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Will I Stop the Robber Today?

- ... Thankfully right as Ian got there the robber turned the corner. Ian immediately punched him across the face, making him fly back on the ground. Directly after bystanders witnessed it, they called 911. The robber not giving up got back up to come back at Ian. Although when he looked around he was no where. Just then Ian came hurling through the air behind him and dug his feet into his back, driving his body through the store window. The robber lay there, unable to move, bleeding severely. You could hear the loud wailing of police sirens in the distance....   [tags: personal narrative]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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19th Century's Industrialists: Robber Barons or Industrial Statesmen?

- Industrial development of the late 18th century (around 1865-1900) is often characterized by it’s affluent, aggressive and monopolistic industrial leaders of the likes of men such as Andrew Carnegie, William H. Vanderbilt, and John D. Rockefeller. Due to their ruthless strategies, utilization of trusts, and exploitation of cheap labor in order to garner nearly unbreakable monopolies and massive sums of wealth, these men are often labelled as “robber barons”. At the same time, they are also often referred to as “industrial statements” for their organization, and catalyst of, industrial development; not to forget their generous contributions to the betterment of American society....   [tags: trusts, monopoly, greed]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Robber Barons and the Captains of Industry Made America's Economy of Today

- ... This meant that the most fit would succeed to become rich while others would not. This idea was created by Andrew Carnegie, a businessman of the steel industry, although the first intention was to make sure that government would stay out of the affairs of big businesses. Carnegie, a Captain of Industry, supported a few of these ideas, which made the public think he was a Robber Baron. However Andrew Carnegie near death did participate in philanthropy to soften his image of being a Robber Barron to the public, to appear as a kind man....   [tags: money, monopoly, businsses]

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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]

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Captains of Industry: Did They Really Help America?

- Businessmen of the Gilded Age like Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, and Vanderbilt were captains of industry. Industrialists economically improved the United States by contributing the most money, which was made from the successes of their companies. In addition, they were financially beneficial to communities and set an example of philanthropy and lifestyle for others to follow. Moreover, they resorted to unscrupulous tactics not only for their financial gain, but for America’s financial gain as well....   [tags: money, economy, company, robber]

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The Economic Impact of Piracy on The Game Industry

- If there is one topic that will spark debate amongst PC gamers today, it is piracy and the impact its economic impact on the gaming industry. Nearly everyone has an opinion on the topic, ranging from complete acceptance and support for piracy to utter disgust and disapproval. In the past years, since the SOPA and PIPA legislation was proposed to Congress, this issue has reached its critical mass, with a different PC game developer blaming piracy as a present danger to the industry every other day....   [tags: pc gamers, sea robber]

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Baby Face Nelson AKA Lester Joseph Gillis

- Lester Joseph Gillis also known as Baby Face Nelson was a notorious bank robber, and a murderer. Nelson was born on December 6, 1908 in Chicago. His parents emigrated from Belgium, while his father worked in the stockyard and his mother Tutored schoolchildren in French. Since nelson’s parents were always busy with work they often left their children unattended, leaving nelson and his brother to roam the Westside of Chicago alone with out having their parents check in on them. Nelson life of crime can be traced to his early teen years, at age 13 he would steal car tires, running stills, bootlegging, and armed robbery (Federal Bureau Of Investigation)....   [tags: Bank Robber, Murderer, Biography]

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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]

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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]

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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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Reasons Why was Jesse James Famous

- My historical figure is Jesse James. Jesse is from the Old Western time period. Jesse is a notorious bank robber. He is viewed by many as the American Robin Hood. There are few who don’t know his name. He is arguably the most known and influential criminal known to Old Western American history. September 5, 1847, in Kearney, Missouri marked the birth of Jesse James. Jesse was brought up by a very renowned farming family. He and his brother Frank received a great education. His father, Robert James, ironically a baptist reverend, and his mother Zerelda Cole James....   [tags: american robin hood, jesse james, bank robber]

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Organized Crime: Notoricus Bank Robbers

- With the Great Depression for the 1930’s came a wave of crime. This was not the typical bootlegging from the 1920s and prohibition era with the mobs and mob leaders such as Alphonso Capone of Chicago. This was a new wave of crime: notorious bank robbers. We all know of the Wild West bank robbers, for instance the James Younger gang, the Hole in the wall gang led by butch Cassidy and many others. The difference now is that modern day bank robbers were not armed with colt single action revolvers and they most defiantly were not fleeing on horseback any more....   [tags: guns, gangters, revenage, ]

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The Perfect Bank Robbery

- His name was Michael he recently planned and set in motion events to execute the perfect bank robbery. Why. Beyond the obvious financial motivation, he could. Michael planned the astonishingly precise robbery months in advance before the robbery took place. Michael was quite an abstruse person. Nevertheless He adhered to the robbery quite profoundly. He had the right people the right equipment the plan, everything was clear cut, and the plan was flawless. This would engender the finest bank robbery to take place.He hired a van with 6 of his accomplices....   [tags: robbery, hostages, bank]

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Some Laws are Based on Opinion

- Since the robber during the night is presumed to be indulging in the murder of the householder, the householder is permitted to use deadly force to prevent him/her and his/her family from being assaulted. On the contrary, due to the fact that the robber during the day is presumed to merely have the intention of stealing without assault, the householder may not use deadly force against the robber, and may only strike him down without murdering him. Rashi goes on further to teach that if the thief/robber is recognized for whatever reason (perhaps some light shines upon him or his voice sounds familiar or he is not wearing a mask) as a familiar person to the householder, than the householder ma...   [tags: robbery, intent, crime]

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A Closer Look at John Dillinger

- For the past century and a half bank robbing has been a major crime throughout the world that law enforcers are trying to crack down on. During the modern world we live in now many banks have put in high tech security systems trying to stop these men from stealing all of their money. As people may imagine bank robbers have had to change their plans in order for them to get away with how they go about taking the money and having a successful getaway. Today people that want to rob a bank have to go through extreme planning to make sure they are not caught....   [tags: famous bank robbers]

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Robbed By Technology

- The idea of privacy has slowly been diminishing over these past few generations. In a time where cavemen existed, privacy was cherished. The Privacy Act of 1974 was created for individuals who were concerned about their privacy rights when computerized databases were developed. It restricted agencies from sharing individual’s information with third parties. However, the Act did not protect all databases due to the fact that “databases” does not have a set stone definition (“EPIC”). In fact, a good example of an exception to this Act would be the Prince George’s County Government website....   [tags: Technology ]

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Sacco and Venzetti Robbery and Homicide

- Ever since the court system was established in America, many have come to ask the question, “What case still raises controversy because it is unclear whether or not the defendants are guilty?” Though many scholars can list different cases, the Sacco-Vanzetti trial is probably one of the first major cases that remains a mystery to this day. Even though most of America was focused on World War II, the court case in Massachusetts sparked political outbreaks and violent terrorism across America and Europe....   [tags: Controversial Cases, US History]

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Native Assimilation was Actually Robbery

- Imagine us humans of the world living life the normal way we do now, and suddenly being robbed of our planet earth by aliens. These aliens take our home and begin to makes us walk, talk, dress, and learn like them. They teach us about extraterrestrial history and their religious leaders, they make us wear itchy space suits and uncomfortable space boots, and they take control of and generally reevaluate our previously known way of life. If this happened that would really suck. Furthermore, after envisioning yourself in a situation like this where your morals and culture traits are basically stripped away from you and replaced with newfound alien lifestyles, maybe now you can relate to what th...   [tags: government, America, culture]

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Homicide, Firearms, and Robbery

- Homicide/Firearms/Robbery In Cold Blood/Red Handed The First 48 Hours video that I have chosen is “In Cold Blood” and “Red Handed.” Because I have chosen this video I decided to do my topic on homicide, firearms, and robbery. I will discuss each one of these. I then will tell how it played a role in the video. I then will explain how it all comes together to help solve the crime. So let’s get started. First is homicide. What does homicide mean. Homicide is the killing of a person (human being)....   [tags: Cold Blood, Red Handed, Crime, The First 48 Hours]

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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]

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Chronic Injuries Robbed Ken Griffey Jr. of Homerun King Title

- ... Entering the league at the age of 19, Griffey became an instant star as the ultimate 5 tool power, a rare breed of speed, power, contact, fielding, and arm strength. In only his second year, he was named the youngest starter in the All Star Game in what would be the first of many appearances in the Summer Classic. He was named the 1997 AL MVP, and was named to the MLB All-Century Team in 1999 (Reader, 1999). In 2000, he asked to be traded to the Cincinnati Reds to move back closer to his family....   [tags: baseball, legend, athlete]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Crop Circles: Hoax or Truth?

- Crop circles have been a mystery ever since they first appeared. In today’s world, people merely glance at an article about them. They simply brush it off to the side saying that “it has to be fake” or “it can’t be real”. Pat Delgado, a former NASA engineer, said, “It is perfectly natural to ask if crop circles are hoaxes, but very difficult to explain why they cannot be hoaxed satisfactorily” (Silva “Crop Circles”). Crop circles are very mysterious and interesting in many ways. A way this can be shown is through the first person accounts of the people who saw one being made....   [tags: mysterious, robbert and nancy case]

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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]

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Pink Floyd's Outside the Wall and My Experience at NIU

- ... Pink Floyd had many main points in his songs, and one very important one is that he did not believe the British education system provided them an education. Rather, it was indoctrination to him and they were not against education. I totally agree with what Floyd is saying. I feel like the classes I’ve taken for my Education Major was a waste of time. I’m not trying to offend any of my professors, but some classes, I felt like were useless and not beneficial towards my career in the future. The world today is evolving and NIU needs to know how the real world works....   [tags: they have robbed me of my individuality]

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Analyzing Golding's The Lord of the Flies

- Conforming to societal norms and following the hierarchy plays an important role in daily group dynamics that people participate in. The Robbers Cave study proved that along with the formation of these groups, ingroup hierarchy structures were formed. When certain members of this hierarchy did not live up to what was expected of them, they were replaced. This parallels Jack’s overthrow of Ralph in Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies. After Jack’s group stabilized, they formed a set of norms. This closely correlates with the findings in Sherif’s study, where the groups developed norms, and specific places and objects became associated as “ours”....   [tags: The Robbers Cave Study]

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The Watergate Scandal

- ... Around 1947 Richard Nixon became the vice president of Dwight Eisenhower, but not before Nixon was involved with a scandal that eventually led to the infamous checkers speech. Richard Nixon was vice president for about eight years and then eventually ran for president in the election of 1960 and lost the election to John F. Kennedy. Richard Nixon finally recovered from his political defeat against John F. Kennedy. Richard Nixon was chosen again as the Republican party's candidate during the 1968 election....   [tags: Nixon's administration, robbers]

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Ocean´s Eleven by Daniel Ocean

- Ocean’s Eleven is a story about a plan by Daniel Ocean, a convicted thief, to get revenge on Terry Benedict, a casino owner who has stolen his wife Tess away from him and to get his wife back. In this story, Danny gets his revenge and gets his wife back by robbing three casinos and bargaining with Terry to win back Tess. This film is a remake of an earlier Ocean’s Eleven starring Frank Sinatra and many members of the “Rat Pack”, a group of singers, comedians and entertainers who often played together in Las Vegas in the 1950s and 1960s....   [tags: film, robbery, Daniel Ocean]

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Dive into the Histoy of Piracy

- Dive into the History of Piracy Definition of Piracy Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea ( History of Piracy, ) Jolly Roger The Jolly Roger is a flag flown to identify ship as pirate ship. Names of Piracy • Pirate: A person who robs from other ships at sea. • Privateer: A captain of a ship that attacked and caught other ships and rob valuable items from them. A privateer was not a true pirate because the nation’s government would provide them special licenses called a Letter of Marque....   [tags: robbery, ships, sea]

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Crimes of Piracy Against Ships in the Strait of Malacca (SOM)

- Strategic overview The Strait of Malacca (SOM) is a major transoceanic route that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Indian Ocean enabling merchant vessels carrying cargo of various types to reduce their journey between these critical areas of commerce by over 500 miles. Currently, over 60,000 vessels pass through the strait each year providing a critical link between the east and west. It is estimated that over 1/3 of the worlds trade and nearly 1/2 of global crude oil supply pass through the strait each year....   [tags: Maritime Security, Armed Robbery]

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Analysis of T.J. Stiles´ Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War

- In the biography, “Jessie James: Last Rebel of the Civil War,” written by T.J. Stiles was about a man named Jesse James who spent most of his life participating in criminal activity. He was born on September 5th, 1847 and was a criminal of the Old West along with his brother, Frank James. The James brothers served in the Confederate Army before creating their gang called “The James-Younger Gang” which symbolized them as bank and train robbers. As time went on, more people were added to this gang including a man named Robert Ford who killed Jesse in 1882....   [tags: robbers, crime, legend, old west]

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Earliest Signs of Gang Activities

- Gangs have been viewed as an issue in society by many people. The earliest signs of active gang activity were reported to be in the western civilization. Around the early 1600’s , more structured gangs began to appear.In 1783, U.S gang activity emerged. This not only affected adults, but many of the youth and communities surrounding these groups of people. Influence came from all over benefitting the advance of these structured alliances. Gang origin has no specific set place. Regional focus helps pinpoint how cultural differences, and migration influenced these groups....   [tags: homicide, aggravated assault, robbery]

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School and Violence in America

- Each day millions of children across the United States go to school to learn, but instead they come face to face with violence generated by their peers, from minor things like trash talking to more major offenses such as dangerous situations involving weapons and bullying. School violence is a worldwide problem that is unpredictable, making it difficult for researchers to narrow down it's causes. The violence has become more of an epidemic as time continues to progress and it varies on the type of violent offenses that occurs depending on several factors....   [tags: violent behaviors, robbery, attacks]

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Pinkerton National Detective Agency

- The Pinkerton National Detective Agency was started with the intention of finding counterfeiters and train robbers, then it evolved into an organization that investigated Lincoln’s assassination, stopped many criminal organizations such as the Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, and spy work in the Civil War. In addition, the agency has shown the ability to be progressive for they were the first to enter criminals into a database, and were the first to hire a female detective in the U.S. With that, the entire agency has made a big impact, and is in over 100 countries today....   [tags: Finding Counterfeiters, Train Robbers, Lincoln]

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Why do People Steal?

- Since humans are imperfect, it is not unusual that one will tell little white lies or take something that he should not. So what makes a person commit fraud and take something valuable enough to be listed as a criminal offense. In order to understand why people steal, one must consider the root of a criminal's decisions. Problems caused by a non-intact family, low parental education level, poor school achievement, conduct problems hyperactivity, and emotional disorders are often associated with stealing (From A Boy To A Man 1395)....   [tags: criminal, fraud triangle, robbery]

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The Cheshire Home Invasion

- Summary In the afternoon of July 2007 Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughter Michaela were followed to their home in Cheshire, Connecticut while returning from the store. Unfortunately, the duo caught the eyes of Joshua Komisarjevsky and his partner Steven Hayes. Originally, the two assailants planned to “rob the family”, but unsatisfied with their findings, decided to escalate the situation (“The Family on Sorghum Mill Drive”, hereafter referred to as TFSMD). Finding entry in the unlocked basement doors around 2am, Komisarjevsky silently made his way into the home and found William, the father, asleep on the porch....   [tags: robbery, rape, violence]

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The Game Of Life

- THE GAME OF LIFE Life is a game that not everyone knows how to play. It is hidden from the eyes of the average and can only be seen by the extraordinary. Plasma was one of these people, but even different. Everyone knew him as a hacker, the best hacker to ever set upon planet earth. He had done marvelous deeds and revolutionized computing. His childhood was unknown and everything about him was a mystery. The only person who he had ever worked with him was Bruce, who got arrested in one of Plasma's mission....   [tags: hacker, hypnosis, robbery]

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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]

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Things They Carried in The Great Train Robbery and The Things They Carried

- The soldiers that fought in the Vietnam War had to endure many incredibly horrifying experiences. It was these events that led to great human emotions. It was those feelings that were the things they carried. Everything they carried affected on them whether it was physical or mental. Every thing they carried could in one-way or another cause them to emotionally or physically break down. Pain, loss, a sense of safety and fear were probably the most challenging emotional, and psychological feelings for them to carry....   [tags: The Things They Carried Essays]

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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 Examples]

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The Use of Horizontal and Vertical Integration by Carnegie in the Industrialization Period

- ... He owned a large portion of the American steel industry called the Carnegie Steel Company. His industry was one of the most profitable enterprises in the 1890’s. Carnegie had many great innovations, but one in particular was vertical integration which the source of the raw materials needed to compose his form of steel. Using vertical integration helped Carnegie and his employees know what exactly was going into Carnegie’s steel so it could be trusted. According to A E Networks (2013), “He wanted ownership of the resources he needed, their delivery system, and the final manufacturer of the product.” Later in his lifetime he sold his company to another large business owner, J.P....   [tags: company, own, business, wealth]

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Static Versus Virgil

- “Help” screamed the woman. A robber stole the woman’s bag at the grocery store from the woman and he ran off. A voice yelled “ Yo buddy Don’t you have anything better to do then pick on nice a old lady.”Floating above his head was a boy in long, black and purple coat. His dreadlocks waved on the top of his head. He was standing on a cool metal dick “Names Static” but his real name is Virgil and he was an average teenager. Virgil/Static are good people. Virgil is kind and nice but when he is static he just becomes a super hero that saves all people that need his help....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Capitalists Who Shaped Post-Civil War America

- Accurately established by many historians, the capitalists who shaped post-Civil War industrial America were regarded as corrupt “robber barons”. In a society in which there was a severe imbalance in the dynamics of the economy, these selfish individuals viewed this as an opportunity to advance in their financial status. Thus, they acquired fortunes for themselves while purposely overseeing the struggles of the people around them. Presented in Document A, “as liveried carriage appear; so do barefooted children”, proved to be a true description of life during the 19th century....   [tags: Capitalism, American Economy]

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The Fatal Truth of Irony

- Contemplating on characteristics of Post Modernism Irony is the most compelling alternative. In Tobias Wolff’s “Bullet in the Brain”, the rich amount of sarcasm and irony invites readers on a journey that’s exceptionally written. The dialect that is used in this short story does not have any moderation to what is being portrayed as a real life event. Just reading the title alone “Bullet in the Brain”, causes one to imagine a horrific event with the conclusion of someone being gunned down unfairly....   [tags: Post Modernism Irony]

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The Dishonest Success of Jay Gould

- Jay Gould Essay Jay Gould was a financial mogul during the Gilded Age. He was among the wealthiest men in America because of his works as a railroad developer and speculator. He was also a financier, which was at that time, a person who made a living from investing large amounts of money in order to get money back. He was also a considered by many Americans as a Robber Baron. Unlike the likes of John D. Rockefeller, he did not have a wealthy background. His mother and father did not have a lot of money....   [tags: investor, railroad, bribery]

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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]

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Community Oriented Policing: Is it Really Working to Reduce Crime?

- Throughout the history of law enforcement different models have been introduced and implanted in an effort to reduce and deter crime. The most popular model today is community oriented policing. Community oriented policing has been defined numerous ways and can be describe using a variety of different programs and services. Although there is not one generalized idea of what community oriented policing is all who practice the model share the same underlying principle of bringing the community and police together to criminal and social problems in the affected neighborhoods (Oliver, 1998)....   [tags: crime clearance, violence, robbery]

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Avarice In America

- Avarice In America When the topic of American economics arises, the infamous Robber Barons of the 19th Century often springs to mind. They are often glorified as "Captains of Industry" for their money making strategies and enterprising methods. Those who hold this view probably do not know the evils of the laissez-faire capitalism in which the Robber Barons believed and participated. They wanted an unrestricted system of economics so that they could amass as much money as they could to out do each other and control the power in society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Review of Articles Regarding Racial Crime

- Out of the many articles relating to crime in the New York Times, I chose three articles dealing with racial crimes. The earliest article, dated December 16, 1883, is titles “Accused of Killing a Negro” and covers a story that could be a possible murder case. The second article is dated December 16, 1933 and the slightly sensational title, “Negro, Freed by Court, Hanged in Tennessee; Lynching Handled Quietly, Sheriff Says”, sums up practically the entire article. The latest of the three articles is dated December 16, 1983 and is titled “Officer Accused of Racial Assault.” The earliest article describes a story of an African-American man who was found dead more than a year earlier than...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, by Steven Millhauser

- Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser is a novel that accurately displays the progress of the United States in the time period. Progress was in the air and ideas were sprouting. The citizen of Martin’s time desired the next big thing. The Robber Baron of this time period has both similarities and differences with Martin. Martin strived to be successful, but did it the right way. Martin’s desire for the latest technological advancements was also prominent. Millhauser accurately represents the hustle and bustle of the business world in this time period....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary]

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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]

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The Wave of Crime that Came with the Great Depression

- With the Great Depression for the 1930’s came a wave of crime. This was not the typical bootlegging from the 1920s and prohibition era with the mobs and mob leaders such as Alphonso Capone of Chicago. But this was with a new wave of crime. The notorious bank robbers. We all know of the Wild West bank robbers. For instance the James Younger gang, the Hole in the wall gang led by butch Cassidy and many others. There was a difference now. The modern day bank robber’s weren’t armed with colt single action revolvers and they most defiantly were not fleeing on hors back any more....   [tags: gangsters and the beginning of the Mafia]

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Andrew Carnegie, John Davison Rockefeller, and John Pierpont Morgan: Captains of Industry

- In the years following the Civil War, the American economy was suffering from extreme disorder. However, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, important leaders of American industry arose, essentially transforming the American financial system from chaos to efficiency. These powerful men shaped America into a world superpower and the country’s economy sparked jealous across the globe. Their contributions to business positively affected not only the United States’ economy, but society as well. Andrew Carnegie, John Davison Rockefeller, and John Pierpont Morgan reflect the mammoth industrial age of America....   [tags: Philanthropists, American Economy]

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Corruption and Greed in the Gilded Age

- The post-Civil War years between 1865 and 1900 were a time of immense social change and economic growth in the United States. This time period, commonly referred to as “The Gilded Age,” saw an end to Reconstruction, rapid industrialization, and new wealth. Despite these achievements, however, the era between Reconstruction and the beginning of the twentieth century was plagued by political stalemate, a decline of human values, increased materialism, and widespread corruption. Following the years of Congressional Reconstruction during the Johnson administration, former Union General Ulysses S....   [tags: american history]

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Hans Selye´s General Adaptation Syndrome Model

- ... Stress hormones are produced, causing me to experience an increased in blood pressure and heart rate.I respond to this stressor by a fight response. Now is the second stage of the stress response which is the resistance stage. The endocrine axes in my body are also activated. The hypothalamus stimulates my pituitary gland, causing adrenocorticotropic hormone to release. It circulates through the blood, reaching the outer portion of the adrenal gland causing the release of hormone cortisol, called glucocorticoid as it affects my body’s glucose metabolism....   [tags: stages, alarm, resistance, exhaustion]

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Comparing Rich Citizens of New York in the 1920's: Attitudes on Philanthropy

- Comparing Rich Citizens of New York in the 1920's: Attitudes on Philanthropy How did the rich of Hudson Valley and Harlem New York differ in behavior patterns and personal attitudes towards home ownership during 1920 to 1925. Even with the distinction of race between Hudson valley rich and Harlem rich are the two groups in anyway similar. The rich of Hudson Valley did not feel the need nor the obligation to be philanthropical towards their under class counterparts. They were desensitized towards the needs of the poor and unfortunates of society....   [tags: American America History]

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The Motif of Blades

- Many authors use symbolism to convey messages about society as a whole. One particular symbol which is trans-cultural and appears in much of literature is that of the blade. The blade in many cases embodies masculinity, honor, and courage. In the two stories “In a Grove” and Chronicle of a Death Foretold the authors use the motif of the blade to convey similar messages about the societies in which they take place. Both authors Akutagawa and Marquez use the motif to give an insight into views of honor and masculinity in the societies of Japan and Latin-American countries, respectively....   [tags: In a Grove, Chronicles of a Death Foretold]

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The Misapplication of Eugenics

- The concept of eugenics has to do with the belief or practice of improving the genetic quality of the human race (“Eugenics” 2010). The concept was first introduced by Francis Galton, a researcher who wished to apply Darwin’s theory of evolution to the human race. Much like many endeavors that start off with good intentions, the results of applying this concept in real life were gross crimes against humanity. The eugenics movement in the early 20th century perverted the original concept by employing morally objectionable techniques including forced sterilization, marriage restrictions, segregation, internment camps, and genocide (Black 2012)....   [tags: Humans, Genetic Quality, Francis Galton]

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Biography of Myra Belle Starr

- Biography of Myra Belle Starr Myra Belle Starr was born in 1848 in the little town of Carthage, Missouri. Myra Belle Shirley later became Belle Starr. She was also one of the three children. When Belle Starr’s older brother died her family moved right outside of Dallas to a little town known as Scyene, Texas. Years later on the 1860’s Belle became involved with a bank robber Cole Younger; he robbed several banks and was hiding from the law. Cole stayed with Belle for a few months until the coast was clear....   [tags: Myra Belle Starr Biographies Essays]

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Choices in The Road by Cormac Mcarthy

- The Road, a thrilling novel about a post-apocalyptic world, demonstrates a great understanding of the reasoning behind the choices humans make. While living a normal life with his wife and child, some unknown disaster occurs leaving the world in ruins and a father caring for his son by himself. He continues to raise his son, facing difficult decisions everyday, but inclusively decides to continue living. Also after discovering a bunker full of nonperishable foods, the father makes the tough decision to leave....   [tags: Post-apocalyptic, Father, Son]

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U.S. Marshall Matt Dillon as the Ideal American

- U.S. Marshall Matt Dillon as the Ideal American The old-west lawman is an American hero and represents the ideals of American society. He is immediately thought of when one contemplates strength of character and other fine qualities. As an irreplaceable part of American tradition, his characteristics are looked upon as a model to all other Americans. Much of what is known about the old-west lawman comes from stories of fiction one of these being the radio program Gunsmoke. Matt Dillon, a U.S. Marshall, plays the lead role in this favorite American radio series....   [tags: American Culture Essays]

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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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Birthplace of Industry

- Birthplace of Industry from the free library by Farlex, from freelibrary.com the article was about the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, using the new product coke to smelt iron. The Darby family demonstrated the uses of iron by building the first iron bridge. The article showed the inventiveness of people and how they contributed to advancements in technology. Written well and organized conceptually showing the importance of smelting iron with new technology of coke a product of coal. The old furnace of Abraham Darby (1678-1717) was located in the town of Coalbrookdale the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Director David Cronenberg's Movie 'A History of Violence'

- Director David Cronenberg’s movie “A History of Violence” brings a little-known graphic novel to life. The protagonist, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen), seems to be living the ideal life when it suddenly takes a turn for the worse. Two robbers attempt to hold up his diner in a little Indiana town, until Tom stops them by slamming a hot glass coffee pot into the face of one and shooting three gunshots into the chest of the other. The scene’s carnage is heightened as bits of flesh dangle off the shattered bone of one robber while he chokes on the blood from his own body....   [tags: film analysis]

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Gun Control in the Media

- ... The illegal sale of alcohol skyrocketed during prohibition, so who’s to say the same wouldn’t happen if guns were outlawed. The Department of Justice did a study over the course of 18 years that showed an increase in gun sales, which correlated with a decrease in gun-related homicides. It found that from 1993 to 2011, gun-related homicides had declined by 39% Enacting stricter gun control laws would infringe on the right to bear arms, and would prevent citizens from successfully protecting themselves if they are faced with a life-threatening situation....   [tags: bill of rights, government]

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The Thieves Who Couldn’t Help Sneezing

- The Thieves Who Couldn’t Help Sneezing There is one main character in this story, Hubert. We barely get any description of the physical features of Hubert; however what we do find out is: he is a fourteen year old boy, a ‘yeoman’s son’ with a horse named Jerry. All of them resided in Wessex. ‘A man darted from the thicket’ ‘Another man’ ‘And Another’ These three quotes; all from the same paragraph tell us that there are in total three robbers. Yet again there is very little detail about any of the three robbers; two descriptions of the few criminals there states that their faces are ‘artificially blackened’, and at least one of them had a, ‘deep voice’....   [tags: Thomas Hardy]

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The Good Earth Point of View

- The Good Earth Point of View The Good Earth is a third-person narrative, but the story it tells is Wang Lung's. Everything that happens is described as he experiences it and as it affects him. The narrator explains Wang Lung's thoughts and feelings but almost never those of other characters. You understand them through their words and actions. This is obviously a rather limiting way of telling a story. In staying strictly within Wang Lung's experience, the narrator can't be all-knowing....   [tags: Good Earth Essays]

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The Rise of the Cronies

- ... Crony capitalism crumbles the economy and prevents these small businesses from being innovative. The big businesses are becoming richer and more powerful which makes it difficult to create new jobs. In continuation, some may ask why the economic tide continues to go out. Inflation is up and disposable personal income is down. Disposable personal income is still governed as one of the many economic indicators because it is used as a criterion to determine the overall state of the economy....   [tags: capitalism, economy, tax, loan]

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