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City - 1,332 words
Cities exist for many reasons and the diversity of urban form and function can be traced to the complex roles that cities perform. Cities serve as centers of storage, commerce, and industry. The agricultural surplus from the surrounding country hinterland is processed and distributed within the city. Urban areas have also developed around marketplaces, where imported goods from distant places could be exchanged for the local products. Throughout history, cities have been founded at the intersections of transportation routes, or at points where market goods must shift from one mode of transportation to another such as river or ocean ports as well as railways. Cities are also sites of enormous ...
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Juvenile Psycopaths - 1,873 words
What is the "super predator"? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedentedcoldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will attempt to give an indication as to the reasons a child could become just such a monster. Violent teenage criminals are increasingly vicious. John DiIulio, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at ...
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Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences - 1,551 words
Mandatory minimum drug sentences should be eliminated. First and foremost the mandatory minimum punishment that is given does not fit the crime. Second of all, Judges can not sentence below a mandatory minimum unless the defendant provides substantial assistance. The final reason that they should be eliminated is because they have a more of an impact on minorities. These are only a few of the reasons why mandatory minimum drug sentences should be taken away. The policy has become a debated topic, with its implications reaching beyond those that affect just the drug dealers and users. Mandatory minimum laws have been among the more popular crime-fighting measures of recent years. Such laws re ...
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Its Yours - 678 words
I wish it were true that "trillions of dollars" have been spent on the War on Poverty. Indeed, I would settle for a small fraction of the trillions of dollars we spent on the military in the 1980s. In fact, the money we spend per-capita on programs for the poor in America is trivial in comparison with per-capita expenditures for the poor in western Europe. As I pointed out in When Work Disappears, the most rapid growth in expenditures for U.S. welfare programs has been in universal entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare--programs whose elderly recipients tend to be members of the working and middle classes. In western European countries, where services such as medical care are con ...
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Drug Reform - 1,404 words
... criminal-defense lawyer who advocates drug-policy reform. "But the real word is `confiscation.' Current law goes way too far." In 1992, for instance, state troopers grabbed $38,000 from the briefcase of Tom Russo (not his real name) after stopping him and then charging him with drunk driving, among other violations. Although a state judge ordered the cash returned because of an illegal search, police had already transferred it to the federal government, essentially leaving the money -- profits, it turned out, from a family-owned gas station -- lost forever. A jury later acquitted Russo of all charges. Petition P aims to correct such injustices. First, the proposed law would raise the st ...
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Movies About Da Hood - 1,447 words
I have elected to take a closer look at movies that deal with the ghetto social institution. There have been several movies that attempt to depict the harshness of growing up in predominantly black urban neighborhoods. The three films that I have selected are what I believe to be the top three films in this genre. They are Boyz N Da Hood, Menace to Society, and Juice. All of these films try to send a message about what it is like to live in da hood. The first film, "Boyz N Da Hood" marked the directorial debut of John Singleton, a gifted director. It seems as if he put his heart into making this film. There would be mixed emotions from many people about this film, but specifically you knew S ...
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Hippies - 1,868 words
The 1950s gave to America certain ideals and values that were strongly followed and enforced, some of the people in the following generation took those ideals and attempted to destroy them. Most of them were just teenagers or young adults, but they all agreed that the lifestyle and beliefs that their parents and most other adults established didnt make sense and needed to be changed. These kids started to defy authority and soon were getting encouragement from popular bands, actors, and authors. As the 60s went on, adults kept trying to put an end to this resistance, but the anarchists started to join together to create a movement that stood up against society and tried to change it. The peo ...
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Roosevelt's New Deal - 1,556 words
... t successful in abating a failure in the money system and gaining enthusiastic support for the Roosevelt administration. They did not, however, significantly reduce the immense pressure felt by the public as a result of the Great Depression. Along with this reality, several crucial New Deal programs were found to have violated conservative constitutional theory; the National Recovery Administration, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and others were invalidated by the Supreme Court, which was dominated by conservatives with a narrow view of the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution, the basis of much New Deal legislation. Other skeptics of the administration feared that ...
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In What Ways, And Through What Processes, Can Urban Spaces Be Understood As Racialised? - 1,080 words
In this essay I would like to highlight the major issues connected with the development of urban areas, and what race misunderstandings come along with it. I shall use some information that was written by the famous world writers in their books and also I shall make an independent research on an issue. In our thinking about racism we can always choose between a fact and a fiction. The truth is that many of those ethnic groups living in urban areas are fleeing torture and persecution, despite of the protection by the government. Often they have left their family and loved ones behind to an unknown fate. In our thinking about racism there is always a choice between fact and fiction. The truth ...
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