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22 May 2012
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Discuss: Edwin Sutherland's Differential Association Theory

Case study - 5 pages - Social sciences

The aim of this report is to discuss Edwin Sutherland's Differential Association Theory, providing an outline of the main themes of Sutherland's theoretical approach explaining crime causes and offering a review of the main implications of the theory. Numerous experts have looked at...

12 Mar 2012
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The impact and the economic consequences of the one-child family policy on the age structure of China's population

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

The world population is increasing at a rapid rate and aging fast in developed areas, soon the planet won't be able to satisfy needs of all humans living on it, however China did find a way to slow down the speed of population increase: The One Child Policy. It is a policy that some people...

26 Feb 2012
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Essay on human rights

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

"Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end [...], but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature [...], would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?". There, Fyodor...

12 Dec 2011
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Greek crisis concerning social justice

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Greece has been in a serious economic downfall since early 2010. Riots and protests began on May 5, 2010 and continue to today. This protest in early May was one of the largest protests in Greece's history where three people were killed. This led to more anxiety and unease about the economy and...

14 Oct 2011
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Mumbai rescued victims center (MRVC)

Case study - 25 pages - Social sciences

- This Project started with an idea of starting a similar Justice Center model in India. - The Director of the Nampa Family Justice Center encouraged me to pursue with the thought. - The National Family Justice Center Alliance founder expressed the desire to...

13 Oct 2011
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The Baptist Church

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

I have chosen to research the Baptist Christian denomination. I chose this faith because my boyfriend is Baptist and I have always been fascinated by his church and beliefs. The Baptist church was founded in the year 1611 by John Smyth and Thomas Helwys of Amesterdam. It was founded in the...

10 Oct 2011
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The Implications of Expectation

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The essence of comedy is widely debated but, as Umberto Eco emphasizes, with little success: “the uneasiness manifested by those who have theorized on the comic inclines us to think that the Comic must be somehow connected with uneasiness.” It may be more meaningful and productive to...

03 Oct 2011
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Role of human service agencies on combating sex-trafficking

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Human trafficking is not a new problem. The problem of sex-trafficking began as early as 3000 BC-300 AD, starting during ancient times and existed within Roman, Egyptian, Persian and Greek cultures (Shared Hope International, 2009). Human trafficking is also considered to be one of the...

16 Sep 2011
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Being a Man in Ancient Rome

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

“The Etruscans, early Rome's powerful neighbors to the north, were known to have an interest in Greek pederasty and were one of the chief export markets for Athenian vases displaying pederastic themes.” (Hubbard 2003, 308.) It is difficult to tell whether Romans adopted this same...

14 Sep 2011
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Climate Change and Civilizations: Lessons from the Past

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Anthropogenic climate change constitutes an alarming threat to the safety and health of humankind. According to a 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, some of its consequences will include heat waves, loss of biodiversity, food and water insecurity, an increase in water-...

14 Sep 2011
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The speech impediment stuttering

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

In our language and culture class, we had several detailed discussions regarding speech disabilities and how they affect one's performance of language and others' views on that person's comprehension of, or competence in, language. We also learned that speech impediments afflicted a larger number...

26 Aug 2011
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Women in Judaism: An in-depth study of gender and religion

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

The role of women in Judaism is grossly misrepresented and misunderstood even as we shift into the 21st century. Until now, such a topic has never had as much stamina and opinion as it does today. People today have gone as far as stating that roles of women in Judaism are sexist; however, it is...

26 Aug 2011
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Mass media: The effects on youth

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Each time a child turns on the TV, they will see or hear something that will effect their lives them in some way. It would be wise for parents to limit childrens' exposure to influential media such as the news, violent video games, and the like. Over 60% of television shows during prime time...

15 Jul 2011
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The Momentum of media towards enlightenment

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

In his essay entitled ‘Was ist Aufklarung?,' Immanuel Kant explores the concept of enlightenment as it exists as an attainable state for mankind in society. In response to his title, ‘What is Enlightenment?,' Kant defines the framework of comprehension within which his insight expands;...

07 Jul 2011
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Samurai - Class of military nobility in pre-industrial Japan

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Samurai were members of a class of military nobility in pre-industrial Japan. They were bound by a code of honor known as “Bushido.” When roughly translated, “Bushido” means “the way of the warrior.” The Bushido was a moral code that all...

05 Jul 2011
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Contemporary Moral Disputes: Abortion Argument Statement

Case study - 4 pages - Social sciences

This paper takes the stance that Cindy Richardson's fetus should be aborted. The structure of the paper is as follows: First, reasons in favor of aborting Cindy's two month old fetus will be presented. Second, reasons against aborting Cindy's fetus will be discussed, as well as rebuttals to the...

30 Jun 2011
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Exploring the Genesis of the Department of Homeland Security: What Exactly Lies Within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

This report will investigate the root causes for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). To help explain the genesis of its inception, history of the Bush administration's preoccupation with securing the nation from terrorist threats or attacks will be...

30 Jun 2011
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The birth date effect in children entering education systems: Is a child's self esteem compromised by being admitted overly young into the formal education system?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The purpose of this study is to explore the possibility that admitting too young a child into formal education systems (e.g., kindergarten, elementary school) can negatively affect that child's self-esteem in later years. Although educational psychologists agree that a young child's...

29 Jun 2011
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Evaluating Allan Gibbard's views on morality and objectivity in his essay 'Moral Judgment'

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

In this paper, I wish to critically evaluate the views of Allan Gibbard related to morality and objectivity, found in his essay 'Moral Judgment and the Acceptance of Norms', and his book 'Wise Choices, Apt Feelings'. In these readings, Gibbard tackles many issues, but I...

28 Jun 2011
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The Relationship between Westerners and Outsiders

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The relationship between Westerners and those that they labeled “outsiders” in the early modern period was a tawdry one, rooted in the notion that the Westerner was the superior and the “outsider” the sycophant. The term “outsider” meant anyone not white, Christian,...

27 Jun 2011
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Two Critiques on Forster's Belief of Hope in Hinduism

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The authors Allan Findlay and Tracy Pintchman have taken on the task of interpreting E.M. Forster's intentions in his portrayal of spirituality in his novel 'A Passage to India'. The novel contains a significant amount of symbolism, word play, and deliberate characterization conveying...

27 Jun 2011
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School Uniforms: Beneficial or Right Infringing?

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

When most people think of school uniforms, they think of stuck up private or preparatory schools with a strict and limiting dress code. They think of pressed pants, collared shirts, perfect ties, plaid skirts, clean-cut jumpers, and uncomfortable shoes. Many people are also offended by the rights...

27 Jun 2011
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Different views on the 'definition of death'

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

What exactly is death? What is the after life? Is it even possible to define them? Pose these questions to several different people, and several different answers will be the result. Death itself and other related ideas such as the after life are presented in many...

24 Jun 2011
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Teeth and their relation to one's self image

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Social sciences

Self image is important. Without a strong and resilient self image, one often suffers from self sabotaging thoughts and ideas about their life. One's teeth are an important component of self-image. Growing up, we were told by our parents and dentists to brush twice a day, floss regularly...

24 Jun 2011
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The Attraction of Race, Class, and Poverty for Pro-Business' Choice in Undesirable Land Usage

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

The primary focus of the term paper is to explore why communities of color and other related politico-social neighborhoods are seemingly fair game for pro-business usage of these lands as toxic dump sites or for other environmentally harmful industries. While it seems logical that...

23 Jun 2011
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A Sociological perspective of poverty in Urban America

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

During the course of this report, we will investigate leading theoretical reasons behind the poverty of minorities in urban locales. A multi-level or holistic approach as to how neighborhoods of the inner-city became poor may provide much wanted evidence as to the...

09 Jun 2011
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The Role of Black Artists in African American Culture

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the Harlem Renaissance, blacks were creating new ways to identify themselves both individually and as a part of a new, developing culture within America. While some black writers used their work to identify their race as a separate entity, others used their writing to expose the social...

09 Jun 2011
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'Nightingale' & Loss of True Meaning

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Cultural constructions are constantly creating realities as representations go from fiction to fact in the minds of society. In terms of Coleridge's “Nightingale,” the same is true as one interpretation of the bird's song creates a personification that becomes not only true for that...

08 Jun 2011
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Importance of food in the Jewish culture: Research writing

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Food is, and always has been, a recurring theme throughout Jewish life, culture, and tradition. All services, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, funerals, holidays, etc. commence with diverse and suitable meals. This culinary theme, which stays apparent throughout an entire Jewish year,...

23 May 2011
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Impact of fallacies on rational thinking

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

A fallacy is a defect weakening a particular argument or a form of reasoning error (Garssen & Meuffels, 2009). It pertains to arguments specifically or reasoning used in an effort to lay rational basis or ground for an opinion or view. Correct arguments follow the sound reason principles...