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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Are Not Effective

- Mandatory minimum prison sentences are punishments that are set through legislation for specific offenses. They have been used throughout history for different crimes. The four traditional goals of punishment are: deterrence, incapacitation (incarceration), retribution, and rehabilitation. With the state of our national economy, cutting prison and corrections costs would be a huge savings. On the surface, it may seem that mandatory minimum sentences would serve the traditional goals of punishment....   [tags: Mandatory Minimums,Costly and Ineffective]

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Improving The Content And Formation Of The Sentences

- ... First of all I started with thinking about the topic that I was given. Then I would write down the points that were relevant to the assigned study. After jotting down the points I would study further about the topic. For this I studied journals and other articles that used to be available in the library or school. After studying the same I would finally start writing. Starting from introduction I would gradually proceed towards writing about the whole topic in properly transitioning paragraphs and then end with a proper conclusion....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Paper, Writing process]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Canada

- Introduction This paper will be focusing on the controversial issue of mandatory minimum sentences in Canada. There has been much debate over this topic, as it has quickly become implemented for the sentencing of drug offenders, drug-related crimes and banned firearm offences. I will argue that every case that comes through the criminal justice system is different and deserves a fair trial with a sentence that is not already determined for them. There have been many cases where the judge has no discretion in the sentence due to the mandatory minimum sentences pre-determined for the case, no matter what the aggravating or mitigating factors were....   [tags: firearms, criminal justice system, prison, trial]

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The Forgotten Sentences Of Algerian History

- ... French was perceived as the language of the oppressor; it provokes some hostility in writers who had the choice to write their novels in French .Other scholars and novelists claim that the French language was the only literary tool during French imperialism (Dejeux, 1994, pp.9-12). Tahar Ouettar (1936-2010) provides greater insights into how the dominance of the French language in Algeria was perceived. He declared that Tahar Djouat’s (1954-1993) writings served the French audience and his death was a loss for his family, but certainly not for his country (Quoted from video)....   [tags: Algeria, French language, Arabic language, Morocco]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Two Sentences

- Rhetoric may refer to the practice of argumentation that aims to influence or modify the perspectives of the target audience (Herrick, 2005, p. 3). Critically analysing the rhetoric context of an article could help us better apprehend the writer’s rhetoric moves as analytical readers, and attain useful techniques to improve as proficient writers. This essay will be evaluating and comparing the following sentences, which both successfully delivered powerful messages within the gender equality arena yet vary in terms of their rhetorical situation, rhetorical appeals, tone, structure and style....   [tags: women, race, strategy]

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Prison Sentences For Nonviolent Crimes

- ... In order to end mass incarceration we must first reform the criminal justice system to end prison sentencing for nonviolent and low-level crimes. This would result in an incarceration rate reduction of nearly 45.5% of inmates. Rather than sending them to jail, criminals of nonviolent and low-level crimes would be sent to rehabilitation programs where they would receive proper psychiatric and medical treatment.More than half of the prisoners in america today suffer from mental health and/or drug addiction issues....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Recidivism, Penology]

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Should Minors Be Sentenced? Sentences If They Are Guilty Of Violent Crimes?

- ... Minors are get experience to know right from wrong. Although minors ' brains are still to be developed, they can also be impacted by a particular person whom they did trust. Gang members, for example, use the youth of today to use them to do the crime they were originally supposed to do. Gang members could some how influence minors, because of their age, if they were to he caught by police, a judge would give them a 'light ' sentence such as probation, or a few months in a cell. The environment of the minor could also effect them they could easily misunderstand what they think the "streets" will do, such as protect them and keep them out of jail....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Violent crime, Violence]

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Pseudo-cleft and It-Cleft Sentences

- In the regular sentence order of English, the subjects come before predicates and verbs come before objects. In English, there are variations in sentence order. Although these variations cause some confusion, a speaker of English can use them to highlight an important point in the sentence. For example, a speaker uses a cleft sentence as a way to focus on a special element on the sentence. A cleft sentence is a complex sentence in which a simple sentence is expressed using a main clause and a subordinate clause....   [tags: Grammar]

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Conditional Sentences Teaching

- Introduction Based on the textbooks in Hong Kong, the students in Primary 5 get the first chance to learn conditional sentences. There are four types in all: Type 0 (any situation which is always true), Type 1(something is going to happen in the future), Type 2 (an imaginary situation which stands no chance of happening or even impossible) and Type 3 (a situation which might have happened in the past but which did not really happen) (Loo, 1996). As time goes by, students will get a better understanding about them in junior high school....   [tags: teaching method, grammar, education]

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Teaching Conditional Sentences to Chinese Students

- Part A 1. Introduction Teaching English If-conditional sentences to Chinese students is always a challenge for English teachers. English teachers are still continuously seeking for an effective method to make the language point more understandable for students. The probability approach put forward by Mei Wu (2012) provides a clear classification of conditional sentences. Based on her theory, conditional sentences can be mainly divided into four types. In terms of probability, type 1 is the factual conditionals (zero condition) which mean the event is definitely happen to meet the condition stated in the if-clause....   [tags: education, grammar, language learning]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences

- Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences Non-Custodial Sentences A non custodial order is a sentence given to an offender who has committed a less serious crime. The offender is given community orders rather than imprisonment. If the offender breaks any of the below orders then they will be re-sentenced and this is likely to result in them being given a heavier order or even a prison sentence. The types of non custodial orders available are; * Community rehabilitation order (previously called 'probation order' and unhelpfully changed to this inferior new name) * Community punishment order (previously called...   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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On Fredrich Von Hayek and John Maynard Keynes Sentences

- Sentences are, simply constructed to translate thought into words. The nature of how a writer compose their sentences are predicated by the text’s rhetorical situation. The purpose for this essay is to examining the totality of rhetorical situations upon two sentences from separate texts to critically analyse how the author employed techniques in order to connect with their audience, as well as parsing the cultural context of the authors of two separate sentences. I have chosen two sentences from a collection of academically contentious letters, exchanged between Friedrich von Hayek and John Maynard Keynes, revolving around the contestability of economic policy....   [tags: stylistic differences, philosophical analysis]

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Teaching Conditional Sentences through C-R Tasks

- A. Introduction Conditional sentences are dedicated to expressing a possible situation and its consequences. Teaching of conditional sentences is a difficult point in secondary school English education. In mainland China, students begin the learning of the first and zero type of conditional sentences in the eighth grade, and learn the rest of second and third type of condition sentences in the eleventh grade. The long learning period of conditional sentence can reflect the great importance and difficulty of teaching this grammar....   [tags: education, grammar, teaching method]

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Agreeing With Russell's Analyses of Sentences and Refuting Strawson's Objection

- Introduction In this paper I will argue that Russell's analyses of sentences is successful and that the objection brought by Strawson can be refuted. Russell’s theory of definite descriptions contains a significant insight in that Russell’s view that what appears to be referential propositions are in fact quantificational is correct. Russell's theory of definite descriptions Russell propounds two theses, one about names and the other about definite descriptions. This paper deals with Russell's analysis of definite descriptions, 'the F', and his theory of their proper logical analysis....   [tags: Definite Descriptions, Object-Dependent]

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Do Sentences Have Identity?

- Do Sentences Have Identity. We study here equiformity, the standard identity criterion for sentences. This notion was put forward by Lesniewski, mentioned by Tarski and defined explicitly by Presburger. At the practical level this criterion seems workable but if the notion of sentence is taken as a fundamental basis for logic and mathematics, it seems that this principle cannot be maintained without vicious circle. It seems also that equiformity has some semantical features ; maybe this is not so clear for individual signs but sentences are often considered as meaningful combinations of signs....   [tags: Equiformity Language Composition Papers]

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Life Sentences and Sex Offenders

- Human Rights Watch, a world-class independent organization, state on their site: “Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world” (Human Rights Watch). In 2007, they published No Easy Answer, which deals with how sex offenders are affected by being registered as sex offenders. They claim that it is injustice to “label” a person for their entire life for a bad decision they made as a child. I could not agree more, but what the good people at Humans Rights Watch are forgetting is that those are not the only people on the sex offenders’ registry; there are those with unspeakable crimes....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Hillary Clinton And The Mandatory Minimum Sentences And End Private Prisons

- ... (From Welfare Shift in ’96 a Reminder for Clinton, 3) Additionally, she has been very successful among women. Although she hasn 't been discussing extensively about women rights, many organizations have donated millions of dollars. These organizations believe that Clinton is the representation of an empowered women. (Hillary Clinton’s Empowerment, 2) Consequently, Hillary has been extremely successful among black women. Furthermore, she has been outstanding with non-white college graduate and non-whites with no degrees at all....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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The Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties

- The Initiative I have chosen to talk about is the Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties, Proposition 36. This proposition was introduced on the November 6, 2012 ballot as an initiated state stature, where it was approved with a 69.30% standing in the state of CA. This proposition was set up to modify the elements in California’s “Three Strikes” Law, which was approved by the state’s voters in 1994 through proposition 184. There are 24 other states that have some form of the Three Strike type law in effect as of today....   [tags: proposition 36, sentences, offence]

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My Mistakes and Improvements in Writing

- ... Also, reading out loud, it helps to notice grammatical errors. Although I have acquired helpful reading, writing, and analytical skills, I am not an expert in any of them. I still struggle at noticing my mistakes and knowing when to make the proper correction. For instance, in my essay “We Are Where We Come From”(Essay 2) after knowing most of these skills I still managed to make a lot of mistakes such as run-ons, fragments, and other errors. An example of one of my run-ons is “Without our families to give us a sense of who we are the world would be like the Dead Sea full of lost souls searching for their personal identity.” This run-on is missing a comma after “are”, and before “world”....   [tags: reflective essay, run on sentences, ]

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The Competing Explanations of Deviance

- How are the Competing Explanations of Deviance Relative to Juveniles who are Serving Life Sentences in Prison. America is the only country that incarcerates persons under the age of 18 to a life sentence in prison (Knafo 2013). Scientist says that the full level of maturity is not reached until a person is in their mid-20. Immature children without an adult brain are committing adult crimes and are serving adult time. Why. The answer unfolds in the explanations of deviance. Statistics states that nearly 3000 juveniles who are put in American prisons are given a life sentence without the option of parole (EJI)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Life Sentences]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Cruel and Unusual Punishment

- Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Cruel and Unusual Punishment Two decades ago it was not uncommon for Americans to believe they had one of the best criminal justice systems in the world. Unfortunately, with the enormous drug trade coming to a pinnacle and the effects of drugs on more and more suburban youth, the government felt a desperate measure had to be taken. In the mid-1980’s congress passed a series of strict laws to keep illegal drugs off the street....   [tags: Papers]

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Juvenile Justice: Should Teenagers Be Sentences As Adults

- Many people assume that teenagers should not be sentenced as adults, because their brain is not fully developed. On the other hand, people believe if teenagers commit crimes then they need to have consequences for their actions. According to the Campaign for Youth Justices, about 250,000 teenagers are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults every year in the United States (Campaign for Youth Justices 3). Therefore, charging teenagers as adults is fair, because they are human beings just like adults....   [tags: crime, action, teenagers, adults]

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Prison for Minors

- “Prison is no place for anybody to start off at. This is where everybody ends up and they end up being a loser in life. This is where the ball game begins and only the tough survive” (“Prison”). There are approximately 2,500 prisoners serving life without parole sentences for homicide committed when they were under the age 18. More than 2,000 of them received that sentence as a result of a mandatory sentencing scheme (“US”). State laws call for a mandatory sentence of life without parole for those convicted of a felony murder....   [tags: state laws, mandatory sentences, life sentences]

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Literary Elements Used in My Essays

- As always, my essays usually turn out to be dry and monotonous, but undeniably extensive in informative flesh and teeth. My words could be called repetitive by a few, tiresome by some, but exhaustive by most. I always employ long, winding descriptions to the simplest thing, usually stringing a series of dependent thoughts together at a melodramatic pace. Long sentences that are unequally formed in a series of dependent clauses that eventually ends with the fundamental idea at the end of the sentence becomes a signature flourish in my literary style....   [tags: syntax, complex, sentences, writing, style]

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Do The time, Lower The Crime by James Q. Wilson and Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences Waste Resource by Kevin Zeese

- Prison reform has been talked about since the late 1800’s and early 1900’s with the goal of giving prisoners better living conditions. Today’s issues involving prison reform have caused many debates on whether or not prisons should change their traditional ways and try to find a more suitable solution with prison related problems like overcrowded facility and huge sums of money being spent on these prisons. Two article that are going to be analyzed in this essay are entitled “Do the time, lower the crime” by James Q....   [tags: article analysis, prison facilities, prison reform]

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Juveniles Tried in Court

- Laws regarding the age at which young people can be tried as adults must change because allowing juvenile offenders lighter sentences under juvenile court laws is only enabling their behavior and failing to teach them about real consequences to crime, yet not always in the best interest of the child such as alternatives are. It is necessary in some cases to send the juvenile to adult court for prosecution. But it is really hard to keep kids safe in an adult jail. Also by not giving youth their own separate facility they are not getting the proper education that they need to survive if they are ever released from prison (Gerdes 118-122)....   [tags: juvenile offenders, light sentences, jail]

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Comparing Newspaper Articles to See if the Type of Newspaper Affects the Length of Words and Sentences

- Comparing Newspaper Articles to See if the Type of Newspaper Affects the Length of Words and Sentences In this piece of coursework I will compare two newspaper articles to see if the type of paper of newspaper affects the length of words and the length of sentences. To do this, I have chosen a broadsheet newspaper, The Times and a tabloid newspaper, The Daily mail. I am going to compare the average word length as well as, the average sentence length. The broadsheet seems to be a more political and complex newspaper as intellectual and intelligent people tend to read it and on average, I expect it to a have a longer word and sentence length whereas, I expect the tablo...   [tags: Papers]

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The Disparity In Sentencing Amongst Minorities In Prison

- Although some say the high disparity of minority to white prison sentences is due to repeat offenses by second and third time offenders, the disparity in the population between black and white Americans in the U.S. doesn't support the fact there are more minorities than whites in American prisons. The make- up of judges, juries and law enforcement officials in the judicial system are a factor. The high disparity amongst minorities in prison is due to the societal issues such as racial discrimination, racial inequality of lawmakers in the court system, and presumptive sentencing guidelines....   [tags: Prison Sentences, Repeat Offenses, Jail Time]

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Peter Lombard

- Although he is one of the most important Theologians of his time, little information is known of him. He was probably born in Northern Italy at Lumellogno in Navarre at around 1100 He attended Bologna possibly Vercelli, France to study first in Reins and then in Paris. He was then elected bishop of Paris in 1159; he soon died a year later. Peter was an Italian theologian and bishop of Paris, his Four Books of Sentences became the main theological handbook of the Middle Ages. He was a student at Paris, where he was the student of the French philosopher Peter Abelard....   [tags: middle ages, the sentences, theology]

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Effects Of A Custodial Sentence On Women

- ... Many female offenders also have their own personal substance abuse problems and in prison, these habits can be exacerbated rather than treated. Women’s crimes are usually more likely to be financially motivated (MOJ, 2010) and considering the current deep spending cuts that have left women in “triple jeopardy” (The Fawcett Society, 2013) it is not surprising that women are left with no other alternative than to result to crime. These women need help with employment and getting on their feet, as currently they are at record-breaking levels, rather than incarceration....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Punishment, Sentence]

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Pro Life Sentence Vs. Pro Death Sentence

- ... However, if my findings support my thesis, I do believe it will be hard to ignore the fact our tax dollars are being squandered immensely on a broken system that does nothing to help correct behaviors that got individuals there in the first place. In order to make a well-based argument I will research the costs associated with prison to determine the exact cost per person per year. From there I will (or could) go in two directions. First, I will apply these monetary findings to the individual cases from the documentary....   [tags: Prison, Murder, Capital punishment, Penology]

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Juvenile Sentence As A Social Issue

- ... This issue has drawn the attention of many American, and there is a concern about the number of youths who will be facing judicial system if the issue continues growing. According to studies, a big number of the children who are tried in the judicial system with serious crimes are sentenced to life without considering their age. These children are imprisoned without the possibility of parole for offences or crimes they committed while they were under eighteen years of age. There is also a big of juveniles serving their term for homicide offences....   [tags: Prison, Life imprisonment, Murder]

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The Death Penalty Is The Sentence Of Execution

- ... Next flows pavulon or pancuronium bromide, which paralyzes the entire muscle system and stops the inmate 's breathing. Finally, the flow of potassium chloride stops the heart. Death results from anesthetic overdose and respiratory and cardiac arrest while the condemned person is unconscious. Another method is electrocution also known as the electric chair. However, electrocution is not used as the sole method of execution in any state. For execution by the electric chair, the person is blindfolded and usually shaved and strapped to a chair with belts....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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The Death Penalty Is The Sentence Of Execution

- ... Another method is electrocution, also known as the electric chair. However, electrocution is no longer used as a method of execution in any state. This method requires the person to be blindfolded, shaved and is strapped to a chair with belts. Finally, a metal skullcap-shaped electrode is placed to the scalp and forehead. After all these steps are done, the warden signals the executioner, who pulls a handle to connect the power supply. A jolt is given 500 to 2000 volts, which lasts for about 30 seconds....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Prison]

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Juveniles: Banning the Death Sentence

- As parents the worst news we can imagine is harm coming to our children, but having a child face a death sentence is completely tragic. You think of the life they could have, you ask yourself where you went wrong. You put yourself in the shoes of the family your child has hurt and how they were denied of a normal life. Sufficed to say when a child is on death row their actions hurt all involved. While many oppose capital punishment, we need to look at why we should ban it for juveniles who commit capital offences....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Rape and Extending the Sentence for Rape

- Rape is a crime that is committed when someone is forced to have sexual intercourse through physical force or duress. “683,000 rapes occur every year” (CVS) and the national average for people accused of rape is eight years in a federal prison. Rape is a serious crime as well as other crimes but rape is considered to be a more serious and heinous crime along with murder etc. There are also different phases of rape that the victim may go through depending on how they handle it. Eight years in prison is not a good amount of time for someone to serve for what they did, all of the things that involve the process of rape should be incorporated into the sentence: force, against someone’s will, and...   [tags: crime, force, trauma, victim, jail, health]

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Mandatory Sentence : Mandatory Sentencing

- ... Recent statistics show that mandatory laws in Australia have dramatically reduced crime levels. The Australian Government has seen a downward trend in car thefts and juvenile convictions. It is clear that the precautionary effects of mandatory sentencing are distorted, and more analytical testing is needed. On the basis of the available research, it is conclusive that mandatory sentencing can bring about a small reduction in these crimes, which attract these types of mandatory sentences. This proposed new law went through 8 main steps to become legally binding for all Australians....   [tags: Mandatory sentencing, Crime, Judicial discretion]

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Outline Of A Sentence Outline

- ... Beginning actions as a crack addicted neighbor: In the beginning, Ms. Lisa was pretty quiet person. Then that started to change when she began hanging out with the rest of the drug addicted neighbors. III. My neighbor as a crack addict: Expecting a piece of mail from a friend of mine; I told her to leave it in my storm door which never appeared. My friend stated “ I put the paper in the door, you don 't see it?” I said “no, but I see an envelope on the ground with my name on it”. My friend said “ that 's the envelope I put your things in.” Come to find out, Ms....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Cocaine]

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My Writing A Compound And Complex Sentence

- ... Each of us has many dreams and sometimes he/she couldn’t know which one is the most priority. For me, things are different. I put my goals in two categories and in each category I set the most priority and the less priority and so on. The two categories are personal goals and career or educational goals. When a will achieve my career or educational goal, one of my personal goal would be easily to fulfill. For example, one of my personal goals is to find a better home to move in and that wouldn’t be happened without getting my degree and find a better job....   [tags: Word, Sentence, Phrase, Goal]

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Sentence Skill Development

- Learning Team Assignment Sentence Skill Development Listed below are the seven basic parts of speech accompanied with a description of its use and how they are commonly misused. The list is as follows: NOUN - A person, place or thing. A noun can be misused when using a plural form of the word, such as mouse and mice. Some nouns do not become plural by simply adding (s) or (es). PRONOUN – Replaces a noun in a sentence. A common misuse is when the pronoun and verb do not agree. Incorrect: They rides the bus....   [tags: Language]

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The Garden-Path Model as a Method of Sentence Processing

- Fraizer and Rayner (1982) put forward the garden-path model as a method of sentence processing, used when encountering ambiguous sentences. The model states that when a reader or listener comes across an ambiguous sentence only one syntactical structure is primarily considered. When reaching a key point in the sentence, if the meaning attributed does not work, we must backtrack and rebuild the structure of the sentence. After reparsing the sentence we can then arrive at the right explanation of the sentence (Harley, 2008)....   [tags: Language ]

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SAT-Level Sentence-Completion Questions

- Sentence Completion using Natural Language Processing Techniques The primary goal of this project is to automatically answer SAT/GRE style sentence completion questions. For this we have to build a model that will deal with semantic coherence on a sentence level. Initially, we start out by applying Natural Language Processing Techniques on simple sentences. Later, we will see how these Natural Language Processing Techniques scale to complex analogy-based sentences. [Sample sentences are listed in dataset section] This project will be done as a two-member team - 1) Sai Chaitanya Mallampati [109597269] 2) Paavan Kumar Sirigiri [109596437] In the research paper {\bf ``Computational Ap...   [tags: language, semantic, techniques]

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Requirements For An Apophantic Sentence

- Logic, as it appears in its everyday form, seems to stand on its own, without any requirements to needed to justify its existence. However, it is commonly overlooked that "logic is the science and means of clear . . . communication." Consequently, many sentences are regarded as logical, which in reality are illogical. It can therefore be found that the language used to communicate this logic must be carefully constructed using a certain format in order to form a logical statement. The requirements in such a sentence include a subject, the verb "to be", a predicate containing information that is relevant to the subject by means of the verb "to be", an adjective,...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Teaching Conditional Sentence to Foreign Language Learners

- 1. Introduction Grammar and Vocabulary are the two foundations of English language and they affect each other individually. Therefore, both of them should be emphasize in English language teaching. According to Greenbaum and Nelson (2002), Grammar refers to the set of rules that allow people to combine words in language into larger units. Mastering grammar well will contribute greatly to reading, writing and speaking. In grammar leaning, the student’s attitude matters. Meanwhile, the teaching methods are also the key factor for students to master well....   [tags: Grammar&Vocabulary, Educational Technique]

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Should Juvenile Offenders Be Sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole

- After reading the article Should Juvenile offenders ever be sentenced to life without the Possibility of Parole (Steinberg, L.& Scott, E. 2010) I did some research on the adolescence stage of human development, regarding the reason juvenile offenders should not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. And I have conducted a few facts of the adolescent brain supporting this argument. I have heard many stories of the cruel and evil crimes that some children have committed. There are a number of causes that can occur during development, that can cause these, kind of criminal behaviors....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Sentence

- As a judge dealing with a sentence for an individual that has been convicted of stealing others’ identity for monetary gain, specific information would be needed before a sentence could be imposed. The information needed would be as follows: How many people did he steal identities from. How was he or she planning to obtain money from the stolen identities. How did he or she steal the identities. Specifically, was it stolen from peoples’ garbage. Or was the identity stolen from a place that the person worked....   [tags: Retribution Incapacitation Deterrence]

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The Moral Dilemma of the Death Sentence

- There are many instances where a person is executed wrongfully, if this is the case, why do it at all. If a loved one is murdered, and their murderer was sentenced to death, if given the opportunity, would you spare them their life. I believe if you chose not to spare a human life, you chose wrong; I plan on arguing why this is morally wrong, and how it could be resolved. Let’s analyze a scenario, a woman’s husband was murdered, she is certain that he is guilty of it because he confessed to the murder on the day he was going to be executed....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Justice System]

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The Death Penalty Should Not Be Sentence

- ... Children under the age of 19 are not able to under that their behaviors could cause them to have a long term punishment because their minds have not developed enough to understand and retain information. Unlike adults, who maturity is higher than an adolescent because their minds are fully developed, meaning they are less like to make a decision off of impulse. In a recent study, held by Harvard Medical School, University of California at Los Angeles, and other surrounding school, they focused their research on analysis ing the implications and development of a person brain from childhood to adulthood (Arline, May 2005)....   [tags: Crime, Miscarriage of justice, Prison]

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The First Sentence Of The Chapter Whites

- ... If anyone felt like they weren’t staying below their status level, the men would flick off their husbands hats and their children would throw rocks at them. The discrimination did not only occur on the streets, but also in customer service areas. Those who were from J-town were always served last given the worst table in the place. Barbers would refuse to even cut their hair and suggest going somewhere else. Some people even felt privileged enough to ask them to move away as if they have every right to be here and they didn’t (Otsuka, 2011, p....   [tags: Japan, Japanese people, Japanese language]

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Life Comes With A Death Sentence

- ... Catholics believe that death is the “Entrance into eternity” (Guidelines for Funerals and Burials in the Catholic Church, 2012). For this reason, burial is the most recommended form to retain the body. However, if the deceased has said that they wish to, or their family has, it is not prohibited, unless it is for reasons that are contrary to the Christian teaching. It is the priest’s job to make sure that these reasons are valid and that there is satisfactory storage of the remains, whether it be buried or cremated....   [tags: Funeral, Burial, Funeral home, Death customs]

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A Thirty Day Sentence

- A former fifty-four year old high school teacher was released after a thirty-day rape sentence. Stacey Rambold was accused of raping his high school student, fourteen-year old Cherice Moralez in 2007. The term rape does not have a solid definition, but it can vary based on the laws each state has. Rape in my own words can be defined as a sexual act done to another person forcibly or without their consent. Usually in rape cases the male is the rapist and the female is the victim. Rape is considered a reproductive health issue because it affects females or males physically, emotionally, and or mentally....   [tags: Stacey Rambold, rape cases]

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Improvements to the Justice System in Native American Reservations

- The justice system of a society is the reflection of a society’s values and a flawed system is indicative of an unsafe society, a result that can be seen in Native American reservations (Identification of Controversy) (Lead). The justice system in Native American reservations should be improved by increasing the number of prosecuted crimes, increasing the severity of prison sentences by tribal courts, and by promoting the Violence Against Women Act (Thesis). The Justice Department declines too many serious crime cases, such as sexual abuse cases, to improve the statistics of crime in Native American Reservations (Topic Sentence)....   [tags: crime, prosecute, sentence]

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Grammatical Processing in Language Learners

- The keynote article “Grammatical processing in language learners” by Clahsen and Felser, aimed to compare the grammatical processing in adult native speakers, child first language learners, and adult second language learners (L2ers) (3). The authors examined works that observed the processing of morphology, ambiguous sentences, and syntactic dependencies before going into their general discussion in which they summarize the results and suggest the shallow structure hypothesis. The first topic looked at by Clahsen and Felser was morphological processing....   [tags: sentence processing, languages processing ]

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The Language Assessment The Child

- ... This could be because the child was speaking fast and in his connected speech the word was chopped off so the child could speak with more ease or it could be a term that the child has learned because the child 's parent also says the exact same thing. The child also experienced a hiccup when trying to pronounce a word with the /r/ phoneme in its initial place. The child produced a combination of the /w/ and the /r/ sound in the word “real.” When the child was speaking the word sounded off and seem like Tanner was saying the word “wreal”, though these mistakes were not made consistently in the Language Sample it was mistakes that should be noticed in the area of phonology....   [tags: Sentence, Phrase, Word, Morpheme]

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Death Sentence

- Capital Punishment, killing a criminal through a lawful process, is one of the most highly debatable subjects in the world. Execution can be done in any of the following ways, beheading, electric chair, firing squads, guillotines, hanging, lethal injection, poison gas, crucifixion and stoning. The most popular form used in the United States of America is lethal injection. Some may argue that this is the most civil way of killing the criminal, but others would argue that the death penalty is not civil at all whatsoever....   [tags: Capital Punishment]

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Integration Is A Form Of Adapting Back From A Unified State

- ... There are barriers they face after getting out of prison some of the most important ones are housing, education, employment, and voting. (College, 2015) There is also the worry after being released from prison and not being able to stay out of the system. Bureau of Justice Statistics studies have found high rates of recidivism among released prisoners. One study tracked 404,638 prisoners in 30 states after their release from prison in 2005. The researchers found that: Within three years of release, about two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Sentence, Criminology]

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Investigating The Ability Of A Controlled Variable

- ... There were six experimental conditions. Each child received three trials on every one condition. The video clips showed nine transitive and nine intransitive events. The study took place in the children 's preschool classroom. The experimenter asked the child if they wanted to watch video. The child and the experimenter watched the video. After the video ended, the child and the researcher played with toys. Then the experimenter asked the child if they wanted to watch the video clips for a second time, but this time they told the child they were going to ask questions about the clips....   [tags: Question, Sentence, Subject, Grammar]

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The American Penal System

- Imagine living your life inside of an enclosed, seven by twelve foot, concrete cell. The only access you have to outside world is the small slot in the door used for delivering medication and food, and a tiny window, used by the guards to make sure you are alive and breathing. The fact that they even have to check if you are alive should be a red flag to society. You are here for twenty three hours a day with only one hour of “recreation” outside of this cell. This time can be used to shower, workout or make a phone call, but you are still isolated....   [tags: solitary confinement, punishment, sentence]

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Analysis : ' The Sat '

- ... Pg1, P3, L9 - I feel as though a more effective transition would be “because there is only a 10%” rather than “while there is” because the low correlation supports your claim (rather than qualifying it) that one’s SAT scores are a poor predictor of future success. Pg2, P2, L1 - Another grammatical nitpicking here: “biased” rather than “bias” is necessary because “biased” is the verb form. Pg2, P2, L8-10 - I recommend rewording parts of this phrase (“This reflects...opportunities”) because the wording of “greater opportunity” is repeated twice within the same sentence....   [tags: Grammar, Word, Phrase, Sentence]

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I Learned At Cms And I Think It Went

- ... I made sure to do some additional reading on the subject I was to teach, using my text book and utilizing suggestions from lesson plans on the internet. Student learning was facilitated by incorporating student observations and discussions about the text into my comments and questions. This is the area which is hard to plan for, as so much depends on the connections the students are making with the text and how they are interpreting it. In this respect I had to make small adjustments to the places I had planned to stop in the text based upon what the students were inferring....   [tags: Writing, Education, Sentence, Teacher]

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Investigating The Ability Of An Study

- ... Fifty four monolingual German children were selected to participate in this study.There were eighteen two year olds ( eight boys and ten girls) , eighteen three year olds ( ten boys and eight girls), and eighteen four year olds ( seven boys and eleven girls). B. What were the subjects asked to do. The participants were asked an argument-focused question, a predicate focused question, and a sentence-focused question while watching a clip. The subjects were asked to C. How was the study performed....   [tags: Sentence, Question, Answer, Subject]

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Public Policy on Third-Strike Law

- Three-strike law is ineffective, inefficient and costly. The costly and controversial three-strike law does nothing to prevent crime despite increasing population of state prisons (Miller, 2012). The public of America find crime rates alarming. The crime rates are high and people feel like prisoners in their homes, afraid of venturing out because of fear of becoming another statistic figure. For the past two decades, federal and state crime control and prevention policies base on belief that harsh statutes will prevent people from committing crime....   [tags: crime prevention, sentence, prison]

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HIV/AIDS Is No Longer a Death Sentence

- I am positive; the simplest statement suddenly carries a huge weight when the words HIV or AIDS are followed right after. In the 1980’s HIV meant AIDS and AIDS meant a rapid and awful death. Death always seemed to be the end result in a world where we did not understand the disease that seemed to come from nowhere but was killing at an expedited rate. Thirty plus years later there is still no cure but there is now hope. Having HIV or AIDS is no longer an immediate death sentence. People infected with the virus can live a long and relatively normal life (2)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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A Call for a Revision of Mandatory Minumum Drug Laws

- ... This creates a sentencing inversion.” With the discretion of the judges included in the sentencing process, the offenders will get the sentence equal to the crime they committed. A job of a judge is to determine the sentence for an offender that will be fair and just. Through the establishment of this law, judges cannot add their input for when there is extreme circumstances, but the offenders must serve the time attributed to the crime committed. One of the more serious problem with mandatory minimum sentences is that they have a disparate effect on non-White offenders....   [tags: drugs, sentence, judges, severity, laws]

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The Crime Of The Uk Prison Population

- ... Since the late ‘90s it has been their aim to be “tougher on crime, and tougher on the causes of crime”. Ever since, and particularly since the events of 9/11 and events such as the bombing of the London Underground in 2005, the British government has become increasingly punitive (Cavadino & Dignan, 2013). The question is, is the decrease in the amount of fines issued problematic. Is it symptomatic of an increasingly punitive society. Whilst at first glance it might seem like the rise in prison population and decrease in fines issued correlate and are proof of an increasingly punitive society, one should also consider alternative penal disposals, such as community service....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Sentence]

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Giudice Family Punishment : Why?

- ... The incapacitation theory is about strictly putting people into jail or prison for their crimes with the mindset that if the person is incarcerated they will not be able to commit any other crimes. Deterrence focuses on trying to prevent the person from committing crime, which is refereed to as specific deterrence. Another aspect of this theory is general deterrence, which sentences to try to get the general population to not commit crime. I will go into both of these theories more invasively to layout why we punish they way we do as well as why the couple was punished the way they were....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Sentence, Criminal law]

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The Disparity Of Federal Sentencing : Noncitizen Crime As A Social / Group Threat

- ... The second hypothesis proposed that citizen offenders would receive longer prison terms in their sentences than non-citizens. Additionally, their third hypothesis conjectured that large non-citizen populations would correlate with lengthier prison terms for all offenders, regardless of citizenship status. Following up on the third hypothesis, hypothesis four stated that federal districts with a large non-citizen population would result in longer prison terms for non-citizen offenders than districts with a much smaller non-citizen population....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminal justice, Sentence]

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Sentencing Of The Criminal Justice System

- ... Rehabilitation sentences are used to establish conditions that the court considers will enable the offender’s rehabilitation. A sentencing option that may be used to rehabilitate an offender is a community service order or a drug treatment order if drugs were a contributing factor to the offence. A recent sentence imposed in the Tasmanian Supreme Court aimed at rehabilitating an offender is the case of Michael Samuel Charlesworth v the State of Tasmania in which the judge came to his decision regarding the offender’s prospects of rehabilitation and the fact that he is undertaking programs available to him in prison....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Prison, Sentence]

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The State And Federal Objectives Of Punishment

- ... How does sentencing affect the state and federal corrections system overall. Support you answer. Sentencing is the imposition of a criminal sanction by a judicial authority. Before a judge can prescribe a sentence, the range of allowable sanctions must be enacted by the legislature and listed in the state and federal code (Seiter, 2011). Every year there are many people who have to stand before a judge to determine their sentence for the crime they committed. Sentencing descriptions are mainly for felony offenders or those who are punishable by one or more years of incarceration....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal law, Sentence]

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Personal Statement : High School

- ... And finally, the sentences must pass the "So What?" test, a test designed to prove the significance in a writer 's claim. For my first draft of Revised Essay 1 thesis: "Don Siegel’s Dirty Harry is a critique on the justice system following the war in Vietnam in which, Eastwood’s portrayal of vigilante, Harry Callahan, shows that the system in this era was lacking respect, reliability, and in need of purification." The first thing about this thesis is that it 's very basic. In saying, "respect, reliability, and in need of purification," I give my reader 's a very simple outline, but at the same time, I 'm just pairing this era 's justice system with adjectives....   [tags: Writing, Sentence, Evidence, Dirty Harry]

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Analysis Of The Author Marquis R. Nave

- ... The three parts of a sentence are; phrases, dependent clauses, and independent clauses; combinations of these three is what results in the formation of the four simple sentence structures. All these parts of a sentence have their own instructions that direct their function. Dependent and independent clauses are the main players in sentence structure where phrases are not an essential part of sentence structure. A phrase may contain either a verb or a subject, but in order for it to qualify as a phrase, it cannot have both a subject and a verb in it, it always behaves as a component of speech....   [tags: Sentence, Dependent clause, Syntactic entities]

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The New Booking Diversion Program

- ... Jurisdictions that have diversion programs have a greater liability; if criminal justice personnel misdiagnose an offender, their department can be open to a lawsuit. 2. (1) The purpose of the presentence investigation is to provide the court with accurate, relevant, and timely data. The information in the report helps assist the court with deciding on a reasonable sentence. (2) The report assists prison and jail institutions with classifying inmates and helps find institutional programs that are suitable to the inmates needs while they are incarcerated....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminal justice, Sentence]

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The Case Of Brookes Hatlen

- ... Because of this ability Red is placed on a certain pedestal of importance when looked at by other prisoners. Red’s only purpose in life and in the prison has become smuggling items into the prison. If he were to be let out into the real world, that purpose would be taken away, and he would have a very hard time finding meaning in his life. In this matter Ellis was institutionalized, just as Brookes had been. A moment when this is supported in the film is when Red tells Andy "These walls are funny....   [tags: Crime, Criminal law, Prison, Sentence]

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My Experience of Using Reading Strategies

- ... In general, the postscript contained conclusions of all previous chapters and the author added some new ideas and explanations since this chapter was written seven year after the book was first published. A theory that the author held on throughout the book was that every scientific community consists of scientists who have undergone similar educations and professional trainings. Although they are brilliant and well educated, they have their own specialties. So translations, by which Kuhn means using different but proper languages to express a experimental result so that scientists in various fields can understand each other better and seek help from others, always exist within those sci...   [tags: read, title, efficiency, practice, sentence]

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It 's Essential For Proofread Before Submitting

- ... I only used two examples for the books instead of three. Then I removed any sentences that reiterate the same point. For the email subject lines, I kept the first two-subject line as it because it didn’t need correcting. After reading the third subject line, I thought it was confusing. So, I changed it to “Why Your Employee Don’t Reply to Your Email.” The fourth subject line, I changed the word “can” to “could.” Then I thought the fifth subject line was weak, so I changed it completely to “ Everything You Need to Know Before Writing An Email” and target the audience as older adults....   [tags: Word, Sentence, Writing, Need to know]

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Peer Review : Olivia Teter

- ... I would try to rearrange phrase, condense the information, or split the sentences into multiple sentences to avoid this. Also, you change the spacing between paragraphs four and five. I think this is just a mistake, but make sure to remain consistent in spacing. Your overall organization is very effective, and your transitions are strong between paragraphs. Your introduction really helps set up a strong paper, and your conclusion is effective as well. Score: 3 Overall: In the second-to-last sentence of your second paragraph you say that Cleopatra lived “centuries ago,” but to strengthen the moment of antiquity, you could say “millennia ago” because this is still correct....   [tags: Logic, Critical thinking, Sentence, Reasoning]

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I Have Gained A Better Understanding Of Emerging Readers

- ... I would incorporate activities, like the phonological mini lesson, that gives a student a sound and asks them to come up with as many words that start with that sound as they can. When I completed this activity with the younger student, I felt like she gained a better understanding of similar word sounds. The older student really surprised me with how easily she was able to move through the assessments. She was able to answer the questions before I finished reading them in some cases. One area she did struggle with was identifying the number of words in a sentence....   [tags: Question, Sentence, Educational psychology, Word]

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Reintroducing the Death Sentence in Britain

- Reintroducing the Death Sentence in Britain The death sentence is given to people who have committed murder of any kind. It has been around for hundreds of years and has been used in many different ways. It was abolished in Britain a long time ago. This essay will look at the question 'should Britain reintroduce the death sentence?' It will contain my own comments and arguments for and against bringing back the death penalty. The death sentence can be used as to deter potential murderers from committing murder....   [tags: Papers]

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Reasons for Edward Koch's Promotion of the Death Sentence

- Since 1976 over 1350 people have been executed in the United States (Facts about the Death Penalty). In 1985 Edward Koch published an article on the New Republic discussing the death penalty. Serving 22 years in public service as a district leader, councilman, congressman, and mayor, Edward Koch has heard all the pros and cons of the death penalty (4). With that knowledge and experience Mr. Koch begins discussing, as well as promoting the death penalty. The arguments used against the death penalty range from religious concerns such as “Thou shalt not kill” (12), to more in-depth government related attacks like the death penalty being used as a state sanctioned murder....   [tags: punishment, murder, ignorance]

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The History of Capital Punishment

- The clock ticks to 10:53. The late night has grown longer, and Troy Davis is strapped down to a gurney. If he is scared, he does not show it; he appears strong and resolute in what is undoubtedly a very daunting situation. “For those about to take my life,” he says, “may God have mercy on your souls” (“Georgia”). Davis has been on death row for over twenty years for killing a police officer. After every request and appeal has failed, the time has come for Davis to be executed by the state of Georgia....   [tags: human rights, death sentence, execution]

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