The impact of religion on human behavior
By: Fiona Mather
Religion has a massive impact on human behaviour. It determines day to day living and affects how people treat individuals and groups of people.Religion determines how a person will be judged in the 'afterlife', or gaining a place in heaven. This results in peoples...
Criminological schools of thought: An overview of the Positivist school
By: Suzette Baker
Born in 19th century Europe, the Positivist School of Criminology gained popularity during the Enlightenment or Age of Reason. This school of thought represented a shift from abstract thinking to rationalism. Classical criminology viewed people as rational beings with free will, implying that they chose...
By: Christine Zibas
Dating to the 19th century, the Positivist School of criminology was born of the scientific age, and replaced the Classical School of thought. The Classical School relied on social philosophy and meted out punishment based on the crime committed as a deterrent to criminal behavior...
Factors that influence people to drink alcohol
By: Sun Meilan
Alcohol is a major problem in today's society. Many people can drink it occasionally without any harm, but there are others who abuse alcohol on a regular basis and, as a result, are harming their health and potentially that of those around them. There are...
By: G E Barr
A VALVE CALLED RELEASEThe term "Going Postal", is not funny to me. Just as the names Bin Laden and McVeigh, do not in any way elicit a need to laugh in my being. Frankly, there's nothing funny about any of it.As of late, American...
How laws are made
Law
By: Joseph Malek
Laws are defined as being rules of conduct for the way that physical objects behave in the environment. For example, there are those laws of motion and of gravity and a whole lot of other laws of behavior that legally apply to all of us...
The relevance of feminism
By: Justin Roberts
Author's Note: Before I begin this essay I would like to notify the reader that I will at times be speaking in terms of stereotypical generalizations. While it is my firm belief that stereotypes are an evil in our society, they are at times statistically...
By: G E Barr
LIKE THE RIVERS SPILL INTO THE SEAThe nature of humans is criminal if looked at from a purely legal stance, where even parking in a disabled-only space, is considered a lack of integrity and dishonest. There is a particularly dry place where the legalists dwell...
The relationship between economics and crime
By: Rella Ingram
It's a sad fact, but still a fact that when economic situations take a downward spiral, the crime rate shoots for the stars! The relationship between the two seems to be on a teeter totter. When one goes down, the other automatically goes up.People...
Lawbreakers vs victims: An assessment
By: Janet Grischy
Much is made of the innocent passerby who is killed by a gangster or a mental patient. These are horrific crimes, and they do happen, but they are actually extremely rare. However much ordinary people may fear crime, it is highly unlikely that they will...

 

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