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The Young Offenders Act - The Truth?
The Young Offenders Act - The Truth?
The Young Offenders Act - The Truth? This essay was written to show the advantages and disadvantages of the Young Offenders Act over the previous Juvenile Delinquents Act. Also it should give a theoretical understanding of the current Canadian Juvenile-Justice system, the act and it\'s implications and the effects of the young offenders needs and mental health on the outcome of the trials. In the interest of society the young offenders act was brought forth on april second 1984. This act was cre
Adoption
Adoption
adoption adoption adoption, act by which the legal relation of parent and child is created. Adoption was recognized by Roman law but not by common law. Statutes first introduced adoption into U.S. law in the mid-19th cent., and today it is allowed in all states of the United States and in Great Britain. Adoption is generally a judicial proceeding, requiring a hearing before a judge. Adoption statutes usually provide that the consent of the parents or guardian of the child—and that of the child
The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project A genome is all the DNA in an organism, including it\'s genes. Genes carry information for making all the proteins required by all organisms. These proteins determine, among other things, how the organism looks, acts, processes and fights infections. DNA is made up of four similar chemicals (bases, adenine , Thymine , cytosine , and guanine ) that are repeated millions or billions of times throughout a genome. The human genome has three billion base pairs. The order of t
Ethics in business
Ethics in business
Ethics in business Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that
The First and Second Reconstructions held out the
The First and Second Reconstructions held out the
The First and Second Reconstructions held out the great promise of rectifying racial injustices in America. The First Reconstruction, emerging out of the chaos of the Civil War had as its goals equality for Blacks in voting, politics, and use of public facilities. The Second Reconstruction emerging out of the booming economy of the 1950\'s, had as its goals, integration, the end of Jim Crow and the more amorphous goal of making America a biracial democracy where, "the sons of former slaves and t
The City Of Today
The City Of Today
The City Of Today Glorious, glorious England. As the Empire spreads some say so does its glory ; others mumble of the price which we pay for our greatness. Many of us Londoners have read, if not discussed, the intriguing debate transpiring between Sir Andrew Ure and Sir James Phillips Kay. Are the cities of great England truly representative of the jewels in Her Majesty\'s Crown? Or are they the stain of exploitation and abuse that some have proclaimed? Sir James Phillips Kay, an M.D. at Edinbur
Copyrights
Copyrights
Copyrights Copyrights Technology is an important aspect of human life that no one is capable of halting or even slowing down. As human life develops and becomes fuller with the pleasures of life, it is inevitable technology will continue to grow exponentially. Unfortunately, many people would like to believe that while technology is advancing, certain industries and businesses are suffering. The invention of the MP3, and the peer-to-peer file sharing technology is just a new ‘enemy\' in the ey
General Synopsis Of Philosophy
General Synopsis Of Philosophy
General Synopsis Of Philosophy Machiavelli: Principality and Republic Among the most widely-read of the Renaissance thinkers was Niccolo Machiavelli, a Florentine politician who retired from public service to write at length on the skill required for successfully running the state. Impatient with abstract reflections on the way things ought to be, Machiavelli focussed on the way things are, illustrating his own intensely practical convictions with frequent examples from the historical record. Al
Pacifism and Conscientious objection
Pacifism and Conscientious objection
Pacifism and Conscientious objection During the 20th century America has been involved in many conflicts that have led to war or the taking up of arms against other humans and nations. Although the vast majority of Americans have blindly accepted these actions throughout the century, more and more people are seeing war as morally wrong. Reasons for this epiphany are based off of a variety of things and encompass many other aspects related to war and killing examples include: due to moral and eth
Business ethics issues in the movie Boiler room
Business ethics issues in the movie Boiler room
Business ethics issues in the movie "Boiler room" Business ethics issues in the movie "Boiler room" Business comprises principles and standards that guide behavior in the world of business. Stakeholders-investors, customers, interest groups, employees, the legal system, and the community often determine whether a specific behavior is right or wrong, ethical or unethical. Judgments of these groups influence society\'s acceptance or rejection of a business and it\'s activities. Every business has
The Communications Decency Act
The Communications Decency Act
The Communications Decency Act The Communications Decency Act The Communications Decency Act that was signed into law by President Clinton over a year ago is clearly in need of serious revisions due, not only to its vagueness, but mostly due to the fact that the government is infringing on our freedom of speech, may it be indecent or not. The Communications Decency Act, also know by Internet users as the CDA, is an Act that aims to remove indecent or dangerous text, lewd images, and other things
Marijuana as a Subculture
Marijuana as a Subculture
Marijuana as a Subculture A subculture is a group of people who share a distinctive set of cultural beliefs and behaviors that differ in some significant way from that of larger society. Marijuana smokers can be considered a subculture for many reasons. Marijuana is used by millions of people around the world, either for recreational, spiritual, or therapeutic reasons. Some call themselves the cannabis connoisseurs; people who respect cannabis and use it responsibly. Few drugs have been so polit
Booker T. Washington Versus W. E. B. DuBoise
Booker T. Washington Versus W. E. B. DuBoise
Booker T. Washington Versus W. E. B. DuBoise Booker T. Washington believed that blacks should not push to attain equal civil and political rights with whites. That it was best to concentrate on improving their economic skills and the quality of their character. The burden of improvement resting squarely on the shoulders of the black man. Eventually they would earn the respect and love of the white man, and civil and political rights would be accrued as a matter of course. This was a very non-thr
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence INTRODUCTION What is domestic violence? There is no question that domestic violence directed against women is a serious problem. Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop has called it women\'s number-one health problem. The statistics reported in the popular press are staggering: Nearly one third of women in hospital emergency departments are there due to domestic violence, three out of four female homicide victims are killed by their husbands or lovers, and 6 million wo
Loewen Group Case Study
Loewen Group Case Study
Loewen Group Case Study Executive Summary of Case External Environment Analysis Opportunities Threat of new entrants: The barriers to entry are high due to high fixed costs, lack of history in the local community, zoning regulation, and not-in-my-back-yard protests. Power of suppliers: Funeral consolidators such as Loewen group can put a great deal of pressure on suppliers to reduce prices. Power of buyers: The funeral home is usually the buyers first point of contact, therefore the funeral ho
12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men Twelve Angry Men The jury in a trial is selected to examine certain facts and determine truth based only upon the evidence presented to them in court. It is assumed that the jurors will judge fairly and without any personal bias. In spite of this assumption people will be people and in some cases, logic and emotion will collide. An excellent example that shows precisely what Im talking about is in the movie Twelve Angry Men. Twelve men who initially are strangers to each other have
POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION
POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION
POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION Population redistributions based on ethnicity have defused intense rivalries in the recent past, and could be a solution to the internal ethnic crises for nations such as the former Yugoslavia. Currently described by the media as ethnic cleansing , Population redistributions have been the focus of much controversy throughout U.S. and world history. To those affected, Population redistributions can be economically and emotionally devastating. It can also lead to enormous
UN Declaration of human rights
UN Declaration of human rights
UN Declaration of human rights I am not going to argue that we are born with human rights given to us by a higher power. I do not believe this is true as so many people around the world are stripped of their rights almost daily. I do believe that we need to adhere to and respect human rights without discrimination in order to advance as a species which brings me to the declaration of human rights drawn up by the United Nations. As said by Human Rights activist Shulamith Koenig "Human Rights are
Economic Consequences of Software Crime
Economic Consequences of Software Crime
Economic Consequences of Software Crime In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly
Human Rights Regarding Chinese Women
Human Rights Regarding Chinese Women
Human Rights Regarding Chinese Women Even since the dramatic post-1949 changes in China regarding the role of women, China has remained paternalistic in it\'s attitudes and social reality. Like many other states, China inescapably has been deeply involved in human rights politics at the international level in recent decades. During this period of time, the Chinese government has been increasingly active in participating in the international human rights regime. China has so far joined seventeen
Media Portrayal Of Environmental Risk: Dissiminati
Media Portrayal Of Environmental Risk: Dissiminati
Media Portrayal Of Environmental Risk: Dissimination or Delusion Media Portrayal of Environmental Risk: Dissemination or Delusion? Transmission of ideas and information through media avenues like television and the press are the predominant means by which much of contemporary culture and the developed world obtain vital information. The media has an enormous impact on the public\'s conceptualization of ideals: societal perceptions are shaped by the information made available to us through the di
Abortion
Abortion
abortion Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, and induced abortion is when a woman makes the decision to have her pregnancy ended in a surgical or medical way. The social conflicts arising from abortion have been around since the procedure was invented, and have risen since 1973 when it became legal after the Roe versus Wade decision. Communities are constantly battling over the issues of Pro-Choice and Pro-Life and how far into a pregnancy is too long to have the procedure performed. The
Self-defense in criminal cases.
Self-defense in criminal cases.
Self-defense in criminal cases. Let American Consumer Counseling Help you Get Out of Debt! Self-defense in criminal cases. One of the frustrations faced by many businesses is that after the perpetrators of crimes have been identified, the District Attorney\'s office will not pursue the case. One option is for victims to sue the DA in an attempt to compel him to prosecute, but this would be costly and proving dereliction of duty would be difficult. The DA is effectively immune. Other options are
Department of Justice
Department of Justice
Department of Justice It is the executive department of the United States federal government, created by Congress in 1870 to assume the functions performed until then by the Office of the Attorney General. The department is headed by the attorney general, which is appointed by the president with the approval of the Senate. The Attorney General is Janet Reno she receives 181, 500 a year. The functions of the department include providing means for the enforcement of federal laws and investigating
Delinquent Daughters Summary
Delinquent Daughters Summary
"Delinquent Daughters Summary" Delinquent Daughters by Mary E. Odem touches on many topics involving women residing in the U.S. from 1885 to 1920. Not only does the book raise issues about women as a whole, but also it breaks the women into a more realistic view. Womens age, race, religion, ethnicity and immigrant status, social class, and complex of morals are all used as means of classifying women for analyzing their sexual behavior. To start with there is the issue of statutory rape and what
PEYOTE AMONG NAVAJO INDIANS
PEYOTE AMONG NAVAJO INDIANS
PEYOTE AMONG NAVAJO INDIANS PEYOTE AMONG NAVAJO INDIANS The Holy People, recognizing the dichotomy of health and illness to be experienced by the mortal man, gave the Navajos the sacred knowledge of healing ceremonies. Thus, for every illness, a ceremony was developed for a potential cure. The power to find out the cause of the illness was also given, so that future generations could learn the art of facilitating healing processes. Healing only takes place when the patient believes in the power
Privatization In Russia
Privatization In Russia
Word Count: 2263 For some, the privatization of Russian industry has been one of the great success stories of Russias painful economic transition: quick, firm and radical action was taken to shift the great bulk of Russian industry out of state hands, thereby laying the basis for a radical restructuring of enterprises and improvements in their performance. Others see privatization as a best a failure, at worst a catastrophe. Not surprisingly those opposed to the market and economic reform as a
The Future of Computer Crime in America
The Future of Computer Crime in America
The Future of Computer Crime in America The Future of Computer Crime in America Sociology Research Paper Sociology per. #2 10/8/96 Sociology Topics: Future Society Social Change Social and Enviromental Issues Deviant Behavior Crime/Corrections Name: Brandon Robinson Period: # 2 The proliferation of home computers, and of home computers equipped with modems, has brought about a major transformation in the way American society communicates, interacts, and receives information. All of these change
Hackers: Information Warefare
Hackers: Information Warefare
Hackers: Information Warefare Hackers: Information Warefare Geoff Stafford Dr. Clark PHL 233 The Popularity Of The Internet Has Hrown Immeasurably In The Past Few Years. Along with it the so-called "hacker" community has grown and risen to a level where it's less of a black market scenario and more of "A Current Affair" scenario. Misconceptions as to what a hacker is and does run rampant in everyone who thinks they understand what the Internet is after using it a few times. In the next few page
The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment
The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment
The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment One of the most talked-about issues of the past few years has been the issue of sexual harassment, and it supposed prevalence in all workplaces. Pushed to the national spotlight by the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, in which Ms. Hill accused her boss Justice Thomas of sexual harassment, it has become popular belief that sexual harassment occurs in all workplaces, and that the vast majority of female office -workers have been sexually harassed. Fe
A Civil Action Position Paper
A Civil Action Position Paper
A Civil Action Position Paper Sarah Moshel 11/1/98 AP American History Mrs.Remstein Civil suits are important because they draw attention to a problem. Even though the case was somewhat of a failure, I feel that it had a great societal impact. It did not fulfill the task of being a vehicle for social change, although it had great potential, and did create an important awareness. Social change is a term conveying that a lawsuit of a civil action should result in justifying the impartiality. This
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Equality of Citizens
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Equality of Citizens
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Equality of Citizens Nov23/01 POLI SCI 101(A) On October 23, 1998, abortionist Dr. Barnett Slepian, was shot and killed by a sniper's bullet. The sniper in question was part of the radical pro-life contingency in the United States. Bill Baird, another abortionist, had his own clinic fire bombed. When holding a news conference afterwards, he stated, "I fault publicly the Roman Catholic Church, the Right to Life people, and all anti-abortion forces who use the rhetori
congress
congress
congress When discussing the makeup of Congress, one must first look to the intent of the framers around creating a bicameral legislature. This would take me to the first section of our class regarding the debates the founding fathers had about equal representation of the states in the Congress. Edmund Randolph of Virginia was the first to offer a suggestion, known as the "Virginia Plan", that addressed representation. His plan provided for a system of representation based on the population of e
The Effects of Race on Sentencing in Capital Punis
The Effects of Race on Sentencing in Capital Punis
The Effects of Race on Sentencing in Capital Punishment Cases Throughout history, minorities have been ill-represented in the criminal justice system, particularly in cases where the possible outcome is death. In early America, blacks were lynched for the slightest violation of informal laws and many of these killings occurred without any type of due process. As the judicial system has matured, minorities have found better representation but it is not completely unbiased. In the past twenty year
Government Intervention of the Internet
Government Intervention of the Internet
Government Intervention of the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone's life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the commo
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism is a wide-ranging and complex disease that heavily plagues society. Drinking is defined as the consumption of a liquid, and/or the act of drinking alcoholic beverages especially to excess. Every year alcohol is responsible for 1/2 of all murders, accidental deaths, and suicides; 1/3 of all drowning, boating, and aviation deaths; 1/2 of all crimes; and almost 1/2 of all fatal automobile accidents (Overview 1). Alcohol is a potent nonprescription drug sold to anyone over the
Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood Surrogate Motherhood: Good or Bad? There are many controversies surrounding the idea of surrogate motherhood, by its definition, it is a course of action that goes outside natural reproduction. Although surrogacy was first brought up in the bible it is only until recently that it has actually become an issue for criticism and debate. Factors such as the growth of infertility in modern society, coupled with the declining number of children available for adoption, and the deve
Comparison Of Martin Luther King, Jr And Malcom X
Comparison Of Martin Luther King, Jr And Malcom X
Comparison Of Martin Luther King, Jr And Malcom X They were black men who had a dream, but never lived to see it fulfilled. One was a man who spoke out to all humanity, but the world was not yet ready for his peaceful words. I have a dream, a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed... that all men are created equal. (Martin Luther King) The other, a man who spoke of a violent revolution, which would bring about radical change for the black race. Any
E-commerce an Introduction
E-commerce an Introduction
E-commerce an Introduction E-commerce an Introduction In the broadest sense, electronic commerce (e-commerce), is the buying and selling of products and services over the Internet. It has included the handling of purchase transactions and funds transfers over computer networks. According to the Forrester Research Study Sizing Intercompany Commerce, total U.S business-to-business Internet trade in 1998 is $7.7 billion, compared to a total global e-commerce of $21.8 billion, dramatically increasin
Henry VIII and Wolsey: The Relationship
Henry VIII and Wolsey: The Relationship
Henry VIII and Wolsey: The Relationship A clear understanding of Henry VIII's relationship with Wolsey is fundamental to any analysis of Tudor politics and policy-making. A consensus is emerging. Henry VIII, it is generally agreed, was less consistently the author of his own policy than Edward IV or Henry VII, but it is wrong to cast him either as an 'absentee landlord', who delegated the affairs of state to others, or as a 'mental defective', who needed his ministers to manage him. Henry VIII,
Biological Rights
Biological Rights
Biological Rights Biological Rights What is a parent? A parent is someone who will love and nurture a child, and help mold it into the best that child can be. At least that is what society would like to believe. If someone adopts a child, does that make him or her any less of a parent? Is it not possible that they will love that child more then its biological parent could? Unfortunately, once adoption is final some biological parents try to fight for their child back. This can only bring confusi
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism alcoholism Alcoholism refers to the drinking of alcoholic beverages to such a degree that major aspects of an individual's life--such as work, school, family relationships, or personal safety and health--are seriously and repeatedly interfered with. Alcoholism is considered a disease, meaning that it follows a characteristic course with known physical, psychological, and social symptoms. The alcoholic continues to consume alcohol despite the destructive consequences. Alcoholism is ser
A Discussion of the novel Wyrd Wyrd
A Discussion of the novel Wyrd Wyrd
A Discussion of the novel Wyrd Wyrd A Discussion of the novel Wyrd This essay will discuss the novel Wyrd. It will explore some of the concepts that are found in the novel and attempt to extend the issues to a point at which they become more clear, and prove the assertion that, just as Wyrd is a fast moving narrative that spans continents and ages, it is a novel of ideas. Wyrd was, in length, a short to medium length novel that was written by Sue Gough. Briefly, it was the story of Berengaria, S
Donate Essays
Donate Essays
Donate Essays Donate Essays You do not need to donate an essay to gain access to this website. Click Skip Donation if you do not have an essay to donate. All of our papers are free without any restrictions. Donations are the lifeblood of this website so be sure to donate an essay on one of your visits to us. File 1 : Choose Category Arts Business English History Miscellaneous Music and Movies Novels People Politics Religion Science Sports Technology Social Issues Psychology Philosophy Law Biogr
An Author And His Work: A Kid In King Arthur's Cou
An Author And His Work: A Kid In King Arthur's Cou
An Author And His Work: A Kid In King Arthur\'s Court An Author and His Work :A Kid in King Arther\'s Court May 26, 1999 Research Term Paper An Author and His Work Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens to John Marshal Clemens and Jane Lampton Clemens. He was born on November 30, 1835 in a small city called Florida, Missouri, which had a population of one hundred people. I increased the population by one percent, he said. It is more than many of the best men in history could have done for
Womens Rights
Womens Rights
Womens Rights Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffragesupporters lectured, wrote, marched and disobeyed many rules to change in the Constitution. parades, silence and hunger strikes where used to demonstrate the need for a change in the constitution. Women struggled for their rights ,and they struggled equally to black americans who desired voting rights as well(The Fifteenth Amendment., Susan Banfield pp.11-20). Women had it difficult in the mid-1800s to early 19
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PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION -----------------------
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Affirmative Action is the name given to programs that try to correct past and ongoing discriminations against women, racial minorities, and others in the work force and in education. The principal goal of Affirmative Action is to create more diversity and equal opportunities in jobs or schools that used to be all or mostly male, white, or both. Affirmative Action programs have been in place only a little over thirty years. Affirmative action works. There are thousands of examp
Unlike professional basketball and American footba
Unlike professional basketball and American footba
Unlike professional basketball and American football, interest in baseball has not been sweeping the globe. Declining participation at the amateur level and protracted labor problems at the professional level have thrust "America's Pastime" into an era of uncertainty. Despite this current adversity, baseball will always occupy an important place in American culture. This column starts a three part look at the history of baseball. Most cultures have some sort of stick and ball game, cricket being
TRIBAL GAMING: MYTHS AND FACTS
TRIBAL GAMING: MYTHS AND FACTS
TRIBAL GAMING: MYTHS AND FACTS 1. MYTH: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) CREATED INDIAN GAMING. FACT: GAMING IS A RIGHT OF INDIAN NATIONS. Gaming is one of the oldest forms of recreation; not only did Europeans bring new games to the New World, but Indians have traditional games still played today. In fact, Indian gaming existed long before Europeans settled in America. Large-scale Indian gaming, mainly in the form of bingo, predated IGRA by about 10 years. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1987