Essays Tagged: "Jonestown"

Summarizes "Insanity Plea" by William J.Winslade and Judith Wilson Ross. Speaks also about different ways people have used and abused the Criminal Justice System using The Insanity Plea

White. On November18,1978, Preliminary reports began broadcasting news of the events inatown called Jonestown, at first all that was known, was that peopleof areligious cult shot and may have even kil ...

(4 pages) 120 1 4.1 Sep/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

An account of The People's Temple Mass suicide and Jim Jones's persuasion and propaganda

s Jim Jones (Dickerson 2). The demise of the People's Temple and the killings of over 900 people in Jonestown, Guyana were due to the Temple's contradicting beliefs, Jones's growing insanity and abuse ... tion drugs and growing increasingly paranoid (Robinson 2), announced to the some 920 members of his Jonestown settlement that they were "under siege." Over the next month the "siege" sets tensions hig ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Pulling the Strings: A Look at Brainwashing Throughout History

y to the concept of brainwashing comes from within Congress. The House of Representatives Report on Jonestown--Findings, in describing factors involved in the Jonestown Massacre, states:"Among the tac ... "(House of Representatives, 1979)The report goes on to list several other tactics, some specific to Jonestown, and others common to many situations in which brainwashing tactics have been utilized.The ...

(62 pages) 399 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Jonestown Tragedy

and about nine-hundred followers moved to their new remote location in the Guyana jungle known as "Jonestown," odd occurrences were reported and many began to question the existence of the isolated c ... hin the establishment. This includes the shooting of journalists and a congressman by the guards of Jonestown. However, the most appalling event that took place was the mass suicide carried out by ove ...

(6 pages) 64 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Jonestown Massacre: An Analysis

This research paper is based off of the "Jonestown Massacre" which occured in 1978. In this paper, I will discuss the ways Jones was able to ... e world" were less.Jones and about 900 followers moved to their new location in the Africa known as Jonestown, strange occurrences were reported. Many began to question whether there was something els ... -----------------------------Barden, Renardo. Cults. Vero Beach: The Rourke Corporation Inc., 1990."Jonestown." Wikipedia Web Encyclopedia. 14 April 2006; www.wikipedia.org.Knapp, Don."Jonestown Massa ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Peoples Temple

m Jones and the People's Temple SP: To inform my audience of who Jim Jones was and what happened at Jonestown.CI: Jim Jones was the leader of the cult called The People's Temple and he drove his follo ... ave the United States.B. He moved his group to the jungle outside of Georgetown, Guyana and started Jonestown.C. There Jones could manipulate his people's lives completely.D. Jones liked to have compl ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Jonestown

God, and causing contepmt for Uninted States of America." U.S. embassy consul Richard McCoy visited Jonestown several times and noted that 5 or 6 hundred residents looked well fed and expressed satisf ... on with their lives. McCoy conducted private interviews with 75 members, when offered help to leave Jonestown the simply refused. McCoy reported that if a member wanted to leave they would have been a ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Sociology of Religion – 8 and 12 mark questions.

for example the Peoples Temple all lived together communally in various places including, finally, Jonestown, Guyana.A church's teachings focus mainly on crucial events in the past - Muslims base the ...

(2 pages) 465 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Jim Jones:raper or murderer

e the church, So with that Jones moved all his followers to renovated jungle in Guyana he named it "Jonestown" where he cut down trees and built cabins. In order todo this he had to do a little bit of ... it will be like living in a Utopia .1974- Now that all 1000 of Jones followers are in what he calls Jonestown, they claim its way different from San Francisco. One follower/Son Stephen Jones stated "I ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Jim Jones

church, So with that Jones moved all his followers to a jungle he renovated in Guyana he named it "Jonestown" where he cut down trees and built cabins. Many do this he had to do a little bit of talki ... that it will be like living in a Utopia .In 1974, all 1000 of Jones followers were in what he calls Jonestown, they claim its way different from San Francisco. One follower/Son Stephen Jones stated "I ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues