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Gun Control

has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for ...

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Capital Punishment

is the legal infliction of the death penalty. It is carried out in the United States in the following harsh ways: electrocution, hanging, firing squad, lethal injection, and the gas chamber. is wrong and must be abolished because it is ineffective, used unfairly, and with instated more and ...

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A Working Alternative To Capital Punishment

Thousands will die. They are victims of senseless murder, but should the murderous felons die as well? Capital Punishment is a major controversy. Debating whether they receive execution or spend the rest of their ruined lives rotting in a jail cell seems pointless. The government throws away ...

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"Legalization Of Marijuana"

Cannabis sativa or marijuana has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. The plant spreads like milkweed and will eventually run out any other plants nearby. In the wild, or grown with care marijuana can grow to be 3 - 20 feet high. The plant itself can be used for rope, material, medicine or for ...

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Child Sex Tourism Bill In Australia

On March 23rd 1994 the Child Sex Tourism bill was introduced into the House of Representatives. This act, which amended the Crimes Act of 1914, enabling the Australian government to prosecute Australian child sex offenders overseas. Before the introduction of this new legislation, if an offence ...

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Crime And The Death Penalty

For most crimes committed in the United States a fine, sentence of time in jail or execution is the punishment. However, the death penalty is the most questionable punishment. Is it morally right? Is it effective in deterring crime, primarily murders? Weather ...

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Referendum Reaction

Patients with specific illnesses should be able to grow and use small amounts of marijuana for treatment, as long as a doctor approves such use. It would increase employment in the state. The legalization of medical marijuana has proved successful in other states. And most importantly it would ...

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An ongoing research project headed by associate professor of psychiatry Harrison Pope had one subject who had smoked every day for a long time. To participate in the research-which actually concerned not drug use but testosterone-he had to stop his use. The man had been such a heavy use that, ...

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Proposition 215: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

? Medical Marijuana Initiative Section 1. Section 11362.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read: 11362.5. (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. (b) (l) The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of ...

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Drink Up - Drunk Driving Should Be Legalized

Drunk driving should be legalized in the United States to help improve our standard of living. The legalization of driving while intoxicated would severely reduce the numbers of crimes that are committed on the roads. The number of illegal actions occurring on the roads would be reduced by the ...

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Methamphetamine: Built For Speed?

? Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of "party" drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare? Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours ...

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Cannabis Hemp. . .Marijuana!

Article copied work for work from April 1990 Issue of High Times Magazine pages 37-41 and page 57. "OUR CHALLENGE TO THE WORLD: TRY TO PROVE US WRONG-- If all fossil fuels and their derivatives (coal, oil, natural gas, synthetic fibers and petrochemicals) as well as the deforestation of ...

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Gun Control - A Firing Issue

Gun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of the crime problem in the United ...

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“Smoke” The Prohibition!

The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating illegal drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we will impose penalties on those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming ...

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Capital Punishment: The Legal Punishment Of A Criminal

Capital punishment is what I consider , “the legal” punishment of a criminal. Capital punishment has been used as a form of punishment for many years. At modern time, capital punishment is more controlled. Although, when capital punishment is mentioned it brings shivers down the back of most of ...

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Drugs In Sports

I am certainly a great sporting enthusiast. I love nothing more than to watch a great sporting encounter, no matter which sport. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common for sportsmen and women to use substances to aid their performance. That is not to say all competitors use illegal ...

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The Pros And Cons About Legalizing Marijuana

Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe? The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both mainstream and alternative media, ...

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"And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him." (Genesis 4:8) Back in those days, was pretty clear cut. If you killed someone, it was called murder. Of course, if you had a reason, then it ...

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Pedophilia: Causes And Typologies

Perhaps no single act causes such strong emotions as the act of child sexual abuse. Child molesters can not even find refuge in prisons where rapists and murderers are commonplace. These offenders are shunned in every aspect of our society, yet there is no consensus as to the causes of ...

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Marijuana: The Legalization

After the sustaining vote in November of 1996 and coming into effect the beginning of this year, marijuana is now legal to medical patients in California and Arizona. Proposition 215 reads as follows: The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the ...

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The Prohibition

I have always taken an interest in the Roaring Twenties and that is why I decided to write my English term paper on an event that occured in the 1920s. What follows is my term paper which concentrates on prohibition and why it was not effective, namely because of lack of enforcement, growth of ...

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The Mafia And Street Gangs

Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that knows no boundaries; it exists in all cultures, is committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of ...

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Gun Control-Forfeiting Our Rights

Everyday our children wake up and make the dangerous journey to school. With the recent occurrences in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Littleton, Colorado, our children are even more scared to make this dangerous journey to school. With the threat of death becoming more apparent, parents are ...

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Gun Control

can be called the 'acid test' of liberalism. All true liberals must favor stricter s. After all, doesn't the United States have the most heavily armed population on the earth? Are we not the world's most violent people? Surely these facts must be at least casually connected. Therefore the ...

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Criminal Law Investigation

Murder Murder is when a person of sound mind unlawfully kills any person with malice aforethought. To be convicted of murder, it has to be proven that the accused planned to kill the victim, or that the accused acted in a way that he/she knew would harm or kill the victim. To defend against ...

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