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"Victimless" Crimes Is there any such thing? Should there be any limitations to when the state can intervene in such "victimless" behavior? Support your position

What are we talking about here? Discuss and provide examples of both specific and general deterrence. Does deterrence work? Why or why not? Cite any evidence, empirical or otherwise, to support your position.

What are the areas of litigation that can potentially spring from the academic world? Discuss.

There are 4 types of litigants. Describe the relationship between the involved parties and the type of lawsuit typically found in each type.

Non-Legal Disputes We are so "litigious" these days that we forget that there are many mechanisms to resolve disputes short of the courthouse. Describe at least three. How do these non-legal mechanisms serve society?

Does Law create social Change or is it the other way around? Cite at least 3 examples to support your answer.

Define "legitimate." How does this authority affect society? Are there limitations to the exercise of even legitimate authority? Evaluate Weber's contribution in this sphere.

Identify, describe and discuss factors that influence resistance to change. Illustrate your answer by giving examples

Describe the Legal Education System in America. Be thorough and specific. How has it changed in the last 30 years or so?

Have there always been lawyers? Where did the profession arise? Is this primarily an Anglo-American thing?

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"Victimless" Crimes Is there any such thing? Should there be any limitations to when the state can intervene in such "victimless" behavior? Support your position

I believe in victimless crimes such as prostitution and drug abuse because I believe in sovereign rights afforded to each citizen. The government doesn't ascribe to my beliefs and therefore, victimless crimes do not exist. Prostitution is cited as causing other crimes such as violent assaults, robberies committed against or by prostitutes, and blights on communities. Drug abuse is cited as causing additional crimes such as murders, robberies, thefts, burglaries, and sexual assaults, which is also included in the prostitution assessment. Therefore, state's feel compelled to intervene in behavior they deem is detrimental to the social fabric of society, regardless if they infringe upon the individual's right to "victimize" themselves, which is the case with a drug such as marijuana wherein no victimization is occurring as it is less harmful than alcohol or tobacco. The state currently has the right to arrest and incarcerate individuals for this victimless crime in every state except for Washington and Colorado.

What are we talking about here? Discuss and provide examples of both specific and general deterrence. Does deterrence work? Why or why not? Cite any evidence, empirical or otherwise, to support your position.

Specific deterrence entails the use of specific sentencing to deter future behavior by a specific criminal. Therefore, if Tommy robbed a bank, the court would issue a specific sentence of 3 years to prevent Tommy from having the capability to rob a bank for the next 3 years as well as to attempt to prevent him from robbing again as he will understand that his actions would result in incarceration. General deterrence would entail the use of the Death Penalty in an attempt to deter future murderers from committing their crime as they will understand in theory that murdering someone could lead to their eventual death at the hands of the ...

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Victimless behavior and crimes and discussed. The examples of the specific and general deterrence's are given.

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