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1. Areopagitica: Freedom of speech and Press: Review.

Desc: This eight-page undergraduate paper presents an overview of Milton's "Areopagitica" and its impact on society. John Milton's "Areopagitica" is a sweeping history of censorship from antiquity to modern times, establishing the democratic right of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

2. A Behavioral Study Of Inmates Who Are Currently And Have Participated In A Corrective Thinking Rehabilitation Program.

Desc: This twenty-page graduate level paper talks about the difficulties encountered by criminal offenders with disabilities in a Midwestern state.

3. A Case of Trespassing: Wolfenberger verses Houston Power Lighting and Co.

Desc: This paper will discuss law on the subject of trespassing with an injury liability for the trespasser. By understanding the law, as can be seen by the fault of the person who has trespassed, we can assume this client is at fault. In account taken from an actual case, we can see the person who would be liable for damages if a trespassing person entered a property. By the trial of Wolfenberger verses Houston Power Lighting and Co., we can see how the client who was claiming a loss and damages for HPL by trespass, was not at fault for the actions of the prosecutor. 4 pgs, bibliography lists 2 sources.

4. A Change in the Drinking Laws: An Analysis.

Desc: This nine-page undergraduate research paper examines and analyzes the pros of lowering the legal drinking age in the United States from twenty-one to eighteen. The author provides statistical, practical, cultural, and psychological reasons for changing the present law. 9-pages, bibliography lists 5 sources.

5. A Comparison of the Issue of Freedom of Speech in John Milton's Areopagitica and the ACLU's Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning

Desc: John Milton, in his 17th century essay Areopagitica, is widely regarded as having written one of history's "noblest vindication of intellectual liberty ever penned" (Morison, 93) with respect to the issue of freedom of speech over printed text. Similarly, the 21st century ACLU online article "Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning?" also appears to present an argument in favour of freedom of speech. The primary difference between Milton's argument and that of the ACLU appears to be simply one of different mediums for information access. This paper will argue, however, that Milton's argument differs significantly from that of the ACLU in that Milton never actually advocates freedom of the press. Rather, as will be seen, Milton argues in favour of denying the state the possibility of placing "previous restraint" upon the publication of information. Within this context, Milton supported the possibility of the state banning books or prosecuting writers after publication. The key difference between Milton's view and that of the ACLU is that the latter group advocates a much more sweeping approach to the idea of freedom of speech from all prosecution. However, with respect to the issue of "blocking" access to sites, it is clear that both the ACLU and Milton would be in agreement. As will be argued, the insertion of "blocking" technology clearly places "previous restraint" upon information. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

6. A Critical Evaluation of Euthanasia, Medicine and the Law by Colin P. Harrison.

Desc: This essay will argue that provocation is the underlying theme of this article, and gives the piece both its strengths and weaknesses. 5 pgs. 5 f/c. 1b.

7. A Discussion of the Position of the Catholic Church on Capital Punishment in the Pontificate of John Paul II with Regard to Scripture, History and the Future.

Desc: This paper will discuss the shift in attitudes toward capital punishment by the Catholic Church under John Paul II. It will be argued that John Paul's great contribution in this regard lay in his clarifying and unifying the Church's opposition to capital punishment into a cohesive argument on both ethical and theological grounds. The scriptural and historical foundation for Catholic defense and opposition to capital punishment in the past and present will be outlined, with some discussion of the implications for the future. 6 pgs. 17 f/c. 5b.

8. A Drug Prevention Program for a High School in which Heroin and Cocaine are Popular.

Desc: This paper provides a model for the prevention of illegal drug use within the target community of the (fictional) town of Barrington, Delaware. The purpose of this type of program is to investigate whether drug prevention programs that do not utilize scare tactics can be as effective - or even more effective - than programs that do attempt to dissuade drug use through frightening the user or the community. APA format. 14-pages, bibliography lists 5 sources.

9. A General Analysis of the Meaning of the Word Justice .

Desc: This paper will discuss what the word "justice" means and will seek to gather where the term came from, while showing how it may mean in our society. This paper will try and asses what Justice may mean in a general way because there are many opinions on it, but will, nevertheless explain the general meaning that is attached to it. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

10. A Persuasive Essay on The Death Penalty Debate.

Desc: This persuasive essay makes its case against the death penalty. 4 pgs. 5 f/c. 4b.

11. A Priori Gettier Cases.

Desc: This seven-page senior level paper attempts to prove the fact that it is possible for a person to have a priori Gettier cases. That if a person has true belief in the a priori then he does have knowledge and that direct intuition and inference do not have a bearing on true belief. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

12. A Review of "Crime and the American Dream" and "No Equal Justice"

Desc: This paper compares the books "Crime and the American Dream" and "No Equal Justice" in terms of how the authors perceive criminality. There is a brief review of the topics in both books, as well as the themes of criminal research used by their authors. The last two pages of this paper focus on a personal reflection of the merits of these books.

13. A Sane Murderer: The Case of Luke Woodham.

Desc: This paper addresses the first "school shooter", Luke Woodham, in order to assess the motivations for his actions. In accordance with the jury's rulings, insanity is not considered a viable defense. 5 pgs. bibliography lists 4 sources.

14. A Summary and Evaluation of: Patrick Nowell-Smith, The Right to Die .

Desc: In the article "The Right to Die" Patrick Nowell-Smith addresses the moral issue of euthanasia. The objectives of his argument is to further the cause for the legalisation of euthanasia in the Canadian context. He builds his argument logically in two areas: a discussion of the distinction between "active" (killing) and "passive" (letting die) euthanasia; and an exploration of the moral and practical arguments against and in favour of euthanasia. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

15. A.G.S. (Americans For Gun Safety).

Desc: Americans for Gun Safety promotes responsible gun control and supports the right to possess firearms for personal defense, sports and collections. AGS also supports improving new laws and stringent enforcement of current laws to help keep guns out of reach of young children and criminals. It is an unprejudiced, non-profit, uphold organization that supports the rights of individuals who possess firearms for sport, protection, and collection. Their objective is to help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and kids, and to promote responsible gun ownership.

16. Abortion Issues in American Law: Roe V. Wade.

Desc: An analysis that presents the issue of abortion, and why this a an important topic in today's moral debates in America. By understanding the case Roe v. Wade, we can see how these difficult issues come into the political spotlight.

17. Abortion and the Concept of Personhood.

Desc: The abortion debate in North America is frequently emotional, even violent. Rational consideration of it often focuses on the concept of personhood. If the foetus is a person, abortion is murder. If it is not, abortion is not murder. Jane English argues that personhood cannot be adequately defined at all. This essay analyses the role of personhood in the abortion debate emphasizing Jane English's critique of its validity. 10 pgs. 16 f/c. 7b.

18. Abortion ~ The Murder Of A Child.

Desc: This is a 3 page paper in MLA style that links abortion to the murder of a child. There is no moral and ethical debate, it's simply an argument against abortion as it is murder. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

19. Abortion.

Desc: This is a 4 page paper that argues the position of abortion from a feminist perspective claiming that abortion is the right of women. 4 pgs. No bibliography provided.

20. Abortion.This eight-page undergraduate paper is on "Abortion".

Desc: It defines the issues, definitions so people know what it's all about. What are the parameters of abortion in California? What are the assumptions? It also includes the Pros and Cons of Abortion, with the presentation of argument, reasons, facts and evidence. It concludes stating, which pro or con is better argument? 8 pgs, bibliography lists 3 sources.

21. Abortion: A Pro-Life Essay.

Desc: This three-page undergraduate argumentative essay offers three arguments as to why abortion is morally wrong. The author argues that abortion is wrong because fetuses are alive, are human, and that their human right to life supercedes a woman’s secondary right to control her body.

22. Abortion: An Analysis of Pro-Life Concerns

Desc: This five page undergraduate papers examines pro life issues. The author notes that abortion is generally defined as a medical or clinical procedure which results in the termination of the existence of a human fetus. In the United States, an impassioned debate has been waged for decades between pro-life advocates and pro-choice advocates concerning the morality of abortion. Pro-life groups have argued that since unborn fetuses are both human and alive, no one has the moral right to reject their human identity or deny them life.

23. Abortion: Looking At Both Sides.

Desc: This is a five-page undergraduate paper that examines the pro-life and pro-choice positions for clarity of their arguments. 5 pgs. No bibliography provided.

24. Abortion: Whose Right To Life Is It Anyway

Desc: This is a 5-page paper on the issue of abortion---whose right its is to live. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

25. Ad Parody: An Analysis of Case Law.

Desc: This ten-page undergraduate research paper examines and analyzes court cases involving ad parody and the protection of freedom of the press under the First Amendment. The reasoning behind several Court decisions regarding ad parodies is explored, and the reason why public figures and public officials cannot collect damages from ad parodies unless they are able to prove that there was New York Times actual malice at the time of publication is explained. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

26. Addressing Roe v. Wade: Perceptions, Legislation, and Moral and Ethical Considerations.

Desc: This paper examines the views of both those whom support and those whom oppose Roe v. Wade, with the intention of clarifying the principles found within both sides of the abortion debate.

27. Administrative Law and Policy Implementation: A Series of Papers

Desc: This paper shows two small case descriptions of three pages each, and one large paper. The two small papers discuss cases relating to the Endangered Species Act, while the large paper addresses the "Healthy Forest Initiative". All papers work to discuss the use of law as a means of undermining established environmental policy for purposes of profit.

28. Advocacy and Empowerment.

Desc: This six-page undergraduate paper identifies the dilemma in Rafael's "Advocacy or Empowerment" along with discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the types of advocacy. Finally it will define advocacy and empowerment, contrast the two and summarize the article. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

29. Affirmative Action in Hamilton County: Case Study Analysis

Desc: This paper shall discuss a case study regarding the use of affirmative action in Hamilton County. Specifically, the paper will examine several major aspects of the case: the facts of the case, the issues at hand, the individuals involved, an analysis of the data, proposed courses of action, and a final recommendation for the future. This case study will primarily deal with the people working for French and Luther in the north, south, and east as well as who should be working for those individuals.

30. Affirmative Action.

Desc: This essay will discuss the many legitimate reasons for affirmative action in our society. Most importantly, racial preferences are necessary to counter-balance the discrimination that exists against non-white minorities. 6-pages, bibliography lists 2 sources.

31. Affirmative Action: An Ethical Evaluation and Solution.

Desc: This paper will discuss Affirmative Action in the work place. The problems and solutions to Affirmative Action will be brought up and analyzed. In the thesis, the basic problems in the work place, the controversies that are attached to them, and the best solution of what to do about it will be addressed. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

32. Affirmative Action: Contemporary Issues.

Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper discusses current topics on Affirmative Action, and relates these efforts to contemporary politics and legislation. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

33. Affirmative Action: Pros and Cons.

Desc: The following brief discussion will consider the two sides of this issue. Initially, my support for affirmative action will be outlined. Subsequently, the body of the paper will consider responses to my position. A conclusion will reiterate support for affirmative action in light of the arguments against it. 3 pgs. 3 f/c. 3b.

34. Affirmative Action: Where Do We Go From Here.

Desc: This paper discusses the issue of affirmative action. The paper argues that affirmation action is a positive policy that counter-balances institutional racism within the society. Certain oppressed groups need a policy of empowerment to receive true equal opportunity. 9 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

35. Altering Concepts Of Copyright In An Age Of Information And Digital Goods.

Desc: A 4 page paper regarding Copyright in the light of information/digital goods and traditional models of markets and government regulation. Debate is still open on the future of copyright with polarized arguments having taken form. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

36. Alternative Strategies to be Used in the War on Drugs: A Focus on Decriminalization and Legalization.

Desc: Alternatives to the War on Drugs have thus been gaining popularity among individuals and organizations that seek to curb drug use in addition to reducing a government policy that has proven ineffective. This paper investigates these alternative strategies to the War on Drugs, including legalization and decriminalization. This is accomplished through the use of journal sources on these topics. 12 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

37. American Drug Courts

Desc: Theoretically, the goal of drug court programs is to develop a therapeutic environment, which will rehabilitate drug offenders. In these programs, administered by the drug courts, there is personal involvement by the drug court judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, as well as treatment providers to rehabilitate drug offenders. However, while the intentions are good, there is a lack of efficiency and effectiveness in the American drug courts due to a lack of centralization and communication. This paper discusses the drug court system and analyzes this issue.

38. Americans With Disabilities Act: Legal and Ethical Considerations.

Desc: This six-page undergraduate paper discusses various legal and ethical considerations involved in the Americans With Disabilities Act, and takes the position that the Supreme Court ruling in Sutton vs. United Airlines best reflects the intent of Congress when drafting the ADA. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

39. Amnesty International As A Human Rights Organization.

Desc: This is a 50-page paper that comprehensively presents the role and effectiveness of human rights organizations with a case focus on Amnesty International. 50 pgs. Bibliography lists 27 sources.

40. An Analysis of the Recent Term Limitations Law Placed on New York City Officials.

Desc: This paper will discuss how New York City voted for limitations on how long a public official may spend in his or her office. By understanding this recent event in New York City history, we can see how this has an affect on the present Mayor Rudy Guliani and how this will create change all along the board for New York politicians. This year a new law goes into effect that limits the terms of New York City elected officials, forcing the mass retirement of most incumbents in the city - including the mayor, the comptroller, the public advocate, four of the five borough presidents, and 36 of the 51 members of the City Council. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

41. An Analysis on the Sit Lie Law and Discrimination.

Desc: This study will focus on the new Sit-Lie Law in Palo Alto. By recognizing the two-sided coin of discrimination for a law that was meant to keep the streets open, we have dual discrimination against possible people who might simply be waiting for a ride, or homeless. By understanding some of the details of this new law, we can see the problems that may arise from it. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

42. An Anaysis of the Debate about Euthanasia.

Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper examines whether doctor assisted suicide should be legal. The author constructs a clear statement of his position, develops arguments for and against euthanasia, and concludes that the right of a person to die should take precedence over other conflicting rights.

43. An Argument Against Legalization of Marijuana.

Desc: This paper will discuss the nature of the legalization of Marijuana in America and argue against it. The topics that will be covered will be medical, criminal, government charging, and the over crowding of jails. By analyzing the negative ramifications of marijuana, we can see the negative affects that will have on the people of America in the future if it is legalized. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

44. An Argument for Patient Assisted Suicide (PAS) for the terminally Ill in the United States

Desc: This paper will seek to understand how patient assisted suicide should be made as a Federal law supported by all of the court districts in the country. In this way, we will take a law, ethical, and moral approach to providing this legal theory in generating a wider acceptance of PAS in the United States and within a majority of American communities abroad.

45. An Argumentative Analysis About Euthanasia.

Desc: This is a 4-page paper in APA style that answers the argumentative question of: Do we have the right to choose when to die?

46. An Argumentative Essay for a Woman's Right to an Abortion.

Desc: This paper will argue against the pro-life view against abortion in the current state of the debate on abortion. By understanding this many-sided fight for the right of women to be able to make a choice for themselves in this issue, we can why their rights need to be protected. By looking at some of the analysis that has been written on the subject, the right for women to have control issues over issues about their won bodies should be fought for. This paper will study these sides, but will focus on the right for women to have an abortion, if needs be. 5 pgs, bibliography lists 5 sources.

47. An Article On Nicotine Law And Politics: A Summary And Analysis.

Desc: This paper will seek to understand an article on Cigarettes and politics behind these health problems. By also presenting the aims of politics, we can see why this is a serious issue in American debates on nicotine.

48. An Economic Analysis of Capital Punishment: Is there a relationship between GDP and capital punishment rates

Desc: Paper Contains 2 regression outputs. 7 pgs. 3 f/c. 3b.

49. Analysis And Argument Against Euthanasia.

Desc: This paper is written about Euthanasia. "Euthanasia and doctor's assisted suicide are murder and should be prohibited by law". The first key problem concerns euthanasia, which actually means mercy killing and a good death. Prohibiting euthanasia simultaneously is forbidding compassion and mercy.

50. Analysis of Harper's Argument.

Desc: In this paper I want to argue that the argument Tom Harper creates for claiming that sometimes it is wrong to save the lives of dying and critically ill patients is contradictory. While I actually agree with Harper's position, everything he does in structuring the argument has to be turned upside down in order to have a sound argument.

51. Analysis of the Politics of Representation of Crime and Criminalization in "Inside the Sex Trade".

Desc: This paper is an analysis of the McClelland's article. McClelland's (2001) article presents a microcosm of underground capitalism in which women are highly visible, while being at the very bottom of the economic hierarchy. The same processes as are observed in legitimate capitalism are at work, even though they are inverted.

52. Andrew Luster

Desc: This paper shall present information regarding the case, trial, and sentencing of Andrew Luster in connection with a battery of counts in a variety of charge categories. It will focus on if Luster understood his Miranda rights, if he was competent to stand trial, if he understood his sentencing, the length and type of sentencing he received, the presence of any mitigating factors, an observation of prison vs. treatment in this case, and any relation to the U.S. vs. Hendricks case.

53. Are Women a Suspect Class

Desc: The Supreme Court applies three standards of scrutiny (or levels of review) to cases involving equal protection issues. These standards are called rational, intermediate, and strict scrutiny. Over the course of judicial history, many judges have believed that women were not discriminated against and thus should not be designated as a suspect class and afforded strict scrutiny when contemplating issues of equal protection. In fact, the Supreme Court has never declared women to be a suspect classification, but rather an intermediate standard of scrutiny for sex discrimination was eventually adopted. This paper explores the questions of: What is a suspect class? What are some of the characteristics that distinguish what the courts call a "suspect class?" Are women are a suspect class? Why or why not?

54. Are the Mentally Ill Able to Face the Death Penalty: Examining the Issue of Responsibility and Culpability.

Desc: This paper addresses the issue of culpability in the question of whether it is appropriate to apply the death penalty to an individual that is mentally ill or mentally retarded. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

55. Argument For The Death Penalty.

Desc: This paper argues for the death penalty. The imposition, abolition or return of the death penalty has been an unsettling issue among the world's peace-loving nations over the years in the universal desire to control criminality and promote maximum peace and security in human society. Although strictly imposed in ancient times, capital punishment has been, in recent years, openly and indignantly questioned and condemned by certain organizations and abolished in some countries for certain reasons. These reasons we will consider and attempt to reconcile, as far as possible, with those that favor it.

56. Argumentative Paper on the Death Penalty

Desc: This is a hot topic concerning the death penalty. Various pros and cons will be given throughout the paper. Should the death penalty be allowed? Under what conditions should the death penalty be allowed? Why?

57. Arguments Against the Death Penalty: An Analysis.

Desc: This five-page undergraduate paper argues against the death penalty, examines how it fails to deter crime, and condemns it on moral grounds. The author argues that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment, violates the United States Constitution, and is a relic of the earliest days of penology, when other barbaric practices such as slavery, branding, and other corporal punishments were commonplace punishments for crimes. Just as those other uncivilized practices have been outlawed, the author argues that the death penalty should be outlawed as well. It simply has no place in a civilized society.

58. Arkansas Laws and Criminals.

Desc: What are the laws in Arkansas regarding criminal activity? What sentences do criminals convicted of crimes receive? And finally, how does one become a law enforcement officer in that state? Those are the issues I will be addressing in this paper. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

59. Assisted Suicide: Euthanasia.

Desc: An irony of our age is that the more medical science attempts to prolong our lives-- whatever the quality--the more we are trying to find ways of ending it, peacefully, legally and painlessly. Assisted suicides are becoming more and more common, although no less infamous. The idea of taking our lives into our own hands is one fraught with issues both moral and practical. Does the afflicted individual have the right to an assisted suicide? What is a permissible level of suffering? What are the family issues involved? Death, like life, is not a simple matter. 7 pgs. 12 f/c. 8b.

60. ab Can the Harm Principle Justify Banning Certain Types of Expression Discuss with reference to hate-speech or pornography.

Desc: 5 pgs. 9 f/c. 4b.