This book provides a reliable source on many different police brutality cases throughout the 1990s. • This source will provide useful information about police brutality and its effects on the United States as a whole. While the other book used is useful for providing an account of what happened at the beginning of the decade, this book is able to look at police brutality throughout the 1990s and how the earlier events impacted the later ones. Journal Articles Matheson, Victor A., and Robert A. Baade. “Race and Riots: A Note on the Economic Impact of the Rodney King Riots.” Urban Studies, vol.
Proponents argue the financial savings, deterrent effects, and retribution aspects of the death penalty. Both arguments are well supported, educated and offer very important and valid explanations as to why their side is correct. The United States legislation on the issue differs in every state. “The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy:
The book focuses on the negative side of technology and how people fall prey to gambling and gaming addiction (Bishop, 2015). Cash, H., Rae, C. D., Steel, A. H., & Winkler, A. (2012). Internet Addiction: A Brief Summary of Research and Practice. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 8(4), 292–298.
According to Penmesta and Pulugurtha, violating traffic laws can result in serious injury and even fatalities between motorist in the United States. While people are affected by speeding motorist daily, other factors, such as drugs and alcohol, are two times more likely to cause more severe accidents as opposed by a sober person. My issue is excessive speeds have been the factor in deaths across the country. In their article, their research has pointed out that people that have broken the traffic laws has resulted in crashes and fatalities, but we also need a retraining program to achieve zero traffic deaths. The second article, A new approach for assessing and training drivers’ speed management, supports the finding by Penmasta and Pulugurtha.
In a newspaper article titled “In a Field of Reason, Lawyers Woo Luck Too”, the author Benjamin Weiser gives an example of superstitions relating to earlier outcomes: “The rituals often follow the outcomes of earlier cases. In the 2001 gun possession trial of Sean Combs(also known as Diddy), his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, wore a slender bracelet of red thread called a bendel that came from Israel and was supposed to ward off the evil eye. Mr Combs was eventually acquitted, and Mr. Brafman still wears the wristband.”(pg. 7, line:110-117). So if a lawyer finds success in a case, they will oftentimes connect that success to something done earlier that they feel influenced the trial.
Bowling for Columbine is a political documentary that was released in 2002. Directed, Produced, and narrated by Michael Moore, we follow him as he explores the causes to the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 as well as other acts of violence throughout America’s history. The film provides background information on the massacre as well as public opinions on the situation. It goes further in to compare America’s gun violence to other countries such as Canada, and poses reasons for this dramatic increase. This film provides the viewers with a lot of eye opening material on gun violence in America and will make any viewer question the gun laws of our society and how to make further change.
The fact that the UK can do this so explicitly. The fact that it can drag a statute written in 1861 more or less into the 21st century without too many major alterations is a testament to the flexibility in the English legal system. This complex collaboration of statute and common law is something which some one find in almost every field of English law, and it makes legal study all the more interesting. It is expected that after the change have been made that the statute will be able to be used more effectively and efficiently hence the current law on non-fatal offences against the person is not that much
Trials take significantly more time and resources to undergo, so the plea bargain is often taken as the “easy way out.” Lindsey Devers’s research summary, “Plea and Charge Bargaining” (2011) which assesses the integral role plea bargains play in our system’s efficiency as well as the possible implications of its abolishment such as massive court clog, says otherwise. Devers summarizes a myriad of case studies which quantify the importance of plea bargaining which she turns into a potential impact analysis of the abolishment of plea bargaining. She cites the necessity of plea bargains due to their prevalence in our system, stating that “the overwhelming majority (90 to 95 percent) of cases result in plea bargaining.” This statistics defends the role that plea bargaining plays in our justice system in order to argue against the reformation of the system on the grounds of impracticality. The fear of the opposition is that by abolishing plea bargaining, the rate of efficiency would severely drop and result in considerable court clog. A lack of efficiency would disadvantage defendants by postponing their chance at justice and potentially leading to rushed and sloppy proceedings.
They say that crime news has already become a staple news item, and because of that it is imperative that the media exercises caution when presenting information to its publics (Gruenewald et al., 2009). It should be noted that while their research revolves around homicide, the aspect of how it comes to be newsworthy depending on the offender and victim is an important factor in how it will be presented to the audience. They worked under the assumption that the gender and race of either an offender or a victim are characteristics that raise or lower a news report’s newsworthiness. A study from Geer also shows that aside from criminals, the victims concerned in crimes play a large part in the visual element of crime news. Geer says that these visual elements of the news product depict immediately, dramatically, and often in full colour what it may take several paragraphs to say in words.