Academic Papers on Criminal Justice

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In 12 pages, author discusses the role of criminal justice as a body of knowledge and profession. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

The Code Of Hammurabi

  • 4 page paper

In this 4 page essay, the writer reviews the laws included in the Code of Hammurabi and compares some of the edicts of this Code with current laws and punishments. Hammurabi's Code established a format that is still used today. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 6 page research paper on the extent of the oldest 'secular' legal code in history. The writer briefly touches on the Babylonian civilization, King Hammurabi, and discusses the intricacies of the code in regards to crime, medicine, and business. The paper states that the code was the prede cessor to Greek code, ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the code of Hammurabi and compares it with the laws of the biblical Moses. The history of the region, where Hammurabi lived, is touched on. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 7 page research paper looks at the 'prisons' of ancient biblical lands - Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, lands of the New and Old Testament. Rather than physical structures to keep people incarcerated, 'prisons' were primarily slavery, banishment, or death. Bibliography lists ten sources.

A 15 page research paper tracing the origins of criminal justice from the days of Ancient Babylonia to the present. The writer is particularly concerned with different types of punishment and how they represented the socio-religious beliefs of their respective eras. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Crime Theories

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper looks at several theories related to crime in some way and views the Columbine shooting through different perspectives. An article by James Gordon Meek is highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

In 6 pages, the author provides an evaluation or critique of three articles relating to criminal-psychological profiling. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 15 page paper presents the thesis that crime cannot be explained by social causes alone. Rather, a combination of tools is required for a thorough understanding of this deviant type of human behavior. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Insanity Defense

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the insanity defense from a psychological perspective. The writer suggests that while there are considerable arguments against the veracity of the insanity defense, it remains a necessary part of the legal system in supporting the needs of the mentally ill. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 5 page paper that considers what Aristotle's arguments might have been in response to John Hinckley Jr. attempted assassination of President Reagan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 8 page paper that considers the issue of capital punishment and supports the premise that there are issues related to the innocence of some death row inmates. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A strong 7 page argument supporting and justifying capital punishment. The writer focuses on the right and duty to execute, the effects of deterrence, and the need for retribution and refutes the argument that the death penalty in inherently fallible.

The Death Penalty

  • 10 page paper

When Gary Gilmore insisted that he wanted to be executed by firing squad for his crimes, in 1977, thereby ending a ten year moratorium on executions, the media brought the spotlight into Utah and debate on the death penalty back into the public forum. Since then, public opinion has leaned toward the death penalty being ...

In 10 pages the author gives an overview of capital punishment. The reader is given an intellectual tool of awareness concerning the issue of capital punishment, which is also referred to as the death penalty. This is accomplished with paradigms of the historical background and the more recent cases related to the ultimate punishment, ...

Following the execution of Karla Faye Tucker in a Texas correction facility, public opinion regarding the appropriateness of the death penalty resulted in declining support for this institution. This 2 page paper proposes a study of student response to death penalty issues in populations of children between the ages of 14 and 18. ...

This 15 page report discusses the issues surrounding capital punishment with a special emphasis on the literature regarding the death penalty and the development of a survey to measure secondary students attitudes and opinions in regard to the topic. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

In 5 pages the author discusses the views of the Catholic Church on the death penalty, which is also known as capital punishment. The position of the Catholic Church is opposition to the ultimate punishment, which is the death penalty. There are many instances in which officials of the Catholic Church have voiced opposition ...

4 pages discussing the various historic philosophies about capital punishment (an eye for an eye, etc;). Includes conclusive opinion based on material. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper arguing in favor of capital punishment based, not on law or religion, but on a classical and philosophically ethical viewpoint. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

An 11 page paper with three different views of opposition to the death penalty. The Green party and general liberals contribute examples of the differences of view that are possible; there are no conservative views included. The paper argues that not only does capital punishment not serve as a deterrent to future violent ...

A 7 page paper discussing the merits of abolishing the death penalty in the United States. Criminology experts have proven that it does not serve as a deterrent against murder. Why do Americans cling to it as a punishment with such fervor and why is it time to stop? Comparisons are made' among the ...

A 6 page argument on why capital punishment should not exist in a country where a client cannot get a fair trial. The writer backs up this premise with Marxist ideology, particularly emphasizing class differences. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page overview of the issue of capital punishment. Explores the morality, and the costs of such punishment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

In 5 pages, the author discusses the issue of criminal punishment in Texas. Texas is found to maintain especially harsh punishments. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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