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Capital Punishment
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... 12.) The debate over is fairly recent in comparison to history. Most ancient civilizations agreed that certain crimes should be punishable by death. Most of the civilizations that have existed endorsed the retaliation of the death penalty as well as the fact that some crimes were too heinous and dangerous to society to let the criminal go on living (Winters 15.) The death penalty and support for it remained as prevalent in the Middle Ages as any time in history. Most of the crimes punishable by death were religious crimes such as heresy, sacrilege, and atheism. The American colonies punished crimes like ...

Capital Punishment: For
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... fewer murders on a per-capita basis in countries or states that do have it, then those that do not. In order for capital punishment to work as a deterrence, certain events must be present in the criminal's mind prior to committing the offence. The criminal must be aware that others have been punished in the past for the offence that he or she is planning, and that what happened to another individual who committed this offence, can also happen to me. But individuals who commit any types of crime ranging from auto theft to 1st-Degree Murder, never take into account the consequences of their actions. Deterrence t ...

Computer Crimes
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... transfer their money to accounts at other banks. The hackers found a way to crack the system and made about 40 transfers of money totaling more than $10 million. The bankĀ¹s control system provided the tip to the fraudulent transactions. At least one of the hackers, who was arrested about a year ago while in San Francisco opening accounts to receive the money, is helping investigators. Another person arrested is a Russian computer expert who worked at a Russian software company. Vladimir Levin, head systems operator for AO Saturn, figured out how to get around CitibankĀ¹s security system and transfer money out o ...

Gun Control
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... of the homicide rate involving guns and the violence by criminals using guns. Many people feel that gun control violates the right of the people given in the second amendment the right "to bear arms". Opponents of gun control, including the National Rifle Association, better known as the NRA, argue that the "right To bear arms" is guaranteed in the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and licensing restrictions penalize law-abiding citizens while in no way preventing criminal use of handguns. It is also argued that by making it difficult for guns to be bought and registered for the ...

Dangers Of Anabolic Steroids
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... to a muscular body, usage should remain illegal because they physically deteriorate and mentally destroy the body. Many people are fascinated about steroids because of their ability to build up the body. Whether taken by injection or the pill it increases strength and endurance. Steroids also help in the healing process of muscular tissue by first injuring them, then the muscles heal quicker adding more fiber increasing their bulk. Many athletes turn to steroids more often because they're cheaper then marijuana or cocaine. A ten week cycle of t ...

Ross Rebagliati And The Marijuana Issue
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... marijuana is not a performance-enhancing drug. Many drugs can enhance the performance of an athlete. For example, Steroids increase one's muscle level, making them stronger, faster etc. These drugs are said to give the athlete an unfair advantage over the others. Any ruling based on the use of performance-enhancing drugs is justified, but since marijuana has little or no effect on an athlete's performance, and it would not give him an advantage over other athletes, a ruling based on the use of marijuana isn't necessary. In addition to this, many doctors have stated that marijuana gives the athlete a disadvantage over ...

Attacks On The Insanity Defense
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... in a mental facility, incarceration, or outright release. Due to these aforementioned factors, there are several problems raised by the existence of the insanity defense. Problems such as the actual possibility of determining mental illness, justifiable placement of judged "mentally ill" offenders, and the overall usefulness of such a defense. In all, I believe that these problems, as well as others which will be mentioned later, lead us to the conclusion that the insanity defense is useless and should be abolished entirely. Insanity is a legal, not a medical definition. Therefore, mental illness and insanity a ...

Gun Control
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... too keep and bear arms in order to protect their families, gather food, and preserve their rights, from all threats. However, in these times of increased violence with guns and wild over population, is keeping guns available too dangerous to be continued? If so, how can we justify taking away one of the most basic and sacred rights that has been held throughout the ages? If we do this, are we any better than our previous rulers who used control as an excuse for oppression? The opposition of gun rights say that the amendment states that The Second Amendment was never intended as a gun license for the enti ...

Referendum Reaction
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... states. And most importantly it would make the lives of ill individuals much more bearable. The legalization of medical marijuana would create a new job market for some Mainers. People who might not have had a job before can become a registered grower, and not only make money to support their family, but help the ill in the process. In later years, other states in the vicinity of Maine might legalize medical marijuana as well. Our advanced agricultural practice might monopolize their market and registered growers of Maine could offer their services to help farmers in other states. Medical marijuana has proved ...

Drinking Age
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... and talk about the facts. Here's what parties today look like for teens. The setting, a beach or a house with no adults around to say what's wrong. The people are a bunch of teens of both sexes. The environment is any kind of drugs and or alcohol. These consists of hard liquor like Vodka and Jack Daniel's. Then there is beer with the lighter stuff like wine, wine coolers, and fuzzy navel. Teens that drive are in big trouble and are at big risk. I'm not blaming the accidents that involve drunk in just teens. Drunk drivers are of all ages. And I'm not trying to say that all teens drink either. But the ...

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