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‘Victim’ by Oliver Smithfield, was a text set around the time of the removal of Gough Whitlam, by the Governor General in 1975. This event reflects the stories theme ‘authority versus freedom’ as Gough Whitlam was ‘sacked’ for wanting an independent Australia, free from British authority. The question of whether authority or freedom was the better option was the contentious issue that remained on the minds of Australians during the mid 70’s and was certainly an issue reflected by the stories moral.
The short story ‘Victim’ by Oliver Smithfield uses a range of narrative techniques to convey its themes. These include naming, brief descriptions, setting and highly selective use of
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Victim Input Form
For the purpose of my research paper, I chose to work on the Victim Input Form, an assessment tool used at the Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP), my placement agency. VWAP provides information, assistance and referral to victims and witnesses of crime to increase their understanding and participation in the court process. Their services are provided to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, homicide and traffic fatality. VWAP becomes involved once charges are laid by the police and will continue until the court case is over.
As eighty percent of VWAP’s caseload is related to domestic violence
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Blaming the Victim
Blaming the Victim
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime (safehorizon.org). Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. I am that 1 of 4 woman who have experienced an abusive relationship. I was always asked why I didn’t leave or why I didn’t say something, instead of my abuser being asked why. Women are always asked why didn’t you leave, why did this happen, or why didn’t you say something. This can also be called victim blaming. Most of society
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“Victim of a Time”
Whether it is through discrimination, prejudice, or racism, every society is in some way marginalized. Where individuals grow up and learn their morals is often where they are most judged for their differences. This can be especially significant when it comes to how one thinks of himself. If the person is treated poorly and is discriminated against, they often become a victim in their society. It can be seen in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice that Shylock is the true victim. Shylock is truly victimized when he is mistreated, stolen from, and denied justice.
The first demonstration of Shylock as a victim is when he is continuously spit on by
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Housatonic Community College
Creator vs Victim
It is not what happens to each of us that determines how much we enjoy life, but rather our reaction to what happens. Though we may have no choice in unexpected events that happen to us, we most certainly have a choice in how we interpret what happens, and in what we choose to do about it. We can always choose to be either a Victim or a Creator. This key choice makes all the difference in how much joy we experience in life.
Each of us is faced with challenges every day of our lives. And with each challenge, we make choices in how we react. By choosing to become more conscious of how we react to
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Shylock: Tormented or Victim?
What makes a villain? How would villainy be defined? Villains may have a desire to kill, to steal, or to cause suffering. To define a villain is not done by just evaluating their actions but by looking at the circumstances and their intentions. In "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare, Shylock would appear to be the obvious villain showing cruel and cold-hearted traits. However, Antonio creates an emotionally complex personality in the character of Shylock. A villain is someone in whom pain is inflicted upon them by another, someone who is victimized unreasonably with no purpose for it, and someone who is not capable of changing the actions towards
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the tomb to find her Romeo lying dead beside her tomb, she shows true strength, courage, and an overall passion that makes her heart believe she cannot live without Romeo, by tragically taking her own life. This brings an end to their passionate love, and to their family feud, because their parents realize love is stronger than hate.
Clearly, love is the most dominant theme that leads the two young lovers to defy their family and their entire society. In addition, they make rash, irresponsible decisions that lead them to their tragic deaths. In Shakespeare’s tragic play, Romeo and Juliet is clearly a victim of the major role of love in their tragic deaths. These two lovers
are victim of tragic love, however even though they both die in a tragic way, it is
indeed the only possible way that their family is going to end the feud and to get along in harmony.
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1. Evaluate product innovation at Gillette throughout its history. Has Gillette been a victim of its own success? Has product innovation in the wet-shaving market come to an end? Explain.
2. What do you make of the razor wars, first between Gillette and Schick, and now with online competitors? Does Gillette face a serious threat from competitive inroads? Explain.
3. What actions would you recommend over the next five years that could help Gillette maintain its worldwide dominance? What specific marketing program decisions would you recommend? Should Gillette be worried about its pricing strategy? Explain.
Founder of Gillette Safety Razor Company- King Camp Gillette
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victim or villain when he is first introduced as we learn about what he has had to put up with, being called a misbeliever, cut throat dog and others spitting on his beard for the reason that he is a Jew. We feel pity and sympathy for the things he has had to endure which means we cannot cling to a unique view of Shylock as a villain. He wants people to respect him and like him yet he cannot show any affection or respect towards his own daughter. He shows the same hatred back towards Antonio and if he catches him once upon the hip he will take his revenge. Coiling up all the hatred he has inherited has caused him to pass on the mistrust and hatred to others without being totally aware he is
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“The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare is a thought provoking play in which Antonio, a Christian, displays his anti-semetic views towards Shylock, a man of Jewish religion. It is easy to see Shylock being portrayed as both a victim and a villian, but I feel that Shylock is a victim.
In the play, Antonio borrows a sum of money from the Jewish money lender, Shylock. Shylock hates Antonio for he is a Christian, and Antonio hates Shylock for being a Jew. Antonio makes his feeling clear as he spits on Shylock and thinks of him as a dog. “You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, and spit upon my Jewish gaberdine.” This emphasizes the fact that Jews were picked
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Shylock: a ‘villain’ or a ‘victim’? How does Shakespeare’s presentation of Shylock in The Merchant Of Venice incline you to one view or another?
William Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant Of Venice’ explores how a society so dependent upon money and power can be divided so strongly by religion and women. Shakespeare’s contemporary audience may well have seen Shylock as the ‘fierce villain’ or the ‘bloody minded monster’ (1). Today, the presentation of Shylock is more complex, with both Henry Goodman and Al Pacino showing the human and injured side to the character. Liking to find his ingredients in existing stories of his time, such as The Jew of Malta, and inventing only when he had to
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Shylock as Helpless Victim in The Merchant of Venice
In 1594 the Earl of Essex, an English Nobleman who lived during the
Elizabethan period in England, was actively involved in the persecution and
trials of Roderigo Lopez. Lopez was a Jew of Portuguese descent, who was
wrongly accused of attempting to poison the Queen of England. Lopez, being
the Queen's royal physician, was in no position
to defend himself once he was accused. Essex, who provided the evidence also
presided over the trial of Lopez, leaving Lopez little chance of survival. The
innocent Jew was hanged, drawn, and quartered in Tyburn, England for all to
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lead to his downfall. He realizes that he is the victim of his "fortune," or fate. He no longer has control over his fortune, his fate. He is a fool for destroying his future with Juliet.
In conclusion, in William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the two protagonists are presented as victims of fate through the use of dramatic irony and symbolic language. Although some people may argue that these “star-cross’d lovers” are not victims of fate, but bring on their own downfall through their emotions and the superstition. However, as this play was written in a time when people believed that the stars controlled their lives, I feel that Shakespeare is presenting Romeo and Juliet as puppets of fate, to show the audience that there is a greater force that we cannot understand, which controls our fate and destinies, and that we are insignificant in the great game of life.
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On one hand the creature can be seen as a victim of Frankenstein’s thirst for knowledge a he is created against his own will and then rejected by his creator. However, he can also be seen as a victim of society and nature. On the other hand, it can be argued that the creature is rather a villain than a victim as he is physically powerful and is able to use his power. Furthermore, he is able to use his circumstances to benefit himself by leaning the common language and adapting to Nature.
The creature can indeed be considered a victim of Frankenstein’s thirst for knowledge. The creature can be considered a “victim” since it implies isolation, oppression and loneliness, all of which the
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VARIOUS ACCIDENT DETECTION
RECOVERY SYSTEMS WITH
Ch. Ramya Keerthi1, G. Shanmukh 2, Dr. R. Sivaram 3
1. B.Tech Student ,Dept. of ECE, St. Mary’s Women’s Engineering College
2. B.Tech Student, Dept. of ECE, Acharya Nagarjuna University
3. Principal, St. Mary’s Women’s Engineering College
Paper ID: ICCSIE202013
The World Academy of Research in Science and Engineering
International Conference on Computer Science and Information Engineering
May 24, 2013, Venue: Solitaire Hotel, Bangalore, India
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VICTIM RIGHTS, ADVOCACY, AND JUSTICE
IN OUR POST-9/11 NATION
Though there had been terrorist attacks in the United States prior to September 11, 2001, the events on that day in the skies above America, and in the cities of Washington, DC, New York, NY, and Shanksville, PA led to an unprecedented focus on the rights of victims and survivors, and historical expectations were placed upon our government as Americans looked to our leaders for protection, reparations, and justice. In some estimation, our government reacted swiftly, passing legislative measures that would reinforce the strength of the American economy. In other respects, individuals found it necessary to form private groups
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Examine the extent to which Shakespeare presents shylock as either a villain or victim of the society which he lives
In the Merchant of Venice…Bassanio, a Venetian nobleman with financial difficulties, wishes to complete the hand of Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont in order to restore his fortune. He asks his friend Antonio, a successful Merchant of Venice, to loan him the money necessary to undertake such an attempt. Antonio agrees, but as all his assets are tied up at sea, he will have to use his credit in order to obtain the money for his friend. They go to shylock a Jewish money lender and enemy of Antonio’s. Shylock agrees to lend them 3000 ducats, but only if the loan is paid
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Running head: VICTIMS AND CRIME EVALUATION
Victims and Crime Evaluation Paper
Victims and Crime Evaluation Paper
Experiencing the traumatic events of being victimized is something no one ever wants to experience. A victim is an individual, no matter what title they may hold be it doctor, police officer, parent or child, who has underwent a crime or wrong doing for a specific purpose in which the criminal acts upon. More often than none, victims can be close relatives if designated by the courts in the event the victim is either deceased or debilitated (University of Phoenix, 2011). There was a time way back in the AD 400 era, which was known as the “Golden Age of the victim
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to the victim if not more.
According to the National Coalitional against Domestic Violence, the definition of domestic violence is the “willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another.” As one can see, domestic violence reaches much further than physical violence, but those issues are often overlooked. Even though men can be victims of domestic violence, statistics show that one in four women experience domestic violence in their lifetime (Office of Women’s Health).
The form of abuse that is used against the victim is not limited to, but can include isolation, threats, intimidation
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the horrible experiences that they went through by either having to testify in court or something as simple as nightmares. This is commonly known as pain and suffering.
In the adversarial criminal justice system, the prosecution develops a case against the defendant by usually working with the local district attorney’s office. The evidence presented in a case inevitably involves the victim through law enforcement investigations, the identification of the defendant, medical examinations and victim reports. Both the prosecution and the defense have certain obligations to the victim.
Each party within the criminal justice system can contribute to victimization. The defense has the
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Basic knowledge of CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Respiration) is something everyone should have. It could be used to preserve or save laves in any situation. This is something most people don't realize until after they are in a situation where they need it. In this essay I will outline the basic steps to preserving life using CPR.Assuming you come across an unconscious person, (who will be referred to hereafter as the victim) and have made sure approaching the victim is not hazardous to your own life, you must check for ABC's (maintain an open Airway, while checking Breathing and Cardio movements, i.e. check for pulse.) If the victim is not breathing and has no pulse you must start emergency
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many others not just the immediate victim.
The Restorative Justice Program process starts with victim support: which supports the victim immediately following the crime with things such as crime scene cleanup and repairs. Volunteers aid the victim throughout the whole process to give support to them the whole time. Restorative Justice Program conferences are usually facilitated by two members and attended by the offenders that committed the crime, all the people that were harmed by the crime committed and the individual support groups of both the offender and the victim. The offender has to except responsibility for his or her action and involvement in the offense. The facilitator keeps
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In this paper the student will describe the roles and functions of the prosecutor, defense attorney, criminal, and victim in the criminal justice system. The student will then summarize the affects of victimization on each role. Also, the following questions will be answered by the student: What are the goals of sentencing associated with each role, and what are the goals of alternative sanctions? Finally, the student will discuss personal recommendations regarding victims’ rights.
The main role of the prosecutor is to get a state conviction in criminal proceedings. At times of private practice, present a case in defense of the victim and other parties wronged by a criminal. Also, the
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offender, and the need to attempt the reintegration of the offender with the community" (Schmalleger, Hall, & Dolatowski, 2010, Chapter 14). The way we used to view crime was like a violation against the state. We now understand that crime also violates an individual. The idea of restorative justice is to restore the victim and the criminal instead of just the criminal. There are three main processes involved in the restorative justice system. There are restorative circles, restorative conferencing, and victim-offender mediation.
Restorative circles are meetings that include the offenders, victims, friends and families, interested members of the community, and
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the case to go to trial. The criminal justice system is the practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control. So when crime occurs the defendant will receive either a punishment or sentence. The criminal justice system and other systems that are against crime and inappropriate behavior are always on the side of the victim, because their goal is to obtain justice.
The restorative justice is an approach to justice that focus on the needs of the victims and offenders, as well as the involved community instead of satisfying abstract legal principles or punishing the offender. Restorative justices involve both victim and offender and focuses on the personal needs
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June 11, 2013
According to Restorative Justice Online (RJO, 2014), “ Short descriptions of the three main processes most often identified with restorative justice: restorative circles, restorative conferencing, and victim-offender mediation” (RJO, 2014, para. 1). Restorative circles are meetings held in a community facility that is attended by victims, offenders, family, friends, and even people from the community that are interested. Representatives of the justice system are usually in attendance as well. The facilitator is referred to as a “keeper.” His or her job is to keep everything in place. The participants in the meetings take turns to
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, is being or is about to be committed.
In this case we do have probable cause because the victim, Cynthia Simmons had to countless number of times change her email, IM, and internet provider; during a preliminary investigation we scanned the victims computer and found a key logging program was being used to collect the victims information and stalk the victim. And upon our investigation, posing as the victim the offender once again sent the victim a message via IM. That conversation allowed the officers to trace the computer to the offender’s job at the probation department. So because the suspect Jacob Myers works at the probation department and he has been the one previously stalking the
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BULLYING AND VIOLENCE 1
BULLYING AND VIOLENCE: WHEN WILL IT STOP
BULLYING AND VIOLENCE 2
The safety of all schools is affected when bullying and violence is present. The schools need to eliminate the tension that victims feel in their surroundings and learning environment. If this is not accomplished, than the victim will have intense fear and desperation.
BULLYING AND VIOLENCE
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lived that came into its path. The Super Storm affected the Bahamas, and most of the eastern United States. This storm caused hundreds of fatalities directly and indirectly.
Becoming a victim of Super Storm Sandy by losing their entire home (level 1) is devastating while a Responder responding to the disaster (level 2) can feel the effects of the devastation. As for the victim he felt anxiety, grief, anger and sense of hopelessness. The storm slammed into NYC and for this victim his house was located in Breezy Point, Queens. As the storm approached he prepared his home and family for what he thought was going to come. The responder was preparing his family and making sure that
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expenses, feelings of fear, grief, shame, and anger, and lost income. Victims of crime needing assistance may believe they are overlooked or even revictimized by the criminal justice system, a system that may appear to be more concerned with the criminal’s rights than with the needs and rights of the victim. This paper will address the role the prosecutor, defense attorney, criminal, and victim play within the criminal justice system and how victimization affects each.
The prosecutor plays a critical role in the criminal justice system and serves many functions throughout the criminal justice process. Some of these functions are as follows:
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Assignment #4 Ingrid Victorero
1. What are public order crimes, and how are they different from violent and property crimes? Explain how moral entrepreneurship affects the public perception of morality and thus the creation of new "public order crimes."
Public order crimes are crimes against the public consensus of morality. Sometimes public order crimes are called victimless crimes, as there is no clear victim that can be identified. A crime against the public order is quite different than a crime against a person. Violent and property crimes are a direct victimization against a person. The victim has been affected by violence and the act has caused a loss of
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INVESTIGATING AND PROCESSING
A SEXUAL ASSAULT/ RAPE CASE
Once an officer has received a call pertaining to a sexual assault or rape, there are a few initial steps that must be carried out. Upon interviewing the victim and determining that an assault or rape has taken place, you as the investigation officer need to take the following initial steps:
* Have the dispatcher notify Chief Police officer and/or Capt. immediately.
* Have the dispatcher notify the current sexual assault officer for this department.
* Chief Police officer will notify all other college OFFICIALS and inform them of the situation.
Discuss with the victim the necessity of going to
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The Effects Bullying Has On Teenagers
Among the many challenges facing teenagers in todayâ€™s society, the most general and most feared is bullying, and the consequences, it has on teenagers. â€œNearly 30 % of teens in the United States (or over 5.7) million are estimated at being involved in bullying, a target of bullying, or both.â€ (JAMA) Bullying brings with it an astronomical amount of negative effects, some of which can stay with the victim long after the bullying has stopped. These effects are self-esteem, mental health, and a reduction in grades. According to Dombeck, â€œBullying is an attempt to install fear and self-loathing. Being the repetitive target of bullying damages
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Last year, on the mid-afternoon of October 18th, the defendant, Stu Dents, left his apartment on Main Street and drove to Broadway and 83rd. Two eyewitnesses say the defendant then walked through the Broadway Arms apartment building to his girlfriend’s apartment, number 156, and entered the apartment.
It is unclear how the defendant entered the apartment, but no signs of force were evident. Witnesses could not say if the defendant used a key. The victim, Uma Opee, was not home at the time. Coworkers say Uma Opee was last seen when she left work at 5:10 p.m.
The body of the victim was found October 19th at 7:45 a.m. behind an abandoned building approximately 5 miles from her residence
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In colloquial speech, bullying is most often used to describe a form of harassment associated with being performed by a child who is older, stronger, or otherwise more powerful socially, upon weaker peers. Bullying can occur in situations including in school or college/university, the workplace, by neighbours, and between countries. Whatever the situation the power structure is typically evident between the bully and victim. It seems to those outside the relationship that the bully's power depends only upon the perception of the victim, with the victim being too intimidated to put up effective resistance. However the victim usually has just cause to be afraid of the bully due to the threat
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. Degrading a person is one of the worst forms of mental abuse because it makes the victim feel lowly and that no one else would have him or her, which in not that case at all.
There is a phrase that many use to describe domestic violence, that phrase is “the cycle of violence," it is used to describe a three-part cycle in abusive relationships. People feel that this cycle possibly explains why the victim of abuse stays with the abuser.
First, there is what they call the tension-building phase. At this phase, there is increasing pressure in the relationship. The abuser becomes very irritable and demanding. The one being abused has the feeling that he or she is “walking on eggshells," feeling that
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May 26, 2014
The three components that make up the restorative process are mutual, voluntary consent to participate, meeting in a mediated setting and follow-up. First component of the restorative justice process is mutual. Both the criminal and the victim must be agreeable to meet without pressure or coercion from anybody. In fact, the simply principle for whether a felonious difficulty must be well-thought-out for restorative justice processes is whether the victim and criminal have developed to the procedure. Only if both parties decide to arbitrate will the process happen. The second component of restorative justice process is the meetings in
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Victimology and Criminal Justice System
May 7, 2010
Dr. Timothy Emerick
Victimology and Criminal Justice System
According to Karmen (2003) “victimology is the scientific study of victimization, including the relationships between victims and offenders, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system that is, the police and courts, and corrections officials and the connections between victims and other social groups and institutions, such as the media, businesses, and social movements, and a victim is any person who has been harmed by another person.” Alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system, such as shaming, peacemaking
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them the freedom from discrimination and protecting them from sexual harassment. No student should be subjected to such action, hence the university should be held responsible for violating the Education Amendments of 1972.
The accuser has the juridisction to file the lawsuit since she is the victim of the assult. The claims that the university had knowledge of the victimization forms the relevance for the filing of the case as a Title IX lawsuit.
In a separate lawsuit, Winston should be charged for violating the rights of an individual. Sexual harassment of any form is a serious violation of one’s basic rights and the violators should face the consequences of their actions
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that some spectators were becoming trapped. They were unable to move voluntarily in any direction, and were losing the ability to breathe. Spectators in Pens 3 and 4 were receiving crushing injuries from the forces being exerted on their bodies. From such injuries, 95 spectators were killed and over 400 injured. Psychiatric illness and causation were assumed for the purposes of the hearing, which centered on the scope for recovery when the plaintiff was neither a parent nor spouse of the primary victim, and on whether a means of communication other than direct, unaided perception could ground a claim.
The House of Lords held that a claim for nervous shock may succeed if firstly, it is
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Does her lack of actions make her guilty? Was Abigail Abbot Bailey an innocent victim or was she a perpetrator of what can be considered one of the most heinous crimes that can be committed upon a human being?
One may be able to consider Mrs. Bailey an accomplice to what occurred to her daughter. I do not believe this to be true. Her memoirs do not support that she was anything but a victim. She was definitely not a perpetrator as she does not meet the definition of the word. A perpetrator is one who commits a crime, atrocity; someone who carried out some action, often a bad thing like a crime. A perpetrator is the person who commits the crime; it would be the opposite of a victim.
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also occur in males too. All of the women dropped large amounts of weight. One individual dropped from 120 lbs to 80 lbs when arrived at the rehab center, and there were numerous women who were in the 60 lbs range. When being weighed at the rehab center, they would stand backwards so they could not see their weight which made them feel more comfortable because they didnâ€™t know if they were gaining weight or not. One victim was in such poor condition that her hair was thinning and her face was swelling from lack of protein. This is known to be one of the final stages of starvation, but yet the girl still felt as if she was gaining weight. One other victim drew a self portrait which was
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Abuse is not only physical, but it always hurts. Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of premature death. The offender is not always the killer, but the actions of the offender can be fatal. Sometimes the pressures of abuse may cause the victim to commit suicide, die of heart attack, or possibly stroke. People who are exposed to domestic violence often experience physical, mental, or spiritual shifts that worsen over time if not properly addressed. The key elements of domestic abuse are intimidation, humiliating the other person and physical injuries. The offender is very persuasive, charming, handsome, and most times established. The offender appears to be a standup guy until he
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frequency of the table would be how many times the variable occurred and are used to explain data gathered plus are a way to display certain factors existing. These tables are used to find the mean of a large set of data values. In the frequency table below, you can see that 84 adolescents were a part of this study (N=84) and that the study was to determine how many of these adolescents were a victim of different forms of bullying and how many of these adolescents were bullies in different forms, in which the different categories are listed under the “Forms of Bullying” section, the number of adolescents that agreed to being a part of being bullied or being a bully under “N”, and the number value in
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The Black Plague The Black Plague, also known as The Black Death, was the worst natural disaster in history that ran from 1347 until 1350. The historians believe that the cause of the Black Plague originated in central Asia, and was a combination of the bubonic, pneumonic, septicemic, and enteric plagues.The bubonic plague got its name from the swelling of the lymph nodes called buboes. They were hard painful lumps that would show up on the neck, under the arms, and on the inner thigh. They would grow to the size of an orange, turn black, split open, and ooze pus and blood. The pneumonic plague didn't have the buboes, but the victim would suffer severe chest pains, sweat heavily, and cough
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Associate Level Material
Outline and Thesis Statement Guide
What is your thesis statement? Hate crimes are committed with the intent not only of sending a message to the targeted victim, but also to the community as a whole.
I. Why and who hate crimes affect
II. Hate crimes affect the victim as well as the community
A. What effects can hate crimes have on victims
1. Victims of violent hate crimes may suffer from more psychological distress, depression, stress, anxiety, anger than victims of other comparable violent crimes
2. Survivors of violent crimes, including hate crimes, are also at risk for developing a variety of
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internet changing the way that people can network over great distances, more people are speaking out and trying to be heard. Project Unbreakable is a blog on Tumblr that shows pictures of rape victims holding signs that saying what the victim was told by the attacker, family members, friends, and even law enforcement. The point of Project Unbreakable is to raise awareness for victim shaming and give a face to go with a statistic.
The fact is that rape is a physical assault and results in physical and even psychological damage to the victim. Changing the wording or the way a person thinks about it doesn’t change the definition of the word. But what is rape culture? In order to understand it
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A definition that commonly pertains a range of forms for extortion, miscellaneous crimes, attempted rape, sexual assault (including threats), and criminal homicide. The physical, psychological, financial, economical damage to property and verbal abuse can also take the form of Domestic Violence. Almost most of the cases are related to heterosexual relationships from men to women.
The term Domestic Violence is a behavior used by one perpetrator in a relationship to brainwash the other victim by controlling them to get hold of them. This outlines a catastrophic violence or nonfatal violence is just usually found within the borders of United
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heard much about Santa, her friends told her that Santa didn't exist, and she had never actually seen Santa, so eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon asked the now-famous question to the editor of the New York Sun more than 100 years ago, "Is there a Santa Claus?" Some victim advocates have wondered the same thing about victims' rights: Are they just "mushy, 'feel good'" platitudes, as one court put it? (See United States v. Holland, 380 F. Supp. 2d 1264, 1279 (ND. Ala. 2005). After all, each state and the federal government have passed literally thousands of statutes that say victims have rights, and 33 states have passed constitutional amendments protecting the rights of victims in the
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what happened in the courtroom and state the most interesting things I observed. I will then later discuss how and why I found the happening of the court room to be relatively hard to understand, and explain how and why I believe that defendants, witnesses, victim of crime, or a jury member could find the court process daunting and also hard to understand. I also provide a critical reflection upon my experience in court outlining the relevant concepts discussed in class 1012CCJ Police, Courts and Criminal Law.Court Details:Name of Court Visited: District Court BrisbaneCourt Located: 363 George Street, Brisbane (Queensland)Courtroom Number: 6Date of Visit: 26 August 2009Name of Case: R v