Essays and Research Papers on Historic Trials

Select a sample research paper or essay from the list below to view details.

The paper details for each term paper, essay, book report, dissertations and thesis on Historic Trials that are listed below include a description of the paper. the number of pages, and a sample of text.


Use the ESSAY SEARCH TOOL at the top of the page to narrow your search. Can't find what you are looking for, check out our Custom Essay Writing and Research Paper service. Buy your sample paper from the professionals at the Paper Store.

A 10 page research paper, which also includes a short abstract, that details the life and criminal career of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, a criminal genius who succeeded in reshaping the Mafia in the US from a "clan-based, haphazard crime organization" into a something more closely resembling a streamlined "corporation" (Rigby, 1999, p. 108). This ...

A 5 page paper which discusses three important court cases which deal with religion in public schools. The cases discussed are Everson v. Board of Education (1947), Engel v. Vitale (1962), and Pickering v. Board of Education (1968). Bibliography lists 5 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

This 4-page paper discusses how Brown v Board of Education ended up impacting U.S. law, particularly as it pertained to "seperate but equal" which was a hallmark of Plessy v Ferguson, the act it overturned. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Gideon V. Wainwright

  • 15 page paper

15 pages in length. The magnitude of Gideon v. Wainwright's precedent-setting decision was immense in nature; not only did this ruling establish an entirely new facet of personal rights within the scope of legal proceedings, but it also illustrated just how inequitable the entire system has historically been operated. Those who could heretofore ...

(6 pp). Everything changes. The legal system in the United States is not immune to change, particularly in the area of race relations, citizenship and its attending rights. Four historic legal cases reflect the attitudes of the courts: Dred Scott v Sandford (1857), Plessy v Ferguson (1895), Brown v Board of ...

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the context in which it was developed. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Document Number PL 88-352, 88th Congress, H.R. 7152) was a continuation of a process initiated under the Kennedy presidency to put into place measures for the ...

This 16 page paper considers hat does criminal law history before 1850 tells us about the processes of change in the law and legal institutions. The paper looks at the period 1800 – 1850 and examines four areas of law and the justice system; capital and corporal punishment including the “Bloody Code”; imprisonment and transportation ...

Plessy v Ferguson

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which discusses the case of Please v Ferguson, based on the book "Please v Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents," edited by Brook Thomas. This book helps to further enlighten the reader about the case, as well as about history in general during the time of the court case. No additional sources cited.

The Insanity Defense

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper delves into the history of the insanity defense and also evaluates when it is used. Several well-known cases are referenced. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 8 page paper considers the coverage of the trial of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and the subsequent news stories that have outlined his life. This paper suggests that different perspectives can be viewed in the reports in the mainstream press and in African-American press outlets. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 3 page report discusses the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court of Brown Versus Board of Education which determined that it was wrong to segregate African American students from white students and schools. Facts of the case are presented along with the long-term positive impacts the court decision has had on American society. Bibliography lists ...

This is a 10 page paper discussing the changes in the American legal system as a result of the Scottsboro Boys trials. The Scottsboro Boys Trials from 1931-1938 revealed the injustice within American legal system in the false accusation of nine African American youths: namely, Haywood Patterson, Olin Montgomery, Andy Wright, Willie Roberson, Roy Wright, ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the case. Facts are discussed and the significance of the decision is also explored. Implications are clearly outlined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the issues surrounding the recent lawsuit filed against the Microsoft Corporation by the U.S. Department of Justice. What issues were at hand? Why did the government believe it had a legitimate case? The question uppermost in the concerns regarding the case focused more on the fact that Microsoft violated the terms of a ...

3 pages in length. Rabinowitz's argument in No Crueler Tyrannies : Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times speaks to the unjust element in the justice system, where innocent people can be arrested, put on trial and convicted of crimes not only did they not commit but based upon wholly inadequate and ...

This 3 page paper discusses the Dred Scott decision, one of the worst miscarriages of justice in history. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses the antitrust case Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 3 page paper discusses a reading of the rule of law as applied to military tribunals, specifically the war crimes trials in Nuremberg, Germany, after WWII. The defense argued, among other things, that the tribunal itself was illegal because it charged the defendants under a law that did not exist at the time they ...

A 6 page paper that examines three different areas of law. The paper examines two 1957 court cases that defined obscenity, the definition of false pretenses and larceny of trick, and then civil and criminal trespassing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4 page paper examines the historic case and looks at it in light of Weber's ideas about the function of law. The case is described as is Weber's theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 12 page paper. There are many ways a job advertisement can covertly convey a preference for a certain type of applicant. This essay provides a brief overview of the laws concerning discrimination and discusses the types of discrimination that may be found in job advertisements. The writer provides a few examples of this type ...

Riggs et al v Palmer

  • 3 page paper

This three page paper summarises the case of Riggs v Palmer as an example of a case that embodies the conflict between positivist law and natural law. This is a case where a grandson is a beneficiary of his grandfather's will, and murdered him in order to gain inheritance. The question is whether or ...

This 3 page report discusses the historic Supreme Court case of the early 19th century (1803) which has, for the past two centuries, served as a definitive component of American law. Marbury versus Madison was the case that decided that it was possible, appropriate, even necessary for the Supreme Court to have the ability to declare a particular ...

Lau v Nichols

  • 9 page paper

This 9 page paper begins with an chronological outline of the laws addressing English language learners, both before and after the Lau case. The writer then provides a comprehensive overview of the Lau v Nichols case beginning with initial complaint filed on behalf of 12 Chinese-American students in San Francisco, a case that asked only ...

Showing 1 - 25 of 81 results

Looking for the perfect essay? Order Your Custom Paper Now »

Search and Find Your Term Paper On-Line

Can't locate a sample research paper?
Try searching again: