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Georgia's state constitution shares many similarities with the constitution of the United States of America. The most obvious is the fact that both constitutions start with a preamble which is then...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 12:49 am UTC

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Anti-discrimination laws protect certain groups today and all of humans in the future. The importance of these laws cannot be understated. Without them, anyone, at anytime, may decide to...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2015 5:26 pm UTC

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Political culture and ideology are closely linked, yet distinct. Political culture refers to the widely held set of beliefs held by nearly all people within a nation, state, or polity. These are...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2020 8:56 pm UTC

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A state is a political corporation, an association of people or other units who have organized together for mutual benefit. A government is the entity responsible for ruling a state (or a political...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2018 7:49 am UTC

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Autonomy is the principle of acting, speaking, and thinking freely within a society. You are independent of everyone else to the degree that you can govern yourself. Another good definition is...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012 2:45 pm UTC

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In the Communist form of government, there is no real distinction between party and state. All the various organs of state are controlled by the party and run according to the party's overriding...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2017 10:55 am UTC

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Proactive policing can be described as preventing crime, while reactive policing involves responding to a crime that is taking place right now or that has already taken place. A great example of...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2018 7:13 pm UTC

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The phrase “parchment barriers” is one that was used by James Madison in Federalist #48. He is using it to denigrate the efficacy of written guarantees of rights. He is saying that they are only...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

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While citizen involvement in the actions and activities of the executive branch has generally been de-emphasized, there are ways in which individuals can influence decision making within the...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2020 8:04 pm UTC

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Advantages of prison industry (sometimes called "the prison-industrial complex" by its critics) include the following. Prisoners are busy and productive, working rather than brooding in solitude....

Latest answer posted March 27, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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I think that you will need to look at your own book to get whatever your book's author says are the four essential elements of a contract. This is because different authorities hold that there are...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2010 2:25 am UTC

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A "carpetbagger" was a term used in the Reconstruction era (when this cartoon was composed) to describe a Northerner who moved to the destroyed South for political or economic gain, often striving...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 8:53 pm UTC

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Since this question—what is the best thesis statement for a paper on political corruption in the Philippines—was originally posted and answered, much has changed in the Philippine Islands. In May...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2017 9:29 pm UTC

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An assembly line is a process of manufacturing complex machines, such as automobiles, as efficiently as possible by mechanically moving the parts between workstations, at each of which a relatively...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 10:56 am UTC

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The legal system of Australia and its constituent states is built on the English common law tradition. However, much of Australian law has been codified into statute and, where it conflicts,...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2019 11:05 pm UTC

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Many countries of the world have unitary systems of government. In this system, the central government has all the power and only gives lower governments (states, provinces, prefectures, or...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2016 4:44 pm UTC

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Diversion Programs are designed to remove a suspect from the criminal justice system without a criminal record. While many aspects of Diversion are used in deals and appeals made with suspects, the...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2011 5:56 am UTC

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Dual federalism is a system in which federal and state governments both have the same ability to pass laws, but they deal with different spheres or jurisdictions. This system is often referred to...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2018 3:11 pm UTC

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Hamilton had a point when he said that the judiciary branch was the least dangerous branch. The branch could not make laws, it did not have taxation power, and it could not go to war. It's only job...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 1:09 am UTC

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This is a particularly relevant question considering how Texas has become a focal point of the coronavirus pandemic. Many people blame governor Greg Abbott for the spike of COVID-19 cases in his...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2020 2:21 pm UTC

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In general, there is not a great deal of difference between these. For example, some dictionary definitions of "law" say that it is a set of rules. There are, however, some differences. The term...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2011 10:42 pm UTC

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Dahl's five principles can be found in his work Democracy and Its Critics. According to Dahl, this ideal democracy does not exist anywhere. The first principle is all citizens must have equal...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2020 11:27 pm UTC

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Government is an institution that is charged with regulating,protecting, and helping the citizens. All levels of government exist. There are local governments,State governments, and the Federal...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2010 4:00 am UTC

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Federalism refers to a system of government in which power is split between the national or federal government and state or regional governments, with the national government having more power over...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2017 10:38 am UTC

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For the most part, the powers of Congress are formal powers. The Congress is the only branch that has the power to propose bills and to pass them so they can become law. The Senate (one branch of...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2016 7:31 pm UTC

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There is some debate as to the origin of the term "Bar" in reference to the Bar Exam and Association. Some people point to the phrase "British Accreditation Regency," but there is little supporting...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 5:05 pm UTC

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Concurrent powers are powers that are shared by the state governments and the federal government. These powers differ from reserved powers, which belong only to the state governments, and from...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2018 2:36 pm UTC

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There are many factors that factor into a nation's difficulty in industrializing. A lack of resources such as minerals, arable land, and clean water can be a major factor. With little to offer the...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019 2:42 am UTC

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The differences between communism and democracy are discernible through both linguistic and historical lenses. First, communism's root word is communis (Latin for "common"); it is named for the...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019 3:57 am UTC

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The presence of embedded racial discrimination was a fact of life in the Southern judicial system of the 1930s. The reality was that the entire nation was immersed in economic challenge and...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2010 9:36 am UTC

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In democracies, citizens are accorded an opportunity to influence public policy through active participation in the public decision-making process. It is important to involve citizens in public...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2017 1:20 pm UTC

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Open seat elections are those in which no incumbent (current officeholder) is running for reelection, so E is the correct answer. These are important elections because an incumbent normally has a...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2017 11:03 am UTC

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Institutional isomorphism, a concept developed by Paul DiMaggio and Walter Powell, is the similarity of the systems and processes of institutions. This similarity can be through imitation among...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2020 11:44 am UTC

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Positions in the federal magistracy are important legal posts that carry significant responsibilities and authority. Given that United States judges are appointed to serve for life, the criteria...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2018 7:51 am UTC

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According to Sutherland's differential theory, a person learns criminal behavior from those that he or she associates with. According to this theory, a person is more likely to engage in unlawful...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2018 4:40 pm UTC

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This is a great question, because the terms are often confusing and used interchangeably, when they should not be used that way. A law or act is created by the legislature, such as Congress, a city...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2019 3:25 pm UTC

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The most important contribution NGOs have made to international relations is their impact on international development, which has been complex. NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) are...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2018 6:21 pm UTC

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I am going to play devil's advocate here (with brettd), mostly for fun, to argue that the Slaughterhouse Case overturned the Dred Scott ruling. Further, it might be helpful to begin with what the...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2015 8:55 pm UTC

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Being a detective is rewarding work, to a certain extent. Unlike those on the beat, detectives are responsible for solving the mysteries behind serious crimes. They need to be able to use...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2011 12:52 pm UTC

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The answer by pohnpei397 gives you what you really need in terms of the laws in this country favoring the wealthy. As a person who is on call for prisoners in crisis, I am often struck by the...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2014 1:22 am UTC

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Jury equity is also known as jury nullification. It occurs when a jury reaches a decision which is in contradiction to the law. While rare, a jury sometimes finds a defendant not guilty of a crime...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018 6:24 pm UTC

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Preventive detention is the concept of detaining someone who has not committed any crime under the presumption that they might do so in the future. The cases in which preventive detention is...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 6:02 am UTC

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The principal of rights was formulated by Immanuel Kant. Essentially, Kant discovered a distinct connection between the intent and the enforcement of the law. According to him, the citizens...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 1:59 am UTC

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One major difference between these two crimes is that extortion requires (to some degree) the consent of the victim whereas robbery does not. In both crimes, money or other valuable things are...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2011 11:23 am UTC

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Equality of the citizens before the law, while very difficult to actually accomplish, is a hallmark of a just legal system. Without it, citizens lose respect for the legal process and view it as a...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2011 2:39 am UTC

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The previous answer notes that an anarchical society provides the most freedom because there is a complete absence of a government imposing restrictions on personal conduct. As the question...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2018 12:52 am UTC

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Industrial psychology apples the theory of psychology (human behavior) to the workplace. Its purpose is to increase productivity by prioritizing the mental and physical health of an organization's...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2018 8:59 pm UTC

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The Japanese internment camps that President Franklin D. Roosevelt created during World War II have been called “an ugly footnote in American history.” Decades later, in 1988, President Ronald...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 5:28 pm UTC

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India is considered the world's largest democracy. In short, a democracy is a system of government in which the citizens make governing decisions or elect representatives for that purpose. India...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018 9:13 pm UTC

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Congress constitutes the Legislative Branch of the United States government. It’s composed of the larger House of Representatives and the smaller Senate. It has more powers than five. Let's review...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2020 1:29 pm UTC

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