• The Effects Of Concealed Handgun Laws
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    Executive Summary Loosen restrictions on handguns There is currently much debate surrounding the issue of gun control. Much of this debate is centered around the nondiscretionary concealed-handgun laws, also known as "conceal and carry" laws, that have become increasingly popular. Proponents of concealed handgun laws state that the laws lower the rate of violent crime, while detractors claim that raising the number of guns in society can only raise the crime rate. The question of whether or not ...
  • Hate Crime Laws Speech Crimes People
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    # ## Daniel stout Ms. Hudson English 10-H Monday, April 9, 2001 HATE CRIME LAWS Imagine you are a family member of a man who was chained up to the back of a pickup truck and drug along a gravel road for two miles until he was dead. Then imagine how you would feel after you found out that this happened just because he was a black man. Things like this sicken me. I believe that the people that are responsible for these horrific crimes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That is wh...
  • Youth Curfew Laws Curfews County Revised
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    Youth Curfew Laws In this article about youth curfew laws from the journal, Crime and Delinquency January 2000 issue, they talked about how analysis of the subject provides extremely weak support for the theory that curfews reduce juvenile crime rates. Of the offense and victimization measures, only burglary, larceny, and simple assault arrests significantly decreased after cities adopted curfew statutes. These decreases occurred only for revised laws, and only the reductions in larceny appeared...
  • Mandatory Sentencing Laws Death Government
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    No degree of persecution complex on the part of the Northern Territory Chief Minister, Mr. Denis Burke, can change the fact that the death of a 15-year old Aboriginal, Johnno Warramarrba, is a result of the territory s draconian sentencing laws. People will rub their hands with glee and say Burke s got blood on his hands because of mandatory sentencing, Mr. Burke said. It was the lowest of the low to suggest that Mr. Warramarrba had died because of mandatory sentencing, he complained. Mr. Burke...
  • Hammurabi Social Classes
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    Hammurabi s Code The formers of the Hammurabi s Code of Laws surely created strict rules with severe punishments for their violation. In fact, these laws played a big role in organization of Mesopotamian society. Reading these laws, reader may learn about ideals people of Mesopotamia had about crimes, their attitude to the lower and higher social classes, and legal rights between men and women. Reading the laws I noticed that many crimes were punished by death penalty. Many laws tell that guilty...
  • An Opinion On Age Requirements In The Us
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    Since the beginning of time people have had an idea of right and wrong. As civilization progressed, we adapted these ideas and made them into laws. Laws are in place so people have rules and boundaries. These things are necessary so people dont just run amuck doing harm to others and instilling chaos. The laws we have today help maintain an order that lets people continue with their regular lives. There are many laws that relate to the age that a person must be to do certain things. Regular cit...
  • Unjust Law Laws Socrates King
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    Questionable Laws & People In the article's of "Crito," by Plato, and "Letter from Birmingham Jail," by Martin Luther King, Jr. , two writers make a case over whether it is moral or not to disobey laws. The question to be answered in our final paper asks whether we agree with what the Laws say about if Socrates was to escape and why we feel that way. It also asks how we think Martin Luther King would have responded to the judgment of the Laws of Athens. In this paper, I will address these questi...
  • Laws Socrates Law Athens
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    In the dialogue 'Crito,' Socrates is faced with the proposal of from prison. In the following conversation he tries to establish whether an act like that would be just and morally justified, eventually concluding that by rejecting his sentence and trying to escape from prison he would be committing unjust and morally unjustified acts. In the end he decided to acc pet his death penalty and execution. Socrates did not come to this conclusion easily or without reasoning. His decision to escape from...
  • Argument About The Exist Of God
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    Argument About The Exist of God The following paper will provide a sound argument in favor of the existence of God. By demonstrating that an Atheist world cannot account for the preconditions of the laws of logic an Atheist cannot even account for a rational debate concerning the existence of God. "The impossibility of the contrary", the best and only proof that truth of the existence of God is his revelation of himself to us that makes it possible for us to use logic. This could be translated, ...
  • Unjust Law Laws Socrates King
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    Debate - Crito, By Plato, And Letter From Birmingham Jail, By Martin Luther King, Jr. Questionable Laws & People In the article s of Crito, by Plato, and Letter from Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr. , two writers make a case over whether it is moral or not to disobey laws. The question to be answered in our final paper asks whether we agree with what the Laws say about if Socrates was to escape and why we feel that way. It also asks how we think Martin Luther King would have responded...
  • Divorce In The United States
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    As we have come closer to the end of the millennium, it is been easier to obtain an escape from a broken marriage. There have been many laws concerning divorce enforced in the United States that allow a quicker processing time. These laws, often referred to as 'no-fault'; , grant a divorce to a couple even if only one spouse applies for it. Marriages can be dissolved easily and for little or no reason. Laws including this no-fault policy should definitely not be enforced. The no-fault attitude t...
  • Hammurabi's Impact On Todays Laws
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    Hammurabi's code had a great impact on the laws and morals of our own Canadian Legal System. Hammurabi's code consisted of 282 provisions, systematically arranged under a variety of subjects. He sorted his laws into groups such as family, labor, personal property, real estate, trade, and business. This was the first time in history that any laws had been categorized into various sections. Our own government, duplicating this method, currently creates specific laws, which are placed into their ap...
  • Code Of Hammurabi World's First
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    Brief Look at the Code of Hammurabi In his position as King of Babylonia, Hammurabi managed to organize the world's first code of laws and establish Babylon as the dominant and successful Amorites city of its time. 'Records written on clay tablets show that Hammurabi was a very capable administrator and a successful warrior. His rule spanned from 1792 B. C. to 1750 B. C. When he became king in 1792, he was still young, but had already become entrusted with many official duties in his administra...
  • Hate Crime Laws Crimes People Minority
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    Hate Crime Laws Since the United States of America and long with the whole world is filled with diversity there will always be conflicts about believes and feelings towards each other. Many people have their believes and keep them to themselves. Then there are the type of people that feel they have to put their believes into actions and hurt others or destroy things to get their point across. These believes that hurt and destroy others things and lives are called hate crimes. Hate crimes are bec...
  • Components Of Law Laws System Social
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    PS 241 Professor Lees 10-31-00 Components Of Law In class, we broke components of law up into four categories. System of social norms on which laws are based, a group empowered to enforce the laws, a legitimate system of enforcement, and a system for interpreting the law. Throughout this essay I'll divide up these categories, and give examples of each of them. A system of social norms on which laws are based, generally determine what is good or bad in a society. Legalization of alcohol consumpti...
  • Our Need For Laws
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    Try to imagine our society without any laws? Just stepping outside your door would expose you to a large range of potential dangers. Without any laws keeping out theft, any would-be criminal could try to assault you. Worse still, strangers could try to attack or injure you physically and mentally. The world is already in so much dilemma and sorrow, if we didn't have laws in Australia, our country dubbed as the 'lucky country' would be uncivilized. The reasons we have law is to provide safety fo...
  • Emerson's Self Reliance Laws Society Personal
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    In Emerson's "Self-Reliance" essay, he is describing his belief that each individual should set their own standards of right and wrong determined by there personality, without the influence of society. In this particular passage, he is suggesting there are two categories or "confessionals," in which one individual can base there daily decisions on. "You may fulfill your round of duties by clearing yourself in the direct or, in the reflex way." The direct way, is by upholding law and duties becau...
  • Just And Unjust Laws
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    There are two types of laws: just and unjust. Every individual in a society has a responsibility to obey just laws and, even more importantly, to disobey and resist unjust laws. The speaker of the issue divides laws in 2 separate kinds. By stating the above, the speaker is questioning the righteousness of laws. Does that mean all the laws formed by government and imposed on citizens are not justified for what they mean? I understand that the law here implies those imposed as social laws for ...
  • Totalitarian Laws People Government
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    In "Ideology and Terror: A Novel form of Government", Hannah Arendt describes the totalitarian government and what it uses in order to be effective. She defines totalitarianism, by stating that its goal is to "transform classes into masses." The power of the people is taken away and lies only in the hands of one political party. Any traditions of the society are forgotten and an entire new institution is developed. A totalitarian government is often considered to be completely run by one man. T...
  • Eternal Law God Laws Aquinas
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    Question #1 Aquinas says that law is an! ^0 ordination! +/- or! ^0 dictate! +/- of reason, and that these always aim at happiness or blessedness. What Aquinas means here by! ^0 ordination! +/- is that he is saying that ordination is laws that are through God, not by us humans. Unlike God-made-laws, human-made-laws are either just or unjust in which case they do not impose the obligations of conscience. Aquinas believes that a law is unjust if it does not promote the common good, breaks the divin...