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Civil Cases - Return to Table of Contents Civil cases are those in which individuals, corporations or government agencies seek to recover damages, enforce their rights or otherwise protect a legal interest from interference by another. Essentially, the civil law enables people to assert or defend their rights in an orderly, nonviolent manner and enables them to resolve legal disputes in a fashion which society finds acceptable. As might be imagined, civil cases encompass a broad range of legal subjects, such as breach of contract, injury to person or property, divorce proceedings and a contest of the validity of a will. In contrast, criminal cases involve a prosecution for violations of stat ...
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12 Angry Men - 800 words
Every person may have his own way of defining the term "reasonable doubt." In the play "Twelve Angry Men", by Reginald Rose, one juror, number Eight, stands alone against 11 others to convince them that the boy is not guilty. He looks beyond the given testimonies in order to give the boy a fair trial, though this is more then the others think the boy deserves. If the jury finds a "reasonable doubt", it must declare an innocent verdict. A young man stands accused of fatally stabbing his father, and his fate now lies in the hands of his "peers:" 12 men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears and personal demons. At first, based on their conversation, it seems that it will be a ...
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Jfk Assassination - 1,841 words
... Book Depository, at that nights police lineup he failed to positively identify Oswald. What is interesting to note is that in a repeatedly contradictory testimony, Brennan decided that it was indeed Oswald whom he saw in the window. Later when the FBI questioned him he went back to his original story and told them he was no longer certain who it was in the perch. But when it finally came time for him to testify to the Warren Commission, he was able again to positively identify Oswald as the man. The Warren Commission snapped up his statements and used them as valuable evidence in their report (Hurt, 89). Other key witnesses, Carolyn Walther and Ruby Henderson, both testified that they sa ...
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Laws are made to maintain order by setting restrictions on conduct and to protect the rights of parties. There are three types of laws, which are: tort law, criminal law and contract law. Tort law is a civil wrong, criminal law is a public wrong and contract law is a wrong against a contract, written or oral. Tort law is the primary source for the authority of private security officers and the limitations on such authority. Tort law varies from state to state. The law of torts is found in both legislation and court developed by common law. Common law is a set of statutes, which have to be followed and rely on prior court decisions to help us decide on issues where there is no prior statue or ...
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The Effect Of Landmark Supreme Court Cases On Juvenile Justice - 1,763 words
The Effect of Landmark Supreme Court Cases on Juvenile Justice Thesis: In the past juvenile offenders were held to the same standards and sanctions as adult offenders. The juvenile justice system has changed in the past 100 years as result of several case laws. The Effect of Landmark Supreme Court Cases on Juvenile Justice Three women simultaneously have their purse snatched on three different streets. The ages of the offenders are 12, 16 and 19 years. Police arrest all three. Will all three offenders be processed in the same manner? The answer is no. In the past, juvenile offenders were held to the same standards and sanctions as adult offenders. The juvenile justice system has changed in t ...
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Mumia Abu Jamal - 1,224 words
... scene that the man who shot the officer was a third black man who ran from the scene(iacenter.org). Immediately after the shooting, police brought Singletary to the station for questioning. In his report, he specifically stated that Jamal was not the shooter. At the 1995 PCRA hearing Singletary testified that the officer ripped up his statement indicating that Jamal was not the shooter and that the shooter had fled. Police then coerced Singletary, after five hours of badgering, into signing a false statement indicating he did not see the shooting so Singletary was never sought as a trial witness because the falsified statement was the one turned over to the defense(iacenter.org). If Si ...
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Twelve Angry Men Essay - 306 words
Jack Lemmon was a very persuasive speaker, using the methods of speech called logos and pathos, he convinced his audience (11 angry men) otherwise. He was capable of changing 11 men's minds, which seemed to be sure about their decisions. Foremost, using proof by logos was a very important skill. Jack rationalized with his audience, trying to convince them that the testimony of the "witnesses" was false because of the facts and figures. Jack proved that the old man who lived down stairs could not walk to the staircase from his bed in a matter of fifteen seconds. He also proved that the lady across the street does wear eyeglasses, and that she would not be able to see the murder occur across t ...
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Sacco And Vanzetti - 1,227 words
... as a large anarchist leader, Galleani, was deported. Fellow anarchists held demonstrations in his honor, setting off bombs in heavily populated areas, Sacco and Vanzetti were later linked to these bombings. (Avrich, 133) The Anarchists that were caught, were immediately departed, often without trial. One such anarchist brother who died around this time was a Mr. Salsedo who had a family, a wife and three children. Salsedo was very important in revolutionizing anarchy and anarchist organizations. Both Sacco and Vanzetti were close to the family and had written a letter to others in their organization to raise money for the family. On their way to deliver the letter they were stopped by th ...
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Forensic Science The True Witness - 2,376 words
... he greatest crime investigator in history relied on the only true witnessevidenceto solve a crime. Although fictitious, Sherlock Holmes techniques of acute observation and logical application of detail underlay the basis of solving any crime. Those skills, added to todays growing technology allow police efforts to successfully conduct an investigation. Since evidence is stable and will not change its story once in front of the jury, or forget what it saw, those who collect, analyze and interpret the crime scene play very important role. Forensic science is science applied to answering legal questions. Under the rules of forensics, evidence is broken down into four categories: TESTIMONYst ...
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Authenticity Of The Shroud - 2,055 words
... ual whose image is depicted on the cloth has undergone puncture injuries to his wrists and feet, puncture injuries to his head, multiple traumatic whip-like injuries to his back and postmortem puncture injury to his chest area which has released both blood and a water type fluid. From this data, it is not an unreasonable conclusion for the forensic pathologist to determine that only one person historically has undergone this sequence of events. That person is Jesus Christ." (Bucklin).When the Shroud was allowed by the Church to be researched by a team of scientists in 1978, most team members were skeptical about its authenticity. Many of them believed that they would be able to walk in, ...
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A Foil Of An Investigation - 2,689 words
... n more that the women are helping Minnie Wright get away with murder. Glaspell has the two women contemplating what to do next. One of the women is with Mrs. Wright all the way and she is Mrs. Hale. Mrs. Peters is a little undecided at this point. Now Mrs. Hale must justify the murder to Mrs. Peters to get her to go along with the murder. The next symbol that Glaspell uses is a canary. The canary is found dead, hidden in the sewing basket. At the beginning the two women find a cage but no bird. Now the bird has been found and this is even more motive, that Minnie Wright had. This now gives the two women more evidence to dispose of now also. Mrs. Peters tries to put the dead canary in her ...
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12 Angry Men - 666 words
The play Twelve Angry Men, By Reginald Rose, is a play about 12 jurors that in an uncomfortable room have to discuss a life and death case about a boy that is accused or killing his father. the jurors do not really know eachother to talk to and wish they were anywhere but in that jury room. Every juror has a different emotional pattern that makes the play interesting. In my opinion there were 3 main jurors in the jury room: Juror 8, Juror 3 and Juror 9. Juror 8 is important because he is smart, brave, and fair. Juror 3 was important because he was the antagonist, he was mean, and he was intolerant. Juror 9 was important because he wasnt afraid of confronting other jurors. Juror 8 was a very ...
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Trial Of The Century Oj Simpson - 1,332 words
In the past every decade has endured an event that has marked history in some way or another. The 30s marked The Great Depression. The 60s showed the assassination of President Kennedy. And although the 90s isnt quite over yet, one of the most memorable events would undoubtedly be the Trial of the DecadeThe O.J. Simpson murder trial. The drama began and ended in Brentwood, California. Sunday, June 12, 1994, Sydney Simpson, (O.J.s daughter) had a dance recital at Paul Revere Junior High School which the couple of O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson attended separately. Simpson arrived at approximately six-o-clock p.m. After the recital Nicole had dinner with the children and a group of frie ...
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Twelve Angery Men Juror 5 - 523 words
Imagine yourself in a small and hot jury room. You fell out of place and want to get out of this as fast as possible. This is juror fives point of view from Twelve Angry Men. He is a naive and a very frightened young man. In the next few paragraphs you will learn. where he grew up, what his internal conflict is (he was patronized all his life) and how he overcomes it. You will also learn how his internal conflict represents his verdict. Juror five is a man who grew up in the slums. He would be a big help to the case if he were to speak up. Hes a quiet man who is very serious. He presents himself as a very calmly person. In the movie you can see that he has a lot on his mind. It might be pers ...
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Three Tests Of Truth - 1,560 words
"Three Tests of Truth" Philosophy Essay -word count: 1,528 In a court of law expert witnesses are required to demonstrate the truth "beyond reasonable doubt". This is difficult for a 'knower', such as a historian, to be able to assert this at the witness stand. Let's say that a young couple has just been married. The young couple stays together for a couple of months before they break up. When the two individually write reports on why the divorce is necessary, the judge is confused about the disparity between them. Thus, he calls upon a historian who specializes in the history of certain marriages and divorces to act as an expert witness for this court case. The historian is given informatio ...
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God - 384 words
To say that God does exist, is to say that we can prove God exists by describing some proof we have of this statement, or at least a being with what we think some of the attributes of a God would be. Since we cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt that God exists we have to infer certain things about how we came to be. We can do this by using terms such as motion and causality. These are terms that attempt to explain that for every action there must be a cause, or chain of events, In this case, humans being the action, and God being the cause. Theory of motion says that in the world there are things in motion, which were set to motion by objects other then themselves. Furthermore for every eff ...
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Analysis Of Imagery In Loving From Vietnam To Zimbabwe - 1,262 words
Analysis of Imagery in "Loving from Vietnam to Zimbabwe" After reading Janice Mirikitani's poem "Loving from Vietnam to Zimbabwe" there is a profound amount of imagery used by Mirikitani that explains a reality of sex, love, and war. Mirikitani uses an interesting and unique format in the way she has written her poem. The "I" that Mirikitani uses is not referring to herself but rather another woman who is Vietnamese, or many women whom are Vietnamese. She has essentially divided her poem into two sides. One side, the left side, is where she reveals images of sex and love. On the other side, the right side, is where she reveals the imagery of war. By dividing her poem into two sides, she is a ...
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Capital Punishment - 1,686 words
The question as to whether the state has the right to execute a person found guilty of murder has been debated at length for decades. As with the subject of abortion, it is one of the most controversial topics of discussion in our country today. According to the website religious tolerance.org. about 60 to 80% of American adults say they want to retain capital punishment ( 2). In fact, there are only 12 states that have chosen not to enact the death penalty since the ruling of the Supreme Court in 1976 that said it was constitutionally permissible to have capital punishment (Bonner 1). This strikes me as being rather odd since a large number of those same people claim to be Christians and th ...
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Child Abuse - 1,095 words
Americans Must Give Up TV Violence For the Kids, Or Else To the unsuspecting eye, this nations response and reaction to the rise in number of violent acts committed by teenagers could be described as appropriately overwhelming, but when examined more closely, does America really care? When examined in a general sense, violence has declined overall in the US but has risen among teens (Hunt 651). Who is to blame and how are we trying to prevent youth crime and teen promiscuity? A New York Times poll in 1995 reported only 21 percent of those who were surveyed actually put the blame on television (Hirschorn 643). Both those who cite TV and popular music as the source of teen aggression and those ...
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Death Penalty - 1,180 words
This paper will fallow the process of a capital trial from arrest to execution. It will discus the aspects of federal and state law, trial, appeal, and executions. It will go into further detail on arraignment and the trail details of defense and sentencing. The federal law on capital punishment begins with the constitution, which states in the eighth amendment of the bill of rights that, no person shall be subject to cruel or unusual punishment. Despite this and for the reason that it is the government that decides what is cruel and unusual, capital punishment is still federally legal. Under the united states code, title eighteen there are certain crimes that can be punished by death. Secti ...
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