• Violent Crime Bail Accused Judge
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    People Accused of Violent Crimes Should Not Be Allowed To Post Bail People accused of violent crimes should not be allowed to post bail and remain out of jail while their trial is pending. There are many reasons to why strongly agree with this statement. Many factors are unknown to the public without conducting some sort of extensive research. Whether it is simply reading in the paper about pending trials, or as complicated as researching previous trials. Bail is decided by a judge, and their li...
  • Salem Witch Trials
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    Witches Today and Yesterday What is the difference between witches in today's society and witches in the past? Why were people accused of being witches? What were the punishments people got when they were accused of being a witch and found guilty? How is the witch trials repeated in history? When someone talks about witches what's the first thing that comes to mind? Most people think of witches from movies such as the witch in the "Wizard of Oz" or in "Snow White and the Sevens Dwarfs." These tw...
  • Hot Iron Ordeal Accused Trial
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    During the English middle ages law often took on the form of an ordeal. An ordeal is a method of trial in which the accused was given a physical test that could only be met successfully if he or she was "innocent" in the eyes of God. I will discuss specifically three types of ordeals that were commonly used. I - Ordeal of White Hot Iron This ordeal was used to test a persons honesty. If a person was accused of lying to an official pertaining to a crime supposedly committed, then the individual w...
  • Crucible Comparison Mccarthy Salem Accused
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    Most people know that Author Miller wrote The Crucible as a reaction to more recent events in our countries history. The McCarthy hearings, as they came to be known, which dominated our country from 1950 to 1954, where hearings in which many people suspected of being related to communism, where interviewed and forced to give up names of others, or they where imprisoned, and their names were black listed. There are several similarities between the McCarthy Era, and the time of the Salem which tri...
  • Witchcraft In The Colonies
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    Witchcraft in the Colonies Salem, Massachusetts Thesis-In Salem fear of the different led to mass hysteria and panic, people lashed out blindly and accused the innocent. I. Causes A. by late 1640's witchcraft shifted dramatically 1. began spinning out of control 2. began rising in accusations. for many years people believed in witches 1. Christianity spread through out early Europe 2. after spread of Christianity, witches were accused of flirting with the devil. C. accusations were made agains...
  • Proven That The Accused Person Victim Rape
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    Criminal Law InvestigationMurderMurder is when a person of sound mind unlawfully kills any person with malice aforethought. To be convicted of murder, it has to be proven that the accused planned to kill the victim, or that the accused acted in a way that he / she knew would harm or kill the victim. To defend against murder, one could claim self-defence, that is, that they killed the person while defending themselves, if this was proven, the accused should get acquitted. They could also claim th...
  • From Sinner To Martyr The Evolution Of John Proctor
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    Was John Proctor a basically good man who thought he was just having a little fun with Abigail by cheating on his wife, or was he an evil sinner who had bad intentions while having an affair with Abigail in the first place Was he or did he become a sinner or a martyr, someone who dies for their cause Well, John Proctor changes throughout the play in many ways. He ends his affair with Abigail, knowing himself thus to be a sinner, yet |he had a sharp and biting way with hypocrites. X He knew from ...
  • Salem Witch Trials People Accused Witches
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    Deep inside a town in Massachusetts innocent people were accused of the devil's work, witchcraft. God-fearing Puritans took it upon themselves to exterminate Satan's followers influenced by anti-witch ideas and other sources including books and the words of various priests. Over 100 people were given unfair trials; many were jailed while quite a few were lynched. Although the Salem witch trials are considered one of the depressing parts of American history the topic also provides an interesting ...
  • People Accused One Fear
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    For many years people had have beliefs that we all call superstition. If a black cat were to cross someone's path, if someone were to break a mirror, or even to spill salt, they were considered to have bad luck. In one place in particular superstitions were taken to the next level. In Salem Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century some people were believed to be witches. Many people were executed because of their beliefs. There are three main reasons for the executions that took place in Sa...
  • The Devils Shadow Accused Of Witchcraft
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    The Devil's Shadow Time Setting: The Devil's Shadow by Clifford Lindsey Alderman took place in the late seventeenth century from 1692-1693. This is the time period that the Salem Witch Trials took place. The main plot of the story rested on the events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials, the trials themselves, and the aftermath of the trials. Detailed accounts of witch executions, the actual trials, and the events that caused the trials were discussed in the story. Place Setting: Most of the a...
  • Trial Girls Accused Put
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    This play is named The Crucible, which means a severe test or trial, because the accused, the families, and the girls are being put through a great ordeal. Foremost, this is the most difficult for the men and women accused by the girls. They were actually put on trial and sent to jail, torn between the decision of lying under oath or being hung. In the Puritan society, it was unheard of the lie under the oath of God because of their deeply religious beliefs; they thought they would be sent to He...
  • Due Process Accused Person
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    The phrase 'innocent until proven guilty' has been quoted for many years. In our society, we have labeled the accused person either guilty or not guilty without giving that person or persons their rich of due process. Webster's New World College Dictionary Fourth Edition says: 'Due Process is the course of legal proceedings established by the legal system of a nation or state to protect individual rights and liberties.' Due Process will allow an accused person time to go through the court procee...
  • Mccarthy Era And Salem Witch Trials
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    The McCarthy Era and the Salem Witch Trials The McCarthy era is very similar to the Salem Witch trials. They are both similar, because they both dealt with hysteria. Hysteria is an uncontrollable fear or outburst of emotion. Both things had to do with people accusing each other of people being communist, and people being witches. The McCarthy era, took place in the twentieth century. It had to do with people thinking that other people were communist. Since people thought that others were commun...
  • Sixth Amendment Demand That A Trial Be Held
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    The sixth amendment is a right to a speedy trial, which means in all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed. 2 The right to a speedy trial may be derived from a provision of Magna Carta and it was a right so interpreted by Coke 12. Much the same language was incorporated into the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776 and from there into the Sixth Amendment. 3...
  • Movie Notes Accused John
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    The Crucible After comparing the movie to the notes we took in class I found many similarities and differences. I found that in the movie there were several parts added and taken away to add more drama. Most of the characters that were different was a man by the name John Alden "the tall man from Boston" was mentioned in the notes but did not appear in the movie. Probably because he had no since in the movie because he was a loaner. Another character that was present in the notes but not in the...
  • Personal Agenda Accused Putnam Land
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    In The Crucible there were some characters that were at the witch trials just to further their own position. The girls' mass hysteria was biggest help to these self-achievers because the girls accused anyone they felt was in their way by any means. The three people who's personal agenda revolved around the mass hysteria were Danforth, Mr. Putnam, Mrs. Putnam. Danforth's personal agenda revolved around being as cruel as possible. This characteristic was demonstrated in just about every trial. He...
  • Salem Witch Craft Trials
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    In the Salem witchcraft trials the accused did not receive fair trials or treatment. They were treated with no respect once accused and the trials were based on tribulation only. Many of the "witches" did not get justice. The accused also only had to be mentioned by a person of the town and were automatically a witch in the eyes of the people. Anyone could accuse someone. Many were accused by others for disputes between families, political reasons and to gain more land and wealth. When they wer...
  • Salem Witch Trials Boyer Nissenbaum
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    The Visible Salem The Salem Witch Trials, of 1692, occurred in Salem Massachusetts. This is a case where people accused other people of witchcraft. Salem was a town governed by strict Puritan religion, and to have such a charge labeled against you could cost you your life. According to Boyer and Nissenbaum, there were many worldly reasons for the events that happened so many years ago. In this essay, the authors make their findings based on scientific analysis and much historical research. Paul ...
  • Confess Land Pointless Accused
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    Sarah Osburn wanted to clear her sisters? names of being accused of witch craft. So she went to a group of Judges, She gave them all kinds of different pieces of evidence Some of the evidence was that all of the accused and hanged were land owners and there sons were almost eligible to vote and make other important decisions. She also presented them with a map of all the land boundaries. She did this to show that most people where accused over land. So this was pointless. Some of the accused di...
  • Miranda Vs Arizona Remain Silent
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    In 1966 the Supreme Court made a ruling that every American would always know and remember. The case was Miranda versus The State of Arizona. Early in 1963, an 18-year-old woman was kidnapped and raped in Phoenix, Arizona. The police investigated the case, and soon found and arrested a poor and mentally disturbed man. The name of this man was Ernesto Miranda. Miranda was 23 years old when he was arrested. He confessed to the kidnapping and the rape after two hours of questioning. By confessing ...