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    refreshing and encouraging to see considering the profession is notoriously male dominated; something I myself have previously experienced until this point. The hearing then commenced with the prosecutor outlining the facts of the case. Mobey, the defendant, owned a small business called ‘1st choice guttering maintenance ltd’ which specialised in gutter repairs and general maintenance work. However, Mobey also advertised advanced roofing services, despite the fact neither himself nor his staff were qualified in this area. It transpired that both Ms Dainton and Ms Benton, two very elderly ladies, had contacted Mobey enquiring about roof repairs. Upon brief inspection, Mobey provided a quote and requested large cash deposits. In both circumstances, Mobey later claimed there was…

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    Most offences in the Criminal Code of Canada specify a maximum period of imprisonment, but some specify minimum penalties, such as a second conviction for impaired driving. Another section in the Criminal Code of Canada that outlines an important sentencing principle is section 718.2. This section states that “a sentence should be similar to sentences imposed on similar offenders for similar offences committed in similar circumstances” and also lists aggravating facts. As mentioned above, the…

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    Introduction to Policy Children in foster care represent one of the most vulnerable populations amongst our youth (us department). Their extenuating circumstances impact their physical, emotional, and mental-health development, as well as, their well-being. Each of these plays a crucial role in their ability to experience success personally, socially, and academically. For this unique population of students, being successful in school is dependent on much more than understanding the curriculum,…

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    For example, giving money to a homeless person just to get him/her to leave you alone would be judged not moral by Kant because it was done for the wrong reason. With Kants belief in mind; if the consequence of immoral behavior were dealt with in a legal structure, people would be prosecuted for "EVERYTHING" since there are no extenuating circumstances. Kant's categorical imperative is a tri-dynamic statement of philosophical thought:(1) "So act that the maxim of you could always hold at the…

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    it is in the seller’s best interest to make it as short as possible, so they are not holding the mortgage on their property for too long. The rent-to-own option is a good option for the buyer who thinks they can never again own a house again and wants to get into the housing markets while the houses are still fairly low in price. Most sellers will require a substantial amount be in your reserve funds as well as excellent credit since your foreclosure. Foreclosure forgiveness: Most…

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    Hearst Vs Compatibilism

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    Once Hearst was found in September of 1975, she was put on trial and found guilty of robbery and other crimes. The outcome of the case seems to support Kant’s theory; it holds Hearst responsible for her decisions. But, Hearst served only two of her seven year sentence before President Carter commuted her sentenced. She was later pardoned of all crimes (FBI). This turn means that someone believed in her brainwashing defense, but also supports Compatibilism as the other group members were found…

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    Confidentiality Clause

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    Can you keep a secret? Confidentiality agreements are so much more than a simple promise not to tell. In a mediation, the confidentially clause is what protects the mediator, creates privacy for the mediation, and the provide opportunities for open dialogue in the mediation process. The confidentiality agreement offers protection for the mediator by offering limitations in the event the mediation escalates to court. Meaning, unless certain requirements are met, a mediator cannot be called to…

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    to the eighth amendment and is necessary to serious circumstances such as if the perpetrator committed murder or imposed a serious threat to society in order to prevent further harm to innocent citizens, to deter such behaviors from criminals, and to rightfully claim justice in society. The Eighth Amendment in the United States Constitution states, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” The last lines of this amendment,…

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    Meet Academic Goals

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    The reason why I didn't meet my academic goals was because I tried to New my financial aid late instead of early to register classes. This is the biggest reason why I couldn't meet my academic goals last year. This was my fault because I didn't know how financial aid worked or I wasn't aware of that every school year you have to renew your financial aid. So spring 2015 semester I registered classes and I signed up for classes I liked and wanted to take but I didn't know that if I couldn't renew…

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    GKT: A Polygraph Analysis

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    Measuring the physiological changes applying a GKT, which is considered the most accurate (Lewis & Cuppari, 2009), does not determine guilt; however, it does suggest knowledge of the crime due to physiological arousal responses of set questions. This cognitive approach to the detection of psychophysiological responses relies on what one knows instead of conditioned responses (Ben-Shakhar, Bar-Hillel, & Kremnitzer, 2002). Previous studies have demonstrated that the GKT elicits a greater…

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