Crime And Drugs

Freedom of the Press “Freedom of the press is a luxury that developing nations simply cannot afford.” Do you agree? In the 21st century society, the human race has become its own greatest enemy. Progressing at an incalculably rapid speed, technology, social and humanitarian issues are threatening the very existence of human beings as individuals. A century ago, individuals faced a change in societal values, technology, and an outbreak of rebellions and wars. A century ago, there was a lack of aw
Healthy Life Style In life there are many important thing and one of those is oneself and there health. Health is so important because if you don’t maintain yourself your health will become very poor and you will get sick or possibly die. Being health isn’t only important because it could make you sick but also because if you live unhealthy there is a very good chance you will not be as happy as you could be. Ways to keep health are to eat nutrias foods, get lots of exercise, lots of rest, make
Legalization of Marijuana English Composition 04 November 2003 The legalization of marijuana is a controversial issue that has been fought for and against for several decades. Marijuana is defined as a preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant, which is usually smoked or eaten to induce euphoria and to heal and soothe (dictionary.com). In the 1930s, the American media spread numerous false stories that marijuana was an extremely dangerous drug and therefore
Ligeia Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “Ligeia” is a strange and surrealistic tale which relays the disturbing events of the death of a beloved wife, and her possible resurrection by uncertain means. Although the story is of the gothic tradition, complete with dark and mysterious surroundings, ghostly apparitions and multiple deaths, it is Poe’s use of a first-person narration within the text which serves to transform the story from a rather obvious horror story with shallow characters and little
Mental Health Legislation In 1997 when the current Government was elected into power one of their aims was to tackle the inequalities that existed within health and social care. Since then we have seen the publication of many policy documents which planned the way forward for health care, particularly in the way that care is delivered. Modern and Dependable (DOH, 1997), set out ways for national improvement in healthcare. Modernising Mental health Services (DOH, 1998a), set out the way on which
Senior Privileges: Open Campus Hum 102-005 An open campus is defined as, “a privilege granted to leave school grounds during their unscheduled time.” (Upper Merion High School) The goal of this is to give students the opportunity to develop personal responsibility with their extra time during school hours; however, only students which meet the administering schools requirements are given this privilege. The idea of an open campus often sparks debates between students, parents and school administ
Waging War against the War on Drugs There exists a War on Drugs in our nation; a war that we are unfortunately losing. Our government is protecting the monopoly of the black market by prohibiting the use of non-prescription drugs. There is a great demand for which there must be a great supply and the present laws forbidding drug trade and usage promote the growth of the black market. It is time that we realize that the multi-dimensional socio-economic problem does not have one solution and that
A Tales of Two Cities Summary A tale of two cities is a masterpiece of Charles Dickens. The story happens in 1775 , and Lucie Manette, reunited with her father, a once-eminent doctor whom she supposed dead, has been discovered in France. Driven mad by eighteen years in the Bastille, Manette spends all of his time making shoes, a hobby he learned while in prison. And Lucie ,with her love and devotion, recalls her father to life. The year is now 1780. On the court, Sydney Carton saves Charles Darn
In The Hall: Should Pete Rose Be Reinstated? English 112 19 March 2004 It seems that every time the news is turned on the lead sports stories are not about sports at all. Instead, they are rumors of scandals, infidelity, and performance enhancing drugs. In the midst of all of the controversy, the Pete Rose story has never faded. Accused of betting on baseball, Pete Rose accepted a lifetime ban that prohibits his nomination into the Baseball Hall of Fame. With the release of his new book, My Pris
Spousal AbuseThe Problem Although American society no longer gives men the right to control their wives, remnants of the nineteenth-century patriarchal view of society still exist. Despite women’s growing liberation in modern day, nuclear family ideals still keep some women subordinate to men in the household. Some men today, just as they did during the Victorian period, believe that this idea of superiority over their wives gives them the right to control her actions through violence. Although
Capital Punishment Research Paper CCJ 3024 The topic of death as a punishment is so controversial that people have been debating it for many years. An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. But is death the ultimate punishment or just the ultimate revenge? There are many arguments for and against the death penalty and as I researched this topic, I do acknowledge that both sides have a convincing point of view. But I keep coming back to the same question, why do we kill as a punishment for killing? S
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States Public Policy Analysis POL429 Central Washington University May 31, 2004 Since the passage of the Harrison Act in 1914, the federal approach to drug abuse control has included a variety of ways for reducing both the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs. At first the supply and demand reduction strategies were grounded in the traditional deterrence model: Though legislation and criminal penalties, individuals would be discouraged from using
Government’s Regulation on Gun Control Argumentative Essay December 12, 2003 Americans are confronted with growing acts of violence. Our streets have become a place where the elderly are picked on, women are attacked and raped, where teenage gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught in the crossfire of driveby shootings. We cannot ignore the harm that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop
Patriot Act: ENC 1102 30 April 2004 Violating our freedoms? or A necessary tool for the 21st century war on terror? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The 1st amendment of The United Stated Constitution is by far the constitution’s most important segment. And fro
Arson: Definition - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Arson: Why do people do it and how can we prevent it? Arson is a common, costly and complex problem in this country and around the world. Arson affects everyone, invading communities, threatening businesses and family security. Deliberate fire setting is the largest single cause of fires in the
Capital Punishment Electric chair, gas chambers, and lethal injection, usually when we hear these words we tend to say, “Oh they deserve it.” What is bad enough to deserve death? Are there certain crimes that do and then some that do not? Almost every culture through out history has relied on capital punishment and justified it as necessary to maintain order. The only thing that has changed over time are the crimes deemed punishable and the methods used to carry out the punishment. In ancient Pe
GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) GHB other wise known as gamma-hydroxybutyrate was developed to be used during surgery, but over the past 25 years the tasteless, colorless liquid has become a dangerous substance among teens. ( Vilbg) The reason GHB is no longer used in surgery is due to the many negative side effects. GHB has been known though the years by many various names. GHB depresses the central nervous system causing the user to become unconscious. The long-term effects of the use of GHB are y
Alcoholism Running Head: ALCOHOLISM Alcoholism: Causes, Effects, and Treatment Possibilities Alcoholism is a wide-ranging and complex disease that heavily plagues society, especially in the United States, today. The symptoms are many, as are the causes and the effects. Alcoholism may be defined as a pattern of drinking in which harmful consequences result for the drinker, though observers have not agreed upon one specific definition of the term. There are two types of drinkers. The first type, t
Good effects and bad effects leading sentence: Tourists generally are the greatest consumers of resources, so this can lead to conflicts with both the environment and with the local people, whose lives are being altered. Most of these problems occur in both the developing world and the developed world, so tourism can cause the whole world to suffer, but some areas suffer worse than others. Tourism can give economic benefits, and even environmental benefits, when managed, such as through conserva
Uniform Crime Reporting Program In the 2002, 14,054 murders took place in the United States of America. Murder as defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is the willful killing of one human being by another. There are exceptions to this definition such as war and justifiable killings, which is when one feels that their life is threatened and murder is the only available recourse. I will use this essay to explain who commits these murders and why they commit them. There are many cri
Death Peanlty The subject of capital punishment is a sensitive matter. Many people think that the death penalty offers justice to the families of victims, deters others from commiting crimes, and that no alternative to the death penalty exists. Some find validity in it simply by thinking it is cheaper. These are not fact, but indeed are very much myths. Does the death penalty really offer justice? Families of murder victims undergo severe trauma and loss which no one should minimize. But executi
GATEWAYS ************************************************************************* “Social bond theories speculate that delinquency often occurs when youths’ moral, emotional, and psychological ties to society weaken or rupture.” ~Hirschi~ ************************************************************************* When does a child become an adult? At 18? 21? 25? In a time when children as young as 8 carry cell phones, and adults as old as 30 still live at home with mom and dad, it's often tough t
Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage Homosexual 1 Running head: Homosexual Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage Soc 1 - Introduction to Sociology December 8, 2003 Homosexual 2 Abstract My DRP Paper is about Gay Marriages. Why and why they should not legalize gay marriage. The importance in children’s roles in gay marriages. The most important questioned asked of all, how would the children react to this, or how would they be brought up. I discuss my opinion on what I think about the gay marriages. I also
I Search Rough Draft On Research 3-28-04 English The World Book Encyclopedia defines gangs as an informally organized group of people. It usually applies to a group of men or boys who do acts that are illegal or on the borderlines of being against the law. Although gangs may do things that are illegal and disrupt the public I think they do more than that. Gangs rip apart families, destroy friendships, vandalize the community, and kill people. Even though gangs do these evil accounts it cannot be
The Government In 1997 when the current Government was elected into power one of their aims was to tackle the inequalities that existed within health and social care. Since then we have seen the publication of many policy documents which planned the way forward for health care, particularly in the way that care is delivered. Modern and Dependable (DOH, 1997), set out ways for national improvement in healthcare. Modernising Mental health Services (DOH, 1998a), set out the way on which mental heal
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA America is the land of liberty where everyone has freedom of choice of lifestyle, religion etc. America has always believed in equality with a few exceptions from history which were resolved. Segregation is one of those exceptions. African-Americans until 1965 were passionately hated by whites. Even after the legislation was passed saying that all men are equal, America still struggled to adapt to this change. Today America would not do such a thing as discriminating
Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the penalty of death for crimes viewed as a violation of human dignity. Several monumental cases have affected the view of capital punishment. 1972, in the case of Furman, Supreme Court found capital punishment unconstitutional and temporary abolished it until 1976 when the Supreme Court reversed its decision and reinstated capital punishment in the Gregg Case. “Since 1972 there have been 712 executions in the United State [and] there are now 3,726 prison
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA NOTE: THIS PAPER REC’D AN “A” grade at a Calif. Community College……YEAR 2002, Admin. Of Justice class…. The United States is a country full of controversy. It was even settled by people who had come from a country in the midst of controversy. Many controversial issues do not have a clear solution that makes everyone happy and oftentimes a compromise is essential in order to move on. When it comes to the controversy of legalizing marijuana, howev
Should cannabis be legalised? Hash, weed, pot, dope, marijuana, grass, skunk, whatever you want to call it, it all comes down to the simple fact that cannabis is still an illegal drug. It is not necessarily as harmful as other drugs like cocaine, ecstasy or heroine, but it is illegal. There are among more than 70 million people who have used cannabis and possibly among more than ten million, who use it regularly. No matter what you may believe, it is still illegal in Scotland and the UK to be in
Media coverage of football hooliganism Football hooliganism can be seen as something of an easy target' for the media. With journalists present at every match across the country, the chances of a story being missed are slim. TV cameras also mean that disturbances within stadiums are caught on video. Since the 1960s, in fact, journalists have been sent to football matches to report on crowd behaviour, rather than just the game 1. The British tabloid press in particular have an enthusiastic' appro
Human Cloning is Wrong I bet many of you have seen Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Multiplicity, or many of the other movies that describe cloning. Most of what you see in these movies is false. What you don't know if that cloning could be dangerous, to the clone and to our society as a whole. It's unethical to have a human clone. What about identity? Humans are guaranteed the right to their own personality. What would happen if we overrode those rights by giving them someone else's genetic identity?
Life or Death: Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be
Gun Control Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to reduce the crime in the United States, has been a hotly debated issue in recent years. Although many peop
Euthanasia I am coming from a Christian standpoint on the subject of Euthanasia. Throughout this paper I will be playing little bit of the Devils advocate, so don’t get worried. I am totally against Euthanasia or assisted suicide, whatever you may call it. I have done much research on this subject and feel it is not the answer to anything! I will give you the Christian beliefs on it as well as the any other beliefs on it. But when it comes down to it Euthanasia is wrong and illegal both in the
Abortion has been one of this country's most controversial topic on hand. But if one sees the constitutional infringement to women by the restriction of abortion, the torment to the unwanted child and the anguish society has to sustain,then this topic would not be so debatable. Too many people do not see the cause and effect of not being able to have abortions. All human beings are given some inalienable right guaranteed by the Constitution. One of those privilege is the right to pursue happines
It's the weekend, you have nothing to do so you decide to play around on your computer. You turn it on and then start up, you start calling people with your modem, connecting to another world, with people just like you at a button press away. This is all fine but what happens when you start getting into other peoples computer files. Then it becomes a crime, but what is a computer crime really, obviously it involves the use of a computer but what are these crimes. Well they are: Hacking, Phreakin
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other; one those who are pro-marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patien
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. "The U.S. population has an extremely high rate of alcohol and drug abuse" (Grolier). Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. "Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization is the first step in helping to deliver the credible, consistent message about the risks and costs of the legalization of drugs to people in terms that make sense to them. T
Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Our streets have become a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught daily in the crossfire of drive-by shootings. We cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop
Abortion: Life or Death - Who Chooses Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Abortion: Life or Death - Who Chooses In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as our civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medi
Capital Punishment The use of capital punishment 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. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in to
Drugs Legalization 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 problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts(crack babies), while others become users.The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is the
Music Influence On Society Music has been around for thousands of years. Music appeals to everyone. When was the last time you have heard someone say, I hate all music. ? Lately though music has been criticized for corrupting teen's minds. Rap is being blamed for all the crimes and murders in cities all over America and heavy metal is being blamed for giving teens only dark images and thoughts in their minds. Although the media and public criticize rap and rock music and blame the music for infl
What Is A Hero? When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These individuals have all helped society tremendously through their determination and unselfish deeds. However, we may not notice some of society�s other heroes. One such heroic person that comes to my mind is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Many people perceive Arnold as only a blockbuster movie star and not as the hero he truly is. People see the glittery and glamorous fascade
Abortion Abortion is the termination of pregnancy before birth, resulting in, or accompanied by, the death of the fetus. Some abortions occur naturally because a fetus does not develop normally. Or because the mother has an injury or disorder that prevents her from carrying the pregnancy to a full term. This type of abortion is commonly known as a miscarriage. Other abortions are induced. Induced abortions are intentionally brought on, either because a pregnancy is unwanted or presents a risk to
Big Brothers Becoming a mentor can have a tremendous impact on the life of a youngster. Children need someone to look up to that doesn�t necessarily need be a part of their immediate family. Sometimes they have no siblings, or maybe their siblings or parents are busy. Perhaps they have no grandparents to do things with. These children are the ones that spend their afternoons in crowded after school programs where they may not get the attention the crave. This may lead to isolation and opposite
Child Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse plagues people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicity's, and backgrounds. It can include anything from making a sexual reference, to someone feeling uncomfortable and even rape. In this project, we will break down the different types of sexual abuse and explain why they occur all over the world, every single day. First it is best to define the most violent kind of sexual abuse, which is rape. Rape is the forceful or non-forceful attempt or action of a sexual act done to
CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria
Through the years, gambling has become America's pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establishments,
Introduction Jonathan Kozol’s Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, the sickness, the drugs, and the violence is the only way of life many of them have ever known. In this book