Certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the seventh circuit No. 99-9073. Argued January 8, 2001--Decided March 20, 2001 TYPE OF CASE. This case has to deal with the certiorari (Latin for “to be informed”) from the United States Court of appeals for the seventh district. This case raises a question of the sentencing laws. What is the standard of review as it applies when a court of appeals reviews a trial court’s Sentencing Guideline determination as to whether an offender’s prior convictions were consolidated, hence “related,” for purposes of sentencing....   [tags: Papers] 690 words
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Fingerprinting Identification and Understanding the Term Daubert Hearing - Fingerprinting Identification and Understanding the Term Daubert Hearing From the early days, with little literary reference material, to the current day, with substantially more, but still insufficient formation, the science of fingerprint identification has managed to maintain its credibility and usefulness. Although, academic institutions have yet to recognize the field as an applied science and include it in the curricula, which would provide directed research and literary reference, in libraries....   [tags: Papers] 2497 words
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Miranda Rights - Miranda Rights The Miranda rights all started in 1963. Ernest Miranda was taken into custody by Phoenix police as a suspect for the kidnapping and rape of a girl. The Phoenix police department questioned Ernest for two vigorous hours. Miranda finally confessed orally to the crime, and then wrote out a statement admitting to the crime and describing what he had done. Miranda's trial came to date; the crime was admitted despite his lawyer's advice and he was convicted and sentenced. Three years later Miranda's appeal reached the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 529 words
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Jesse James - Jesse James was born in Clay County, Missouri on the Fifth of September 1847. His parents were Zerelda and Robert James. They were hemp farmers that owned six slaves, but most people wouldn’t know that. They only know him as an outlaw. Nevertheless, the name “Jesse James” is one that almost everyone has heard, even though he has been dead for over one hundred years. (Defeat n. pg.) Now, although Jesse James was a traditional outlaw in many respects, his legend perseveres as an icon of American culture....   [tags: Biography] 1548 words
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How Safe is the Campus of University of Illinois? - ... The first video tape ends at they walked into the coffee shop. Maybe they discussed the robbery plan inside the coffee shop, but we cannot conclude that from the video tape. Then the second video tape starts as the two criminals walked out of the coffee shop. After the first man walked out of the door, he swiftly grabbed the victim’s iPad and quickly ran away. Then the victim promptly stood up trying to figure out what just happened exactly, however, the second criminal approached him and displayed a hand gun to the victim....   [tags: Safety]
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Interpersonal Violence - ... Women victims are different from male victims because those living below poverty lines are more likely to be victims, while male victims do not. Offender characteristics also have similarities and differences amongst genders. A big similarity is depression. This disease has been a major characteristic for both genders to become offenders. Unlike victims, offenders hold more differences than similarities. The difference between male and female offenders is the limits of the abuse they endure and the side effects of pregnancies....   [tags: Social Issues, Domestic Violence, Legal Issues] 1964 words
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Gregg v. Georgia 1976 - Gregg v. Georgia 1976 Introduction/Background: A Jury found Troy Gregg guilty of committing an armed robbery and murder. In accordance with Georgia law, the trial was in two stages, a guilt stage, and a sentencing stage. At the guilt stage of Georgia's bifurcated procedure, the jury found the petitioner guilty of two accounts armed robbery and murder. At the penalty stage, the judge instructed the jury that it could recommend either a death sentence or a life prison sentence on each count and the jury returned the verdict of death....   [tags: essays research papers] 459 words
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How Should Guilty People Be Punished? - How should guilty people be punished. Thousands of crimes are committed throughout the year; robbery, fraud, rape etc… The people who commit these crimes and are caught are sent to jail. The only thing is, Every person who committed a crime had a different reason for doing it. That is why the Court exists, to judge each case differently. There should be an individual punishment for every case, because every case is different, and the “criminals” have different motives. I would like to give examples: For instance in murder cases; if a woman murdered her husband because he would beat her and the only way she could survive was by killing him, this case should be judged differently next to a case for instance a woman killing her husband because she was jealous of him....   [tags: essays research papers] 450 words
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The Transformation of Hal in Henry IV - The Transformation of Hal in Henry IV       In Shakespeare's Henry IV, the character Hal, the Prince of Wales, undergoes a transformation that can be characterized as a redemption. Shakespeare introduces Hal, in the opening act as a renegade of the Court.  His avoidance of all public responsibility and his affinity for the company of  the Boar's Head Tavern, have caused serious concern for the King, because Hal is heir to the throne.  The King realizes that to keep order, a ruler and his heir must prove to be both responsible and honorable;  from the outset Hal possesses neither quality.  The King even testifies to his own advisor, that he would have rather traded Hal for Hotspur, the son of the Earl of Northumberland.  In the King's eyes Hotspur, not Hal,  is the "theme of honor's tongue" (1.1....   [tags: Henry IV Henry V Essays]
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An Overview of Capital Punishment - An Overview of Capital Punishment Introduction     Capital punishment is punishment by death for committing a crime.  Since the early 1800's most executions have resulted from convictions for murder.  The death penalty has also been imposed for such serious crimes as armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, and treason.  There is much disagreement about whether or not capital punishment is effective in discouraging crime.       In the early 1990's, 36 states of the United States had laws that permitted the death penalty.  These laws were greatly influenced by a 1972 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States which had banned the death penalty as it was then imposed, describing the carrying out of the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment.  But the court left open the possibility that the death penalty might be imposed for certain crimes and if it was applied according to clear standards....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2308 words
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Solutions to Juvenile Crime - Solutions to Juvenile Crime Crime is a plague that has haunted American citizens for centuries. The severity of crime has ranged from running a red light to cold blooded murder. Statistics indicate that crime rates have been on the rise in the previous decades, especially juvenile crime. Statistics show that, ‘the number of youths aged 14 and younger who have been charged with homicide has jumped by 43 percent in the past twenty years’ (Kids With No Hope, No Fear, No Rules, And No Life, 2)....   [tags: Crime Juvenile Violence Civil Liberties Essays]
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Police and Racial Profiling - Police and Racial Profiling The term “racial profiling” is used by agencies of law enforcement to describe an individual’s race or ethnicity as a factor in articulating reasonable suspicion to stop, question, or arrest an individual (Racial Profiling 2001: 1). Police officers have the discretion to make decisions regarding whom they stop. However, if any law enforcement employee profiles potential suspects based on their race or ethnicity they violate the civil rights of the individual....   [tags: Law Enforcement Racism Essays]
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White Heat - White Heat White Heat clearly belongs within Shatzs category of genres of order. How far do you agree with this statement. This is an exiting essay to write for a number of reasons. For one it is an honour to follow in the footsteps of Raul Walsh understanding the motivations that brought him to direct White Heat in the way he did it. For another reason is wonderful having the possibility to describe it through the Shatz^s module that can describe perfectly every aspect of a selected movie. Because it is essentially a narrative system, a film genre can be examined in terms of its fundamental structural components: plot, character, setting, thematics and so on....   [tags: essays papers]
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Death Penalty - Justified - Death Penalty - Justified There are many problems facing our criminal justice system today. Some of the more important ones are overcrowded jails, the increasing murder rate, and keeping tax payers content. In light of these problems, I think the death penalty is our best and most reasonable solution because it is a highly effective deterrent to murder. And, tax payers would be pleased to know that their hard-earned tax dollars are not being wasted on supporting incorrigible criminals who are menaces to society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Born To Kill report - Born To Kill This book was an extremely captivating read that I had a hard time putting down. This exciting novel was about an upstart gang of Vietnamese youths that formed in Chinatown who violently made their presence felt, they were known by the name Born to Kill. This book had many legal issues that we discussed in class and only a couple of issues that were not handled correctly in my eyes. This is a book that anyone that is interested in Asian organized crime should read. During the Vietnam War many people fled from Vietnam to America in order to start a new life of prosperity and to forget the horrors of the war....   [tags: essays research papers] 1726 words
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Crime - Crime A crime is defined as "an act committed in violation of a law forbidding it and for which a variety of punishments may be imposed." Crimes are classified into two basic groups; "mala in se" which are crimes that are evil in themselves, and "mala prohibitita" which are crimes that are only crimes because society at the time deems them wrong. In these days crime is more easy perceived by society. Surveys of public opinion in the United States show that more and more people believe that crime is increasing....   [tags: essays research papers] 742 words
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Dont Say A Word - Don’t Say A Word was what Nathan Conrad heard from his daughters’ kidnappers. This movie was intense and heart stopping. It all started out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in November of 1991. Five men commit a bank robbery to steal one prize jewel. After the robbery, the five men split into two groups and took two different get-away vehicles. One vehicle had three men and the other had two men. The vehicle with two men contained “Jon Doe” (name never mentioned) and another anonymous man. These two men planned on stealing the jewel from their partners throughout the entire crime; they were successful in doing so....   [tags: essays research papers] 1277 words
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Hate - Crime: The Price We Pay Today American correction facilities experience a crisis of epic proportions. United States prisons and jails house inmates in record numbers with no relief. This situation leads many to suggest that overcrowding in prisons constitutes an important issue facing American correction reform today. One way to deal with overcrowded prisons is to enforce the death penalty. According to David Davis, infliction of the death penalty for certain secular crimes, such as murder and robbery, associates historically with the rise of the modern state (23)....   [tags: essays research papers] 845 words
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Mathew Shepard Case Brief - Matthew Shepard Case Brief Facts: Twenty one year old, University of Wyoming college student, Matthew Shepard, died October 12, 1998 at 12:53 a.m. after spending five days in a comma due to massive injuries and head trauma in a robbery and hate crime assault (Matthew Shepard, 2000 [on-line]). Matthew Shepard met Aaron McKinney (22) and Russell Henderson (21) of Laramie in a local bar called Fireside Lounge. McKinney and Henderson had been drinking. The two led Shepard to believe they were gay and lured Shepard to their truck....   [tags: essays research papers] 875 words
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Piracy In The 21st Century - Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines piracy as, “an act of robbery on the high seas or an act resembling such robbery” (885). From this we can define software piracy as an act of robbery on the information superhighway. Many people do not see it as such. Even though the average person would never consider going into a convenience store and stealing a stick of gum, many have no qualms about stealing thousands of dollars worth of software. In a study done by the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft, 43 percent of adult Canadians who were asked thought that pirating software for personal use was OK....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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radio news - Radio News Speech Good morning, Sioux City. This is Adam Lewis and you are tuned to KL&R on this delightful March 3rd for all your news so you’ll know what’s going on. This story coming right out of good old Sioux City…. Eleven businesses in a strip mall on Gordon Drive are all wet after a water main burst early Wednesday morning. Water and mud spewed from the break in the main and into businesses at Sioux City's Gordon plaza. "We walked in to open the store," said Beverly Gonzalez, Dollar etc....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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Reservoir Dogs - 1. A cult film. It is a known fact that taste in movies is something that is different for every person. But that doesn’t mean people can’t agree on anything in this matter. Some films capture the hearts of many people all over the world, and are loved and remembered by all. These films deserve a place in history books. We refer to them as ‘Classics’. E.g. Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Godfather … Of course not all films that are viewed by millions of people are classics. Some film producers like Jerry Bruckheimer are known to produce action-packed, hyped up, commercial films with low artistic value and make billions of dollars....   [tags: essays research papers] 897 words
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Silas Marner - Silas Marner Before Silas Marner had settled in the village of Raveloe, he had lived in Lantern Yard. Silas had left Lantern Yard because he had been falsely accused of stealing - and because his friend, William Dane, had betrayed his trust by accusing him and marrying Silas's fiancee, Sarah. When Silas settles in Raveloe, he is isolated from the village. That he is a weaver and that his cottage is on the edge of town, next to the Stone-pits, make Silas very different from the rest of the village....   [tags: English Literature] 1650 words
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