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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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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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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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Violence And Sexual Abuse During Broken Households And Residential Schools

- ... Ipeelee with a one-year sentence, while in the case of Mr. Ladue, the Court agrees with the appellate court that he should serve a one-year sentence for breaking the conditions of his LTSO. Legal liberalism argues that society should be governed by the principles of liberty, equality and neutrality. Liberty is the right of the people to freely choose their way of life, behavior, or political views with limited restriction imposed by the law. While equality promises equal rights and opportunities for everyone regardless of race, gender, class or ability....   [tags: Crime, Law, Criminal justice, Liberalism]

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The Ethics Of The Three Strikes Law

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

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Le Nature : An Elaborate Ponzi Scheme And Financial Statement Fraud

- ... It gives us the different pressures placed on individuals that would make them consider “cooking the books.” It also demonstrates where the possible opportunity lies so that we may take precautions to eliminate the opportunity. Last, it demonstrates how a fraudster rationalizes with themselves to make committing the fraud okay. Donald Cressey believes all three elements must be present for fraud to occur. Upper management is usually the focus of financial statement fraud because financial statements are done at the management level....   [tags: Audit, Auditing, Financial statements, Enron]

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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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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 Lesson Plan For Teaching English Language Learners

- ... Even though, students may have a background in general about energy, the article contents of a knowledgeable deep about energy. Students are responsible to read that article and summarize part by part in sticky notes for each part. Typing the summary sentence in sticky notes, help students to save their time from reread that long article. Then Students must be divided into cooperative groups. This step has a positive impact to help student who feel shy and has a low skill, to has an opportunity to engage with the group activity and learn on how to connect with the classmate....   [tags: Knowledge, Learning, Psychology, Understanding]

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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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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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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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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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The Strikes Laws Should Not Be Legal

- ... The story of Polly Klaas was a twelve year old who was kidnapped at knife point from her mother’s home, during a slumber party and strangled to death. Richard Allen Davis was convicted of her murder in 1996 being sentenced to death. I use this example because all of this happened in California. After a long trial Davis was convicted of first-degree murder and four circumstances being: robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and a lewd act on a child. A San Jose Superior Court jury had agreed to the verdict of death....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Prison, Felony]

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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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Capital Punishment Should Not Be Practiced

- ... It is the responsibility of the court to provide safety to everyone from, people who have committed crimes, proven threats, so it is true offenders like Richard Biegenwald should not be allowed to have the chance to commit murder again. However, the death penalty is not the lone solution to preventing situation where murderers like Biegenwald get the opportunity to kill again. Life imprisonment would have prevented this. Biegenwald only received a 18 month sentence and was re exposed to society....   [tags: Murder, Capital punishment, Prison, Crime]

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The Death Penalty Of Capital Punishment

- ... Keep in mind, capital punishment is a permanent sentence, that is, the inmate is going to pay with his/her life, so the longer trail phrases and post-conviction appeals are a necessity to ensure the right person is condemned. With that being said, I find no other solution than that of a complete abolishment of capital punishment. Deterrence and Capital Punishment Another big misunderstanding of capital punishment, is that people think it deters crime. In other words, a frequent belief is that individuals would think secondly about committing a heinous act, such as first degree murder, if they know they may be sentenced to death....   [tags: Murder, Capital punishment, Crime]

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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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A Writing Portfolio : The Ups And Downs

- ... In addition to learning from my mistakes, I used to start most of my paragraphs without transition sentences. For example I state “Not everything in life is perfect, even the most top notch people and machines will make mistakes” (“Nuclear Detriments…” 2). My sentence was started very poorly without any transition or point to my essay. Also, professor Longoria quoted it was “fluff”. More importantly in future instances I take the information into account, and start my sentences off with correct transitions....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Better, Learning]

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Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

- ... Now this sentence was simple and to the point. He makes a clear sentence on what he wanted to say. By making it a short sentence it allows the reader to really absorb what he has to say without going into such vast detail. In this first chapter he focuses his attention on showing how gruesome it really was for these slaves. He makes it known that what life slaves went through is very different than what they teach you in the textbooks. This quote relates to the section’s idea of the ways that slaves were more animal like and less human like, this quote gives an example of one of the many ways that slaves were deprived of their human rights with something as common as age....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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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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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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Definition Of An Experiential Proposition

- ... In its basic form, falsifiability is the belief that for any hypothesis to have credence, it must be inherently disprovable before it can become accepted as a scientific hypothesis or theory. The idea is that no theory is completely correct, but if not falsified, it can be accepted as truth. Popper saw falsifiability as a black and white definition, that if a theory is falsifiable, it is scientific, and if not, then it is unscientific. Falsifiable does not mean false. For a proposition to be falsifiable, it must be possible, at least in principle, to make an observation that would show the proposition to fall short of being a tautology, even if that observation is not actually made....   [tags: Scientific method, Falsifiability, Hypothesis]

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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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Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

- ... Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was one of the first Americans to challenge the impact of capital punishment as a deterrent, arguing that the practice did not prevent crime and actually increased the rate of crime (“Part 1,” n.d.). Crime deterrence is one of the primary arguments presented to the justification of capital punishment. Using the crime of murder as an example, Raphel and Wihbey (2015) make a reference to research by John J. Donohue and Justin Wolfers that apply a theory that individuals who value their well-being would view the severity of punishment for a crime as a justification for not committing those crimes (Raphel & Wihbey, 201...   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime]

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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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Capital Punishment Controversy : Death With Vindication

- ... "Whether it 's a firing squad, electric chair, gas chamber, lethal injection, or hanging, it 's barbaric to allow state-sanctioned murder before a crowd of people." (Messerli) America condemns people like Ahmadinejad, Qaddafi, and Kim Jong Il when they murder their own people while we continue to do the same (although our procedures for allowing it are obviously more thorough). The 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prevents the use of "cruel and unusual punishment". Many would interpret the death penalty as violating this....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Prison, Penology]

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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 Versus Prison

- Title: Death penalty versus Life in Prison The purpose of this project will aim to discuss the different methods utilised in death sentences throughout the world. This literature based review will analyse the effectiveness of using the death penalty, whether it acts as a deterrent against crime or simply violates the rights to human life. With 98 countries that have abolished the death penalty, life imprisonment has been imposed as a replacement. This project will compare and contrast the imprisonment of an individual for a life sentence, including sentence length and the natural life of an individual against the use of death penalty....   [tags: Prison, Murder, Human rights, Capital punishment]

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The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

- ... The defendant may again choose to petition for a writ of certiorari. If the court decides to deny the writ, the defendant has then exhausted all of the opportunities the state allows; he/she must try their luck in the federal court. The last stage of the appeals process is the Federal Habeas Corpus, which is limited on appeals by the state courts. The federal appeals process consists of three levels first, in The U.S. District Court the judge gathers the evidence and reviews the briefs of the prosecution and defense; the judge may also allow a hearing due to new evidence....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Appeal]

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Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

- ... . . had known of her drug-ridden childhood prostitution, would they have found mitigating circumstances to spare her life?” (nybooks) George W. Bush who was the Governor of Texas at the time Karla was asking for commutation of her death penalty sentence. Bush wrote in his autobiography that it was not his job to “replace the verdict of a jury unless there are new facts or evidence of which a jury was unaware, or evidence that the trial was somehow unfair”. (nybooks) Certainly, “The jury, [having been] deprived of foresight and without thorough investigation into Karla Faye’s childhood, did not have access to these “new facts,” but George W....   [tags: Murder, Capital punishment, Life imprisonment]

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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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The Common Law And Criminal Justice System

- ... The inductive reasoning is a chance for the defendant to have the top lawyer build new ideas from the ground up and look deeper into the case like going over the, witnesses and evidences as a way to make the case stronger. While the deductive is taking the new information and building on it and is presented as if you are poor and you don’t have any money to hire a lawyer to defend you the court must provide you a public defender who doesn’t not spend a lot of time on your case because he or she probably has about fifty other cases to act on....   [tags: Criminal justice, Prison, Law, Crime]

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Death Penalty Pros And Cons

- ... Death penalty has been used as a deterrent for criminal behaviors for ages in numerous countries globally. In a large portion of the past decades when the death penalty was applied, and in countries that still uphold this form of punishment, such as China, a substantial decrease in crime rates is observed. Each execution resulting from a death row represents a deterrence of a number of murders. On the contrary, substituting a death sentence for a less severe form of punishment would result in more homicides (Siegel, 2010, p....   [tags: Crime, Capital punishment, Prison, Penology]

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Capital Punishment A Criminal Law

- ... A statistic showing the state in the US that has the most crimes is the one executed the most death penalty. In addition, the mistakes cause in the death penalty crime cases is irreversible. Acknowledged as all human make mistakes, we are imperfection, even the judge. The mistakes in other punishments can be corrected, but not in death penalty, even found out later the offender was innocent, but nothing can be done in this situation. An ample evidence shows, the mistakes are made over 130 people sentenced to death penalty have found virtuous after 1970s in the US....   [tags: Prison, Capital punishment, Crime, Murder]

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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 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.” ( 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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The Stranger By Albert Camus

- ... This is because instead of setting up the tone through the introductory sentence or the introduction of the novel, Camus mentioned it in the climax. He mentioned, “I woke, the stars were shining down on my face. Sounds of the countryside came faintly in, and the cool night air, veined with smells’ of earth and salt, fanned my cheeks.” This quote raises the mood of the novel, describes the place, and could’ve been the perfect sentence to begin the novel with. I had a great opportunity to interview Jasmeet Kaur regarding her views concerning the tone of the book....   [tags: Albert Camus, The Stranger, Character]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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