Social Issues Essays

Death Penalty To Live or Let Die
Death Penalty - To Live or Let Die To Live or Let Die There have been many controversies in the history of the United States, but capital punishment has been one of the most contested issues in decades. Capital punishment is by definition the execution of a person convicted of committing a crime so heinous that no other punishment fits the crime. The opponents prefer life without parole as an alternative to the death penalty. However, the death penalty holds advantages for...

Death Penalty negitive view point
Death Penalty - negitive view point Today, in modern law, the death penalty is corporal punishment. It is irreversible. It ends the lives of those punished, instead of temporarily imprisoning them. Although capital punishment is not intended to inflict physical pain, execution is the only corporal punishment still applied to adults. The usual alternative to the death penalty is life-long imprisonment. The media commonly report that the American public overwhelmingly supports the...

Delinquints
Delinquints Remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a kid and getting the label “delinquent” slapped on you ? Did you ever wonder what it meant ? That is what my topic for today is . . . juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juvenile delinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causes juvenile delinquency, and what is being done in various communities to deal with this growing problem. The legal...

Democracy
Democracy George Bernard Shaw once said: “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few…”, and while I don’t have nearly such a bleak outlook on our method of government, Mr. Shaw does hold an iota of truth in his quotation. In a perfect world, where everyone is informed, intelligent, and aware of their system of administration, democracy would work perfectly. In a world where there are differen...

Democratic Gun Control
Democratic Gun Control Since disarming the citizens of this country is the objective of the federal government, and since the federal government proclaims this to be a democratic country based upon equality, then any gun control measures adopted by the government should be democratically applied. If law abiding citizens are to have their guns taken from them then let the law abiding police agencies of the state be disarmed also. (Those in law enforcement who are crooked can k...

Desensitized America
Desensitized America In Candide by Voltaire, there is an instance in the life of the old woman that outrages her. When she meets up with the Mores and they act abusive and intrusive toward her, she is initially outraged. When she stops to think about it, she exclaims that if she had been a person more knowledgeable about their customs, she would be less upset. This suggests that people everyday overlook acts that would be considered by an outsider to be appalling. In our soci...

Disposable Animal Surgeries at OSU are Unnecessary
Disposable Animal Surgeries at OSU are Unnecessary “Disposable” Animal Surgeries at OSU are Unnecessary In recent months much attention has been drawn to a veterinary class offered by Oregon State University. Until last February, little thought had been given to the College of Veterinary Medicine, or CVM, since it was founded in 1979. VM 757, a small animal surgery class, teaches students to perform different types of surgeries on cats and dogs, experience that is h...

Does God Exist
Does God Exist What is God? Who is God? Why do some people conclude that a God exists? Saint Thomas Aquinas goes from the fact that there must be a first efficient cause to the conclusion that God is that cause. Why must Aquinas make the extraordinary jump from there being a cause, to assuming that this cause must be God? Would it not be just as plausible to make matter the first cause? Matter is the substance that any physical object is composed of. Matter is closed...

Drinking and Driving Offences
Drinking and Driving Offences “DRINKING AND DRIVING OFFENCES” My essay is on “Drinking and Driving Offences”. In my essay I will tell you the various kinds of drinking and driving offences, the penalties, and the defences you can make if you are caught drinking and driving. Let me tell you about the different offences. There are six offences in drinking and driving. They are “driving while impaired”, “Having care and control of a vehi...

Drug Education
Drug Education Throughout history, America has been fighting against drug and alcohol abuse in teens and adults. Many ways companies and anti drug groups try to prevent drug and alcohol abuse is through education in school systems and out of school systems. They teach young students about drugs and alcohol before they risk being around them, and they teach older students about drugs while they are around in their daily lives. Are these education programs really necessary? That...

Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization Every year 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine. I hope to show you through this paper that legalizing drugs would only bring more problems to our already corrupt world. I have several arguments against the legalization of drugs such as: the many medical myths of marijuana; crime, violence, and drug use go hand in hand; an individual’s choice to use drugs; and the increase in government due to the legalization of drugs. There are over 10,000 studie...

Drug addiction and abuse
Drug addiction and abuse The illegal or harmful use of drugs is a major threat to the world and to future generations. Drugs are substances that are becoming more common in our communities as each day goes by. The demand for drugs is also increasing daily. People need to act and play a part in the combating of drugs starting in their own homes. Every individual needs to be aware of the consequences of drug abuse and to help spread the word starting at young ages. All parts ...

Drugs Debate
Drugs Debate “Junk yields a basic formula of “evil” virus: *The Algebra of Need*. The face of “evil” is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: “*Wouldn’t you*?” Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, inform on your friends, steal, do *anything* to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of...

Child Abuse
Child Abuse STUDY OF FAMILY INTERACTION LEAD TO NEW UNDERSTANDING OF ABUSIVE PARENTS Researchers at the University of Toronto have taken important steps toward producing a profile of an abusive parent. Prof. Gary Walters and doctoral student Lynn Oldershaw of the Department of Psychology have developed a system to characterize parents who physically abuse their children. This could ultimately allow social service pr...

Child Discipline
Child Discipline The discipline of a child must always come from the parents, as society says. Power corrupts, however, and absolute power over another person can corrupt absolutely. Taking advantage of the thinness of the line between discipline and abuse, a parent often doesn’t have to answer to anyone if and when they cross that line. In Mary Fisher’s essay “The Broken Chain,” Fisher’s father must deal regularly with punishing and disciplining his daughter. When...

Children and Television Violence
Children and Television Violence Violence on television affects children negatively, according to psychological research. The three major effects of seeing violence on television are: · Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others. · Children may be more fearful of the world around them. · Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive ways toward others. Studies by George Gerbner, Ph.D., at the University of Pennsylvania, have shown that chi...

China and WTO
China and WTO In what might become a key issue in the November election is China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO). In case you haven’t noticed the WTO has been a key issue over the past couple of months. Groups have been blaming the WTO for all the world’s problems. “The WTO is anti-(insert any item here),” is something that I can always chuckle at. However, I will concede this to anti-WTO groups, China’s entry is something that needs to be...

Color
Color What is Color? You are wondering what it is to be a color? Are you a color if you paint yourself white? Is color just an exterior or is it an interior as well? Is the color you are on the outside, the color you are on the inside? Think about it this way, many people in our culture pretend to be something that they are not, just another white man, or just another black man. The fact of life is that you are what you are, and that you cannot, excluding major reconstructive...

Communications in Observation
Communications in Observation Women are more noticeably shy then men. Non-verbally, their “body language” seems to communicate feelings of great uncertainty and self-consciousness. For example, I observed a woman in a bus en route to the Cherry Hill Mall. Her and a young man sitting directly across from her were engaged in what was apparently a mutual flirt. But the man seemed much more confident and cocky than did the female. For one thing, he was calm and relaxed. ...

Communism The Ideology
Communism - The Ideology Communism has long been heralded in capitalist countries as the root of all evil. However, as with all phobias, this intrinsic fear of communism comes from a lack of knowledge rather than sound reasoning. It is that same fear that gave the world the Cold War and McCarthy’s Red Scare. The purpose of this paper is neither to support communism over capitalism nor the reverse of that. Rather, it is to inform the reader of communism’s migration th...

Concepts of Divorce
Concepts of Divorce Is marriage no more than the result of voluntary agreements between two private individuals? Is the lack of detail concerning marriage arrangements causing all the divorce debates? Does divorce cause problems or solve them? Why is marriage such a religious experience and divorce such a legal experience? Why do marriages take place under the eyes of God while divorces take place under the eyes of the law? I believe that it was because of my parents’...

Consequences And Cause Of Refugees
Consequences And Cause Of Refugees Refugees are persons who have fled their country or been expelled from it and cannot or will not return, because of natural catastrophe, war or military occupation, or fear of religious, racial, or political persecution. Although refugees have existed throughout human history, the problem has assumed more importance in the 20th century. It is estimated that more than one hundred million persons have left their home country, since the outbreak ...

Constitutional Law Marbury v Madison
Constitutional Law Marbury v Madison Marbury v. Madison, one of the first Supreme Court cases asserting the power of judicial review, is an effective argument for this power; however, it lacks direct textual basis for the decision. Marshall managed to get away with this deficiency because of the silence on many issues and the vague wording of the Constitution. During the early testing period when few precedents existed, there was much debate about fundamental issues concerning w...

Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage
Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage Title : Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the Unit Description : Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the United States The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is Body of Essay : Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the United States The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in co...

Controlling the Divorce Epidemic
Controlling the Divorce Epidemic From an early age, most American girls aspire to get married and begin a family. Although that dream is easy to achieve, more than likely it will be shattered. Marriage is the legal and binding union between a man and woman. Yet when couples marry, they vow to stay by their partner’s side ‘till death do us part.’ Currently that vow seems to have little or no value in today’s society. “The current statistics for survival of marriage are...