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A 5 page paper which examines how religion and the knowledge of death influence the decisions an individual will make in their lives. The examination focuses on Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito by Plato, and Gilgamesh. Bibliography lists additional sources.

Early Legal Codes

  • 4 page paper

A 4 pages research paper that contrasts and compares various ancient legal codes that have survived to the present, specifically Aristotle's Politics, the Torah, the Code of Hammurabi and the Roman Twelve Tables. The writer argues that these legal perspectives share common themes, but evolved slowly toward less retributive measures. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 8 page paper examines the concepts of legal positivism and legal naturalism, and then applies them to the Miranda decision, arguing that naturalism would have been more favorable to Ernesto Miranda. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Justinian's Codex

  • 8 page paper

8 pages in length. Emperor Justinian's Codex iuris of the sixth century evolved as a necessary means by which to regulate society's behavior. What had until then been left up to the whims of each individual to handle on his own was now a product of fair and sensible legal procedure, with Justinian ...

5 pages in length. Upon examining the legal system's evolution since the Federalist Papers, the student will want to begin with New Nationalism from the Roosevelt Administration, progressively moving forward to contemporary concerns about judicial activism and judicial restrain. The student will likely discover that the legal system is an entity comprised of ...

A 4 page discussion of dichotomy that existed between precontact law and government in Native America and law and government as it was viewed by Europeans. The author contrasts natural law and legal positivism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 17 page paper which considers the different interpretations of the structure and functions of the judiciary which have been developed over the years in Western culture, including the doctrine of natural law, legal positivism and the relationship between legislation and moral values. Bibliography lists 11 sources

Argument Schema

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. The writer provides 6 different argument schemas for issues relating to law, morality and justification of criminal activity. No bibliography.

Judicial Review

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper that begins by defining the term 'judicial review.' The writer then discusses the governments of ancient Greece and Rome and how parts of their systems carried over to later times. The Age of Enlightenment is discussed relative to the political innovations brought about through the writings of Locke, e.g., the social ...

Rome has influence many subsequent societies. This 6 page paper considers how the legal system developed in Rome, with the concept of rights and the doctrine of innocent until proven guilty. The paper starts with the period of the kings and the rule of life and continues through the recording of law in the twelve ...

Common Law

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper examines the common law system in the U.S. and its history. British history is touched on as well as the Founder's design of the system of checks and balances. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page discussion of the similarities between John Locke's philosophy of government and that of Immanuel Kant. Notes that each had very definitive ideas of individual rights and the relation of those rights to law and government. Contends that in practically every respect John Locke's idea of government can be demonstrated to ...

Freedom Of Contract

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper. Freedom of contract is a principle with a long history, dating back to the 19th century. This paper provides a brief historical overview of how this principle came into existence and discusses the meaning of this principle. The writer also discusses the negative effects of this principle. There is a focus ...

A 7 page contention that justice is more than just law, justice is the product of morals and ethics. Utilizes the Platonic model from Plato's Republic, John Stewart Mill's theory of utilitarianism, and Immanuel Kant's categorical imperative of reason to illustrate this contention. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Police Profiling:

  • 30 page paper

This 30 page paper examines the different methods of police profiling. Furthermore, a history of the practice is provided as well as trends in this area. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 6 page paper examines the development and role of equity law, looking at why and how it developed to supplement common law and dispense justice. The paper traces the role of the Lord Chancellor and considers how equity law still has a role to play today. The paper is written with reference to English ...

Neo-Assyrian Law

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper examines law in this culture and its credibility. Documentation of law is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

10 pages in length. American attitudes toward law were crucially shaped by the American Revolution, Constitutionalism and the transplantation of the English Common Law System to its shores. Jewish law also responded over a much longer time span and in many more places to historical influences. In the process, both systems had ...

Making Laws

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. From the very first law enacted in the United States - Rhode Island's illegalization of slavery in 1652 - to the twenty-first century's quest to eradicate political terrorism, lawmaking has undergone tremendous change that has afforded significantly greater accountability and equity where all groups and individuals are concerned. The ...

What is Law?

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper looks at the meaning of the law. Aristotle is the focus of this paper that also takes other theorists into account. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

4 pages in length. In the late 1800s, Zebulon Reed Brockway - author of "The Ideal of a True Prison System for a State" - asserted that "the causes of crime are primarily in the person, secondarily in the circumstances that surround him;" since that time, myriad crime theories have evolved to correlate these ...

This 4 page paper gives three examples of English laws that have influenced the US justice system. The laws considered are the right to trial by jury, the principle of double jeopardy and the right to silence. The paper also considers the status of these historical laws in the UK today. The bibliography cites 8 ...

5 pages in length. Does the law exist to encourage man's independence or is it merely there to thwart it? Indeed, the student can rightly argue that social responsibility has escaped the original intent of the legal system with regard to the powerless. Once upon a time, the law served the very ...

This 3 page paper considers how mankind has given up some personal rights in exchange for the benefits of being governed. Law, however, continues to protect many of our rights. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 7 page paper looks at crime and punishment in England between 1550 and 1750. From the beginning of this period it was recognised that poverty and crime were related, hence much of the motivation for the introduction of the Poor Laws. The way in which control was exercised was though the association of crime ...

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