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    leaked more than 250,000 cables exposing secrets crucial to U.S national security. On the other hand, through his actions, he purposefully obtained information crucial for national defense with the main intent being to maliciously expose highly guarded national security secrets, (Sanchez Estop & Juan Domingo, 2014). Another element of white collar crime is mail and wire fraud. The defendant…

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    According to George Gao, 56% of Americans disapprove of the NSA collecting phone records and text messages, but that means the other, almost half, of Americans feel the need to give up some of their freedom to protect national security. (Civil Liberty in America, May 29 2015) WikiLeaks, the notorious website that finds and exposes government information, poses a real threat to the national security. While a popular website today due to its high credibility, it has revealed highly classified…

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    Freedom Of Free Speech

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    Manning and Assange, they each leaked classified documents to the public under the name of free speech. Is this actually classified as free speech? According to J.S Mills, if it doesn’t cause physical harm to a populace, then it is classified as ‘free speech’ and so the leakage of government documents is allowed in accordance to Mills’ theory on free speech. Mills does not include psychological harm to anyone in his definition of free speech which also brings forth flaws in his definition of…

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    of Information “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people . . . to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” the First Amendment of the Constitution states. The First Amendment protects everyone, but specifically mentions “the press.” The Supreme Court generally merges freedom of speech with freedom of press grants the same rights to all. Due to this, the Court has allowed press access to criminal trials since…

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    Today we live in a world where not one thing gets unnoticed or unseen. We share our daily experiences on social media; from our morning breakfast to our late night party, or Netflix show. Everything is available for people around the world can see a glimpse of our lifestyle. It is solely in our hands on what and how much information we share with the virtual world. Similar is the case with democratic governments. Democracy can be simply defined as the government of the people, for the people,…

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    In this research we will examine participants in an interview about their ideas on some inmates and about their sentences and for the charge they had. To do this we will use the In-Depth Interview to get my information and using the labeling theory to help me find my answers. My hypothesis is finding out if people care about what types of punishment is handed out to certain sentences and if people believe some punishments are harsher than others. We do believe that people will have many…

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    Edward Snowden's Analysis

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    When in May 2013, Edward Snowden disclosed information about the U.S. intelligence conducting controversial government surveillance activities to newspaper reporters, the US government accused him of violating the Espionage Act of 1917. Specifically, Snowden currently faces three criminal charges. The first charge falls under section 641 of the United State Code for theft of government property. The other two charges fall under the Espionage act section 793 (d) and section 798 (a)(3). These two…

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    Manning's Case Study

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    I know that Manning's defense to this case is that, she wanted to "make a difference." However, what one needs to consider is that by publically leaking classified information is that the enemy too will also be able to access said information. While she was charged with 22 offences she was found guilty of all but two, making that 20 charges. Because proven guilty, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Since the incident she has seen a drastic reduction of her original sentence, allowing…

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    society. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, illustrates the power and effects of dangerous secrets. The article “Secret Societies Control the World” explains who forms secret societies and why secrets are created. In the past, secrets have been inevitable, from small town gossip to conspiracy in government. Secrets remain one of the deadliest weapons mankind can use for good or bad, however they choose; secrets impact everyone involved. Secret societies exist as large groups of…

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    have. Deep Throat was a secret informant who provided information to key personnel of The Washington Post about the president’s involvement in a scandal during the 1970s. Some may say that a high ranking official should not be lurking in parking garages releasing private or even sensitive information to the press who plans to release it to the public. Fearing for his life and scrutiny, Felt kept his identity secret until his death bed and was considered to be the greatest whistle blower of the…

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