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The Elizabeth Poor Law

- Elizabeth Poor Laws: Why were they so important in the development of social welfare in North America?: The Elizabeth Poor Law advocated and placed responsibility of the poor to the churches and government. If parishes could not meet the responsibilities, counties were required to assume relief-giving functions. The government became the chief enforcer of poor relief. However, the local parishes fulfilled their welfare responsibilities in several ways. They provided outdoor relief to persons in the homes; provided indoor relief to person in special institutions that came to be variously known as almshouse, poorhouses or workhouses; or required person to become indenture servants or apprent...   [tags: Social Welfare]

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Old Poor Law

- Throughout the centuries poverty has been a recurring problem that has affected both sides of the social spectrum. Though the concerns of each social sort differed between the two; the poor were concerned with survival, whereas the concerns of the privileged lay with the poor themselves. Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, underwent considerable change in terms of how society was now viewing in on itself, the poor become a central focus point. The borough of London was plagued with the ‘distorted poor’; vagabonds and rogues that infringed on the wealthy at every given possibility....   [tags: European History]

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The Poor Law

- The Poor Law The Poor Law was a system established since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, about two hundred years before the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. In this system the able-bodied poor should be set to work, whilst the others had to be provided for by their parish of birth. By 1795 when the whole system was under strain, an attempted solution was the Speenhamland system also know as the allowance system that was devised in 1795. This was devised to relieve the acute distress of the poor by giving money to families calculated according to the number of children and the price of bread....   [tags: Papers]

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Source Related Study on Poor Law

- Source Related Study on Poor Law 1. We can learn from source A, which was written in December 1835, that the cost was effected by the new poor law in Uckfield. This source was written in the same year that the New Poor Law was applied to Uckfield. In the years 1831, 1832 and 1833, £1386 was being spent on the workhouse but £836 less was being spent when the new poor law was introduced. Also, because the conditions were made worse, more people wanted to get out of the workhouse and get employed, whereas before, people stayed in to get relief....   [tags: Papers]

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The Poor Law Amendment Act and Tackling Poverty

- The Poor Law Amendment Act and Tackling Poverty The Poor Law of 1601 was the first to codify the idea of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens. It distinguished between the 'deserving' and the 'undeserving' poor; relief was local and community controlled.1 The 1834 Poor Law Act Amendment Act was an amendment to the Act for the relief of The English Poor Law of 1601. The Speenhamland System The Speenhamland System first saw light of day in 1795. It was introduced by the magistrates in the Berkshire village of Speenhamland in an effort to relieve the extreme poverty, which existed and was adopted widely....   [tags: Papers]

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The Aims and Principles of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act

- The Aims and Principles of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act In the decades prior to the national reform of the Poor Law in 1834, the characterisations of the administration were of variety rather than uniformity. The social and economic changes at this time produced many problems for those that were responsible for the social welfare. Many areas throughout the country though found solutions to this problem within the legal frame-work of the Elizabethan Poor Law of 1597-1601. In the initial stages the amendment act was set up to reduce the amount of poor rates that were being paid....   [tags: Papers]

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Dickens' Criticism of the 1834 Poor Law in Oliver Twist

- Dickens' Criticism of the 1834 Poor Law in Oliver Twist Dickens criticised the 1834 poor law in many different ways within the first five chapters. He does this firstly by cleverly portraying the Victorians attitudes towards the poor. He does this in chapter 1 by referring to Oliver as 'the item of mortality' suggesting how lowly his position in society is. Also the difficulty of Oliver's birth and the fact his mother dies, gives us some idea of the dangers of child birth in Victorian society and the amount of negligence his mother receives from the surgeon....   [tags: Charles Dickens Oliver Twist Social Class Essays]

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Social Attitudes Of The State And Private Charities

- Throughout the period between 1850-1914 the state and private charities both provided for poor men, women and children. However, these two different organisations provided different forms of aid and the forms of this varied between the sexes and age groups. This differentiation is extremely important in understanding social attitudes of the upper classes towards lower classes, as well as women, and whether the state and charities were trying to reduce poverty or simply confine it. The actions of the state and private charities were rather broad throughout all categories, so some narrowing down has to occur....   [tags: Poverty, Poor Law, Workhouse]

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I Am Poor and Gay...and I Will Practice Law

- I Am Poor and Gay...and I Will Practice Law One of the few things I remember about my childhood is my mother's beige linen suit. It was her "best" suit, and she wore it to work for years. The more it faded and frayed, the more it became a symbol to me of our poverty, and the more I hated it. Being poor made me feel like a second-class person. We never really outgrew the poverty; I just left it to go to college. By my second year, I was working up to fifty hours a week to support myself....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays]

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The Irish Potato Famine

- The Irish Potato Famine In the middle of the eighteenth century, Ireland was an agricultural nation. There were approximately eight million people living in the nation. Most of the people were living in an extremely harsh condition. In addition, there were a small percentage of people who were educated. According to The History Place, “Only about a quarter of the population could read and write.” Reasonably, farming became one of the most popular professions back then. Before the potato famine, the Irish people were able to grow large quantities of healthy potatoes....   [tags: poor law, british government]

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The Conditions of Workhouses for Children After the Poor Law Amendment Act

- The Conditions of Workhouses for Children After the Poor Law Amendment Act Source Based In this essay I will be finding out how useful source J, K and L are in helping to understand how terrible conditions were for children in workhouses subsequent to the Poor Law Amendment Act. Firstly I will be using source J. Source J is an extract from a minute book of the Board of Guardians from Gressenhall workhouse and was written in 1841....   [tags: Papers]

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The Welfare Reform Bill And How Those Changes Affected Single Mothers

- This paper will examine the 1996 Welfare reform bill and how those changes affected Single mothers. It will also provide some historical context that leads up to Welfare reform changes. The policy that will be discussed is the Personal Responsibility, Work and Opportunity Act (PRWORA). The PRWORA created a social program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). This program subsequently eliminated a national entitlement based social program called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)....   [tags: Unemployment, Poverty, Welfare, Poor Law]

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The Economic Factor That Influenced Vagrancy Laws

- Slack included something in 1988 that Beier neglected three years prior, the parochial economic factor that influenced vagrancy laws. The economic factor was central to the issue, something that Beier had ignored and that Slack demonstrated well. He argued that parishes were agents of the central government. Parishes were indeed responsible for administering the poor law, but Slack’s argument showed a much more complicated political relationship than was typical. Slack’s through examination of the parish system is what sets his text apart from Beier’s....   [tags: Poverty, Poor Law, Local government, Workhouse]

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Development of the Welfare State in Britain 1900-1948

- In England poor laws were first passed in 1598 and continued in amended forms until the National Health Service (NHS) came into formal existence on the ‘Appointed day’ which was fifth of July 1948. The poor laws were introduced to deal with poverty at a local level. At this time the disadvantaged, sick and elderly were assisted by the church, charities, philanthropists and work houses. During the industrialisation revolution Britain saw immense technological advancements in manufacturing and machinery....   [tags: poor law, health, poverty, employment, Beveridge]

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Overview of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist

- Charles Dickens classic novel, Oliver Twist, takes place in 18th century England during the early Victorian times. Oliver Twist, Dickens shows the system of Poor Law that was established in 1834. In England at the time the book was written, it was very hard to get by as a poor person. The government focused on ways to get the poor off the street, and rather you were young or old, they made you work. The working conditions were terrible and so were the living conditions. Oliver Twist tells of a boy who was brought up in this time that was made to work in the factories and make a living the best way he could....   [tags: social injustice, evil system, poor law]

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Robin Hood: A Thief or a Hero?

- ... Robin Hood was not a thief. He was simply taking what was stolen from the common people and giving it back to them. The leader of the country was the true thief. He charged outrageous taxes that the people could barely pay, and oppressed them when they could not pay it. (“Robin Hood: The Folk Hero” 2). This is what makes him a thief. Charging outrageous taxes that almost no one can pay is unnecessarily and maliciously taking something that belongs to someone else for your own benefit. That is basically the definition of thievery....   [tags: villiam, law, poor, stealing, betrayed]

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Foster Care

- Introduction In todays’ society many Americans never think about our foster care system. Foster care is when a child is temporarily placed with another family. This child may have been abused, neglected, or may be a child who is dependent and can survive on their own but needs a place to stay. Normally the child parents are sick, alcohol or drug abusers, or may even be homeless themselves. We have forgotten about the thousands of children who are without families and living in foster homes. Many do not even know how foster care came about....   [tags: English Poor Law, Benjamin Eaton, Title IV-E]

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The Abc Healthcare Is Equipped With A Poor Network Security

- The ABC Healthcare is equipped with a poor network security which is against any law compliance that mandates the company to protect customers’ data and ensure data integrity. To protect trade secrets and private assets The ABC Healthcare needs to be in compliance with a number of laws established internationally for IT security practitioners to assist companies with their compliance when doing business over the internet and when dealing with sensitive information. International convention set up cyber laws to counteract cybercrime across borders....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Computer, Law]

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Thorndike's 'Law of Effect': Operant Conditioning

- Operant conditioning is based on Thorndike's 'Law of Effect'. (McLeod, 2014) Which is really basic. According to the website educational portal, it teaches us that according to the “Law of Effects”, if we are rewarded for something we'll do it more often. (Goodfriend, 2014) Operant conditioning uses “Law of Effects”. Basically, rewarding somebody for something positive they have done, can increase the chances of doing it again. Positive reinforcement is rewarding someone for doing a great job. Negative reinforcement is reinforcing or giving a consequence for making a poor choice....   [tags: reinforcement, poor choice, punishment]

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The Justice System Has Consistently Failed Disadvantaged And Poor Defendants

- How do we receive justice in the U.S . First what is Justice, is it “fairness or moral rightness. a scheme or system of law in which every person receives his/ her/its due from the system, including all rights, both natural and legal”(dictionary.com). But do we the people really get a fair trial. Do the people who work for the system and took an oath really care about moral rightness. “One problem is that attorneys, judges and legislators often get caught up more in procedure than in achieving justice for all”(dictionary.com)....   [tags: Law, Lawyer, Jury, Justice]

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Conflicts of Law and Science

- Introduction Forensics is directly defined as something “used in the court of law” (Komar, Buikstra, 2008, p.44). Although forensics is defined in this manner, there is an ever-growing conflict between the needs of the law (e.g. the criminal justice system) and the capabilities of particular fields in forensics, specifically forensic science. Forensic science is currently at the forefront of importance in assisting law enforcement in solving crimes; yet it is a field that is constantly altering and advancing in procedures and mechanisms e.g., the technological advancements that have added to the aptitude of forensics and also established a ‘new’ field within forensics (Murphy 2007)....   [tags: Forensic Science, Law Enforcement]

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A Multicultural Society The Narrower Concept Of The Law

- In a multicultural society the narrower concept of the law is more ethical than the wider concept of the law, but in a society where everyone generally comes from the same background the wider concept of the law is much more acceptable. In a multicultural society narrow law is preferable to wider law because wider law doesn’t take into account that others might be discriminated against. The narrow concept is unable to take into account those rules that violated society’s morality. Hart’s main reason for affirming the wider concept is that nothing will be gained by overlooking rules that violated a society’s morality....   [tags: Law, Morality, Ethics, Immigration law]

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The Lack Of Rule Of Law

- informal system of government that many of the local areas of Afghanistan employ. This causes warlords and groups like the Taliban and al Qaeda to gain power and can contribute to continued conflict within the state. Next, high levels of corruption in a state is crippling to all aspects of governance. Corruption undermines both the capacity to deliver services and the legitimacy of the state in the eyes of citizens and international actors. Corruption such as nepotism and cronyism also decreases participation as citizens become frustrated with the offices of government....   [tags: Law, Government, Separation of powers, Judiciary]

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Police Discretion And Law Enforcement

- Police discretion. Police discretion is defined as the decision-making power afforded to Police Officers that allows them to decide if they want to pursue police procedure or simply let someone off with a warning. Police discretion can be also defined as the individual’s ability to make a decision based on the principle of courses in the actions. Police officers are usually in the position of having to make decisions on how to handle a specific situation alone, or without immediate supervision....   [tags: Police, Crime, Criminal law, Arrest]

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Common Law Marriage Should Be Legal

- In the passing generations, common-law marriage has increased in popularity. With the increasing popularity of common-law marriage comes questions addressing why it is becoming more widespread, the issues it brings in respect to relationships and the permanence of those relationship, as well had the legal obligations and laws associated with common-law marriage compared to legal marriage. Common-law marriage has became more popular as our society has changed, common-law marriage is a more affordable, and accessible for people....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Common-law marriage]

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Outline Of The Law Of Law

- Aims of Law There are many laws in today’s society that are considered controversial, this includes new laws that are trying to be enacted as well as laws that are already in place. One such law that has come up here in Colorado is the Personhood law. This was on the ballot as Amendment 67, it is also known as the "Brady Project" The supporters and proponents of the proposed Amendment 67 called it the "Brady Project" or the "Brady Amendment" in honor of Heather Surovik 's unborn child who was killed in a car accident when she was eight months pregnant....   [tags: Morality, Law, Religion, Ethics]

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Support for the Poor

- Americans have always felt the need to help other people who are struggling. Throughout human history individuals have been supportive of poor families that are in need. Some of the very earliest examples include The British Poor Law, which was effective in the sixteenth century. This law provided assistance to poor children, elderly, ill-even some individuals capable of working were assisted. Cash assistance was given to the needy while able bodied adults were given a job. The poor law was replaced by the public welfare system during The Great Depression....   [tags: Government]

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I Am An Ideal Law School

- Let me begin by stating that I am grateful for this opportunity and appreciative of your time and consideration with my application. Please allow me a few moments to provide you with my background to help explain why I wish to enroll in law school. Through my personal statement, I hope to convince you that my experience, decisions, and actions have shaped my desire to become an attorney and that I am an ideal law school candidate for [LAW SCHOOL NAME HERE]. Being the first in my family to have gone on to higher education, education has always been equated to have a high level of importance in my life....   [tags: Law, Criminal justice, Police, High school]

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Interaction With Law Enforcement From Montana Yellow Stone County Sheriff

- The Kimmell’s had their true first interaction with Law Enforcement from Montana Yellow Stone County Sheriff’s a few days after the intense search. Also, which calmed the nerves of the Kimmell’s, was they knew George Jensen back from high school. Before any questions were asked, George asked if “they would like to have a family member of clergyman to join them. Or even a friend?” (Kimmell p.29). The detectives knew the news was going to be difficult. They had to break the bad news to the Kimmell’s that they had found a body which they believed was their Lisa....   [tags: Police, Crime, Law]

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Life for the Poor in Elizabethan England

- Life for the poor in Elizabethan England was very harsh. The poor did not share the same luxuries and items as the wealthier families. There was no way for the poor to get help that they needed. Unlike today, welfare was not available to give help and support. The government in Tudor England became concerned about the poor that lived in their community. They soon noticed the changes in agriculture during this time period. Do to this people were led away from the country and village life to find employment in the towns....   [tags: historical analysis]

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The Newest Technology in Law Enforcement

- The license plate reader, LPR is a mobile plate hunter that comprises of a camera(s) placed on the outside of a squad car that is then connected to a computer database inside the squad car. The plate hunter has the capacity to recognize the character on a number plate and rapidly relay the information to the database computer that would verify of the owner or the automobile has any record or if the vehicle has been reported stolen/missing. This ability is even possible when the squad car is moving at 75 mph and can check up to 3, 000 number plates within an hour....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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The Law and Social Change

- The legal system we abide by has generally served its purpose by providing order and justice in most situations that need legal obedience. However, on the premises of producing social change, the system has not proven to bring changes in society. Perhaps justification for this is explained by Clarence Darrow who argues that the law applies to and favors specific types of social classes. Robert Cover addresses how punishments from judges may counteract their purpose. Karla Fischer and her peers, along with Jackie Campbell’s “Walking the Beat Alone,” show how law has objectives to serve society, but do not supply social change and in fact hinder its progress....   [tags: Law/Sociology]

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The Law Is Justice

- WEEK #3 The gist of the law is justice, and its purpose is the common good. The content of social work is the correction and prevention of injurious relations, and it’s aim in common with that of the law, is the public well-being (Rome, 2013, p. 1). From the beginnings of the Charity Organization Society in England in 1869 there was a movement to break the cycle of poverty. Jane Adams, Nobel Prize recipient in 1931, focused her efforts on the settlement houses in Chicago in the early 1900s, and later community organizing and activism....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Law, Social justice]

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History and Application of Common Law

- 1a) Common Law, also widely known as Case Law, derived from the old English common law, is largely based on precedents, where judicial decisions were already previously made in similar cases where it is used as reference bases or sources of law. Also, common law is not codified, which generally means there is no comprehensive compilation of legal rules and not written in statues [The common law and civil law traditions, 2010:1]. It is during the Middle Ages, after the Norman Conquest in 1066, where Common Law is believed to be formed from the changing and centralizing powers of the king, where “the medieval kings began to consolidate power and established new constitutions of royal authoriti...   [tags: Case Law, Judicial Precedent]

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The Legal Professional Uniform Law

- The claim that Jacinta has sent in regards to Gordon’s inappropriate and incompetent actions as her solicitor, raises the question of whether or not Gordon was acting in the best interests of his client or whether he was acting for his own benefit. The questions that need to be asked are whether her claim was submitted in accordance with the legislation, was Gordon in fact in breach of any legislation regarding legal practitioners in New South Wales (NSW), what actions could be taken by the Legal Services Commissioner(LSC) and what other actions could Jacinta take in relation to her claim against Gordon....   [tags: Lawyer, Law, Practice of law, Bar association]

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Human Rights And International Law

- Unit five evolved around Human Rights and International law. In Professor Huwitz`s article “ Lawyering for Justice and The Inevitability of International Human Rights Clinic”. She articulates over the questions of the readiness of the US legal profession to granted globalization and preparation of law school`s students to involve in the new global society meaningfully. She focuses on the pedagogical approach that enables students to assimilate the transitional dimension of legal practice. Professor Hurwitz turns the readers` attention to the fact, that human rights clinics are inevitable and a good resource for information and response....   [tags: Human rights, Law, Rights]

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The Ethics Of The Three Strikes Law

- Following the murders of two young girls, both killed by repeat offenders, the people of California decided it was time to eradicate recidivism and crack down on crime. The general view was that violent criminals needed to be kept in prison where they could not harm the public, and the existing criminal justice system was not doing enough to deter crime. Out of this wave of moral outrage came what was to be the harshest sentencing legislation in the country. The “Three Strikes and You’re Out” Law passed with an overwhelming 70% of votes and went into effect in November of 1994....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Law, Life imprisonment]

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The Law And The Legal System

- “In our daily lives, law affects how we behave or do not behave and possibly some of what we think, and it also governs many aspects of our lives.” (Barkan, 2009) Our legal system is what keeps our country cohesive and running. To evaluate the legal system and how it deals with the numerous things that go through it, one of the four major assumptions of law, its functions and dysfunctions and finally, how the law is defined. One could say that the legal system is corrupt and favors the elites. To better explain, the Ethan Couch case, or the “Affluenza” case will be used as an example....   [tags: Law, Sociology, Judge, Criminal justice]

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Police Brutality : A Violation Of The Law

- Is it justify that police can use brute force to protect and serve the citizens of our country. Police brutality is a violation of the law because it violates the Eighth Amendment which prohibits the federal government from making more than normal bail, fines, or cruel and unusual punishment. First off what is excessive force. Excessive force is when an unreasonable force occurs when a law enforcement officer uses excessive force in making a lawful arrest. Whether force is reasonably necessary or excessive is measured by the force a reasonable and prudent law enforcement officer would use under the circumstances....   [tags: Police, Criminal law, Police brutality]

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Are Wealthy People Above The Law?

- Are Wealthy People above the law. People with money think they have the ability to get away with their unlawful actions, to buy their freedom. In the show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, in the episode “Wonderland”, Sarah Walsh was a victim of rape. She was unaware of who had raped her but eventually found out her rapist appeared to be one of her “friends” who was very wealthy. He had paid off his other victims to keep him away from the title of a criminal. Throughout the show, you can see the way people with money think about their position and the law....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Law, Police]

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Liability and Bankruptcy Law

- Businesses need to be aware of all instances of when and where they ask employees to perform their job duties. Employees also need to be aware of what the company expects of them when performing their job. If their job requires time away from the office the principal can be held liable for actions their employees take while doing work within their scope of employment. In the following paragraphs we will discuss areas of Agency Law and how it applies to the employer, agent and employee. Vicarious Liability is the theory in which the Respondeat Superior Doctrine was derived which means "let the master answer" (Cheeseman, 2007, pg....   [tags: Agency Law, Employer, Employee]

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Employment Law And The Workplace

- Introduction Employment law is a body which governs the relationship between employers and employees. It involves application of tort and contract doctrines with a number of statutory regulations (Covington, 2009).This issues include the rights to negotiate and organize collective bargaining agreements, protection from harsh working conditions,safety and health issues. Why is it important to have employment law in the workplace. Employment law plays a significant role in ensuring that the rights and interest of both the employees and employer are met successfully (Braithwaite& Drahos, 2000)....   [tags: Employment, Law, Trade union, Business]

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Laws Of A Country, Law Enforcement Agencies

- To uphold laws of a country, law enforcement agencies are required; the laws have many components, divisions and sectors e.g. police, ambulance, fire department, children and animal’s warfare. Each one requiring different skills, knowledge of the laws, their capability and responsibility who can co-ordinate with dexterity and proficiently to enforce the laws. A strong communication between services is essential; a primary framework is needed with professional experts in their own field who are able to make decision without hesitation in an emergency situation....   [tags: Police, Law, Law enforcement agency, Crime]

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The Impact Of Caa On The Law On Attempts

- The CAA was intended to improve the law on attempts. The extent to which it has succeeded is open to doubt. Critically evaulate the accuracy of this statement. An attempt is where the defendant tries to commit an offence but for some reason fails to complete it. This was seen in the case of White 1910. The defendant wanted to kill his mither in order to gain his inheritance. He attempted to do this by poisioning her drink. Before she had chance to drink it she died of a heart attack. The defendant was not liable for her murder as his act of poisoning the milk was not the cause of death....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Conspiracy, Inchoate offense]

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Law and Order Injustice

- America focuses on keeping the rich streets clean and the poor streets dirty with a sense of people of color will be placed in poor dangerous neighborhoods with violence and drugs. The news reporters every day file cases of police officers using their power to control and abuse the law by hurting citizens by their image of clothing and color of their skin. In “A Brother’s Murder” a journalist talks about his experience living in a poor neighborhood and how his brother tragically died in a city of crime....   [tags: law enforcement, racism, racial profiling]

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Evolution Of Law Enforcement And Community Interactions

- Evolution of law enforcement & community interactions Have u ever thought about how law enforcement has come to just a click of a button and there at your front door for assistants. Or riding through town and there patrolling the streets waiting for something to happen. The start of Americas first known system of law enforcement was established in Boston. In April 1631, the townspeople formed the "watch" guys that patrolled at night, walking around. They typically reported fires, maintained order in the streets, raised the "hue and cry"....   [tags: Police, Constable, Law enforcement]

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The Conflict Of International Law

- Haitians claim there are not any way to challenge deportation. Once they are stopped by the authorities, it is up the discretion of the authority to decide their fate. And more often than not, they are shipped back to Haiti. Attempts are not usually made to verify their statuses in the DR .This Haitians claim is in violation of international law. This is only multiplied with the fact that they were given no legal assistance by the DR government. Haitians claim that the DR’s interpretation of the concept of jus solis violates international....   [tags: Human rights, Law, United Nations, Liberalism]

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Crime, Incarceration And Law Enforcement

- Crime, Incarceration and Law Enforcement Building a new prison in the community is an ineffective way to combat crime thus failing to address the underlying issues in the criminal justice system. Instead of building a new prison, there are several innovative policy initiatives used in other countries and counties that have proven to reduce the prison population as well as saving taxpayers some dollars. America is considered one of the most incarcerated nation in the world, by isolating and sending millions of Americans to prison....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law]

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Use of Islamic Sharia Law in Commercial Transactions

- Islamic Sharia Law in commercial transactions involves several prohibitions such as those of riba and gharar. Muslim scholars have agreed that the damages caused by dealing with usury and gharar outweigh their benefits; they are forbidden in the Quran and Sunna. However, this prohibition does not necessarily mean that all contracts which contain gharar are invalid; for example, sallam contracts contain gharar. The reason for this is that the benefits have overshadowed the harms. Therefore, the objective of this essay is to analyse Islamic rules in the prohibition of both usury and gharar in an attempt to demonstrate that, although they are prohibited because their harms outweigh their benefi...   [tags: Sharia Law]

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The Common Law And Criminal Justice System

- The criminal justice system, prisons being part of it has made a huge impact on those be convicted for the use or possession of drugs. However, with the help of resources and influence there are ways to get off or have a less of a sentence by money and power. Though if money and power isn’t an option for them art is a way to provide prisoners rehabilitation and healing who have been involved by the criminalization of drugs. The Common Law, Criminal Justice System is one of three types of legal systems....   [tags: Criminal justice, Prison, Law, Crime]

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The Bank For The Poor

- INTRODUCTION During the eighties, Grameen Bank becomes popular among policy makers. This institution, also referred as “the bank for the poor”, is a micro-lending program established in Bangladesh(Yunus, 2003). Their primary purpose is to foster entrepreneurship among the underserved population through providing loans at low or no interest rate with flexible payment plans(Bornstein, 1996). This initiative enables individuals to access capital access otherwise will not obtain it(Bornstein, 1996; Jain, 1996; Mallick, 2002; Yunus, 2003)....   [tags: Policy, Public policy, Implementation]

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Issues in Distribtuiton Estate of Muslims in the Context Law of Malaysia

- ... The High Court cases on appeal under section 29, the Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955. Legislation worn is of the Probate and Administration Act 1959 (Akta97). 4) Syari’ah Court: Handle cases of determination of heirs and the heirs of each person issued the "Certificate Faraid". This is based on Islamic Religious Administration Enactment State or of the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 (Akta505). Besides the Syariah Court has jurisdiction in matters related to wills, grants, endowment, illegitimate children, marriage, matrimonial property and lineage, that are closely related to the Syariah Court decision even things up influencing the distribution of the...   [tags: law faraid, islamic family law act]

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Dalits or Untouchables in India´s Caste System

- Today in India, there is a group of 300 million people who face severe persecution; that’s about 25% of India’s total population (Kersey 1). These people, Untouchables, are now referred to as Dalits (Edwards 1). “In Sanskrit, the word Dalit means suppressed, smashed, broken to pieces” (“India’s Dalits Still Fighting Untouchability” 2). Even the definition of their name indicates the injustice that the Dalit people face. India passed legislation in 1950 that made the caste system illegal; additional laws were passed to give Untouchables other freedoms and legal aid (Kersey 2)....   [tags: Poor, Discrimination]

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Government Providing for the Poor

- Government Providing for the Poor "In the Middle Ages men were united by custom and prescription into associations, ranks, guilds, and communities of various kinds. These ties endured as long as life lasted. Consequently, society was dependant, throughout all its details, on status, and the tie, or bond, was sentimental. In out modern state, and in the United States more than anywhere else, the social structure is based on contract, and status is of the least importance." This quote by William Graham Sumner in his 1883 speech "What Social Classes Owe to Each Other" illustrates my main focus of this week's proposed question, "Does American Government have an obligation to provide for the po...   [tags: American America History]

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The Poor Need Pro Bono Legal Services

- Over the years, the practice of law has been left to the regime of a group of people commonly referred to as lawyers. Though the term may vary from place to place or jurisdiction, the same has a general meaning to refer to those who have studied law. Further it is left to the jurisdiction’s discretion to determine how they are to grant one the status of being a lawyer either through education, certification amongst other means that different jurisdictions apply to afford such a status. In the provision of their services, over the years, the lawyers have come to appreciate the fact that some of their potential clients lack the capacity to pay for those services....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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The Difference Between Civil Law and Criminal Law

- One way of looking at criminal law is that it is dealing with something of public awareness. For instance, the public has awareness in seeing that people are protected from being robbed or assaulted. These are legal problems that fall into the criminal law. Criminal law involves punishing and rehabilitating offenders, and protecting the public. Since the public has an interest in having criminal law, we give the government the power to put it in place and enforce it. The police and Crown Prosecutors are hired by the government to put the criminal law into effect....   [tags: Criminal Law Essays]

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The Criminal Justice System As A System Of Law Enforcement

- Although television and media, in general, portray the criminal justice system as a system of law enforcement punishing dangerous criminals of their harmful acts to protect the society, the reality seems different. Throughout The New Jim Crow of Michelle Alexander, this system is actually “brutal (and allows) racialized oppression and control” (59). The Lockdown depicts the structure of mass incarceration, especially of people of color, concentrating on the War on Drugs. The rising powers and incentives of the police emerging throughout the United States and the fate of the potential suspects that fall into the system are deliberated....   [tags: Police, Crime, Law enforcement agency]

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Governments Must Balance Law with Individual Rights

- The topic of Government, laws and individual rights has always been on the minds of many people. Today is no exception, with the economy in poor shape and with a President who promises many changes to come. Will the changes really come. And if they do will they benefit the people of the United States of America or will they cause more violence and destruction to our economy. They say we have the right of free speech, to speak our minds and vocalize our opinions on topics that are important to us....   [tags: Governments, Law and Order, Individual Rights]

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I Am Looking Forward On Law School

- My numerous interests in attending law school are based on many of my own life lessons. The fact that I personally know the positive sides and also the negative sides of our Criminal Justice system equips me with a wealth of vital knowledge that I can utilize in Law school and beyond. I am looking forward to dedicating my law career to making a positive difference in the law community and also in the inner city. Going to law school will also help me bring justice to my community in many ways. While growing up in the inner cities of Compton California and Bronx New York, I have personally witnessed the fortunate get lesser or no punishment, for the same exact crimes that the poor disproporti...   [tags: Law, Criminal justice, Crime, San Diego]

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Voter Id Law Is Not Legal

- A Voter ID law is a requirement that one needs to present a form of identification to be able to vote or receive a ballot in an election. This law is not legal in all states, but it is legal in 34 states. The first time a Voter ID was in place was in 1950. South Carolina was the first state to ask for an ID when it came to voting in the polls. Then, pictures were not easily accessible, so the state asked for a document stating the name of the Voter. Twenty years pass and Hawaii jumped on the same board as South Carolina asking for Voter ID....   [tags: Election, Voting, United States, Passport]

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The Law Is Always Right And Fair

- Some people believed the law is always right and fair. That the Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. The law means the control brought about by the existence or enforcement of such law. The establishment of laws is considered a mean for redressing the wrongs committed by society. The law is a way of bringing order and justice, and hopefully peace, to a town, state or country....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, South Africa]

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The Treatment of the Poor During Elizabeth's Reign

- The Treatment of the Poor During Elizabeth's Reign Source E is an engraving, which shows how vagrants were being punished in public for begging in 1957. Most people considered it right that the vagrants were punished. They thought that they were getting what they deserved. Everyone thought beggars were sinful and wicked. They must have done something wrong to be poor. They certainly were not going to give their own hard-earned money to them. However, during Elizabeth's reign, this perspective of the poor changed a great deal....   [tags: Papers]

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Crime Analysis And The Law Enforcement

- Information technology (IT) is important to the application of crime analysis in law enforcement. Crime analysis is the review of data collected and/or stored in order to identify trends of criminal activities so that the police can effectively adjust to deter that crime and continue to protect the public’s safety. According to Foster (2013), “The use of IT in law enforcement is rapidly expanding. Indeed, in 1996 it is estimated that state and local governments spent an estimated $3.5 billion on information technology goods and services, and they were expected to spend as much as $4.5 billion in 2001.” The question remains though about how information technology is used in crime analysis....   [tags: Police, Crime, Crime mapping]

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The Rule of Law in America

- Many people ask, why did our Founding Fathers want the United States to be governed by the rule of law, instead of men. And, how does that make us different from other countries. Many people don’t know what a rule of law is, a rule of law is a First Principle that mandates that the law governs everyone. The rule of law also requires that the same law govern all citizens. Founding Father Samuel Adams observed that the rule of law means that “There shall be one rule of Justice for the rich and the poor; for the favorite in Court, and the Countryman at the Plough.” Many people believe that our founders wanted to be governed instead of men, because they could make the government weak enough so t...   [tags: foundation, government, diversity]

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Changing Attitudes Toward the Poor in Britain

- Changing Attitudes Toward the Poor in Britain Paternalism underpinned the Old Poor Law, the perception that those in power should take responsibility for their workers. The Old Poor Law provided 'out-relief' for those in poverty as an addition to their weekly wage. By 1832, however, the industrial revolution had begun and capitalism was the leading system. A new approach of 'self-help' marked the demise of paternalism. This new attitude was the belief that poverty was the fault of the poor....   [tags: Papers]

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The Civil Rule Of Law

- In his book Boudreau then establishes that the British rule of law which Canada has adopted holds an underling promise to address issue of law and order with fairness and equality for all who come under it. According to Boudreau, legal traditions held by Canada from Great Britain and embedded in the rule of law include the separation of judicial and political aspects of the system, the presumption of innocence until an accused if found guilty, and an accused right to a fair trail under the court of law (p.79)....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Police, Sociology]

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Victims law challenges and opportunities

- Victims law challenges and opportunities The argument of this paper is that in order to succeed in the process of land restitution the Colombian government must overcome the adverse conditions that both the inequitable agrarian structure and the widespread presence of paramilitary groups have generated for poor peasants’ livelihoods. In the previous chapters I have provided some arguments about how those factors have shaped an unfavorable institutional landscape for the land restitution process....   [tags: Colombian Government, Land Restitution]

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Is Capitalism Good For The Poor?

- This paper sets out to answer the question, “Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?” The answer—yes or no—depends on the particular features of a nation’s institutions and how we measure and perceive poverty. Poverty, capitalism, economic growth, income distribution, markets, property rights, and rule of law are among the many topics addressed. Despite various impediments to positive institutional change in many nations, heightened competition spurred by the information revolution and the spread of political and economic participation worldwide through the usage of globalization has benefit people previously cut off from the path of success due to poverty....   [tags: Economics, Capitalism, Gross domestic product]

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The Case Against Helping The Poor

- According to a memorable part of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Consequently, America invited immigrants to come. Yet, there is a manmade concern, “immigration could account for all the yearly increase in population. Should we not at least ask if that is what we want (Hardin, 1974)?” Well....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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The Case Against Helping The Poor

- “Immigration could account for all the yearly increase in population. Should we not at least ask if that is what we want (Hardin, 1974)?” Well. The audacity of Garrett Hardin’s 1974 essay, “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor” to ingeniously imply concern for illegal entry, but in all actuality supports partiality to who is advantaged to populates the United States. Thus, Immigration policies in America continuous changes reflects discriminatory processes of past and biased judgement by elected officials....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Loving the Poor as Yourself

- God has given us the greatest commandment of all, “Love your neighbor as yourself”. However, the reality is we fall short of following through. We have a tendency to close our eyes and walk away, from people less fortunate then ourselves. God gave us this law to follow, then we should be able to do so, but the sad thing is we are not living up to his commandment. Our lack of knowledge or ignorance may be the cause of our self-centeredness. Majorities of people in society today look down and walk away from the poor....   [tags: religion, poverty, ]

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Finding Solutions to India's Poor

- ... However, in general, the urban poverty manifests in the form of inadequate provision of housing and shelter, water, sanitation, health, education, social security and livelihoods along with special needs of vulnerable groups like women, children, differently abled and aged people.4 In urban centers, people are dependent on public and private services to mitigate the environmental effects of the overcrowded conditions in which they live. Surveys have revealed that low-income groups residing in informal settlements are paying heavy costs....   [tags: urban population, health, neighborhoods]

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Globalization Hurts the World's Poor

- From an average American's perspective, globalization is a win-win situation for everyone involvedt. But we fail to see the other end of this situation, where lower-class families around the world are faced with troubles. In countries such as Indonesia and India, American companies purposely set up factories and take advantage of the population by giving them wages below minimum wage to manufacture their products. Families are forced to send their children to work in these factories in order to make enough money to survive....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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The Homeless Are Poor People

- Homeless The homeless are poor people, who have no home and literally live in the street. I am a person who loves to help others when they deserve it. Around 6000,000 people in the United States are homeless, and the majority of them have an effect on our community as well in our economy. A large amount of the homeless are Americans, of course, people who were born in the US and speak English, but they did not want to go to school and have a better future. They decide to do drugs, be prostitutes, live from the government’s money or from the money they ask in the streets, in other words the easy way....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Begging]

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Poverty and its Relief in Medieval England

- Collapse of medieval social structure paved the way for the policies which majorly concentrated on the upliftment of poor. This resulted in the poor relief act for the betterment of the underprivileged people of the society. During 1547 beggars were grouped as ‘V’ and were forced to slavery for two years. The law of 1572 continued this approach stating that beggars should be punished and for a third offence should be given death penalty. The only help for poor people was through private charity....   [tags: poor relief act]

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The Ideal Leading me to Study Law

- The Ideal Leading me to Study Law The war in the former Yugoslavia is an intensely personal matter for me. I had, for some time, been more aware of the strife in Croatia than many of my peers. My family is originally from Zagreb. As the war progressed, my parents worried about relatives and friends whom they could no longer reach. My father gave up his medical practice in the summer of 1991 to volunteer his medical skills in Zagreb. Throughout this time, I struggled between my sense of responsibility to my relatives and "homeland" and my comfortable life as an American college student....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays]

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The Law And Procedural Law

- 1. The difference between substantive law and procedural law is that substantive procedures actually create the legal rights of individuals and states. Procedural law instead is due process and enforces the laws created through carrying out the established rules. Remedies in civil lawsuits are damages and these include compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory means actual payment of fines such as medical bills to injured party, whereas punitive is rarely carried out and more of a warning....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States, United States]

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Spiritual Law

- Spiritual Law She was a spiritual gypsy, a lover of life.  Despite my mom working full-time, we grew up poor, on the dole.  Raising four daughters in rural northern California, it was her essence that kept us together.  She instilled a sense of pride in us through surviving economic hardships, while lauding the social underdog.  Walking off the socially accepted beaten path, my mom demonstrated that life's wonders are available to those who choose to see.   Growing up poor meant doing without the amenities middle-class Americans embrace:  no television, generally no vehicle (which sometimes called for hitchhiking) and no junk food (in fact, my mom could not manage to bake a cake without...   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays]

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Competences Needed in the Law and Paralegal Profession

- ... Financial greed can force an attorney to take on more cases than he can handle resulting in inadequate legal work and client neglect. When these issues become too much for the client, he may become overwhelmed and frustrated and we quickly sail into the reality of legal malpractice. This is where good records management comes into play. Records management is a critical part of the office management. Having a solid filing system will eliminate potential risks and liabilities associated with a case....   [tags: Communication, Finance, Attorney]

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How Should The Law Address The Challenges That Arise From Cross Border Fertility Treatment And Surrogacy?

- How Should the Law Address the Challenges that Arise from Cross-Border Fertility Treatment and Surrogacy. Considering that over 24,000 fertility treatments are performed annually on around 14,000 foreign patients in Europe alone as part of the broader $100 billion global reproductive industry which includes surrogacy, it is clear that appropriate measures are required to address its concomitant challenges, including adverse medical consequences, exploitation, and child welfare. This essay will assess how the law should be most appropriately used to resolve these challenges with cross-border fertility treatments and surrogacy Accordingly, this essay will consider the effects of prohibitive l...   [tags: Law, Morality, Surrogacy, Infertility]

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