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06 May 2013
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Code of Conduct: Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

Case study - 2 pages - Criminal law

As a leader of an organization, there are many responsibilities that and leader must take on especially shaping the culture of ethics within the organization. Also as being a leader, operational management and responsibility play a bigger role in the organization when it come sustainability...

10 Sep 2012
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Police misconduct

Case study - 4 pages - Criminal law

Police misconduct can be described as a violation, by a police officer, of a legal, ethical, or moral code while on duty. Police misconduct can still occur while off-duty so long as the officer uses, in some way, their status as a police officer to break these legal, ethical, or moral codes....

10 Sep 2012
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Racial disparities in policing

Case study - 3 pages - Criminal law

Both institutional and cultural characteristics combine to contribute to racial disparities in policing, but it is my opinion that the institution is the stronger of the two influences. The structure of the institution promotes certain tactics, philosophies, and standard operating procedures that...

28 Jun 2011
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Split Brain: 'Puccetti Defense'

Case study - 4 pages - Criminal law

Sitting uncomfortably in the court room next to your public defender, you look around the audience to see who has come to support you in this unique case. Seth Shabo is quietly sitting in the second row, staring straight into the center of the courtroom, and Tyler Doggett can be seen in...

01 Jun 2009
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Plessy v. Ferguson: Utilizing the technique of shepardizing to see relationships among cases

Case study - 6 pages - Criminal law

In 1890, the Louisiana State legislature passed Act 111, also known as the Separate Car Act. This required white and African American people to be given “separate but equal” accommodations on railway trains. It required that: “All railway companies carrying...

24 Mar 2009
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Brown v Mississippi

Case study - 8 pages - Criminal law

Friday March 30th, 1934. A sixty-year old White planter from the Giles community in Mississippi, Raymond Stewart, was found mutilated at approximately 1 o'clock that day, in his house. The police had discovered his body, and requested a physician come. The wounds, large gashes that looked...

23 Mar 2009
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The defense of provocation: The implications of the House of Lords' decision in Morgan Smith [2000] 3 WLR 654

Case study - 5 pages - Criminal law

The defense of provocation is a partial defense, pertinent only to murder. If successfully pleaded, liability is reduced to manslaughter. For the defense to succeed there are three requirements: (i) There must have been some act(s) or word(s) of provocation (ii) The defendant must have lost his...

29 Jun 2008
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Organized crime: social scourge or auspicious atrocity

Case study - 8 pages - Criminal law

As Gus Tyler once pointed out in his introduction to Organized Crime in America, “…Organized crime is a product and reflection of our national culture” (Maas xviii). However, when the words organized crime is mentioned in almost any situation, thoughts of filthy men in...