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Should Drugs Be Legalized?

For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related ...

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DNA And Crime

Deoxyribonucleic Acid - the fingerprint of life also know as DNA was first mapped out in the early 1950ís by British biophysicist, Francis Harry Compton Crick and American biochemist James Dewey Watson. They determined the three-dimensional structure of DNA, the substance that passes on the ...

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Facts About Marijuana

Marijuana originated in the middle east (Taiwan, Korea). China plays an important part in Marijuana's history. Hoatho, the first chinese physician to use Cannabis for medical purposes as a painkiller and anesthetic for surgery. In the Ninth Century B.C., it was used as ...

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Computer Crimes

The computer has evolved a great deal since its creation over a third of a century ago. The uses of the computer now seem endless. Unfortunately some of those uses include . This paper will explore some recent crimes that have occurred and the laws that apply to them. The first such incident ...

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Illegal Drugs

The product is . The people who deal these drugs are criminals. That's what makes the drug business different then any other. *Alcohol is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use alcohol products. *Nicotine is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use many different forms of tobacco products, all which ...

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The Increase Of Violent Crimes

Violent crime is on the increase in the United States. Handguns are used in more than 184,000 armed robberies every year, and more than 11,000 murders and manslaughter's. More than 34,000 people die from gunfire in the United States every year and 16,000 of those people were between 15 and 34. ...

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George Washington And Thomas Jefferson Grew It, Why Canít We?

? Christopher Columbus sailed to America on ships rigged with it. Numerous farmers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew it extensively in Colonial America. Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag out of it and the Declaration of Independence was written it. Believe it or not, ...

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The Pros & Cons Of The Death Penalty

Due to the rapid increase in crime the past ten years and prison overcrowding, more attention has been drawn to the opinion that something has to be done to the United States Criminal System. We need to reevaluate the way we treat people we are convicted of unspeakable acts of merciless ...

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Capital Punishment

I strongly feel that is essential in our legal system, as well as everyday life. Just as a toddler needs to be disciplined when he or she has a tantrum, a murderer needs to be punished for his or her actions. The death penalty solves many problems. It is a threat to any conspiring ...

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The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishment

Thesis : In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of ...

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Capital Punishment

The use of has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. ...

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Police Blunders In The Manson Investigation

On August 10, 1969 the headline "Actress Is Among 5 Slain at Home in Beverly Hills" appeared on the front page of the New York Times (Roberts). This was the beginning of a investigation of police error which prolonged the arrest of Charles Manson. There were several people who claimed they ...

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Legalization Of Marijuana

As a supporter of marijuana I take on the burden of proof to convince you why the United Stated of America should change their status quo and decriminalize marijuana consumers and growers. There are often depicted stereotypes that marijuana users are hippies, teenage misfits, school dropouts, ...

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The Fatal Addiction

Ted Bundy, guilty or not guilty? In my eyes Ted Bundy appears to be guilty. Did he really commit all those assaults and murders and not know what he was doing? He very well may have had some type of hormonal imbalance but I do not believe that would lead you to kill someone. Mr.Bundy blames ...

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Having A Gun

Very often in life I would find myself strongly disagreeing and upholding the totally opposite point of view about the actions and behavior of those, whose deeds seemed to me rather disadvantageous and harmful to the entire community or society. These kind of actions were mostly coming from ...

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All Drugs Should Be Legal, Or How To End The Drug War

We Americans feel so lucky because we have not had a war fought on our own soil for so long, and the last time we really did suffer due to a war was the Viet Nam war. Or was it? What about the war on drugs? Can you believe that this war has been going on for 80 years now (Lewis A15)? Wouldnít ...

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Capital Punishment

is the lawful infliction of death as a punishment and since ancient times it has been used for a wide variety of offences. The Bible prescribes death(see exodus 21:12 and deuteronomy 22:13) for murder and many other crimes, including kidnapping and witchcraft. By 1500 in England, only major ...

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The Death Penalty: To Be Or Not To Be...

For the past several months Americans have regularly listed crime and violence as the number - one problem facing the nation, far surpassing worries over the economy or health care. Despite the many government and community initiatives launched during recent years to reduce crime, most Americans ...

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Is The Illegalization Of Marijuana Valid?

? The debate over the legalization of Cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, has been one of the most heated controversies ever to occur in the United States. Its use as a medicine has existed for thousands of years in many countries world wide and is documented as far back as 2700 BC ...

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Divorce Litigation

Divorce is a judicially administered process that legally terminates a marriage and permits both to remarry. Before 1857 in Britain, freedom to remarry could be obtained only by an act of Parliament following a separation decree given by an ecclesiastical court on the basis of some wrong, such as ...

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Crime

refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. s include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possessing or selling illegal drugs, appearing nude on a public street, drunken driving, and bank robbery. The list of acts considered s is constantly changing. For example, ...

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The Importance Of Plea Bargaining In Criminal Trials

Screeech! That is the sound of our court system coming to a grinding halt, if plea bargaining were no longer utilized. Not only does plea bargaining save taxpayers an enormous amount of money, it often provides the evidence for a conviction and allows public defenders and other court officials ...

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Crime And Gangs In America

Our readings blamed crime on: (1) social, physical and/or political environments; (2) lack of education; (3) joblessness; (4) injustice; (5) inequalities; (6) the lack of religious upbringing; and (7) psychological defects, including genetic disorders. I think those are the "ghosts" of crime. ...

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The Drinking Age In Ontario

More and more the society is showing concerns about young adults and alcohol. Some are even suggesting that the drinking age should be raised, but why? Raising or maintaining the legal drinking age would be ineffective, since alcohol is easily obtained. Furthermore the drinking and driving ...

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Gun Control And Violence In Canada And The US

Part I:Introduction The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as ...

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