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  • Essay On Public Defender

    In the United States, the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution provides citizens to the right to a speedy, public trial by an impartial jury and the right to retain counsel for defense ("Bill of Rights," n.d.). If a person does not have the monetary means to acquire the legal representation of a lawyer, a public defender is assigned to the case to provide legal counsel and representation. The concept of a public defender was initiated in 1914 in Los Angeles County, California in response to a need for legal aid for indigent criminal defendants (Cole, Smith, & DeJong, 2015). There have been various studies on the effectiveness of a privately appointed lawyer versus a public defender, results show there is little difference in the end result but there are pros and cons to each type of counsel. Public Defense Pros The simple fact that the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution allows all citizens to the right to retain legal counsel is in itself a luxury that people around the world are denied on a daily basis. Despite the stigma surrounding public defenders, they have significant advantages in both plea arrangements and trial courts. Public defenders tend to develop close relationships with prosecutors, this allows them to better negotiate fair and appropriate terms in a plea bargain (Cornwell, 2015). Additionally, public…

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  • Lawyers Should Be Paid In Criminal Cases

    For many public defender lawyers or non-profit lawyers, they can work in cramped and crowded environments with a lack of funding. This lack of funding has also lead to much lower salaries for these public lawyers. The lowest salaries can start at $60,000 for lower income areas and not go much higher than that. In non-profit work, depending on the funding of the particular non-profit, lawyers could on average make $80,000. For private practice, conditions are much better. If one works for a large…

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  • Public Defenders Case Study

    publicly-funded attorneys (Giovanni 6). Defenders across the nation today, though, face much resentment and animosity dating back to the Tough-on-Crime era when they were scapegoats for many societal issues simply because they were helping the accused. Unfortunately, if a defendant was in court, then he was assumed guilty by many—especially if he was black and poor—and this supposition continues to pervade opinions today. These reactions result in high pressure on politicians not to allocate…

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  • Conflict In Lord Of The Flies

    war, and related these acts to a survival situation. He had learned how quickly people can snap and become someone they are not. The novel is an allegory for the hardships and conflicts he had to deal with during the war. This novel is filled with examples of survival in this novel such as surviving on the island or Piggy trying to overcome his physical disabilities. Although there are many important conflicts in the story, the most important conflicts are Ralph and Jack fighting for power,…

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  • Piet Hein: The Basics Of The Game Of Hex

    Shown in figures six, seven and eight is a ladder formation similar in nature to the bottleneck, in which red plays directly in between both blue counters (D4), ultimately forcing the defender to create a ladder. However, this is not done until an escape piece is first played beyond the origin of the ladder; in this case, it is placed in the fourth row. As shown in figure seven, a counter is played in D7, which blue is tricked into defending by placing a counter in F8. The ladder is ultimately…

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  • Importance Of Professional Behavior In Nursing

    Professional behavior is something that all nurses from students to experienced nurses must work through all the time. This is because nurses are at all times working within the public eye. Thus they must be transparent to uphold standards. Though this can have some drawbacks due malicious people wishing to slander nurses or vent there own frustrations. Behavior must also be maintained by the nurse themselves, always seeking to be life long long learners." A dedication to self-regulations and…

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  • Constable Brain Brusse Analysis

    I did my last two practicum sessions with Constable Brain Brusse and Constable Norman Smith. Brussue is usually a School Resource Officer but he was filling in for another officer at the front desk/public service that day. Smith, as mentioned in my first essay, is part of the Traffic Response Unit of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service (LRPS). The Traffic Unit is always out and about- kept busy by drivers. I cannot say much action happens at the front desk beyond paper work and conversation. …

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  • Rachel Carson's Silent Spring: The Ban Of Parathion

    In 1962, noted biologist Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring that told of the different effects poisons, such as parathion, have on the ecosystem. Soon after being published, her book gained the attention of the American public and helped to transform their attitudes towards the environment. In the excerpt Carson advocates for the ban of parathion by describing the farmers’ use for the poison as warlike, by faulting the ignorant public, and the negligent government for the poison’s…

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  • Chapter 14, Busybodies And Other Fact Tattlers

    Yes, an auditor is going to enforce the standards set, and they are going to enforce all other regulations that are set in place so that the public does not get misled. My main mission will not be to find something wrong to get someone in trouble, my priority will be making sure that all regulations were met to the best knowledge of the client, and to make sure that the public will not be misled. These two chapters really helped show how someone could be tattling, or trying to convey the…

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  • Public Education In Horace Mann's Leaves Of Grass

    In the mid 1800s, the desire for public education began to strive, as many American children were not given the oppurtunity to attend public school and learn vital information that would be crucial to their adulthood. Horace Mann, also known as “the father of American public schools,” led this movement for public education. Mann was born in 1796 and grew up with his poor family in Franklin, Massachusettes. Throughout his childhood, Mann would go to the Franklin public library, with the few…

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