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    Homicide. Assassination. Serial Killer. Murderer. These words captivate american audiences generation after generation. The picture painted in our heads upon hearing these words may be those of Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, or H. H. Holmes, the notorious serial killers of the last two-hundred years. These people are seen as the fore front of killers and murderers, but in David M. Buss’s book, “The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill”, he illustrates his new theory on how everyone,…

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    Go Softly Into That Good Night On April 15, 1975, Karen Ann Quinlan was hospitalized after ingesting Diazepam [usually prescribed for anxiety], dextropropoxyphene [a mild painkiller], and alcohol. At the time of being hospitalized, she weighed a “mere 115 pounds (52 kg),” (Harris 22). This was Thirty pounds under what someone her height and age should weigh. The night of the incident, she had attended a friends party at a local bar. It was recorded in police reports that she had, “digested…

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    Arin Nazari Sociology 101 Research Paper Professor Barlow April 16, 2015 Physician Assisted Suicide Assisted suicide is an issue that has constantly been debated throughout the world for many years. Terminally ill people who go through unbearable suffering decide to end their lives by asking help from their physicians. The use of medicines help the patients in critical conditions die with almost no pain within a short period of time. Because this act is done voluntarily by the patients, it is…

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    she wanted to be disconnected from her artificial ventilation. The was being kept alive, however stranded in her bed with no progress on her condition being made. The court found that her death would be unable to be considered either suicide or homicide. This led them to find it considered a natural death. “Without artificial life support, she would succumb to her natural fate, not to suicide nor to medically-induced death.” (Dickens, 1993, p.1058-1059) Although she was surviving through a…

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    Some believe it’s ethically incorrect, since it is considered as homicide, or murdering another individual, it must be prohibited by the law ("Apecsec.org," 2014). Family members will convince a loved one to use mercy killing for personal gain ("Apecsec.org," 2014). There is no guarantee that the decision of physician…

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    When white Europeans first settled in Australian during the 18th century their relationship with the aboriginal peoples was peaceful. However, tensions began to rise between the two groups when Europeans moved to gain more power, by abusing the aboriginals. Many people do not know that a genocide was committed in Australia during the 19th and 20th centuries. A genocide is defined as the mass extinction of a whole group of people; an attempt to destroy an entire population and wipe them out of…

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    branch of family homicides. What is a family homicide? Homicide means the action of killing another person. There are different types of homicides that happened in a family, for example, “Infanticide means the killing of a child by a parent”. (Bartol, 2014). The infanticide is when a woman kills her child that it is less than one year old. The reason why she kills it could be because she does not wanted to have the baby or the baby has a physic disability. This type of homicide could be similar…

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    Hours after the decomposed body of Claxton Bay crab catcher Anil Sankar was found inside a latrine, his neighbour Troy James was gunned down outside his wake on Saturday night. Mourners had to scamper for cover as it was the second time in a week that they heard gunshots ringing out in their Fifth Street Extension, Pranz Garden community. Police said that James, 32, a plumber, was walking along the road when a gunman walked up behind him and fired several shots. The father of three ran but…

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    Many of us are treated well and healthy as we go to the hospital. We go to the hospital to be healed or have a physical exam, but there a lot of terminal illnesses like cancer, HIV, Ebola and other more that can’t be healed. There are a lot of people wanted to have assisted suicide, or also known as euthanasia. Euthanasia is the planned killing by act or error of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, and can be voluntary or non-voluntary. Should terminal illnesses, provide…

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    Impulse is a book about three people who are dealing with the same problem and try to commit suicide but failed, and later on try on try to turn their life around. The book first starts out with Conner, who tried to kill himself by shooting himself in the chest. Conner then has to go to therapy and has a therapist named Dr. Boston who he has an interest in. The story then continues on with another person named Tony. Tony also tries to kill himself by doing drugs and drinking alcohol. Tony is…

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