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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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Sacco and Venzetti Robbery and Homicide - ... He references a lot of opinions such as that of Frankfurter, a Supreme Court justice, whom Montgomery corrects for making an error in his evidence saying that only four witnesses testified that Vanzetti was selling fish that day instead of thirteen. When discussing the issue on whether or not the jury was biased because of the issue of radicalism, Montgomery cites Edward B. Simmons to strengthen his belief by using the interview of Simmons with Juror Dever who said that, “…that talk of radicalism is absurd....   [tags: Controversial Cases, US History] 1411 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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Venezuela - Venezuela is a dangerous country, and its capital, Caracas is an extremely dangerous city. Venezuela is a deadlier place then Iraq, with about four times the number of deaths from violence in Venezuela then in Iraq. In 2008 the homicide rate for Venezuela was 48 for every 100,000 people. In the United States the rate was 5.6 per 100,000 (Llana, 2008). A 2010 report puts the murder rate at 75 per 100,000 (Shooting gallery, 2010). Caracas has become the deadliest city in the world, with approximately 200 murders per 100,000 people (Romero, 2010; US Department of State, 2010)....   [tags: Violence, Murder, Robbery, Kidnapping] 867 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 Essay] 1331 words
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Robbert Harris - We have all read interesting, touching stories in our lifetime. I have read a few, myself. The one that really sticks out in my mind is, The Unquiet Death of Robert Harris by Michael Kroll. This story left me filled with emotions, opinions, and questions. The story was told by a man named Michael Kroll that had a very dear friend on death row named Robert Harrison. They had been friends for ten years and now that friendship was to come to an end. Nothing that night seemed to go as planned or on schedule....   [tags: essays research papers] 494 words
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The Robber Bride - Depending on how you look at Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride, Timson calls it an 'upmarket melodrama'; whereas Martin refers to it as a novel 'confronting politically correct feminism';. The truth is it isn't either of these. While some of the situations are greatly exaggerated, this book comments on the way that women interact with each other on a day-to-day basis. Atwood tells the story of three women, and how they are drawn together because they have all been double-crossed by a mutual female friend, Zenia....   [tags: essays research papers] 886 words
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Robber Barons - The Robber Barons, as they were called, were the kings of American Industry and American Society during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Rich beyond the average man's wildest dreams, these industrialists were often criticized for their philosophies and their ways of making money. Robber Barons can also be viewed as immoral, greedy, and corrupt, and the evidence to support such a view is not difficult to find. Bribery, illegal business practices, and cruelty to workers were not uncommon in this period, and many of the most respected industrialists were also the most feared and hated....   [tags: essays research papers] 570 words
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The Robber Barons - The Robber Barons When the names Carnagie, Rockefeller, and Pullman come to mind, most of us automatically think of what we saw or read in our history books: "These men were kind and generous and through hard work and perseverance, any one of you could become a success story like them," right. Wrong. I am sick of these people being remembered for the two or three "good deeds" they have done. Publicity and media have exaggerated the generosity of these men, the government has spoiled these names with false lies, and people have been blind to see that these men were ruthless, sly businessmen who were motivated by your money and their struggle for power....   [tags: history] 731 words
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Robber Barons and the Gilded Age - Robber Barons and the Gilded Age Did the Robber Barons and the Gilded Age of the 1890’s and early 20th Century have a negative impact on 21st Century Corporate America today. Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, and Vanderbilt all had something in common, they were all “Robber Barons,” whose actions would eventually lead to the corruption, greed, and economic problems of Corporate America today. During the late 19th century, these men did all they could to monopolize the railroad, petroleum, banking, and steel industries, profiting massively and gaining a lot personally, but not doing a whole lot for the common wealth....   [tags: American History Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 612 words
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King Of The Robber Barons - Robber Baron: 1: an American capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (as of natural resources, governmental influence, or low wage scales) Jay, born Jayson Gould to John Burr and Mary Gould as a small, feeble baby, was the robber baron's robber baron. He was the king manipulator of Wall Street. Although he was not the only snake on Wall Street, he was the most calculating, manipulative, and strategizing of them all. December 6, 1892, surrounded by few family members and even fewer friends, Jay Gould lay cold in his casket....   [tags: Book Analysis] 1442 words
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Robber Barons in America - Robber Barons in America What is a robber baron. Webster’s New Dictionary defines it as an American capitalist of the late 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (As of natural resources, governmental influence, or low wage scales) or a person who satisfies himself by depriving another. In America we had a lot of these kind of people. For this report I am going to tell you about the ones that I found most interesting to me. I would first like to tell you about Cornelius Vanderbilt....   [tags: Cornelius Vanderbilt Wealth Money Essays] 1191 words
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The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty - The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty Eudora Welty's first novel, The Robber Bridegroom, is a combination of fantasy and reality while exploring the duality of human nature, time, and the word man lives in. The union of legend, Mississippi history and Grimms' fairy tales create an adult dream world. Every character in the story has little insight to themselves and how they relate to the world around them. The antics of Mike Fink, the Harps, the bandits, and the Indians closely relate to Mississippi folklore....   [tags: Papers] 647 words
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Big Business and The Robber Barons - The decades after the Civil War rapidly changed the face of the United States. The rapid industrialization of the nation changed us from generally agrarian to the top industrial power in the world. Business tycoons thrived during this time, forging great business empires with the use of trusts and pools. Farmers moved to the cities and into the factories, living off wages and changing the face of the workforce. This rapid industrialization created wide gaps in society, and the government, which had originally taken a hands off approach to business, was forced to step in....   [tags: Corporate America Consumerism Capitalism] 1487 words
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John D. Rockefeller as a Robber Baron - John D. Rockefeller as a Robber Baron A "robber baron" was someone who employed any means necessary to enrich themselves at the expense of their competitors. Did John D. Rockefeller fall into that category or was he one of the "captains of industry", whose shrewd and innovative leadership brought order out of industrial chaos and generated great fortunes that enriched the public welfare through the workings of various philanthropic agencies that these leaders established. In the early 1860s Rockefeller was the founder of the Standard Oil Company, who came to epitomize both the success and excess of corporate capitalism....   [tags: Papers] 3611 words
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America’s Antebellum Capitalists: Captains of Industry or Robber Barrons? - More often than not, America’s antebellum capitalists are accused of being the “robber barons” of industrial America. The misconception is that these men took advantage of a naïve and growing economy and reaped its benefits without giving anything in return. True, the majority of America was poor in comparison to the few elites, but the philanthropist efforts and contributions of these men can not be denied. If not for these men and their efforts, there would have been no one to pave the road to America’s industrial domination....   [tags: Post-Civil War America] 496 words
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The Myth of The Robber Barons by Burton W. Folsom - The Myth of The Robber Barons by Burton W. Folsom "The Myth of The Robber Barons" by Burton W. Folsom, JR. tells a unique story about entrepreneurs in early America. The book portrays big businessmen as being behind America's greatness. Folsom explains that there are two kinds to entrepreneurs, market entrepreneurs and political entrepreneurs. He also states "no entrepreneur fits perfectly into one category or the other, but most fall generally into one category"(1). According to Folsom, political entrepreneurs fit the classic robber barons mold (1)....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Robber Barons: Gates, Carnagie, Rockafeller, Vanderbilt - Robber Barons The robber barons of the early industrial age, and one modern day baron have been accused of creating monopolies over several different areas. The four barons focused upon are Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Bill Gates. They have all created monopolies over their respected industry. These monopolies eliminated all opposition and left consumers with only one choice. First off is Cornelius Vanderbilt, he built his business with the New York railways. He built the New York Central System by the 1850’s, he also produced the largest steamboat fleet in the United States at that time....   [tags: essays research papers] 830 words
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Farewell my Lovely, The Robber Bridegroom, and In the Skin of a Lion: Unconventional Heros - Unconventional Heros             Farewell my Lovely, The Robber Bridegroom, and In the Skin of a Lion all contain heroes, although their heroism is of an unconventional sort. Despite their non-traditional nature, the characters of Philip Marlowe, Jamie Lockheart and Patrick Lewis are all identifiably true heroes, because they successfully engage, draw in, and 'win over' the reader with their positive characteristics. They are not merely average people with a few heroic attributes. Furthermore, these characters have many characteristics in common, despite their disparate backgrounds and vocations (of a private detective, a bandit, and a worker)....   [tags: Farewell my Lovely Essays]
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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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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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Types of Crime - There are 3 types of crimes that take place in the United States murder, sexual assault, and robberies. The police are not doing their job as well as they could be. This is why crimes are so high on the United States. Police play a major part in the world they are supposed to protect and serve. Police do many duties such as writing tickets to arresting a criminal. Have you ever wondered if an event would have taken place if the police were more involved. If there were more cops around nobody would steal from stores or that little boy would never have gotten shot....   [tags: Persuasive, Legal Issues, Social Issues] 1768 words
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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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The Effect and Solution of Gun Violence in the United States - ... 566). The evaluation showed a statistically significant decrease in both assault with a gun and armed robbery in this time period. However, there were no statistically significant changes in homicide rate. The decreases noted suggest a direct association with the introduction and enactment of this law (Deutsch &Alt, 1977). This proves that the availability of a gun can result in criminal activity. In 1991 Mississippi gun laws say that the application must be; a resident of the state for 12months, 21 years old, no physical infirmity which prevents the safe handling of a pistol or revolver, no felony conviction in the US, no drug abuse problem, no mental hospital commitments in last 5 years, not been adjudicated mentally incompetent, not be a fugitive from justice....   [tags: gun laws, self-defence, injury, death, firearm]
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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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Terrorism and Maritime Security - 1 Introduction The word “terrorism” was first used during the French revolution. It defines as using force or threats against people . The definition of terrorism has to be examined more in depth-understanding in broader perspective, including historical background in order to avoid various legal systems and government agencies make their own definition and interpretation . The definition issue also happening in maritime community on classifying piracy and maritime terrorism. It does not include the purpose of attacking whether they were motivated by political goal, ideology, religion, independence or economic needs ....   [tags: Terrorism]
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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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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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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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Strain Theory and Recession - Strain Theory and Recession Majority of the citizens in the United States have always strived to obtain, what is known as the American dream. That dream usually involves having a well-paid career, a family, and having a big house in a neighborhood free from crime. According, Robert Merton in his theory of Strain theory believes that these goals are instilled at an early age, which these goals are held to all of its members in society; however the means of obtaining these goals are not equally distributed out....   [tags: American History, Social Issues] 1546 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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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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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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Argumentative Essay: More Concealed Carry Permits Results in Less Crime - 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: Open Carry, Concealed Carry Laws] 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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How Safe is the Campus of University of Illinois? - I still remember the last sentence my parents said to me when I was about to board the airplane which leaves China for America: “take care of yourself and be safe.” However, the experience of taking a campus bus for the first time was not safe at all. As a new, international student, I arrived on campus one week earlier before class started, so there are actually very few people on the bus heading to the marketplace around 2 pm when I got on. After I sat down, a black woman moved from her original seat to my left seat....   [tags: Safety]
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Interpersonal Violence - Missing Works Cited Throughout a life course, many individuals endure some kind of violence or commit certain acts of violence. Reports such as the Bureau of Justice Statistics, articles, and books have been created in order to show people the different forms of violence that are visible on a daily basis. Through these readings people are able to understand the nature of interpersonal violence including domestic, intimate, assault, robbery, murder, and sexual assault....   [tags: Social Issues, Domestic Violence, Legal Issues] 1964 words
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The Snakes´ Nuclear Bomb and Marciano´s Important Role - ... He was never the same after this because the federal investigators never found his parents killers, but they did know it was from a big gang. Marciano would spend days and days outside, trying to find gangs around his neighborhood that would have anything to deal with his parents’ deaths. He would be in and out of gangs trying to find information and proof that they had anything to do with the death of his parents. He grew up to be a self-made man, never complained, but has a broken heart, but he prayed to the Lord, that one day he will be able to find his parents killers....   [tags: Johnny Marciano, terrorism, Guantanamo Bay] 1160 words
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Ending Homelessness - ... Recreation is something that not only gives us pleasure, but also helps to renew or recreate the mind and body. If a civilian or homeless person spends his time wisely, he can greatly enrich his life. Many people believe that the homeless are ignorant, unintelligent human beings who have no place in our community, when actually, some have more common sense, and book sense than the people who are sitting in judgement. His recreation can help him to discover new talents, and to improve himself both physically and mentally....   [tags: Repeated essay.] 1867 words
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Bonnie and Clyde - ... Clyde was eventually caught and took back to Texas where he was sentenced 14 years in prison. When Clyde was released from prison the job market was poor. So instead of waiting and looking for a real job he went straight back into robbing and stealing cars. Clyde assembled the barrow gang and on a robbery shortly after Clyde was released they went to rob a local hardware store things went bad and bonnie found herself captured and put in jail. She was let go by the jail due to them not having enough evidence to keep her....   [tags: legal issues, crime duo]
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Visitor and The Speckled Band Fitting into the Short Story Genre - Visitor and The Speckled Band Fitting into the Short Story Genre The aspects of a typical short story genre are a misleading title, an unsure opening, little knowledge of characters, short time scale, little setting and a typical ending. In the two short stories ' Visitors ' and ' The Adventure of The Speckled Band ' there are aspects of both stories which show a typical short story genre. In ' Visitor ' the title is suggesting that the story will have a visitor of some description but this could be a relative, friend or even an unexpected guest....   [tags: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Roald Dahl Essays] 1348 words
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How the Western Film Genre Has Developed over the Past Century - The Western film genre is typically set in a secluded village in the middle of the desert, normally in the American West. The setting includes wooden buildings, tumble weed, cacti, trains, horses and carriages. The storyline for western films is usually the same, namely, a hero travels to a remote village, usually on a horse, and brings peace to the warring villagers. In a traditional Western film the clothing for the hero is usually a white hat, (this is to show purity). The hero would also wear a brightly coloured shirt , a pair of jeans and cowboy boots with spurs on the back of them....   [tags: westerns, films, movies] 2041 words
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John Dillinger - On June 22nd 1903 John Herbert Dillinger was born to John and Mollie Dillinger . His parents ran and owned a grocery store in Indianapolis, Indiana, and at the age of three his mother died . John Dillinger’s father described his son as a “restless and aggressive” child . Beginning from a young age, the dark side of Dillinger became evident, as he created and led a gang called ‘The Dirty Dozen’ . The worst criminal act the ‘Dirty Dozen’ participated in consisted of stealing coal from the nearby railroad ....   [tags: Biography]
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Crime in Relation to Sustainability - Crime in Relation to Sustainability When discussing the sustainability of a community, we must consider the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the community and how these affect present and future residents. The social aspect of community sustainability relates to the rise and fall of crime rate, volunteer effort, and the number of people running for offices that represent the community. The economical aspect relates to the number of good paying jobs, the poverty rate, and the ability of people to find homes that they can afford....   [tags: Crime]
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Poverty in an Affluent Neighborhood - ... Those offenses are both part one and part two offenses but could be categorized into solely a theft category, Shadyside would have a theft rate of 48.23 per 1,000 residents (Police Annual Report, 2010). As stated before, the neighborhood holds within it the outskirts of three universities so given the college culture of drinking and partying it is understandable to see these types of crime statistics. Being home to one of the few Apple retail stores in Pittsburgh, the Walnut Street area is one of the most well known sections of the neighborhood....   [tags: social issues, shadyside]
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Persuasive Essay: America Needs Gun Control - 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. However, it is ridiculous that our government would allow people to carry handguns....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 610 words
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