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15 Jan 2023

John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Murder and Conspiracies

Course material - 2 pages - Political science

On the 22nd of November 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed in Dallas city center while riding in a presidential car to promote his reelection. Shot with several bullets, the youngest president of the United States died a few minutes later. It was an incredible shock for America and the...

29 Sep 2010

The Law Reform Committee Essay: Murder (Rethinking the Mandatory Life Sentence)

Essay - 5 pages - European law

Sir Edward Coke stated in the Third Part of his Institutes that "of all felonies, murder is the most heinous". As such, murder has always received the most severe punishment the law could give; a law of King Canute stated that Aberemord 'caedes manifestae' was punishable by...

26 Apr 2009

The murderers among us: Post-War German rubble films. The complexities of thematic and visual meaning

Thesis - 9 pages - Film studies

This paper will discuss the first post-world war II film to be made in Germany. The film, entitled The Murderers Among Us (Die Morder sind unter uns, 1946) was directed by Wolfgang Staudte. It is the first in a series of films, which are collectively entitled (Trummerfilme) which means postwar...

13 Nov 2009

Murder: Rethinking the mandatory life sentence

Thesis - 6 pages - European law

Sir Edward Coke stated in the Third Part of his Institutes that “... of all felonies, murder is the most heinous” . As such, murder has always received the most severe punishment the law could give; a law of King Canute stated that Aberemord—caedes...

01 Oct 2009

Murdering the past: Influence and immortality in the writings of Edgar Allan Poe

Thesis - 7 pages - Literature

On first reading, the majority of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories are concerned with death in a variety of different forms. Whether Poe is describing murder, the fear of being killed, characters previously deceased who return to life, or those who still live being buried prematurely, the...

23 Apr 2008

Ivan the Fourth: Leader, Conqueror, Murderer, Psychopath

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In medieval Russia, specifically Moscow in the early sixteenth century, times were beginning to change. This period of Russian history saw the end of Appanage Rus and the beginning of the Muscovite state. This alteration in political organization was centred upon the rule of one of history's...

03 Jan 2008

Behind the Murders

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Patricia Highsmith's short stories exemplify her interpretation of the human condition. However, her stories tend to involve characters with very extreme emotional conditions which ultimately cause them take surprising actions, those being the typical climaxes of Highsmith short stories. In...

16 Aug 2022

Criminal Liability and homicide

Essay - 2 pages - Criminal law

Committing homicide, which according to common law involves the ‘unlawful killing of a human being, caused by another human being', constitutes one of the most serious criminal offenses under the Offenses Against the Person Act 1861 (OAPA 186). The English law recognizes two main acts of...

23 Aug 2022

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (1890) - Psychological mechanisms of dissociation and projection

Text commentary - 2 pages - Literature

Throughout the novel The Picture of Dorian Grey, it becomes clear that Dorian Gray's psychological well-being becomes compromised with every negative thing that happens within his life. To make matters worse, the majority of his issues stem from actions that he has consciously taken, making him...

16 Aug 2022

Jane Eyre and the struggle to reconcile societal expectations

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

In the Victorian era, the essential aspect of a woman's life revolved around her family's domestic sphere and the home she came from. Women from the Middle class were raised to be innocent and pure, sexually undemanding and tender and obedient and submissive. They were presented in this manner to...

06 Feb 2014

Good vs. Evil in both Macbeth and Lord of the Flies

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the once fearless and courteous Macbeth encounters three witches that foretell his future as the new King of Scotland. Intrigued by their prophecies and driven by the desire to become King over Scotland, the ambitious Macbeth along with his manipulative wife...

29 Sep 2016

Death penalty: does the U.S. really need capital punishment?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Capital punishment, which is the act of killing a criminal for a terrible crime, is a controversial subject in the United States. Over the course of history, public opinion has wavered on whether or not the death penalty should be administered. Decades ago in the 1970's, for example, public...

29 Oct 2014

Death Penalty Laws

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

Death Penalty Laws was established back in the 18th century B.C in the reign of Hammurabi, King of Babylon, where the law was codified in 25 different nations. It was also in the 14th century BC in the Hittite Code, and in the 17th century BC in the Draconian Codes in Athens. This law accepted...

05 Oct 2009

Psychological profile: Andrei Chikatilo

Case study - 5 pages - Psychology

Every human is capable of committing murder; however, there are only a select few who actually chose to do so. Murders are classified by their nature, whether or not they were premeditated, and the number of victims slain and the time span of the murders. Serial killers are...

13 Jan 2009

What to call the genocides of the Second World War and why?

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

“Historians are not always trustful guides when we have to reconstitute past”. Those words, of Lucy DAWIDOWICZ -an American historian who wrote quite a lot of books about the historiography of genocides- directly aimed at criticizing historians of genocides, who treated the...

26 Jul 2011

Criminal Law

Thesis - 22 pages - Criminal law

What is an actus reus? An actus reus is more than just an act. It includes whatever circumstances and consequences that are required for liability for the offense in question which means that an actus reus is composed by all the elements of an offense other than the mental element. Some crimes,...

16 Dec 2013

Macbeth vs. Lady Macbeth

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the tragic hero or the great and virtuous character, Macbeth is destined for downfall as he brings suffering and defeat upon himself. However, this statement can be widely debatable, as many would assume that Lady Macbeth also plays an immense role in the...

14 Jul 2014

Criminal Law - Homicide

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

When a human being is killed by another human being, the act is known as a homicide. The two main types of homicides are murder and manslaughter with the difference being that manslaughter is a less serious offence than murder (Slapper & Kelly 1999). The English legal system is a...

27 Aug 2014

Bobby v. Dixon: Does the denial of Miranda taint a later, proper confession?

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

Archie Dixon, a murder suspect, claimed that the police violated his rights because they ignored his request for an attorney and by failing to Mirandize him when he was detained for forgery during a murder investigation. In a later relating to the investigation, Dixon was read his...

20 Aug 2008

Criminal Law problem question

Essay - 9 pages - Criminal law

This document provides an analysis in answer to a criminal law problem question relating to the law of murder and manslaughter. The problem is set out as follows: Alan and Betty are contestants in the Big Sister game show. They do not get on and Alan feels that Betty is two faced. Betty...

06 Aug 2010

Filicide in Euripides' Bacchae and Toni Morrison's Beloved

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

The murder of a child, under any circumstance, is an overwhelming and catastrophic incident for any parent. However, when the parent becomes the murderer, it is only normal to question the underlying motives. Simply labeling a parent “crazy” creates no defense against future...

20 Jul 2008

On necessity as a defense to homicide in Regina v. Dudley and Stephens

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

The present paper asks and addresses the questions: what principles, if any, distinguish Regina v. Dudley and Stephens (RDS) from scenarios in which necessity ought to be a defense to homicide? Were Dudley and Stephens guilty of murder? After laying out the relevant facts of RDS I will...

09 Dec 2008

A critical study: Sex workers

Essay - 9 pages - Social sciences

Tania Nicol. Gemma Adams. Anneli Alderton. Annette Nicholis. Paula Clennell. While these names are probably not familiar to you, they are representative of the problems surrounding the commercial sex industry. They were all victims of a spree of brutal murders that took place in December...

23 Mar 2009

Violence against women

Thesis - 5 pages - Criminal law

Despite the fact that women are much more likely to be killed then to kill, women charged with the murder of their violent male partners are further victimized by a legal system that has been constructed, interpreted and implemented to fit men's experience and homicidal responses. Current...

24 Mar 2009

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...

27 Nov 2013

Questioning Perceptions of Criminality: Confronting Discrimination in Peter Temple's Broken Shore

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

In the anthology Constructing Crime Fiction: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and ‘Deviance,' Christiana Gregoriou makes the observation that “the fictionalization of crime has not only become a much-loved pursuit, but also a means of analyzing society, even an excuse to...

29 Jul 2010

Bad human acts: Serial killers

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

In America and many other countries there are thousands of criminals and brutal attackers. Serial killers are one of the many crimes that decrease the population. Some manslaughter includes thieves and murders. Other people have mental illness that triggers criminal acts, and then some...

17 May 2009

How Shakespeare dramatized the changes in Lady Macbeth

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

“Ambition is the step that can turn a noble-hearted man into a sinner” is the message Shakespeare wanted to convey to the audience when he wrote the play Macbeth in 1606. Lady Macbeth's is the wife of an important nobleman: Macbeth, they are both characterized by their great ambition of...

24 Oct 2008

Analysis of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

Thesis - 5 pages - Literature

In the popular short story The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allen Poe reveals the horrid theme that each person has a vicious wicked side or a dark side that can provoke the person into committing unthinkable sins for no apparent reason. Poe was an expert in writing thrillers which the psyche of the...

07 May 2009

Jean- Paul Sartre, "Huis clos", Lecture plurielle

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Basing your essay on specific extracts from the play, would you say that, according to Shakespeare, fate determines man's action, or that man is always free to choose his own course of action? According to masters of literary theory, a tragedy draws the destiny of extraordinary people fallen...