Essays Tagged: "felonies"

The Death Penalty

s vicious cycle of murder and revenge.' (Euripedes, Orestes 408 B.C.) By 1500 in England only major felonies carried the death penalty. Reform of the death penalty began in Europe by the 1750's. By th ...

(2 pages) 257 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Essay discusses themes, plot, and symbolism.

et in the colonial time period in Boston, Massachusetts when accusations of trivial crimes and dull felonies were high. But not all were for nothing. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's book, he depicts the scen ...

(5 pages) 92 1 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

How juveniles should be tried as adults.

Californian high school. He will be charged as an adult under state law.I believe that in cases of felonies such as murder committed by juveniles over the age of reason, as defined in their state, th ... les to make decisions whether they be good or bad.If the United States were to punish juveniles for felonies as adults I believe it would defer other juveniles from committing crimes. Peer pressure wo ...

(3 pages) 165 2 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

An opinion piece on California's Three Strikes law.

. Prosecutors cited his prior offences, and got his two most recent shoplifting counts bumped up to felonies, which then counted as his third and fourth strikes. He was sentenced to 25 years to life, ... rosecutors in California have tried successfully to turn drug possession and shop lifting into full felonies, so that they count as strikes. The problem with all of this is that now, more so than ever ...

(4 pages) 128 2 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Can Crime Control be Justified?

t level crime. Street level crime consists of everything from burglary, rape, and all types of drug felonies. These crimes cost American people millions of dollars a year, whether it is in direct effe ...

(5 pages) 157 1 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Should juveniles be tried as adults?

n Diego,California. He will be charged as an adult understate law.I firmly believe that in cases of felonies suchas murder or arson committed by juveniles over theage of reason, those juveniles should ... decisions whether theybe good or bad.I believe that if courts were to punishjuveniles as adults for felonies committed, then itwould defer other juveniles from committing crimes.The peer pressure to c ...

(3 pages) 97 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Death Penalty

represented in the execution chambers. If the death penalty goes for only those who commit serious felonies, such as someone kills, they too deserve to die, this is viewed as fair. However, no crime ...

(2 pages) 126 3 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Court Visitaton/Obervation

wing actions; all Traffic and Ordinance violations, all criminal misdemeanors, preliminary exams on felonies, small claims suits, civil lawsuits (amounts up to $25,000), and all contract disputes betw ...

(6 pages) 56 0 4.6 Feb/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Habitual Offender Laws - How do they Operate in Reality?

, US, a "habitual felony offender" means a person who previously has been convicted for two or more felonies in Florida and for whom an extended term of imprisonment may be imposed by the court. Such ... imprisonment may be imposed by the court. Such a person may be accordingly prosecuted if committed felonies including aggravated assault, rape, child abuse and murder.Encyclopedia Britannica explains ...

(9 pages) 91 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Australian convicts

by people stealing food and money" and as the time the government had made up many other punishable felonies from as little as stealing fish from the pond. "This led to a lot of over crowded prisons. ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Police Discretionary Behavior

in the discretion Police use is the seriousness of the crime-a misdemeanor/traffic type compared to felonies.I do believe that one of the highest factors of police discretion is your gender. For examp ...

(2 pages) 61 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Love

years old or older, you must posses a driver's license" (Police 1). And you cannot have prior felonies or serious convictions.The trade journals and other publications of the field are works suc ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Gideon's Trumpet

and often turned to a life of crime to support himself. Gideon had been convicted of four previous felonies before breaking into the Bay Harbor Poolroom in Panama City, Florida. During his trial, the ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Capital Punishment

tly draws out all of there convictions under the "hanging" style or death. Its were they hang there felonies, and it is very possible that they will perform many tortures before the executions. China ...

(1 pages) 462 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The Three Strikes Law is Lost in a Dessert         The

enders increases the cost to society, since they are more likely to commit more violent and serious felonies than the non-violent three strikers. Thus, the law is inappropriate by engendering an influ ... those who are sentencing second- or third strike. The public is not really as concerned about minor felonies or even residential burglaries as it is about truly violent crimes. It does not want to pay ...

(3 pages) 690 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Legal brief essay-3 strikes case

of 1994. After being a long-time heroin addict and with a 15-year criminal history consisting of 5 felonies and 2 misdemeanors, was given the sentence of 25 years to life, after attempting to steal v ... criminals is doing just that. Andrade and Ewing both have a heavy criminal record, Andrade had five felonies, and Ewing was convicted of a violent robbery. They have been to prison and paid their dues ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Police Discretion

major crime. Many people will try to talk their way out of the simplest traffic violations, to some felonies. An officer only has so much discretion they are allowed to use. In some cases an officer d ...

(7 pages) 120 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

What is the meaning of the second amendment?

o provide us with standardization of money, establish post offices and roads, define punishment for felonies, raise and support an army and navy, and more, (The Cato Institute) but without the second ...

(6 pages) 35 1 2.3 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

State Comparison

ourts deal with cases such as: some small claims ($5,000 limit), adoptions, misdemeanors, exclusive felonies, traffic/ other violations, juveniles, and many more.The California court systems are divid ...

(3 pages) 22 2 1.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Discuss and Evaluate the Arguments For and Against the Use of the Death Penalty.

for crimes such as murder, kidnapping, witchcraft and many more. By 1500, in England, only foremost felonies conceded the death penalty - murder, larceny, burglary, rape, arson and treason. However, f ...

(12 pages) 57 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays