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The United States incarcerates a greater percentage of its population than any other country in the world. So, yes, prison is certainly the go-to means of punishment in America. Prisons, however,...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2018 11:02 am UTC

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The executive branch of governance in Canada, responsible for policy implementation and decision-making, consists of the Prime Minister and cabinet. In addition to possessing the policymaking...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2018 3:05 am UTC

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I would say the media, through drama and dramatizations, have oversimplified the criminal investigation process. The structure of most crime shows is that within thirty minutes, all crime scenes...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2010 7:41 pm UTC

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People have been considering the pros and cons of professional juries going at least as far back as Classical Athens when Aristophanes staged his satirical play "The Wasps" on precisely this topic....

Latest answer posted April 2, 2018 6:32 pm UTC

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I will share the features of each plan so you can see the similarities and differences. Lincoln’s Ten Percent Plan (December 1863) 10% of the voters of a state would take an oath of loyalty to the...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2015 1:46 pm UTC

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Depends on which country you live in, but in the United States, driving under the influence is a good example of strict liability prosecutions. It is a case where public safety is threatened, and...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2011 9:56 pm UTC

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Interest groups are formed around common shared interests. Sometimes, these groups represent public interests. Sometimes, they represent business interests. And other times, they represent groups...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2020 5:33 pm UTC

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As elsewhere in life, discretion is important in the criminal justice system. Courts often have to deal with complex cases which don't result in easy answers. Yes, there are rules, but those rules...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 7:38 am UTC

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In theory, and under the provisions of the Constitution of the United States, there are two ways that U.S. participation in an armed conflict can be brought to an end. Article I, Section 8 of the...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2017 2:15 am UTC

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The parliamentary system of government is the system of government in the United Kingdom whereas the presidential system is the style of government in the United States. In the presidential...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 8:07 pm UTC

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The real life "Case of the Shipwrecked Sailors" followed an incident that took place on the high seas in July 1884. The Queen vs Dudley and Stephens became the lawsuit concerning the cannibalism...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2018 3:22 pm UTC

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I think that the pros are very self evident. The basic premise of the Fourth Amendment is that individuals are not subjected to unfair searches and seizures of their property. There is a level of...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2010 4:51 pm UTC

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Assembly line justice is a phrase that was coined several years ago and refers to the processing of criminal defendants through the criminal justice system. In most jurisdictions jails are...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2010 4:19 pm UTC

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The Canadian system of justice is similar to the American system in several aspects, one of which is lawful search and seizure and another of which is the right of the accused to know the charges...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2019 4:15 pm UTC

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The United States maintains a separate criminal justice system for juvenile offenders because it is near-universally recognized that children who commit minor offenses should not be subjected to...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2013 10:35 pm UTC

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There are really only two factors that are important to a member of Congress when they make decisions. You can phrase them differently depending on your point of view, but the political science...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2018 3:47 pm UTC

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There are two major types of pros that come along with a career as a parole officer. First, there are economic pros. While you will not get paid a tremendously high salary, the job security is...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2013 7:11 pm UTC

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There is a difference between the federal government and the federal constitution. The Constitution is a plan of government for the United States. It was written because the first plan, the...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2016 9:06 pm UTC

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This type of situation is all too common in the public school setting. Fortunately, there are plenty of case laws, state laws, and local policies that can help you formulate your response to both...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2020 10:42 pm UTC

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There are many differences between local courts and federal courts that give each of them specific advantages. In fact, depending on the case and one's position within it, either one may be...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2019 6:47 pm UTC

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Local politics does influence jail administration. Most people are very uninformed about how jails work because they have had no direct interaction with the prison system. The public is most...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2017 8:44 pm UTC

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There is no official list of all the rights that people must have in order for their government to be a democracy. Therefore, different people could give different answers to this question. In...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2016 1:16 am UTC

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The decay of Dual Federalism is directly due to the unchecked expansion of the National government. The assumption that problems are so big that only a big government can solve them places cart...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2010 4:01 am UTC

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In theory, there is nothing wrong with our government structure. Each branch has specific powers, and no branch can do everything by itself. Also, each branch has the opportunity to control the...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2017 1:51 am UTC

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The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) has several pros and cons. These pros and cons are determined by the side of the argument you take. There are several restrictions the PLRA places on...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2015 8:59 pm UTC

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Mutesa II, King of Buganda, was the first president of Uganda after its official declaration of independence in 1962. Mutesa's full name was Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2016 10:20 am UTC

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The concept of "due process" is a cornerstone of the United States's republican system of government. It states that every citizen is accorded the right to fair and impartial treatment through the...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2018 3:56 am UTC

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Before I can tell you about the four general kinds of bureaucracies that exist within the United States government, I feel almost obligated to provide a definition. It seems like bureaucracy is a...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2020 4:40 pm UTC

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The first government of the United States, which was established by the Articles of Confederation (1781), consisted only of a legislative branch. The lack of an executive reflected the colonists'...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2020 2:13 am UTC

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While there can be considerable overlap between the duties of a bailee and that of an agent, there is an important distinction between the two. Of the two, bailees and agents, the latter is the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 5:35 pm UTC

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I assume when you use the word "adultery" you are asking your question in Biblical terms. If I am correct, read I Corinthians 7. While the Old Testament deals with the ancient penalties...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2008 9:36 pm UTC

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This is a question whose answer could vary from person to person. You will see different lists of functions of the law in different texts. I strongly suggest that you consult your own text to see...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2015 9:09 pm UTC

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Don't forget the decision regarding the oil spill in the Gulf. Congress has held hearings questioning BP and has come up with some new policies. (On a side note, the White House Garden has...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2010 4:09 am UTC

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The advantages of the CompStat information technology system (in use with the New York City Police Department since 1994) far outweigh the disadvantages. Since then-and-now Police Commissioner...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2017 8:38 pm UTC

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Harvey Milk was the first openly gay candidate elected to political office in California. In his speech titled “The Hope,” delivered on June 25th, 1978 at a public celebration of the California Gay...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2017 2:58 pm UTC

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One could argue that judges should have less discretion in sentencing, because this is largely a matter of protecting the public, not interpreting the law. As such, this is a matter that is best...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019 6:03 am UTC

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Procedural defenses are a type of defense in which a defendant argues that they should not be held liable for a charge that has been leveled against them. This form of defense is applicable in...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2015 7:07 pm UTC

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The types of cases heard by federal courts are divided into two types. First, any cases involving "diversity of citizenship" in which the parties are from different states within the United States...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2016 6:58 am UTC

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Practicing situational awareness is incredibly important when driving along roads where there are parked vehicles. This situational awareness is especially important when the roads are narrow...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019 8:11 pm UTC

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The purpose of pleadings in a civil suit filed with a court is for both parties to the suit to present their positions, and usually include the initial back-and-forth dynamics that are common to...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2013 1:57 pm UTC

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The conflict and consensus perspectives offer different views about the nature and purpose of laws. The consensus perspective states that consensus or agreement about social norms and beliefs keeps...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2017 12:01 am UTC

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Politics and political issues are always colored by biases on either side of the issue. First of all, you must define the issue. Then, you have to be informed through research. You have access to...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2009 3:43 am UTC

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In 1969, Austin Turk advanced a theory that explains why, in capitalist societies, conflicts exist between authorities and others. Essentially, he attributes conflict to an imbalance of power, and...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2018 2:58 pm UTC

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The short answer is yes, international organizations (IOs) can be highly effective in shaping the behavior of the international community. Definitions of International Organizations For the purpose...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2017 4:20 pm UTC

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The difference between difficulty and disability is hard to determine. In a broad sense, a difficulty causes a task to take longer or require more effort to complete, but it remains possible to...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2016 3:33 pm UTC

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There are both similarities and differences between the juvenile justice system and the criminal justice system. The juvenile justice system handles cases of people who are under the age of...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2017 12:57 pm UTC

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An executive order is a privilege of the executive branch of government, i.e. the President of the United States. The President is permitted to sign an executive order that he or she believes to be...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2016 4:00 am UTC

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The duties of commander-in-chief of the "Army and Navy of the United States" (Section 2, Clause 1, US Constitution) are continuously vested in the president, whether during war or peace. This point...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018 4:17 am UTC

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Locke, Montesquieu and Rousseau all believed that in order for societies to prevent despotic rule, a term coined by Montesquieu, but understood to mean dictatorial tyranny, governments must not be...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2016 7:42 pm UTC

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The chief of state is the head of a nation as a whole rather than just the head of a partisan government. In many countries, two different individuals fill those roles. For example, many countries...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 1:30 pm UTC

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