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  • Test Of Evidence
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    The speech I chose was about sex and violence in the entertainment world by Robert Dole. I believe Mr. Dole gave a very good speech. The speech was well prepared and organized; it flowed well with appropriate transitions, and was clear and easy to understand. Most importantly he had sufficient amounts of evidence to back up his arguments There are a number of different specific tests for evidence. They include the test of recency, the test of source ability, the test of source identification, th...
  • Seeds Of Modern Western Thought
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    Modern Western though has been shaped by emphasis on scientific thinking and reasoning from the time of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton. The scientific revolution gave birth to a new era of thought, in which observations were made to support an idea. This involved what man could prove through sense, not religion or superstition. Notable ancient Greek historians, philosophers and scientists, such as Thucydides, Socrates, Aristotle, and Hippocrates, laid down the seeds of modern Western thought. An...
  • Complex Conditions For Admissibility Of Computer Evidence
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    Computer Generated Evidence In Court Introduction We are living in what is usually described as an 'information society' and as the business community makes ever greater use of computers the courts are going to find that increasingly the disputes before them turn on evidence which has at some stage passed through or been processed by a computer. In order to keep instep with this practice it is vital that the courts are able to take account of such evidence. As the Criminal Law Revision Committee...
  • Use Of Graphology For Personality Assessment
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    North Texas Skeptics Graphology Fact Sheet Introduction The belief that handwriting is a sign of the inner personality is very old. The first serious attempt to analyze handwriting seems to have been that of Camillo Bald i, an Italian scholar, who published a book on the subject in 1622. As literacy spread, handwriting analysis became popular, being practiced as an art form by such literary figures as Goethe, Poe, the Brownings and Dickens. Jean Hippolyte Michon coined the term 'graphology' in 1...
  • Lifton's Evidence
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    Best Evidence The book, Best Evidence: Disguise and Deception in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, would be a tedious read to a person less familiar with the JFK assassination, but offers many important revelations to those who have read other books on the subject. The author, David Lifton, gives an insightful and highly researched look into one of the most tragic events in our nation's history. Lifton brings into question the sincerity of the Warren Commission's investigation of President K...
  • Dr Jeffrey Macdonald
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    Debated as one of the most misrepresented cases in American legal history, Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald still fights for innocence. Contrary to infallible evidence, prosecution intentionally withheld crucial information aiding MacDonald's alibi. Such ratification included proof of an outside attack that would have played a major role in Jeffrey's case. Convicted for the murders of his wife and two kids, thirty-four years ago, Dr. MacDonald still endures the agony of being accused of killing his family....
  • Hair At A Crime Scene
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    Crime scenes are known to have many clues left behind. The obvious would be a the body or bodies, clothing, and sometimes even the murder weapon. While these are great way to solve a case there's another kind of evidence; trace evidence. Trace evidence are small pieces of evidence that are laying around a crime scene. There are many types of trace evidence some of them include metal filings, plastic fragments, gunshot residue, glass fragments, feathers, food stains, building materials, lubricant...
  • Evident From The Edicts
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    The Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka, is famous for his Rock and Pillar edicts. But how much can we really know about Ashoka and his empire from these edicts, particularly as almost no other evidence exists for Ashoka's reign? It is a fair assessment that up until the early part of the twentieth century, when the definitive link between Ashoka and that of the "Devanampiya Piyadassi (Beloved of the Gods Piyadassi) " character inscribed on the edicts was established, very little was either known about Asho...
  • Number Of Oral Contraceptives And Abortifacients
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    Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance by John Riddle, is a book that tries to make sense of the historical records related to birth control. The historical medical records that Riddle looked at for his book were from the classical and medieval periods. Riddle says how surprised and struck he was by the number of oral contraceptives and abortifacients that were mentioned in the records. For the most part classical and medieval birth control methods have been regarde...
  • Evidence About Palamedes
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    In "Defense on Behalf of Palamedes", Gorgias attempts to prove Palamedes is innocent by making his defense in every possible way. He does this by using evidence about Palamedes, evidence that has direct relation to the person, his actions, and the way he has lived his life so far. A major piece of evidence used is the fact that Palamedes did not have the physical ability to commit this crime. He goes on to say that there had to be some sort of meeting or discussion. And intern to the meeting the...
  • Use Of Mobile Phones
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    Mobile phones; an essential for modern living or a life-threatening accessory? This is the question the country is asking. Mobile phones are considered by many as an essential part of modern day life, from the businessperson who uses the mobile phone as a vital link with the office, to the teenager who has the phone for recreational use. By using mobile phones are we damaging our long-term health just to stay in contact or worse simply just for a good image? Mobile or cellular phones have change...
  • Forensic Science
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    Forensic science involves the scientific disciplines that utilize the principles of physical sciences, chemistry, biology etc., to identify and compare evidence for law enforcement agencies. Sciences used in forensics can include any discipline that will aid in the collection, preservation and analysis of evidence. Since the 1980's, forensic science has played an important part in law enforcement. It has provided the necessary evidence to indict an individual (s) accused of a crime or to exonera...

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