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    (Brockway 74-97). Dorothea Dix appeared in front of The Massachusetts Legislature and told the Congressman that she had invested years going by detainment facilities and that the conditions were shocking. Dix upheld for change and by the time of her death, clinics have been made for the wiped out and the crazy in her honor…

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    Hammurabi Era

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    type of crime that a civilian commit will determine the type of consequence the civilian will have to pay. Most of the consequences here in the United States are tolerable, either by being punished in prison, pay a fine, or the worst one being the death penalty. Now if we take it back to the Babylon King Hammurabi era, they perceived justice in a different way from todays laws and criminal procedures. A phrase mentioned in the code of Hammurabi states, “If a man has destroyed the eye of another…

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    Behind closed door deals, bribes, scandal, trades, mass corporations, sounds like the next top crime show, but this is no show. This is the Oil Reserves Scandal also known as the Teapot Dome Scandal. The Teapot Dome Scandal took place in the early 1920s. It was the secret leasing of federal oils by the Secretary of Interior, Albert Fall. After President Harding switched the oil reserve lands from the Navy to the Department of Interior in 1921, Albert Fall secretly gave Harry F. Sinclair from…

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    Allie Durbin AP Language and Composition Mrs. Smith August 18, 2016 The Grapes of Wrath Comparison Ethics vs Laws "I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other"(Harriet Tubman). Harriet Tubman was known for breaking the law for all the right reasons, simply to save the lives of the innocent. In the novels The Adventures of Huck Finn written by Mark Twain, and The Grapes of Wrath written by…

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    The Film Caesar Must Die

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    In my opinion, the film Caesar Must Die is not the most exciting film I have watched, but I did enjoy the fact that it portrayed criminals in a different light than what people are used to seeing. I believe the film moved slowly, but that might be because I spent more time reading the subtitles at the bottom then looking at the whole shot of the screen. Even though some inmates did reflect and mentioned their crimes and why they committed them, I would have liked to know more about everyone’s…

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    Haller Legal System

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    the main character not the law system. This film also stresses the flaws of the law system, and all the flaws of the law system are due to current rules and laws. The flaws of the law system include allowing the judge to give a directed verdict, the death penalty, and plea deals. For some these may not seem like flaws but in the movie they are presented as flaws of the legal system, and these flaws are due to rules and laws that are placed in the law system. Due to rules of the law system,…

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    Crucible Pre-Reading Response Today's court cases completely go against the statement that Justice is best determined in a court of law.An example of how justice isn't always best determined in a court of law would be a white teenager who killed four people in a car accident, and was only on probation instead of receiving a criminal sentence. In 2013 Ethan Couch a 16 year old white male was conducting a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol ,in the process he crashed and killed four…

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    It’s a daunting place the courtroom, to think this is the same place that criminals get prosecuted, charged for committing murder, domestic violence, there all prosecuted here, so what does that make me? Am I nothing but a murderer or rapist. I walk into the courtroom, it’s airy, a layer of silence blankets the room, I walk pass Jase's mother, she stares me down, guilt rushes over my body. I know all too well what she thinks of me, and what Jase's situation would be like if I were just to come…

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    A convicted felon is a person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison. So the United States have restrictions for convicted felons to vote. But it is up to your state which restrictions they want to put on convicted felons. So there are five things that your state can do for convicted felons to vote. One is that your state can pick that some felons may vote depending on the state, crime committed, time elapsed since…

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    A story of two boys convicted of murder, and why one should be released. Former Navy SEALS Dustin Turner and Billy Joe Brown was convicted of murder in 1995. Twenty-one-year-old Jennifer Evens followed Turner to his car, a drunken Brown met with them shortly after. Before long, the murder of Jennifer took place, a murder Dustin Turner had no part in. Before Turner could stop him, Brown snapped the young woman’s neck. Scared and confused, Brown forced Turner to continue driving, help in burying…

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