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How To Write An A Essay

- An “A” Essay With these simple steps, anybody can write an “A” quality essay. All it takes is a well written introduction, body and conclusion. These steps are a lot easier than most people make them out to be. The first, and most important, step to writing an “A” essay is the introduction. The purpose of the introduction is to get the reader’s attention. The introduction should also let the reader know the contents of your essay. To get the reader’s attention use a lead-in. a lead-in is a sentence or phrase that captures the interest of the reader....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest Hemingway's Writing

- Earnest Hemingway’s work gives a glimpse of how people deal with their problems in society. He conveys his own characteristics through his simple and “iceberg” writing style, his male characters’ constant urge to prove their masculinity. Hemingway’s writing style is not the most complicated one in contrast to other authors of his time. He uses plain grammar and easily accessible vocabulary in his short stories; capturing more audience, especially an audience with less reading experience. “‘If you’d gone on that way we wouldn’t be here now,’ Bill said” (174)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Problems in Society]

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"North Eastern Chinese" Stereotypes

- ... Because my paper have a lot ideas so I really had a hard time to put them together into one sentence at first. Since thesis statement does not need to be one sentence, I separated it into two sentence: the first sentence was about how my example supported the experts' ideas; the second sentence was about how my example challenged them. This is my thesis statement in the first draft: The examination of this example supports the experts' ideas that people carry stereotypes that derive from their innate ability to categorize and evaluate certain groups of people based on several features like facial appearance....   [tags: witing, skills, grammar, revision, paragraph]

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The Death Penalty in the United States

- The Death Penalty in The United States Capital punishment results in the victims family gaining a greater sense of security, making sure the criminal is able to be punished to the highest degree for his crime, and honoring retribution. The issue of capital punishment has created a division and tension in our country. The controversy in our society is whether the death penalty/capital punishment serves as a justified form of punishment. Justice can be served by inflicting the death sentence for murder....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]

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Formalistic Approach to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood

- Formalistic Approach to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood At first glance, one might think that this particular piece of Broumas' work would be a suitable substitute for Winnie the Pooh while rocking the kids to sleep. However, upon deeper inspection, you would probably think "Oh my God" and thank the heavens above that you didn't just scar your children for life. While not suitable for small children, this piece does lend itself to some rather intense interpretation based on the word choice, repetition, and allusions presented....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

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The Death Penalty is Not Effective

- The death penalty is one of the most controversial topics in the criminal justice system. Does it really deter crime. Is it cost effective. Are those being charged being fairly represented. These are a few questions brought to mind when considering the effectiveness of this punitive punishment. When considering if capital punishment deters death penalty crimes there are many factors to look into. Many views supporting the penalty are simply because people think it saves other lives and cuts down on murder rates....   [tags: capital punishment]

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Youth and the Law

- Young offenders are persons under the age of 18, who are convicted for a criminal offence. The Juvenile Delinquents Act was made in 1908 and active until 1984. The Young Offenders Act was made in 1984 and active until 2002. The Youth Criminal Justice Act was made in 2002 as a replacement for the Young Offenders Act, which set out the process for responding to young offenders. These three famous young criminals were convicted of murder and tried as adults in court, resulting in them doing time at the Kingston Penitentiary....   [tags: young offenders, juvenile delinquents act]

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Benjamin Franklin's "Arriving at Perfection"

- Perfection. Can any one person be perfect. Benjamin Franklin believed that he could accomplish this task. Benjamin Franklin was known for being a cognizant and diligent perfectionist. During his lifetime, many people were concerned with correcting themselves of any fault that they may have had. Benjamin Franklin did have an interesting way to proclaim how he, could show everyone how to be perfect. He believes that he can make himself perfect. Even though his ways of being perfect are not the same as everyone else's ideas, he still tries to show them he can be perfect....   [tags: American Literature]

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History of Capital Punishment

- History of Capital Punishment In the history of the world, the punishment for murder, or homicide, has generally been “the death penalty”. This seems to be the most logical punishment. If someone intentionally kills an innocent human being, why should he be able to live. Or should he. Should he be forced to suffer for the remainder of his life for this terrible crime. There are many arguments and opinions on this topic; many reasons why we should sentence murderers to death, but many reasons we should not....   [tags: Papers]

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Sentencing Guidelines in the Criminal Justice System

- The criminal justice system has been in place the United States for centuries. The system has endured many changes throughout the ages. The need for a checks and balances system has been a priority for just as long. Federal sentencing guidelines were created to help create equal punishments among offenders. Judges are given the power of sentencing and they are not immune to opinions, bias, and feelings. These guidelines are set in place to allow the judge to keep their power but keep them within a control group of equality....   [tags: difference between state and federal guidelines]

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Meursault's Indifference in The Stranger, by Albert Camus

- In The Stranger, Albert Camus allows the main character to tell the story in order to give the reader an experience of his own. Obviously, with a novel also comes language, which Camus incorporates cleverly as a way to indirectly illustrate Meursault’s thoughts about certain situations. Although the novel represents a postmodern setting, the author shifts the overall meaning. In The Stranger, Camus applies a unique literary style as a power that deflects blame from Meursault, the antiheroic character....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]

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The Law on Murder and Proposed Reform

- The Law on Murder and Proposed Reform The law on murder is a mess and should be reviewed for the first time in more than half a century. A major overhaul is required including a re-think of whether murder should always carry a life sentence. It could be argued that one area which might be worth looking at is the question of whether or not it's right to have the same offence to cover cases where there is an intention to kill, as well as cases where there is not an intention to kill....   [tags: Papers]

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Effectivess o fhte Criminal Trial and Sentencing Processes

- Assess the effectiveness of the criminal trial and sentencing processes in balancing the rights of the victims, offenders and society in the criminal justice system. The New South Wales Criminal trial and sentencing process is adequate in balancing the rights of the victims, offenders and society. The options are stipulated in the Criminal Procedure Act 1986, the Crimes (Sentencing Legislation) Amendment (Intensive Correction Orders) Act 2010 and the Crimes (sentencing procedure) Act 1999 which features the use of charge negotiation, rehabilitation, mitigating factors and intensive correct order....   [tags: balancing rights of victims, ofenders & society]

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impresonment is more humane than capitol punishment

- Imprisonment is More Humane than Capital Punishment Murder, where to commit it. Canada vs. U.S.A. In this essay you will learn about Peter and Joe. Peter lives in Canada, he killed five people and was sentenced to the maximum sentence of twenty-five years. Joe lives in the United States and also killed five people, he received a death sentence. Please remember in this essay Peter and Joe are not real people they are just used to explain this essay. First we will learn about Peter’s sentence of twenty-five years, then we will learn about Joe’s death sentence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spicy Tongues: Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

- “I am someone who has always loved language. I am fascinated by language in daily life.” Amy Tan, an Asian-American writer of the article Mother Tongue loves the different “Englishes” that can be spoken. In the article, she shares her personal feelings of when she was younger; her embarrassment of her mother’s English and even her own struggle with the language. Amy Tan effectively writes Mother Tongue through the use of diction to show the tone, portray amazing syntax, and express the vivid imagery....   [tags: language, imagery, learning]

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What is Style?

- What is Style. The overall concept of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style and Joseph Williams Style Toward Clarity and Grace is to educate those who wish to better their writing ability. If one wanted to become better at a sport they would research principles of that sport to become a better athlete. Similarly, if one wanted to become a better athlete they would return to the basics in order to make sure that they knew what they were doing. I think that same idea is present in educating oneself to becoming a better writer, a better historian, a better mathematician, a better athlete, a better philosopher, a better linguist, whatever it is that one wants to become better at will involve...   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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The Death Penalty for Juvinilles

- According to Dieter, "the federal courts do not see the death penalty unconstitutional as long as the defendant was not deprived of his or her due process rights" [16]. Furthermore, Dieter indicates that," the death penalty is not in violation of constitutional law as it existed at the time the Eighth Amendment was adopted" [16]. Capital punishment is utilized to impose the ultimate sanction on those who committed unspeakable criminal acts violating the law of this land. This includes those who are considered juveniles who committed these type of crimes when they were under the age of eighteen....   [tags: crime, maturity, murder]

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Ode to The West Wind: For Spring is Not Far Behind

- Commanding to be proclaimed upon a mountain-top, “Ode to the West Wind” is crafted with such a structure and style that even the seasoned literary connoisseur is overwhelmed. Boasting a lofty seventy lines, this masterpiece is no piece of cake to digest. Digging deeper into Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1819 composition, one can see the old cliché “when one door closes, another opens.” This theme is abundant throughout the work and also reaches its prime in the last line of the poem, “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind”....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Justice System: Powerful Deterrent Programs

- When discussing how deterrence works at the environmental level, you first must know what deterrence is. At thefreedictonary.com the site says deterrence “Discourages members of society from committing criminal acts out of fear of punishment. The most powerful deterrent program would be a criminal justice system that guaranteed with certainty that all persons who broke the law would be apprehended, convicted, and punished, and would receive no personal benefit from their wrongdoing.” (TheFreeDictionary.com.) Putting the definition into a more simple form, a person or company who breaks the will have to pay the consequence set forth in the law....   [tags: criminal acts, punishments, EPA]

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Level of Punishment Does Not Fit the Crime

- ... Judges today have the power to vary sentences that are given out to those that have broken the law. For example, Peter Chapman – the killer of Ashleigh Hall – the teenager who had met him on Facebook, had previously spent five years in prison for raping two women at knife-point. Frances Inglis, the mother who put her beloved son out of pain and suffering with a dose of heroin, as he was in a coma from which she feared he would never recover, is serving at least 10 years in prison. How is this possible....   [tags: sentencing, justice, prison]

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Capital Punishment Essay: Match Death with Death

- We Must Match Death with Death For anyone living in Texas, it is common to hear about convicted criminals being sentenced to death. Is justice being served. When someone has committed a heinous murder, justice must prevail. But that ideal becomes harder to achieve as we scale the moral high ground and look all around, from behind the jail cell bars to the crushed life of the murdered victim. The following essay will focus on the proportionality of the death sentence as a form of punishment....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Teaching Conditional Clauses

- Introduction It has been well documented that there are three main kinds of conditional sentence. The first one is the verb in the main clause is “will” or “shall” and the verb in the conditional clause is in the simple present tense. Secondly, in the main clause the verb is “should” or “would” and in the conditional clause the verb is in the simple past tense. Last but not the least, the verb in the principle clause is “should have” or “would have” while in the conditional clause is in the past perfect tense (Sinclair, 2011)....   [tags: grammar, student learning, teaching method]

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The Problem of Racism and Discrimination in American Society

- Shofner argues that even though slavery has been abolished, the ideologies and traditions of slavery still resonate among the Florida population. The idea that the left over residue of Slavery left us with discrimination, inequality and racism that have became institutionalized into the structure of American society. “Before emancipation blacks had been both property and the laboring class of Florida society. An extensive array of habits and beliefs had developed to support the system of bonded servitude and its racial composition....   [tags: racism, discrimination, prejudice]

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Capital Punishment: The System that Buries Its Worst Mistakes

- ... Their conclusion stated that while innocence has not been proven in any case after execution, numerous studies have proven that innocent lives have been taken. Their conclusions were achieved by using a new method of testing: DNA testing, which was not available earlier in time. DNA testing has allowed new evidence to be established. It has helped exonerate innocent individuals who were once deemed upon the court as guilty and deserving of death (DNA Tests Prove Justice Has Failed). Another study conducted by Columbia University Law School found that two thirds of trials contain errors....   [tags: death penalty]

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American Judicial System: The Death Penalty

- The death penalty has been part of the American judicial system since the country’s founding [1]. Most people see the death penalty as the fairest way to punish those who have killed, because, in the words of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, “the instinct for retribution is part of the nature of man.” I do agree that the deliverance of justice is an important factor in any public policy. However, it is also important to consider the more pragmatic aspects, like the cost to the state. It is possible that the financial cost could be outweighed by the societal benefit....   [tags: punishment, trials]

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Russell's Theory on Definite Description

- This essay is written to introduce the Russell’s Theory on Definite Description. The main content of this essay including: the definition of definite description, the puzzles concerning definite description, Russell’s Theory on Definite Description, how this theory solves the puzzles, Strawson’s objection to this theory, my evaluation on the convincingness of Strawson’s objection and my evaluation on the convincingness of Russell’s Theory of Definite Description. What is a definite description. A definite description is a phrase which is commonly written in the form ‘the so-and-so’ in which “so-and-so” is a singular noun....   [tags: Mathematical Phylosopy]

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Capital Punishment is Moral and Ethical

- Aristotle defines morality as reasoning well for a complete life. As humans we understand this and work to create our own moral code; however, the question is what that moral code should be. Although we put laws into place to define what is best for humanity, our morality is easily split. Among moral questions the arguments of life appear to be the most controversial. What we find moral often either benefits the group or the individual. Do we have the right to kill an individual for the supposed common good....   [tags: Pro Death Penalty Essays]

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Analysis of Persuasive Symbols in Ronald Reagan's The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address

- Introduction Politicians frequently receive negative publicity at the hand of their own use of language. Their uses of words as they relate to persuasion typically fall within one of the three dimensions of language functions, semantic or thematic. Often their persuasive language can be found to closely resemble any of these three categories simultaneously. There are many tools for analyzing persuasive symbols, many of which should be utilized when analyzing great communicators such as President Ronald Reagan....   [tags: using the three dimmensions of language]

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Distant Supervision: Mike Mintz, Steven Bills, Rion Snow and Dan Jurafsky

- In the research paper \Distant supervision for relation extraction without labeled data", the authors Mike Mintz, Steven Bills, Rion Snow and Dan Jurafsky investigate an alternate paradigm [called distant supervision] for relation extraction. This algorithm combines the advantages of Super- vised Information Extraction and Unsupervised Information Extraction to achieve greater precision. Apart from this, they also analyze feature performance for better understanding of the roles of lexical and syntactic features....   [tags: syntactic and lexical features]

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Layered - Writing Reflection

- Writing a decent essay is as tedious, as nerve-racking, and as strenuous as constructing a layer cake from scratch. First you have to decide that you are going to tackle this feat, and that can be your biggest challenge, motivation. Then you must figure out what kind of cake batter you want to use. Collect all the ingredients to mesh together well, making one layer at a time. You throw all the layers together hoping that somehow they will come together to form a nifty design, but they don’t immediately....   [tags: Reflection]

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The "Language" of Animals

- Tweeting, crowing, braying, and barking are forms of communication that certain animals use. Are the sounds of animals considered language. For this writer this question was a hard one because communication has always been considered language prior to this class experience. The definition of language would cause the answer to this question to be a resounding yes. Language is defined as being not only communicative but also arbitrary, structured, generative and dynamic (Willingham, 2007). If one were to observe animal’s long enough such as birds, or dogs, it can be noted that the birds sing songs that are used to alarm, just as dogs bark to communicate to other dogs in ear shot....   [tags: Zoology]

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Is Capital Punishment Moral?

- Is capital punishment an equal consequence for the death and killing of another person. Should we even consider this an option, or should we make the senseless individual rot behind the walls of a prison, where they are treated like the criminal they are. Even though every action deserves the consequence equal to the level of crime, capital punishment should be considered before we use it to take another persons’ life because in our judicial system things may go awry that may lead to false imprisonment....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, Death Penalty]

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Effect of the Police on the Prison Population

- Effect of the Police on the Prison Population Because of the increase in crime in America, the public has demanded an increase in the amount of protection received from police. This increase in police protection has increased the incarceration level by numerous amounts within the last ten years. The number of inmates incarcerated in America is a direct cause of the policing that is going on in the streets of American cities. The method of policing has a tremendous impact on the outcome of the situation, meaning the type of policing determines the amount of arrests mad and the amount of inmates incarcerated....   [tags: Papers]

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Writing an Essay

- Here, I will reveal the methods and tactics to writing an effective analytical essay or evaluative article. Even if you already know how to write a well-structured essay, you may wish to refresh your knowledge and reaffirm what you already know. There are three key parts to an essay: the introduction, body and conclusion. The Introduction Deal with the introduction first of all. The introduction has to have these elements: the question, the answer, the preview of the essay and some scope or parameters....   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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Five Ways to Kill a Man

- Five Ways to Kill a Man This poem is divided into 5 different stanzas, all of which involve different ways to die. The poem is written rather coldly and treats death as an every day issue, whilst the rest of us try not to think of such things. It is very dispassionate about life. The final stanza is also a political comment, as if to challenge our thought processes toward our every day life. The first paragraph start with a line that hooks into your brain, “There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.” This is not a sentence you hear every day to say the least and because of that my subconscious automatically tries to picture someone saying those words....   [tags: Five Ways to Kill a Man Poems Poetry Essays]

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Analyzing Cohesion of the Article Papua New Guinea: A Trek to the Village Time Forgot by Kevin Rushby

- The following is an analysis of the cohesiveness of the given text. However, in order to analyze a text, it first needs to be established what text is. Halliday and Hasan give the following definition: “The word text is used in linguistics to refer to any passage, spoken or written, of whatever length, that does form a unified whole” (Halliday and Hasan, p. 1). This unification is established by relation, forming “a unit […] of meaning” (Halliday and Hasan, p. 2) within its own specific environment (cf....   [tags: unity, reference, relationship]

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Three Strikes: Harsher Sentencing of Repeat Felony Offender

- Between 1993 and 1995, twenty four states enacted three strikes sentencing policy which calls for much harsher sentencing of repeat felony offender. Most sentences for these repeat offender called for a minimum punishment of a life sentence with possibility of release until twenty five years have been served (1 Marvell, Moody 89). These laws where created to target and punish what lawmakers believed to be the small percentage of criminals that where committing the majority of serious crimes such as murder, rape, kidnaping, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and sexual abuse....   [tags: felony, justice, sentencing]

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Demolishing the Saudi Arabian Society

- Jon Weinberg stated, in an article titled “Sword of Justice. Beheadings arise in Saudi Arabia”, that in 2007, the official number of executions in Saudi Arabia was 151. Saudi Arabia is located in the Middle East. It is in between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Its northern borders are Jordan, Kuwait, and Iraq, with Yemen to its south, and Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to its east. Saudi Arabia is a complete monarchy meaning the king rules over everything. The current leader of Saudi Arabia is King Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Gender Inequality]

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Sentential Falsehood Logic FL4

- Sentential Falsehood Logic FL4 ABSTRACT: In some philosophical conceptions, statements are valued as true, false, senseless (neither true nor false), or inconsistent. Falsehood logic FL4 makes it possible to operate correctly by such statements. Logic with falsehood operator FL4 is formulated. For FL4 metatheorems of consistency, deduction and completeness are fulfilled. Correlation between falsehood logic FL4 and four-valued Belnap’s logic and von Wright’s truth logic T"LM is considered. In FL4, the implication for Belnap’s logic is defined so that the truth-valued matrix of it is characterized for logic of tautological consequences Efde....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Logical Papers]

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What If Kayne West is Retarded?

- In the article, “What If Kayne West is Retarded?” the author is ridiculing Kayne West and explaining how much of a complete imbecile he is. The author’s primary purpose of this article is to inform the intended audience on how moronic Kayne really is. The secondary purpose of this article is to entertain the audience. The article is broken down into four different sections explaining the various reasons why he is allegedly retarded. The tone is conversational and sarcastic. In this article, the sentence structure is simple, but some complex sentences are also used....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]

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A Comparison of Nooligan by Roger McGough with Street Boy by Gareth Owen

- A Comparison of Nooligan by Roger McGough with Street Boy by Gareth Owen The poems "Nooligan" by Roger McGough and "Street Boy" by Gareth Owen both describe teenage hooligans. They both use distinct diction in their poems to project a certain image of hooliganism. There are similarities between the two poems, most clearly in their theme, but there are also slight differences between the poems as well. Firstly, both poems consist of four stanzas. In "Nooligan" all four stanzas are five lines long and in "Street Boy" all four stanzas are four lines long....   [tags: Papers]

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Female Sex Offenders: Perception is Not Reality

- Perception is not reality. The common assumption that the court system often treats female sex offenders differently than male sex offenders, the punishments of female sex offenders are more lenient than men who commit the same types of crimes, and the differences between male and female victims are all perception and not reality. Objective considerations to additional factors make the perceptions baseless. These additional factors solidify the factual differences between male and female sex offenders....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Analysis: Petty Crime, Outrageous Punishment by Carl M. Cannon

- Mandatory Minimum sentencing has been around since the late 1700's for very heinous crimes like murder and rape; but since the mid-1980's, mandatory minimum sentences have become increasingly more popular, with figures on both ends of the political spectrum backing bills proposing a mandatory minimum sentence for non-violent crimes, especially for crimes relating to the war against illegal drugs (Mascharka). Even with many people voicing their opposition to these laws, many states, even today, still continue to pass new, similar laws, targeting different types of offenders for different types of crimes....   [tags: drug trade, mandatory minimum sentencing]

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Short stories

- Essay The short stories “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Mocomber” were both written by world renowned author Ernest Hemingway. The two stories are written completely unrelated to each other; however, both stories have vast similarities in the time and place in which they take place. Hemingway is a writer that is very methodical in his word choices. When reading these two stories a second time the reader finds considerable differences in the writing style the author uses in each story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Red Room and The Signalman

- Gothic stories - The Red Room and The Signalman how do the authors create tension and an atmosphere of fear. Gothic Stories ============== In this essay I will be discussing a number of things. Firstly, I will be discussing what Gothic writing is and then I will move the discussion towards the subject, which my essay consists of, 'in the novels "The Red Room" and "The Signalman" how do the authors create tension and an atmosphere of fear?' Gothic writing is a style of writing, which was extremely popular in the nineteenth century....   [tags: English Literature:]

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The Condemnation of Marcus Brutus

- “We’ll attack when we’re told, And submit should he scold, For we’re old Pa Ubu’s dogs-of-war” (Taylor 31) is the mantra and role of Brutus from “Ubu and the Truth Commission” by Jane Taylor. This play tells the complicated story of South African politics and highlights the failures of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in its attempts to heal the wounds of South Africa and bring justice in the transition from Apartheid. In Act Five: Scene One we see the condemnation and trial of Brutus, the three-headed dog and co-conspirator of Pa Ubu, and through this can draw a direct parallel to the real-life difficulties that were encountered by South Africa when trying the political player...   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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To Punish or to Rehabilitate

- The criminal justice system covers several parts of the operational aspects of the system including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Each and every aspect is of utmost importance in the successful function of the criminal justice system with the most questionable approach going to the decision to focus on the punishment or rehabilitation of offenders. The correctional process is entrusted with ensuring the safety of the public, the best alternative for handling each offender, while guaranteeing fairness is served to all....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement]

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The Death Penalty Does NOT Reduce Crime

- Today's system of capital punishment tolerates many inequalities and injustices. The common arguments for the death penalty are filled with holes. Imposing the death penalty is expensive and time consuming. Each year billions of dollars are spent to sentence criminals to death. Perhaps the most frequently raised argument against capital punishment is that of its cost. Other thoughts on the death penalty are to turn criminals away from committing violent acts. A just argument against the death penalty would be that sentencing an individual to death prevents future crimes by other individuals....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]

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Nature and Nurture in Language Acquisition

- Language is considered one of the attributes that define human beings as a unique species. We are the only species able to employ complex language to communicate our feelings, intentions and also to teach others. Although language is such an exclusive and intricate skill, infants can learn it fairly quickly. Child vocabulary grows very fast once they say their first words growing from 5-20 words at 18-months to about 6000 words by the age of 5 (Bates, 2003). This remarkable ability to acquire language is the basis for a central debate: how much of our ability to acquire, produce and understand language is innate (genetically programmed) and how much is acquired by learning....   [tags: nature vs nurture]

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Measure 11

- Measure 11. This is the law that gives people a mandatory minimum sentence starting at 5 years 10 months, and going up all the way to 25 years in prison. The law gives a list of about 21 crimes that, if committed by a person, come with a set amount of time that must be served day for day by the offender, without any chance of good-time, work-time, or the possibility of a second look. Applying to ages 15 and up, this law takes the power out of the judge’s hands when it comes to sentencing someone, and forces the judge to give a mandatory minimum sentence regardless of the specific circumstances involving the case at hand....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Outline of the Basic Principles of Sentencing

- Outline of the Basic Principles of Sentencing Legal system is one of the most important parts of the Government, which directly affects the society and people in the society; as a result, researchers and criticisers have always inspected it. This essay will outline the basic principles of sentencing in United Kingdom. There are five general aims or functions or justifications of punishment in the UK’s legal system, which are: 1. RETRIBUTION Retribution rests on the notion that if a person has knowingly done wrong, he or she deserves to be punished....   [tags: Papers]

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The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment

- The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment Since the mid 1900’s, capital punishment has brought many individuals into many diverse view points throughout the years. Capital punishment is a way of punishing a convict by killing him or her because of the crime he or she committed. Capital punishment will always have its pros and cons. There are opponents who absolutely disagree with capital punishment. And then there are advocates who support the idea. In the advocates view point, capital punishment is a way to minimize the threat in the world today....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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A Look on the Impact of Capital Punishment in Canada

- Capital punishment was the most severe punishment within the Canadian Justice system before it was abolished in the 1970’s. It is still used in many other countries around the world such as the United States, China and India, as it is believed to lower the crime rate within their country. Capital punishment was basically a form of torturing the suspect, but to their death as a consequence of their heinous crime. Many believe that capital punishment should be reinstated into Canada, while others are strongly against the suggestion and I believe the same....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Certiorari to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas

- ... The defense compared him to Penry since he had a low IQ and a learning and speech disorder. The defense tried to argue how the Texas death penalty was unconstitutional according to the Eighth Amendment, but the Judge and Jury did not change their minds and the death penalty still stood (Kennedy). III Discussion LaRoyce Lathair Smith got convicted of capital murder and was given the death penalty by a jury in Dallas County, Texas. Before the jury made its decision, the judge added a “nullification instruction.” The instruction that the trial judge gave instructed that the jury to give effect to mitigation evidence, but the jury was allowed to do this by negating what would have been a pos...   [tags: jury, death penalty]

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Two Kinds of Ontological Commitment

- Participants in the debate about `ontological commitment' would benefit from distinguishing two different ways of understanding the notion. If the question at issue is `what is said to be' by a theory or `what a theory says there is', we are debating `explicit' commitment, while if we ask about the ontological costs or preconditions of the truth of a theory, we enquire into `implicit' commitment. I defend a conception of ontological commitment as implicit commitment; I also develop and defend an account of existentially quantified idioms in natural language which sees them as implicitly, but not explicitly, committing....   [tags: Ontological Theory]

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Death Penalty Versus Life Impisonment

- ... When the British arrived at America, they brought along the penal code. In 1602 Captain George Kendall was executed for treason in the Jamestown colony of Virginia (Ron Fridell). Other non-heinous crimes like stealing fruits were also punishable by death back then. In 1682, William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, produced the Great Body of laws which limited crimes punishable by death to murder and rape (Frame of the Government of Pennsylvania). Opposition to death penalty started building up as cases started getting frequent....   [tags: code of code of hammurabi ]

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Raymond and Meursault

- Do friends exist. The answer to that would be yes, and the fact is, true friends do exist. There are people out there who become so close their lives and goals are intertwined, and forever together. Yet the majority of friends last only a few years, and some are those who use others for their benefit. For example through the character of Raymond, Albert Camus displays the negative influence “friends” play on one’s actions and future. Raymond plays a large role in the conviction of Meursault during the trial, as he influences many of the decisions made earlier in Meursault’s life....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Changes of Womanhood in Marge Piercy‘s “The Secretary Chant”

- Marge Piercy’s “The Secretary Chant” begins the poem by describing different parts of her body as office supplies. In line one she states that “My hips are a desk.” In line two and three she says “From my ears hang/ chains of paper clips.”(2) In line four she also continues with “Rubber bands form my hair.”(3) I feel like Piercy’s goal by starting off the poem in this way, was to help emphasize the speakers frustrations toward her job right away. I also feel that by comparing the speakers body parts to office supplies, gives the feeling that the speaker is using a form of sarcasm; which explains how much her job is unwillingly becoming apart of her life....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Secretary Chant, poetry, ]

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How to Punish Criminals in the U.S.

- Ever since I was young, it has been taught to me that if I do not follow the rules, whether at home, school, or in the world, there will be punishments because of my actions. In saying that, I believe that if a crime is committed, fair and just punishment should be given. Of the 22,000 homicides per year, about 100 people are sentenced to death. According to Wikipedia the death penalty is defined as, “[capital] punishment (also called the death penalty or execution) in the United States is limited under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and, in practice, is used almost exclusively for aggravated murders committed by mentally competent adults” (www.wikipedia.com )....   [tags: death penalty, prison, rehabilitation]

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I Cannot Support The Death Penalty

- In modern society we debate many aspects of government policy. Most of the time these policies are to protect us or to serve our needs. One policy that I have long considered confusing is the application of the Death Penalty by many states. When we discussed this policy while I was in a Bible class in high school, I could not decide if I was for or against the Death Penalty. For instance are we supposed to forgive our neighbors of their sins, or is it "an eye for an eye". After some research and some careful consideration I have come to an opinion concerning the death penalty....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]

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Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe in The Masque of the Red Death

- ... Poe may have received ideas for “The Masque of the Red Death” from a Russian Ball that took place in the 1830’s and also from Thomas Campbell’s Life of Petrarch. The ball that took place in the 1830’s had “…guests arrive in masks and among them appeared a party in Chinese costumes, carrying on a palanquin an individual they called their lord” (Cary 77). At the end of the ball, the masqueraders began to withdrawal from the residence and the only people left were the lord and the host of the ball....   [tags: plague, allegory, abbet, death]

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Mastering The Short Story

- Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a story with the goal of marketability is a grave mistake that ruins countless numbers of otherwise perfectly enjoyable works of literature. It is no surprise that this style of writing is being taught to the new generation, which promises to be far more creative than it's predecessors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Same Sex Related Violence in Australia

- The article gives a comprehensive encounter of the gays and how they are currently being neglected in the society. It explains what same sex domestic violence is by defining it as the violence that starts in an intimate relationship involving same sex. There is a generic definition of violence that gives a specific explanation whether the relationship is heterosexual or homosexual in nature. This article explains this concept using a lesbian relationship as an example; where only one party to the relationship needs to control the other and this is mostly reported as violence....   [tags: DUI, Homophobia]

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A Critique of Sentencing Outcomes

- Punishment for crimes committed has been the focus of much public debate for many years with individuals seeing different objectives with the public preferring a more punitive objective of punishment and deterrence from crime (Hough, Roberts, Jacobson, Moon and Steel, 2009). From this and through research completed by Lord Ashcroft (2011), it can be deduced that the general public are in favour of custodial sentences rather than a rehabilitative disposal. In developing sentencing guidelines, a consultation is undertaken with criminal justice professionals and the wider public over a 12 week period before the final sentencing guidelines are produced and implemented....   [tags: Penology]

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Death Penaluty: Vengeance or Forgiveness?

- Death Penalty When it comes to Capital Punishment, the question is vengeance or forgiveness. Before you answer, you should know what capital punishment is. Capital punishment, better known as the death penalty, is a legal process where someone is put to death as punishment for a crime, usually rape and murder. Although recently it has been reduced to only murder and more countries are looking to abolish the punishment. As of 2011, there are only 21 listed countries to take part in capital punishment....   [tags: capital, punishment, cime, murder]

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The Arising Beasts

- The Arising Beasts Illustrating the personal struggles of World War One, Erich Maria Remarque effectively describes Paul Baumer’s personal experiences in one of the most gruesome and renowned wars throughout history in a unique and refreshing perspective. Remarque’s novel, All Quiet On The Western Front, is an inspiring war novel that smoothly and chronologically depicts a man’s exploits throughout World War One, and the effects and changes that ensue within him and his surroundings. All Quiet On The Western Front ventures to insinuate Remarque’s central author purpose that in a traumatizing and life-threatening situation, such as war, one will transition into an animalistic nature and dehu...   [tags: Literature Review]

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The History of Death Penalty in The State of Georgia

- Introduction: Georgia is one of the thirty – five states that allow the death penalty. Since 1735 Georgia continues the death penalty. The most famous trails of the death penalty have originated in Georgia. Today in more modern times we have changed our methods tremendously. I will elaborate more about the death penalty in Georgia and a famous inmate and their background information. Topic I. Georgia Institutions and practices of the death penalty. A. History of the death penalty in Georgia....   [tags: capital punishment, supreme court]

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The Texas Department of Corrections and Norwegian Correctional Services

- Texas Department of Corrections and Norwegian Correctional Services After examining the websites for the New York State Department of Corrections (NYSDOC), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), and Kriminalomsorgen (Norwegian Correctional Services), we are given a comprehensive overview of the many similarities that each organization shares. For instance, despite the “tough on crime” approach, rehabilitation remains an integral component for all three organizations. It is important to note that although Norway places a greater emphasis on rehabilitation, each department shares similar visions, goals, and values....   [tags: organization comparison and contrast]

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Articulating Personal Philosophy and Understanding of Middle Level Education

- ... Middle school level students undergo radical physical, mental, emotional and even social changes, and as teachers, we must be prepared to meet as many of these developmental needs of our students as possible. These challenges are something that middle school teacher need to face each day. This forces those teachers to teach not only academics, but a certain degree of life skills as well to meet with the development needs of all students. (How does this influence your philosophy of working with this age group?) During this time, a student undergo drastic physical changes as they mature and their bodily appearance changes and becomes the object of personal and social scrutiny....   [tags: student´s development, teaching]

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The Identity Dilemma through Form and Content

- The Identity Dilemma through Form and Content Imagine comparing a person to a language. It would be so tricky and overwhelming: finding grammatical structures that would fit into a person’s personality, verb tenses related to life experiences etc. However, there are two main things which make a person and a language highly comparable: form and content. What are form and content. How are they related to each other. In his essay “Devoid of Content”, scholar Stanley Fish argues that when considering a language, we should leave content outside and just focus on form, because form eventually leads to content....   [tags: Devoid of Content, language, Gogol, Schwalbe]

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Using Non-linguistic Cues in the ELL Classroom

- Incorporating Nonlinguistic Cues into ELL Instruction Communicating what we want to say, how we want to say it is the goal of expressing ourselves linguistically. For English Language Learners (and their teachers), the ability to do that successfully in their new language presents a challenge. In the content areas of instruction, it is especially important to draw out the information that a student already knows in their native language – even when they do not have the linguistic ability to express themselves in English – in order to assess their level of understanding and engage prior knowledge....   [tags: English Language Learners, Second Language]

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Investigating the Difference Between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers

- Investigating the Difference Between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers I am going to conduct an investigation into the differences in tabloid and broadsheet newspapers. In this investigation I will look into 7 particular aspects they are as follows, 1) Length of article in words. 2) Length of sentence in words. 3) Length of sentence in letters. 4) Length of word in letters. 5) Length of title in letters. 6) Length of paragraph in words. 7) Amount of pictures. I shall record record my findings in a variety of ways, which include, 1) Frequency Polygons....   [tags: Papers]

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Cultural Values and Ethics: Sample Essay Template

- Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper Everyday, cultural values and personal ethics influence one's actions both on a professional and personal basis. Cultural values represent the implicitly or explicitly shared abstract ideas about what is good, right, and desirable in a society (Williams, 1970). Personal Ethics and Cultural values goes hand in hand he introduction goes here. It should be one or two paragraphs explaining the findings of your paper. The introduction should prepare the reader for the contents of the paper by previewing the three main topics in your paper....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Death Penalty: Safe and Effective

- Singapore has the world’s highest execution rate, reports international human rights organisation Amnesty International. This has caused several human rights groups to push for an abolition of the death penalty in the city-state. Abolitionists claim that capital punishment is inhumane, a violation of human rights, and does nothing to prevent more crime. Controversy is understandable, with the sensitive nature of ending another human’s existence. In Singapore, the death penalty means death by hanging, and execution is carried out on Fridays at Changi Prison....   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]

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Considerations for the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

- The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are standards that specify a stable sentencing strategy for persons and associations charged with felonies and severe misdemeanors in the United States federal courts system. The states courts handle the sentencing for their criminals, but if the crime is too serious, the case is brought to the Federal Courts. Usually, the federal courts give a tougher sentence to a criminal defendant than the states court. Most federal judges follow the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, but the state judges tend to use their own techniques to give a sentence....   [tags: criminals, regretful, offence]

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'Thank Goodness That's Over' Argument Explained

- The ‘Thank Goodness That’s Over’ argument by Arthur Prior (1959), illustrates that our language fundamentally uses tenses, and not ‘space-time’ tenseless talk. In this essay I shall explain prior’s argument, along with a potential critique for it. Prior begins by identifying and supporting N.L. Wilson’s account of ‘substance-language’ where, in our everyday speech, we talk about events as they go on and change. In opposition, Prior highlights that mathematical logicians (such as Quine) wrongly promote ‘space-time’ language, where words that we use to describe individuals existing through time are replaced with words describing ‘word-lines’ or ‘life-histories’ of events....   [tags: language, tenses, events]

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The Death Penalty is An Effective Weapon Against Crime

-       For years now the Americans have debated over the issue of capital punishment.   Many people believe that it no longer serves out its intended purpose of deterring crime.  Others believe that the death penalty is an inhumane act of violence and that it should be banished from the justice system all together.  The thought of playing God also is another aspect of the situation.  Despite these allegations however, the facts still remain.  The death penalty deters crime, stops repeat offenders, and gives Americans a real sense that justice has been served, and should therefore remain legal and in practice....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essay]

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Death to the Death Penalty

- Life is the most precious good that a human being possesses. Therefore, it is not a coincidence that one of the first human rights listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to life. The third article states that a person has the right not to be killed by any other human being, and this is where the nations that apply the death penalty are failing (Source 1). The death penalty or capital punishment is a legal process in which a person is executed as a punishment for committing a crime....   [tags: capital punishment]

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Recidivism in the United States Criminal Justice System

- Recidivism in the United States Criminal Justice System An ongoing and increasingly evident issue in the criminal justice system is how convicted individuals reenter society with little or no gradual process. These individuals often resort back to criminal activity in an act termed recidivism. According to the National institute of Justice(NIJ), recidivism “refers to a person’s relapse into criminal behavior, often after the person receives sanctions or undergoes intervention for a previous crime” (National Institute of Justice, 2012)....   [tags: criminal behavior, imprisonment]

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Wishful Thinking

- The contrast between the characters of the Magistrate who is the protagonist in the novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, and Colonel Joll who is the antagonist is a perfect example of an antithesis based on their personality and moral outlook. The conflicting attributes of the characters form the basic elements of the antithesis. Throughout the novel, the Magistrate is portrayed as a truth-seeking person whereas Colonel Joll is described as a perpetrator of violence and injustice. In the sentence, “I was the lie that Empire tells itself when times are easy, he the truth that Empire tells when harsh winds blow.” J.M Coetzee tries to introduce an antithesis to the readers by contrasting the role...   [tags: Colonel Joll, Waiting for the Barbarians]

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