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  • Sentencing Judge Jury
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    Wal-Mart: Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit CITE: March 23, 2000 Wall Street Journal FACTS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. won by a children-clothing designer, Samara Brother Inc., after it sued the Bentonville, Ark., retail giant and five other retailers in 1996 for copyright and trademark violations. Wal-Mart had a manufactured contract with a supplier in 1995 for a line of children's clothing based on photographs of Samara who has sued Wal-Mart in the past for copyright and trademark violation. Samara pr...
  • Nathan Leopold And Richard Loeb
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    Social reaction to school massacres and inexplicable acts of violence among the teenage population in the late twentieth century flooded television news programs and media broadcasting almost on a monthly basis. Many Americans questioned why such seemingly healthy and established children would want to harm themselves and others around them. Several psychological and moral issues arise from this question. Despite legal efforts to differentiate between adult and adolescent crimes, many argue that...
  • Sentencing Circle As The Alternative To Incarceration
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    Through the many inquires which have been made over the past decades in to the Canadian justice system (Brizinski, 1993,395) it has over and over again been stated that the present justice system has and is failing Aboriginal people. It is not suited for their cultural needs and does nothing to rehabilitate offenders but rather does the offender more harm then good. It does not address the underlying conditions causing criminal behavior or in assessing what specific needs must be addressed to re...
  • Sentence Bargain
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    Plea Bargains and Mandatory Sentencing I would like to take this time to explain my position on Plea Bargains and Mandatory Sentencing. I will show both pros and cons for each topic, as well as give you my personal brief on which one I support. There are two types of plea bargains: The first one is a charge bargain. When the prosecutor allows a defendant to 'plead guilty to a lesser charge", or to only some of the charges that have been filed against him. For example, a defendant charged with bu...
  • Term From A Sentence Range
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    Research Paper Structured Sentencing Promising to get tough on crime has become popular with politicians and much of the public. But in the late 1980's North Carolina came to realize that the promise can carry a high price, resulting in expensive prison-building programs, diminished space for violent offenders, a mismatch between sentences and actual time served, violations of federal decrees on prison overcrowding, and ultimately, a broad failure of public confidence in the judicial and correct...
  • Average Prison Sentence
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    It is possible to discover the motives driving women to commit crime after observing criminal cases in which women were involved. Late night in August 1997, a Tacoma, Washington, woman named Brenda Lee Working called her estranged husband, Michael, and told him that her car had broken down, stranding her and their two preschool daughters in a wooded area on a military base. When Michael Working came to her aid, it turned out to be an ambush. Brenda shot him several times, hitting him in the arm ...

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