Starting at a young age my family had stressed the importance of embracing my Italian heritage. My father, mother and grandfather each contributed in showing me that in order to honor our Italian heritage you must demonstrate three qualities as a young man. My father is responsible for teaching me respect and how to give every individual you meet total and complete respect. Similarly my mother is responsible for teaching me love, how to love and how to spread love throughout the world. As for my grandfather, he taught me what courage is and how to always be courageous. Honoring my Italian heritage by demonstrating these qualities not only will make me a valued member of society, but will also help drive my future successes in the world of business.
Imagine how a court would be run if it was dysfunctional. With many pieces of evidence to solve one problem that can lead to months after months, just to say those words, “guilty or not guilty.” There was one case that caught everybody's attention and became very famous. In 1994, O.J Simpson was accused for brutally murdering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was sentence to court, and it took about 10 months to come to a conclusion as he walked out of court as a freedman. As it was a nation worldwide news that was all over tv. People around the country watching was shock of the decision, an debut that caught everybody eyes, that O.J Simpson should’ve been guilty. Because of how the court system work, it let a dangerous man walk out free.
How would one end up as an innocent man on death row? A man by the name of Edward Lee Elmore has been convicted and found guilty of burglary, rape, and murder. Elmore was a lower-class black man who lived in Greenwood, Carolina. He was a quiet, polite young man, and worked odd-end jobs to make ends meet. In 1982, he was arrested for the murder of 75-year-old Dorothy Edwards, a friendly and loving woman who was well-known in the community. Elmore’s lack of objection or emotion convinced the people around him that he must be guilty.
144 people on death row have been exonerated since 1973 (Levy 1). People exonerated and convicts sent to prison for crimes they did not commit have been given unfair trials. If a trial court makes a legal error, a party can file an appeal, which raises the question on whether the United States appeals process is even effective in criminal cases (The Judicial Learning Center 1). Understanding the effectiveness of the appeals process for criminal cases is essential for improving it to ensure people are not exonerated or unjustly punished.
In the article “2 Men Awarded $750,000 for Wrongful Convictions in 1983 Murder” was about two half brothers who were wrongly convicted for a crime they didn’t commit. The men have been awarded with $50,000 a year, up to $750,000 for each of the men. Even though it may seem like a lot at first after attorney’s fees, the cost of living, and family members it’s not a lot. After 31 years in prison, their compensation would be more than double that amount, if they had not been in prison. The men had been convicted for the rape and murder of an 11 year old in 1983, even though there was physical evidence that either of them had been involved. The convictions were thrown out on Sept. 2, 2014, after the men had spent 3 decades in prison. One thing
The opening scene of the film The Godfather starts with a man talking to the godfather he says, “I believe in America, America has made my fortune.” Immigrants of the United States can relate to such statement because America has a reputation of having great opportunities for prosperity. Consequently, immigrants from other countries come to America looking for a better experience than in their own countries. As a result the United States has served as the place for opportunities for various distinctive ethnic groups, immigrants, like the Godfather and his family who are Italian immigrants have settled down in United States but yet they have kept their culture intact. The godfather is the head of his family, and he is a powerful and well-rounded
The purpose of jail systems is to serve as a correctional institution for inmates with diverse circumstances. Jails holding are on average 3 days; however, some inmates serve up to a year depending on their circumstances, many in which have not been convicted. This led me to further analyze the inmates in jail who are awaiting a trail. As listed in the constitution, the 6th amendment to be exact, a criminal defendant should have the right to a speedy trial. Obviously, how “speedy” this trial should be is relative and may surly depend on the on the type of case. Both sides of this debate are arguably acceptable, but in what circumstance and at what “speed” is the wait for trial too slow?
Additionally, the United States currently holds laws and statutes that protect men and women against sexual harassment. India and Japan have also put in place similar guidance to help handle sexual harassment. These laws needed to be put into place because pregnant women and young mothers in Japan get harassed daily at the workplace. People harass these women to quit their jobs. Another example of an employment issue within Japan, is maternity harassment. Today, cultural limitations are still preventing women from being able to get jobs or start a career. Although globalization of women’s rights has changed in the last twenty years, there still is much advancement to be made.
Regarding to appellate courts, there are states in which the only appellate court is the state's supreme court. Not to mention, that there are some appeals that cannot be declined, such as, death sentences. However, "states can also permit their appellate courts to choose which appeals they will hear in certain categories of cases." (Adler, Mueller, & Laufer, 2012). Also, there are some misunderstanding when it comes to appellate courts, ' a big misunderstanding about the appellate courts is that they simply rehear the case over again, evidence and all. But the truth is that appellate courts do not rehear the facts of the case. Appellate
As fifty percent of the population, women represent half of the world’s potential in all fields of progress. Albeit, gender inequality still persists on a global scale, stagnating economic growth. Thus, unequal access to economic resources and education, as well as gender violence and trafficking are all factors which have shaped the world’s current social dynamics by stereotyping women as inferior.
It is said in “Argentina Geography”, Argentina’s land flourishes with rainforests along Brazil, swampy choco plains, grasslands of the central pampas, plateau of Patagonia that goes to Tierra del Fuego. In addition, Argentina has a population of 41.41 million and is ranked the 8th largest country in the world, which is stated in “Argentina Culture and Traditions” and The World Bank. Some examples of languages spoken in Argentina would be Spanish, Italian, German, English and French according to “Language in Argentina”. In “Argentina Religion”, it is stated that the main religion which is practiced throughout Argentina would be Roman Catholic. However, behind Argentina’s beauty there is a dangerous environment for women, filled with restrictions
This leads me to my next point – the high unemployment rate among Roma. With 40% of Romani children never attending or not finishing elementary school and 50% having acquired only primary education , the chances of finding a good, stable job are very slim. They mostly find work in the agriculture, manufacturing, construction or the informal sector. In 2011 only 19.35% from all the Roma were employed, compared to nearly 80% in the 80s . After the political change in 1989 the country entered into a long and exhausting period of social and economic transition, which affected the whole economy. The majority of the Roma population lost their stable unqualified work in agriculture and manufacturing due to the shift of the economical
A recent article by “Il Corriere della Sera” stated that the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa saw the arrival of over 40,000 migrants from Tunisia and Libya, all seeking refuge for a better life in Europe. Although the majority of the Italian population believe that immigration affects the Italian economy, the level of delinquency rises given the lack of immigrants’ work, and the country undergoes political conflicts, I strongly believe that immigrants should be legally allowed in Italy since they are victims of political persecution, the country would have a cultural enrichment, and there would be labour for many areas where there is shortage, improving the Italian economy.
Particularly in England, the Roma nomadic ways are being harassed in an attempt to make them live more sedentary lives. Many laws have been introduced to limit their travels. To overcome this restriction, Roma bought land to park on so that they would not get moved on by the authorities (Kabachnik, 2009). Without a permanent address, the Roma often have no long term employment choices.
The next dimension of Italian human security analyzed in this paper is personal security, or the threat of violence and crime. Security of the person is a basic entitlement guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948. While Italy and other developed nations have the security of police forces and military to protect their citizens, there are still plenty of problems that need to be addressed. Organized crime groups intimidate and corrupt while having a corrosive impact on communities. The Mafia which originated in Italy has its influence felt widespread through Italian society, directly affecting 22% of Italians and 14.6% of Italy's GDP. ("Mafia's influence hovers over 13m Italians, says