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Frege's Interpretation of Language

- Logic generally arises from argumentation, involving the study of reason and the forms it may take when presented as an argument. In determining the logical value of an argument, one must effectively assess the relations between objects and concepts put forth in a thought. However, thoughts themselves are inaccessible to anyone but the self as they exist only in the consciousness. To express such a thought, one must employ the tool of language, formulating thoughts and ideas into words so that they may be shared with a community....   [tags: Language]

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Rhetorical Analysis: The Argument Culture

- “We have new arrivals for spring season. What about this new style checked sweater. This sweater is vastly popular nowadays because many popular actresses are wearing this in several TV dramas. I think this sweater would be great for you because it matches with your sky-blue skirt. Also we are making an allowance of 40% for this item. It would be good for you, ma’am.” You can often see this situation in every shop, but this shop assistant gives prominence to that new style sweater by saying that it is a low risk of trend style, considering guest’s figure, and also letting guest know that it’s on sale....   [tags: persuasion, ethos, pathos, logos]

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Rhetorical Devices Used in Queen Elizabeth's Speech

- Through her speech, Queen Elizabeth inspired her people to fight for the country of England against the Spaniards. Queen Elizabeth persuaded the English troops to defend their country with rhetoric devices such as diction, imagery, and sentence structure to raise their morale and gain loyalty as a woman in power. Queen Elizabeth skillfully used diction throughout her speech to motivate the troops. In the speech, Queen Elizabeth used the word “we” four times to underscore her feeling of unity between her and her country....   [tags: diction, imagery, structure]

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State and Federal objectives of punishment

- For centuries governments have acted on behalf of society removing and punishing criminals with the goal of protecting its citizens. Criminals were arrested and locked-up in jails awaiting their sentencing. Once sentenced, they were publically humiliated, tortured, or killed. Early forms punishments were cruel and mostly focused on retribution. State and Federal objectives of punishment Today punishment is the most dominant correctional goal of both the state and federal government in response to criminality....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Isolation in the Writing Styles of Camus

- The writing style of Albert Camus in The Stranger shows the topic of isolation. Camus uses very short, straight to the point sentences, using very simple vocabulary to convey his message. In The Stranger, Meursault will give a complete thought in one sentence but the sentence after that will be completely different than what he was talking about in the previous sentence. The diction, syntax, and the organization of the novel all aid the readers to understand the topic of isolation and its purpose in the novel which is how Meursault, through his isolation from everyone and society, realizes that he has the ability to choose what he desires....   [tags: Albert Camus, The Stranger, Isolation, Analysis]

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Prison Overcrowiding and the Laws that Made Them that Way

- One of the major reasons that prisons have overcrowded is that crime control strategies and legislative changes have meant longer sentencing (Mcshane, 2008). A study in 2006 showed the change in the State and Federal prison population from 1990 to 2005. In 1990 there was a total of 773,124 inmates. In 2005, that number increased to 2,186,230 (Harrison & Beck, 2006). The three- strikes laws has a great impact on the overpopulation of our prison systems because it means more life sentencing with a lesser possibility of parole for most offenders....   [tags: three-strikes law, crime control strategies]

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Sentencing Models and The Correctional System

- How have sentencing models impacted corrections. Be sure to address the four types of sentencing models and the issues surrounding them (equity, truth-in-sentencing and proportionality). Sentencing models are plans or strategies developed for imposing punishment for crimes committed. During the 19th century these punishments were normally probation, fines and flat sentences. When someone was given a flat sentence, he or she had to serve the entire sentence without parole or early release. However, by the end of the 19th century the new models were developed....   [tags: Crime & Punishment]

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The Passive Voice

- The Passive Voice The English language has two voices--the active and the passive. The active voice and the passive voice differ in that a passive verb phrase has an additional auxiliary BE followed by an EN participle. In a sense, the English passive is "inflexible" when compared to the passive formation of other languages. For example, some languages use word order, verb inflections, and impersonal constructions to form the passive voice. In their book, The Grammar Book: ESL/EFL Teacher's Course, Celce-Murcia and Larson-Freeman demonstrate how the Bantu passive voice differs from the English passive voice....   [tags: Research Paper Language Papers]

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Pros and Cons of Plea Bargaining

- An agreement made in a criminal case between a prosecutor and its defendant, before reaching a trial is a plea bargain. The prosecutor offers an opportunity to the defendant to plead guilty. By agreeing to plead guilty to a crime the defendant would in exchange get a prosecutor’s promise to convince the judge to reduce the sentence. It is really impossible to predict what a jury is going to decide in a trial. I personally think that plea bargaining is being used as an easy way out; instead of having the person who committed the crime pay for what they did by serving the whole time....   [tags: judicial system, criminal justice]

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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays

- Everyone needs to know how to write a persuasive essay. It's actually not as difficult as it seems. Give yourself time. Trying to cram an entire 5 paragraph persuasive essay within 100 minutes is not a good idea. Allow yourself enough time to brainstorm, write, and proofread. Put as much effort into your paper as you can in the time period you are given, including the steps below. Brainstorm. Writing a persuasive essay is very much like writing an ordinary paper. Of course, before you begin, you have to come up with a good solid view, a foundation which you can base your entire paper on....   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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Spatial Proximity During Virtual Communications: Emoticons

- In an effort to alleviate the lack of spatial proximity during virtual communication, emoticons are becoming increasingly prevalent in the realm of instant messaging. Emoticons can be utilized in many different contexts due to their correspondence with spoken and written English. When used appropriately, emoticons will bridge the gap between online and face-to-face communication, and possibly add a new element to the way people converse. Emoticons, or emotion icons, conveys the facial features of one person to another when dialogue is constricted by distance....   [tags: instant messaging, smiley face]

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The Tonal Language: Chinese

- ... In English, most of the word made up of more than one syllables and distinguished by stress. General characteristic and overall voice quality which interfere with intelligibility or make the accent sound especially non-native is transsegmentals. Retrieved from: http://web.mit.edu/~jinzhang/www/pinyin/tones/ Chinese pinyin uses either numbers or tone marks to indicate the tones. Here are the four tones: first tone, na1 or nā; second tone, na2 or ná; third tone: na3 or nǎ, and fourth tone: na4 or nà....   [tags: intonation, patterns, feelings, stress]

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Corrections: Rehabilitation Is More Effective Than Retribution vs

- Today our criminal justice system has a multitude of options when dealing with those who are convicted of offenses; fines, probation, community service, short term sentences in jail or longer sentences in a variety of different level prisons and the ultimate punishment is still death. Our goals are clear and direct, stop the behavior, make restitution, teach new skills and for many rehabilitate through therapy, drug and/or alcohol counseling. Unfortunately there are those that are deemed unredeemable and unfit to ever return to society and they are either confined in prison until their natural death or sentenced to die by the order of the state or government....   [tags: Pro Criminal Rehabilitation Essays]

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Restorative Justice Gaining Support in South Africa

- 1 Introduction Punishment is central to any legal proceeding where the accused is found guilty. It falls directly under criminal law and is determined by punishment theories. Whether South Africa is moving towards restorative justice approaches influences many aspects: it allows protection of society and results in more crime-free life for the offender. Consequently, it gives offenders the chance to learn from their experiences, gain insight into their behaviour and allows victims to handle their injustice....   [tags: punishment theories]

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Cruel and Unusual? Exploring JLWOP Sentencing

- The JLWOP sentence (or juvenile life without parole) has been the topic of controversy lately. Many have battered the issue back and forth, based on the morality level of American society. Should juveniles be sentenced to life without parole. In some cases people are viewing children in our society as less than competent, despite the majority of countries around the world that view adulthood as beginning shortly after puberty. It is impossible to deny the emotional and physiological differences between adolescents and adults....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The case for and against capital punishment

- Capital punishment, also known as death penalty or execution, is the sentence that a criminal must fulfil preceding committing a capital crime. Capital crimes consist of mass murders, treachery and other offenses. The English word ’Capital’ is derived from Latin ‘Capitalis’ meaning the head – ‘caput’ as the sentence was normally served by decapitating the criminal. The sentence has been in practise for thousands of years, used in almost every society in the world at some point. However, it is used less in retentionist countries – for example, China is suspected to have executed around one thousand seven hundred people but could be up to six thousand in 2009, Iran executed at least three hund...   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's Writing Style

- ... With a period instead of a semicolon, the relationship between the first clause and second isn’t emphasized as much as it could be. A semicolon stresses the narrator’s insistence in his sanity. Last of all, his use of exclamation marks shows the narrator’s state of mind, thoughts, and emotions. Without the exclamation mark in the first line, the impact of the narrator’s statement wouldn’t be as great. Yet, in observing punctuation, one can hardly fail to notice the relationship it plays in sentence structure and length....   [tags: punctuation, dark, language]

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The Effectiness of Sentencing and the Jury's Credibility

- For Defendant: Snooki P. Based on the facts provided, defendant Snooki P. will not be charged under the three strikes law. Since it is her third offense, the court finds the defendant guilty and she will be sentenced to 20 years according to the sentencing guidelines; parole is contingent. Previously, the defendant was sentenced to 10 years with parole eligibility in two years. After reviewing the sentencing guidelines, the most reasonable sentence would be the maximum 20 years as previously requested by the prosecutors....   [tags: court, criminal justicce, federal system]

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The Best Bite: The Stories of Army Hempel and Annie Beattie

- The Best Bite: The Stories of Amy Hempel and Anne Beattie An amuse-bouche is an hors d'oeuvre served to shock the taste buds. Chefs are meticulous in their choice of ingredients for an amuse-bouche, as this one bite proclaims who they are and what they create. The bite must be just right. The writing of Amy Hempel and Anne Beattie is a lot like an amuse-bouche. Their opening sentences are immediately engaging, a unique and deliberate diction allows for maximum intensity in a limited space, and their stories are about the moment, rather than a prolonged succession of cause and effect events....   [tags: short fiction, restraint, details, amuse-bouche]

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The Complexity of Language in Modern Society

- The history of language probably started when our earliest ancestors had the need to communicate with each other. Since beginning that era, language had evolved into this ever-growing and seemingly governed system of that same communicative property our ancestors used. But is language really rule-governed. Is the current evolutionary status of language really comparable to that of our ancient brethren. Is the level of complexity of our ancestors’ language, disregarding the difference in level of language if there is, is the same as ours in current society....   [tags: language, communication]

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Creating a Feeling, Establishing a Mood

- Set a mood. The tools that can be used are detailed descriptions and accuracy in structuring sentences. The author who wrote Of Mice and Men (the story regarding George Milton, Lennie Small, their dreams of one day owning land, and what they do to try to achieve that dream) does just that. One of the book’s key features is the method in which the various settings are written and described. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck sets a mood with each setting by the use of eloquent and vivid, or simple and plain descriptions, and different types of sentence structures....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, Analysis]

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Using Effective Methods to Teach Grammar to the Adult ESL Learners

- Using Effective Methods to Teach Grammar to the Adult ESL Learners Language is one of the fundamental traits distinguishing human beings from the lower orders of life on earth. Most people agree that the ability of language use has helped mankind to climb the evolutionary ladder; therefore, language use is an essential component to people's life in society. Grammar is a part of language and it plays an important role in language use. According to Weaver (1979: 3), the study of grammar will not only help people become better language users, but also effective listeners, speakers, readers, and writers....   [tags: Economics]

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Language Analysis: The Brothers Grimm and Fairy Tales

- Every person on earth knows a language, rather it be spoken or signed. According to the Linguistic Society of America’s website, ("Linguistic Society of America," 2012) linguistics is the systematic study of language. The study of linguistics includes the study of the sub-fields of language. These subfields include; phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The English language is a Germanic language, which is branch of the Indo-European language family. Other languages on the Germanic language branch include; German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian....   [tags: phonetics, phonology, linguistics]

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Capital Punishment Should be Terminated

- The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is exactly how it sounds. The convicted is sentence to death because of the heinous crimes they have committed by the legal process. “Most death penalty cases involve the execution of murderers although capital punishment can also be applied for treason, espionage, and other crimes” (ProCon, 2014, para1). The eighth amendment protects people from excessive bail, excessive fines imposed, or cruel and unusual punishments. The courts would have to find the death sentence to be proportional to the crime they had committed....   [tags: Argument Against Death Penalty]

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Wittgenstein: Independent Logic

- Profound ideas often arise out of the most uncanny situations. Ludwig Wittgenstein composed what may be the most influential philosophical work of the twentieth century as a prisoner of war during the First World War. His poignant writings included many propositions that flew in the face of contemporary philosophers at the time, unveiling a new perspective from which to consider the study of logic. While peers struggled with the rules governing the logic of semantics, Wittgenstein sought to emphasize the whimsical nature of language....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Importance of Learning to Write Proficiently

- You have been writing ever since you learned your first letters. From writing a sentence in first grade to five page essays your senior year. It feels like your pen has never left the paper, and the reality of it is, is that it will not be leaving anytime soon. Most occupations will require you to write - whether it be an expense report or an e-mail, ergo, it would be in your best interest to be knowledgable of how to write well and all the rules that come along with that. Writing is and always will be important because you will always be writing, regardless of if you enjoy to or not....   [tags: education, writing]

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An Examination of The Death Penalty

- The death penalty is a very controversial topic, and the passion of its supporters and naysayer runs high in opinions. The people’s opinion of the death penalty are formed over the years, or in a quick judgment off of what they heard and can be based of a basis upbringing, personal, cultural and peer pressure. The supporters are unwavering with their opinion. The options ranges from executions are in humane, there is a risk that an innocent can be executed, and is the death penalty really a deterrent for future crime....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]

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The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

- Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Eighth Amendment, 1791 The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits the punishments that may be imposed by the government on American citizens. These limits are compulsory among the states by way of the Fourteenth Amendment. The English Bill of Rights of 1689 expressed concern with arbitrary and disproportionate sanctions, giving way to the Founders inclusion of the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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How Do We Justify Killing?

- Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is defined as the pre-meditated or planned taking of a human life by a government in response to a crime committed by that legally convicted person. It has been discussed extensively over the years by many people. There are many reasons to agree or disagree with capital punishment, but the reasons against it completely outweigh the ones that support it. Many of the justifications for affirming the death penalty either do not apply wholly to our justice system, are misunderstood, or just do not make sense....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Reading a Passage in Balzac’s Père Goriot

- Reading a Passage in Balzac’s Père Goriot This passage in Honorè de Balzac’s novel Père Goriot describes the ultimatum Rastignac gives to himself after experiencing a harsh transition of luxury to filth, as he sees it. Before Rastignac enters his meek lodgings he has a life altering discussion with Madame de Beausèant. They talked about the price he would have to pay to gain acceptance into Parisian high society. The contrast he experiences ultimately fuels his greed and reckless behavior. This drives him further on to his mission of making his fortune....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell and Half Past Two by U.A. Fanthorpe

- "Hide and Seek" by Vernon Scannell and "Half Past Two" by U.A. Fanthorpe Task: Compare two poems of the same theme in detail. In this essay I will be looking at two poems, which are similar in theme and discussing their similarities. I will be using the poems "Hide and Seek" by Vernon Scannell and "Half Past Two" by U A Fanthorpe. These poems are similar to each other because their main theme is growing up, as the poems are set in the mind of a child. The first poem called "Hide and Seek" by Vernon Scannell is an unusual poem as it takes a lot of imagination to fully understand the poem....   [tags: Vernon Scannell U.A. Fanthorpe Poems Essays]

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Societal Regulations in a Modern Society

- Societal regulations have been made since a long time, whether it is making smoking illegal in public places or setting a minimum age for teenage workers. In the short story, “Welcome to the Monkey House”, the government has set a few regulations for their society in order to control overpopulation in the world. To highlight what problems these regulations could cause, Vonnegut uses tropes and sentence variation. Kurt Vonnegut, author of Welcome to the Monkey House, uses rhetorical strategies such as sentence structure and figurative language in his short story, “Welcome to the Monkey House”, to scrutinize the problems of societal regulations in a modern society....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Canadian Justice: The Youth Criminal Justice Act

- Youth within the Canadian justice system lose their identities. Their age places them under the jurisdiction of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The criminal charges identify them as criminals and their “’character traits’ … label [them] for society” (1957:45). Such procedures as pre-sentencing reports, encapsulate their history and reduce the youth to “object[s] of a more or less easy absorption” (1957:45). It is this pre-sentencing report compiled by a probation worker that gives direction to the judge in determining a sentence....   [tags: probation officer, identities, myths]

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The War on Drugs: Drug Sentencing Reform

- Drug Sentencing Reform The Judiciary Branch of the United States government is responsible for interpreting the law. Those involved with this branch determine the meaning of the laws and decide what to do with those who break them. Because of a drug movement that took place through the 1980s, the courts have severely punished those who break laws associated to drugs; Congress is now trying to step in to change the way the Judiciary Branch is forced to punish such criminals. Congress has been busy the past couple of years evaluating the proper sentencing of those convicted of drug crimes....   [tags: nixon, sentencing, warrant]

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Charter Case Analysis: R.v.Latimer

- Charter Case Analysis: R.v.Latimer Case Summary This case was about a father by the name of Bob Latimer, this man had a daughter who was suffering with a disease called cerebral palsy. The disease was unfortunately entrenched with his daughter since her birth and was caused by brain damage. The disease made her immobile with the exception of the rare movements she showed through facial expressions or head movements. Twelve year old Tracey Latimer was in continuous pain every moment of her life and she was incapable of taking care of herself despite her age....   [tags: cerebral palsy, murder, justice, equality]

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Saying and Meaning

- Saying and Meaning The burden of this essay will be to see how the words we utter bear meaning. We use speech to communicate our intentional attitudes to others. On this basis, I propose to treat meaning as that which is conveyed from a speaker to a listener. A simple model of the communication process will be used as follows. First, a speaker frames a sentence to convey an intentional attitude. Second a listener attends to the sounds and comes to a meaning. The essence of human communication is that the listener comes to understand the speaker’s meaning....   [tags: Philosophy of Language]

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Jails, Prisons, and Rehabilitation

- Prisons and jails are both referred to as incarcerations. A prison is where people get physically confined and lack personal freedom, and also those awaiting trails and those serving a term exceeding one year are confined here, while a jail is where inmates are housed prior to their trials on local level and those serving a term of one year or less. The society is protected from the offenders by them being confined in prisons, where their behaviors can be monitored, or they can be placed in community-based facilities which are secured and also offer an opportunity for the prisoners to acquire skills and knowledge through work related activities....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Early Modern English Period

- ... For example they use prepositions at the end of sentence and they make mistakes while they are using plurals. John Evenly proposes some French and Italian loans in his works. John Hart is an example of using phonetic spelling system. On the other hand Richard Mulcaste uses very little phonetic spelling which is similar to Modern English. In the 17th century there is scientific movement that impresses English language. In this study, I will try to compare Early Modern English and Modern English by analyzing The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli and its translation by W....   [tags: modern period writers, rethoric]

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Criminal Justice Process

- When a crime is committed against another person, then justice must be served to those who committed the crime. In some cases the crimes involve sexual attacks on grown adults while some offenses are against minors. In these examples the underling connection is the committed crimes of sexual abuse or sexual assault on adults and minors. When these crimes are brought before the justice system they are processed and the convicted are given a sentence to carry out but sometimes those sentences may not provide efficient time to produce the required outcome of correcting the individual or may be determined that there is no fixing the convicted disorder....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Just Say No to the Death Penalty

- In this paper, I will be arguing for the following position that the death penalty should be abolished for all crimes in the United States as it is not a proven deterrent, it is not cost effective and there is a chance an innocent person could be out to death. The capital punishment for all crimes should be a life sentence in prison as it deters, it’s a cheaper option and it would save innocent lives. I think that some of the best arguments for my position should start off with the basis that the death penalty is not a proven deterrent....   [tags: capital punishment]

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Rehabilitation is More Effective than Imprisonment

- The United States corrections system is a complicated system with many different ways of handling certain situations. There is not just one set criminal justice system that covers nationwide, each state is different but all follow the same set of laws and rules set forth by the United States Constitution. (Bureau Justice of Statistics, 2013). The state goes through many different sets of obligations before convicting a suspect. They are "punished" by many different ways once they are initially arrested....   [tags: Punishment V. Rehabilitation]

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The Adventures of Curzon in Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

- ... Kempe “Chains” Character Essay The Adventures of Curzon Throughout the Book In the novel Chains, one of the main characters that goes by the name Curzon makes his first appearance as a real risk taker when he comes forward when in the book, Grandfather calls him and he replies, “‘I say I’m an American. [...] An American soldier” (pg. 164). In the beginning of the book, Curzon offers to take Isabel up to the Tea Water Pump. This is the first minor risk taken by Curzon in the book. At first, we would think of him as any other slave, just like Isabel, but later we find out he is treated a bit differently than Isabel and Ruth....   [tags: slave, change, freedom]

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Quine's Physicalist Epistemology

- Quine's Physicalist Epistemology Quine, in his article "In Praise of the Observational Sentence," claims to establish naturalized epistemology and the work of science as a realist mapping of the world. Invoking Rorty's criticisms of foundationalism from Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, this paper analyzes Quine's observational sentence by discussing the unresolved issue of justification. It discusses whether a causal explanation can be a justified true belief and adequate "grounding" of knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy Theories Papers]

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Experiences in the Writing Center

- Experiences in the Writing Center When I started to work at the Writing Center, I had about eleven years of experience in tutoring English as a foreign language to non-native English speakers in Germany. The experience I had gained from that proved to be very helpful. Before you can address the problems in writing, like any other problem, it is very important to get to know the writer. If you can build a bridge between the two individuals, who should work together in a tutoring session, it is a lot easier to discuss problems and find solutions....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The United States Correctional System

- ... Felony charges are most likely to carry a prison sentence for a set amount of year. Parole for a felony charge is possible based on the crime. For example someone charged with murder would most likely not be granted parole. Misdemeanor charges would be driving under the influence (DUI), petty theft and vandalism. Offender’s charges with a misdemeanor would most likely be granted with parole after a short sentence. There are times an offender may never see a jail cell. For some misdemeanor charges the offender may be given probation for a set number of years....   [tags: crime, punishment, offender]

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Determinate Sentencing: Last Chance in Texas

- For Determinate Sentencing Determinate sentencing is becoming more popular in juvenile courts. It is a special statute that allows for the possibility of a juvenile serving a sentence beyond the age of 21. It specifically covers certain violent offenses and drug cases, like murder, capital murder, sexual assault, and indecency with a child. Aggravated controlled substances cases are also covered (TYC website). The alternative to determinate sentencing is blended sentencing, which allows judges to issue delinquent offenders both juvenile and adult dispositions....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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How to Write an Expository Essay

- How to Write an Expository Essay When writing an essay, follow these eight basic steps: Select a topic: Be sure the topic is narrow enough to make it manageable within the space of an essay Write a thesis sentence: Be sure the thesis statement(or sentence) expresses a controlling idea that is neither too broad nor too specific to be developed effectively Select a method of development: Check through all the methods before you finally settle on the one which will best serve your thesis: definition example compare and contrast cause and effect classification process analysis Organize the essay: Begin by listing the major divisions which the body paragraphs in your essay will disc...   [tags: Expository Essay]

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US v Moreno

- United States vs. Carlos Alfonso Moreno On July 12, 2004, Carlos Alfonso Moreno appeared before the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. He brought before the court an appeal challenging the district court’s calculation of his sentencing under the United States Sentencing Guideline. The panel determined after reviewing his case that an oral argument would not be necessary. They were able to look at the details of his case and make their decision. Mr. Moreno was charged in district court with various drug offenses and with being a felon in possession of a firearm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Role of Capital Punishment in Modern Criminal Punishment

- Role of Capital Punishment in Modern Criminal Punishment Capital punishment has continued to be used as the major punishment for convicted felons for a long time now. However, it has been a subject of controversy in recent years and has been seen as an inhuman mode of punishment in the modern era. This is because of the various legal challenges it faces and the methods used in executing the punishment, which include the use of a firing squad, lethal injections and the electric chair among others....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Penalties for White Collar Crime

- White collar crime has been discussed more frequently in the last few years. The news has made society aware that white collar crime occurs almost as often as other criminal activity. In fact, white collar crime is one of the most costly crimes. It is a billion dollar criminal industry. White collar criminals seem to continue to engage in the criminal practices because there is no set standard in the penalties given to those that are caught. A look into the public’s perception on whether the penalties given is harsh enough for white collar criminals since most types of crimes have a set of standard penalties for those convicted....   [tags: criminal activity, NWCCC, judicial system]

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What is the Death Penalty

- What is the death penalty. The answer is very simple; it is a punishment that someone receives if they do something really bad, such as murder, rape, etc. This answer, however, is leaning towards the side that the death penalty should still exist. How can this definition be paraphrased to fit the death penalty more accurately. An accurate definition would be: the government killing people that killed other people to stop people from killing other people. The question now is, is that logical. Is it logical to kill someone to prevent others from killing....   [tags: Morals, Ethics, Life in Prison, Crime, Prison]

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The Use of Series in The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

- The Use of Series in The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler In The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler writes items in a series in almost every paragraph that does not include dialogue, occasions, in the text where Marlowe watches the other character do something like open and close a book or light a cigarette and flick the ash into a tray. When Chandler stops the dialogue to creates a space for Marlowe to record elements in the environment, he constructs sentences that indicate how Marlowe assimilates the information: characters perform three or more acts successively and Marlowe notices every movement, recording it at once....   [tags: sleep]

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America, by John M. Barry

- In a passage from his book, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, author John M. Barry makes an attempt use different rhetorical techniques to transmit his purpose. While to most, the Mississippi River is only some brown water in the middle of the state of Mississippi, to author John M. Barry, the lower Mississippi is an extremely complex and turbulent river. John M. Barry builds his ethos, uses elevated diction, several forms of figurative language, and different styles of syntax and sentence structure to communicate his fascination with the Mississippi River to a possible audience of students, teachers, and scientists....   [tags: Complexities, Literary Analysis]

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How an Offender's Race, Ethnicity and Race May Influence the Likelyhood of Pretrial Detention

- Numerous studies have been done to see how race and crime correlate with each other. Although the results are somewhat changeable, some studies mostly demonstrate that certain categories of racial minorities—males, the young, and the unemployed—are singled out for harsher treatment. Other studies find that each of these offender characteristics had a direct effect on sentence outcomes, but that the combination of race or ethnicity and one or more of the other characteristics were more powerful predictors of sentence severity than any characteristics individually....   [tags: correlation betwween race and crime]

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Roper v. Simmons: The Juvenile Death Penalty

- Over the past 400 years over 360 juveniles have been executed for the particularly heinous crimes they committed. The death penalty in juvenile cases had developed greatly in the past 400 years, starting with Thomas Granger execution in 1642 and progressing to the Roper v. Simmons trail in 2005 where juvenile execution was outlawed in the United States. “Death penalty” and “capital punishment” have the same meaning. They mean the punishment of execution administered to a person or juvenile legally convicted of a capital crime....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]

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Natural Language and Computer Programs

- Natural Language and Computer Programs Anyone who has tried to explain the workings of a computer, or even a VCR, to an older relative has a very good idea of why natural language operation is a goal of computer science researchers. Simply put, most people have no desire to learn a computer language in order to use their electronic devices. In order to allow people to effectively use computer-based systems, those systems must be programmed to understand natural language – the language a regular person speaks – and respond in kind....   [tags: Computers Technology Technological Essays]

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Intermediate Sanctions And Shock Probation

- Community correction is a term that refers to everything ranging from diversion before the trial to the punishments that follows after the trial. This refers to any way ranging to non imprisonment yet supervised ways used to deal with criminal offenders who are facing conviction or who has been convicted. (Beck et al., 2001). Probation as well as parole are the two most commonly way of dealing with the offenders though there are many ways such as being confined at home, electronic surveillance, day fines, community service shock probation and residential community supervision to mention but a few....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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How War Changes a Man

- When reading the short story “Soldiers Home” by Ernest Hemingway there may be a few comprehensive questions that could be brought up. One question that could be immediately accumulated from reading the short story is; How has the war affected Krebs. This is relevant because there are many incidences where Krebs shows that he is in fact a changed man now that he is back from the war. It’s interesting because it gives us a realistic view from what a soldiers might experience when they come home. In “Soldiers Home” the war has affected Krebs personality and his emotions....   [tags: Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway]

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Punishment should be Commesurate with the Seriousness of the Offence

- This essay will critically evaluate the accuracy of the statement "punishment should be commensurate with the seriousness of the offence". Account will be made of the respective aggravating and mitigating circumstances that will have an effect on the sanctions that are available to impose on offenders. Consideration will also be given to the circumstances of the offender and to the effect that the crime has had on the victim. In theory by taking all the facts attributable to the offence into account it will be possible to ensure that any sanctions that are imposed upon offenders are proportionate to the offence that has been committed....   [tags: critical evaluation, punishment, offense]

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Capital Punishment is Unethical

- Capital punishment is the legal and authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime. The person can be sentenced to die by lethal injection, electrocution, gas chamber, a firing squad or hanging. Since 1976 over 1300 executions have taken place. Recently states have started abolishing the death penalty in favor of life in prison sentences. The death penalty is currently used in 32 states in the United States Capital punishment is a complicated moral decision that deserves research and discussion....   [tags: Anti Death Penalty Essays]

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The Pay Back of Restoration: Justice in Ben Mikaelsen’s Touching Spirit Bear

- With the authority to discipline, our society has the ability to influence the future. Although, punishment is used to human savagery , it can also be used to exert power. The act of consigning punishment is extensively documented in literature. Such is the topic in Ben Mikaelsen’s novel, Touching Spirit Bear. Cole Matthews proves that the power to punish is often misused, resulting in detrimental side effects for society. Thankfully, Cole’s most recent crime is judged using the Native American tradition known as Circle Justice....   [tags: human savagery, power, justice]

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Translation, Quotation and Truth

- Translation, Quotation and Truth ABSTRACT: If logical truth is truth due solely to syntactic form, then mathematics is distinct from logic, even if all mathematical truths are derivable from definitions and logical principles. This is often obscured by the plausibility of the Synonymy Substitution Principle that is implicit in the Fregean conception of analyticity: viz., that synonyms are intersubstitutable without altering sentence sense. Now, unlike logical truth, mathematical truth is not due to syntax, so synonym interchange in mathematical truths preserves sentence syntax, sense, and mathematical necessity....   [tags: Mathematical Mathematics Math Essays]

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Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Proves How Historical Changes To The English Langue Can Cause Middle English Works Impossible To Read.

- Chaucer’s fourteenth century story The Canterbury Tales can be considered almost impossible to read by many modern day readers. They tend to struggle thru understanding many of the words, as well as their meanings within this story. As I read The Canterbury Tales I noticed how the rhythm and rhyme differ from modern day English, the vowel are pronounced differently, and many of the words used within this story are no longer used in modern English. Additionally there are three main changes to that can be seen over time within the English language, vocabulary, pronunciation, and sentence structure....   [tags: literary analysis, geoffrey chaucer]

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The Importance of Writing Techniques: Comparing Chinese and English Academic Writing

- There are many significant differences between Chinese academic writing and English academic writing. Most of the time, it is difficult to write essays in English for many multilingual students like me, not only because we have to translate Chinese to English, but also because of the different styles of academic writing we learned in China. However, after the first semester of the writing program, I acquired many basic concepts and tools about academic writing and these tools have helped me throughout the semester....   [tags: tools, techniques, writing]

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Poetry as organised violence, committed upon ordinary speech: Different Poems

- This essay intends to respond to the statement "Poetry is a form of organised violence committed upon ordinary speech” through the use of poetry by William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound and E.E.Cummings. Using the poems ‘The Red Wheelbarrow’ and the untitled poem ‘poem’ (Williams), ‘In a Station of the Metro’ (Pound) and the untitled poem ‘Poem, or Beauty hurts Mr. Vinal’ (Cummings), this essay will attempt to show that different styles and lengths of poetry, with different subject matter through the use of syntax, typography and other poetic forms all present poetry as “ a form of organised violence committed upon ordinary speech”....   [tags: Syntax, Language of Advertising]

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The 3 Elements of Great Blog Content

- ... As Flannery O'Connor once wrote: "I don't know so well what I think until I see what I say." That's why you blog – to find out what you think about something – and that's why people read blogs, as well. They are trying to form, enrich and deepen their own understanding and opinions. Here are the three elements of great blog content: The headline propels you toward the first sentence. There is so much competition out there from other writers that if your headline does not act decisively, you will lose a lot of people that land on your blog....   [tags: headline, style, audience, fun]

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Breaking Down the Search for Happiness in Dan Buettner's “Excerpt from Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

- What does happiness mean to you. How do you know you are happy or not. In today’s world, happiness is an ambiguous word. Dan Buettner is a New York Times best-selling author. In his article, “Excerpt from Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way”, he aims to inform people different levels of happiness and where is the happiness come from. “Through …experimentation…, they’ve …, focusing not only on the nature of human happiness, but also on discovering ways to improve our chances for personal well-being.” (5) As all people have different views and meanings toward happiness, it motivates Buettner to write the essay and giving a sense of what is happiness to other people....   [tags: mind, anecdote, diction]

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Kitcher’s Account is of Accepted Explanation but not Correct Explanation

- In his paper Explanatory Unification, Kitcher argues that the theory of unification is a better explanatory theory than the covering law model. Where unification represents the purpose of scientific explanation as having an objective insight, the covering law model proposes a subjective insight. I will first summarize Kitcher’s argument for unification. I will then assert that unification is vulnerable to the metaphysical problem of causal theory and correct explanations. I will show how this objection challenges unification in two ways by using David Lewis’ example of the non-unified world....   [tags: theory of unification vs covering law model]

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Acquiring Skills in a New Language

- Introduction A fundamental aspect of acquiring skills in a new language is the ability to communicate messages in writing. For a teacher of English as a second language, nurturing students to develop sound writing skills is crucial to the success of the student both as a learner of the language, and their skills communication skills in reading, speaking and even listening in English. The natural ability of native speakers to communicate in a given language does not automatically indicate proficiency in their writing skills, which must be acquired....   [tags: Communication, Writing Skills]

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Videotape: Don DeLillo’s Illustration of Postmodernism

- Don DeLillo’s ‘Videotape’ is a short story of man who is absolutely captivated by some footage on the news that can be described as both, raw and shocking. The footage is being repeatedly played over and over. It depicts a young girl with a camcorder travelling in the backseat of her family’s car who happens to be filming a man driving a Dodge behind them. She continues aiming the camera at the man and filming until, suddenly, he is shot and murdered. The man watching the tape at home is clearly mesmerized and fascinated with the footage to the extent that he was trying to get his wife to watch it with him....   [tags: Film, postmodern literature]

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The Five Main Components of Language

- ... Another component of language is morphology, which deals with the inner organization of words (Owens, 2012). Words are comprised of morphemes and morphemes are the tiniest grammatical units of meaning. Examples of morphemes include base words, such as “dog”, “toy”, “love”, and “cat”. When you break either of these words down, they do not mean anything or the meaning of the divided letters means something entirely different than when combined. This can be seen when you break down the word “dog”....   [tags: phonology, semantics, pragmatics]

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A Celebration of Grandfathers, by Rudolfo A. Anaya

- The author's tone in the sentence sounds friendly and loving towards the ancianos. "These ancianos from the cultures of the Rio Grande, living side by side, sharing, growing together, they knew the rhythms and cycles of time, from the preparation of the earth in the spring to the digging of the acequias that brought the water to the dance of the harvest in the fall." The author says that the ancianos live together, which means that they treat themselves in a good manner, so they are friendly to each other....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tone]

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Ewing V. California/ Andrade V. California

- A sample of inmates released during this period was drawn from a list obtained from the Florida Department of Correction, for a total sample of roughly 3,793 offenders. Careful attention was given to securing a representative sample from each offense group. The offenders chosen were released from public and private state prisons after expiration of their sentences. The centralized idea of this study was to determine the differentiation between public and private state prisons focusing on recidivism....   [tags: Law Case Studies]

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Is a Murder Worth a Murder

- In the short story “A Hanging” by George Orwell, an execution is about to occur in Burma. A man who is has committed an unnamed crime is about to receive the ultimate punishment of death. The story describes in great detail his short walk to the gallows where he will face his death. Everyone in the prison camp knows what is to come and all have a somber feeling in their hearts. The jail superintendent wants the death to proceed quickly so that the day can go on as normal. As a young magistrate watches the painful walk, he notices the prisoner walks around a puddle....   [tags: Capital Punishment]

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Register, Discourse and Genre Analysis When Teaching English for Specific Purposes

- 1. Introduction English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is an umbrella term to refer to teaching of language in academic and occupational contexts. Needs analysis and use of specific language in target contexts are the absolute characteristics of an ESP programme. Hence the notions of register, discourse and genre become central to ESP. 2. Register Register refers to "a variety of language distinguished according to use" (Halliday, McIntosh, and Strevens, 1964:89). This concept disassociated itself from the premise that English of a specific subject is different from others in terms of its lexicogrammar....   [tags: genre analysis, language, academic purpose]

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The Importance of Clarity in Writing

- The Importance of Clarity in Writing To write a good paper is there a magical recipe to follow. If there is you will not find it in these two books; Williams' Style: Toward Clarity and Grace and Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. What you will find is the elements that should be present to have a successful paper. Of all the styles mention though, one seems to stick out more then the others. This is the element of Clarity. What is clarity, you may be asking. It is simply the process of making your paper clear to the intended audience of your text....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Something Must Come To An End

- Something Must Come To An End At the beginning of the short story “The End of Something,” Hemingway’s first sentence refers to a lumber town. After the first page of the short story, “The End of Something,” the lumber town is no longer mentioned. The reader may wonder why Hemingway wrote about a lumber town at all. What is the point of mentioning a lumber town when the story focuses on the relationship between Nick and Marjorie. This question can be answered by explication of the title of the short story, “The End of Something.” Hemingway uses the title to emphasize the end of a town that was once abounding, and the end of Nick and Marjorie’s relationship that at some point was fun....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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Grammatical Style in Lumpkin’s The Making of a Southerner

- Effective Use of Grammatical Style in Lumpkin’s The Making of a Southerner Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin has many effective uses of grammatical style. In the first full paragraph on page 86 of The Making of a Southerner this is evidenced. She begins the sentence with an adverbial which ties this paragraph to the previous one. Lumpkin uses the quotation “’stir up the Negroes’” to cause the reader to feel like he/she is present during this time period. The quotation draws the reader into the paragraph because of its status as a first-hand account, which lends credibility to the argument being presented....   [tags: Lumpkin Making Southerner]

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The Jones-Costa Bill: Three Strikes

- It is difficult to imagine a time in history when criminals were able to commit severe crimes and go unpunished or be punished by the law in a lenient manner. How is that someone could unjustly put an end to someone else’s life and be sentenced to prison for seven years, maybe ten. That term sounds like a lengthy time but in my view a person who inflicts harm on another individual should be punished in a more severely way. The wonderful thing about the legal system in this country is that it can change whether it is repealed, amended, or a new law or sets of laws are created....   [tags: crime, punishment, sentencing]

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Time to Abolish The Death Penalty

- Crimes are becoming more common in our country. Many more prisoners are being sent to jail every day. The punishments for those who commit major crimes like murder and such could be life sentenced in jail or put on death row. There may be benefits to allowing the death penalty, but, in my opinion, the disadvantages by far outweigh them. Although the death penalty is a reasonable punishment, I am against it because it is another form of murder, which is a cruel act. Death penalty is also known as capital punishment, where a criminal proven guilty of a major crime is sentenced to death by the government....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]

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