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The Mafia And Street Gangs

... some of the most reckless street gangs of today are just continuing what these groups started many decades ago. In the seventeenth century, Arab forces occupied Sicily. The native Sicilians were oppressed and took refuge in the surrounding hills. The Sicilians formed a secret society to unite the natives against the Arab and Norman invaders. This secret society was called Mafia after the Arabic word for refuge. The society's intentions were to create a sense of family based on ancestry and Sicilian heritage. In the 1800's, pictures of ...

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Crime And Punishment: Crimes, Who Solved Them, And Different Punishments

... London street. Prostitution was also a big money maker on the streets, done by both girls and boys. But crimes though out the middle class and rich were mostly property crimes and disputes which made up 90% of all crimes committed by the upper-class. In Victorian England and like today there a two categories which crimes fall under. "Indictable" which is the same as our felony crimes that make up all of the major crimes. These crimes consist of: Murder, armed robbery, burglary, larceny, rape, and assaults on the police. The next called ...

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Hammurabi's Laws

... people can sue each other for false accusations. They were pretty strict about accusing someone of spells. The next law is about lying in court. If you were a false witness in a trial or cannot verify your claims you can be put to death if it were a capital trial. Honesty was a very important aspect of their culture. Nowadays lying under oath is a crime and can be dealt with in many ways, most times it just results in a fine. Law number six is if a man has stolen goods, he shall be put to death, and if he gave any stolen goods to people, the ...

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Capital Punishment

... than states that do not use it. Also, states that abolish and reinstate the death penalty show no significant change in the murder rate. Adjacent states, in which one has the death penalty and the other does not, show no long-term differences in the murder rate. Furthermore, there is no change in the rate of homicides in a given city or state following a local execution (144). is wrong because it is often used unfairly. Economist magazine states that even though women commit twenty percent of the homicides in the United States, w ...

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Accounting Ethics

... obvious, of the effected areas is competition. Within competition several points are discussed. First, the implications advertising has on public accounting-- the model of perfect competition versus the model of monopolistic competition. Secondly, the relationship between firm size and advertising expenditures. Thirdly, the effect of advertising on firm specialization, the implications of client turnover on public accounting practice. Before making the comparison, a brief explanation why the two models are chosen is in order. Monopoli ...

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Heroin Abuse

... No matter how ‘tough on drugs’ the government becomes they will never eliminate their presence in society. This is clear from the failure of the approach in other nations. For example the US carries out a drug associated arrest every 20 seconds, with no signs of any decline. All that prohibition succeeds in achieving is turning the drug trade into an illegal, dark and murky black market affair. We must now ask the question, are we going to stand staunch in policies which have proved to be unsuccessful or are we going to take a brave le ...

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Drink Up - Drunk Driving Should Be Legalized

... someone who has not been drinking. Removing the restrictions against drinking would remove most of the eighty percent of the accidents that do not involve alcohol. Also, the accidents that would still be occurring would not have as many injuries. Out of the accidents that involve alcohol the person who has been drinking is usually the one who survives the accident, often with out a scratch. Allowing people who have been drinking to drive would also improve the quality of life for those who choose not to drink. Currently people who have ...

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Legalizing Marijuana

... glaucoma sufferers who have used marijuana said it has prevented them from going blind, and cancer patients for whom it alleviates the severe nausea that is often accompanies chemotherapy and sometimes makes lifesaving treatment impossible. Due to all these lobbying groups which show substantial evidence that marijuana can be used as a prescribed drug. Also many advocates who are pro marijuana complain that morphine and cocaine are legal and are very dangerous drugs, that brings up the question why not legalize marijuana as medical dru ...

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The Legalizing Of Marijuana

... vague and are destined to be abused. Legalization of marijuana for medical purposes is a step in the right direction, but California and Arizona are going about it the wrong way. The chemical in marijuana that has medicinal benifits is delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Studies have shown that marijuana can ease pain, relieve nausea, and generally relax a person. Marijuana is cheap and easy to produce, so if legalized, it would be plentiful and probably widely used. The problem is that there are as many harmful effects from smoking ...

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... who have been retaliate against for doing the right things, even though there are laws that protect protect them. T The paper will discuss how a person who whistleblows can protect himself by using certain safety precautions along with ethical tactis to use before a person decides to whistleblow. In conclusion, this paper will site organizations that are currently advocating the rights of the whistleblower. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Brewer, G.A. , & Selden, S.C. (1998) Whistle blowers in the federal civil service: New evidence of the pu ...

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Regulating Big Companies

... Sears, Roebuck & Company, Wal-Mart, and other companies, of conspiring to put thousands of workers in bad working conditions and mistreat them to hold down production costs. These actions were taking place in the Northern Mariana Islands, which was an American commonwealth near the Philippines. The workers are described as predominantly young women from China, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Thailand, that often work twelve hours a day and seven days a week. They sometimes don't receive pay if they fall behind on their quotas. These ...

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Legalization Of Drugs

... In 1919, the 18th Amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of alcoholic beverages. "Suddenly honest, responsible Americans who just wanted a drink, were turned into criminals. Respectable bars became underground speak-easys, and legitimate liquor manufacturers were replaced by criminal bootleggers." Gang warfare, bribery, and criminal activity reached an all-time high. Standards on illegal alcohol were much lower than those on the previously legal alcohol which led to the blinding or death of many consumers. Finally ...

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