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Effects of Child Custody - Once upon a time, a traditional family structure was created by one man marrying one woman and procreating. Within the last few years, this has begun to change. Family structures are now being changed and created through divorce and remarriage, same-sex partners, and single-parents. When the leaders of these family structures can no longer co-exist, divorce or separation comes. If children are involved, a custody agreement needs to be arranged. A custody agreement never seems to be black and white especially with new family structures evolving....   [tags: traditional family, step parenting]
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Child Custody Evaluations - Child custody is a difficult and sensitive matter. During the disputes people go through multiple interviews, background checks, and other privacy invading matters. Child custody evaluations are need when parents are divorcing. This is all done in order to obtain custody of one or more children. The children do not have to be the parents biological children in order to be able to fight for custody of the child. In the evaluations multiple factors are taken into consideration. Through the entire process the most important aspect about the outcome of the evaluations, is that the child’s best interest is always the main factor....   [tags: Interviews, Background Checks, Privacy]
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Same-sex Parents in Custody Cases - When considering the word “family”, many people think of “Mom+Dad+2.5 children”--the nuclear family of television sitcom. However, this definition of family is a new interpretation that fit the rapid housing expansion of the Cold War years in the Western world. Conservatives have often decried the breakdown of this definition of family as a primary reason for their opposition to same sex marriage. As this was the predominant family structure for a lengthy period of time, most family law decisions have been written with this paradigm in mind, defining a husband/wife relationship as the norm....   [tags: Gay Marriage and Custodial law ]
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The Importance of Collection, Custody and Preservation of Forensic Evidence - The collection, custody and preservation of forensic evidence is a vital aspect of evidence integrity, without proper adherence to these procedures, crucial evidence that could potentially have great impact on a court case could be rendered useless. In the case of criminal proceedings, a skilled defence lawyer will look to scrutinise every step taken by forensic practitioners’ involved within the case in regards to the continuity of the evidence, in doing this they attempt to undermine the practitioner’s ability to properly carry out strict evidence collection, protection and preservation procedures and also look to find fault in the techniques they used to carry out these procedures....   [tags: Criminology ]
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The Child Custody Protection Act - The Child Custody Protection Act The Child Custody Protection Act (CCPA), introduced on March 23, 1999 by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (with currently 128 cosponsors), would make it a federal offense to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion in contravention of a state law requiring parental involvement in a minor's decision to obtain an abortion (or judicial waiver of such a requirement). A violation of the Act is a Class One misdemeanor, carrying a fine of up to $100,000 and incarceration of up to one year....   [tags: Papers] 3598 words
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Community Return to Custody Facilities in Colorado: A Program Evaluation - Community corrections are an integral part of Colorado’s criminal justice system. Community corrections’ programs not only promote economical practices with state funds but also provide offenders with rehabilitative services in a supervised environment, thus enhancing public safety. Moreover, treatment programs, although effective in penal institutions, are more effective within community settings (Aos, Miller, & Drake, 2006; Lipsey, Chapman, & Landenberger, 2001). Community corrections’ programs generally serve three types of offenders: a) diversion clients, who are under the jurisdiction of the probation department and placed in community corrections’ programs as a diversion from prison; b...   [tags: Criminal Justice ] 1136 words
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Women, Crime, and Custody in Victorian England by Lucia Zedner - Upon hearing the term, “The Victorian Woman,” it is likely that one’s mind conjures up an image of a good and virtuous woman whose life revolved around the domestic sphere of the home and family, and who demonstrated a complete devotion to impeccable etiquette as well as to a strong moral system. It is certainly true that during Victorian England the ideal female was invested in her role as a wife and a mother, and demonstrated moral stability and asexuality with an influence that acted as her family’s shield to the intrusions of industrial life....   [tags: domestic sphere, women]
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Bourke and Rendall’s Careful Custody of Christian - Throughout the years, wild animals in captivity has been a topic of great controversy. The debate lies within the animal itself; some people believe that having animals in captivity strips them of their natural instincts and thus ruins the animal. In contrast, other people believe that keeping certain animals in captivity can save the animal from the cruel world it would have been forced to live otherwise. In the novel A Lion Called Christian, the latter opinion had taken on a unique twist and was brought to life through Anthony Bourke, John Rendall and their lion, Christian....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Father's Rights in Child Custody Issues - The Father's Rights in Child Custody Issues      In the United States today more than one-half of all marriages end in divorce. The purpose of this paper is to examine the reason why women have typically received custody of the children far more often than the fathers. In order to better understand child custody one must first examine how fathers have often times been left out of the picture, and conversely why mothers have had such hard times raising children on their own. This paper will first examine the perspective of a father who has lost custody of his children....   [tags: essays research papers] 673 words
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Protective Custody in Australia During Both World Wars - Protective Custody in Australia During Both World Wars At the outbreak of both World Wars many people of an alien nature in Australia were interned into protective custody. As an example during the First World War 6,890 Germans were interned, of whom 4,500 were Australian residents before 1914; the rest were sailors from German navy ships or merchant ships who were arrested while in Australian ports when the war broke out, or German citizens living in British territories in South-East Asia and transported to Australia at the request of the British Government....   [tags: Papers] 2478 words
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Sex Change Complicates Battle Over Child Custody - Sex Change Complicates Battle Over Child Custody Florida state law does not recognize same sex marriage. In this case, the law had no way of proving whether or not Michael Kantaras is a man or a woman, since having a female to male sex change. Depending on this, it will decide whether or not he (pending on decision) will be able to keep custody of his adopted children. If society had not let technology surpass their conventional thinking and laws, this case would be easier to decide, or at least not pending on the sex of Mr./Mrs....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 919 words
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Divorce or Annulment - In the failure of marriage, most couples nowadays prefer to have a divorce or annulment. For them, separation is a lot easier than forcing a relationship to work. However, the consequences of divorce appear to have greater impacts on children and not just on the couple. The custody of the children is usually brought into court settlements to determine which party, whether the mother’s or the father’s, qualifies for custody. In this regard, lawyers require help from mental health experts who would make evaluations of both parties....   [tags: Social Issues, Custody of the Children] 2021 words
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Children and Family Relationship Bill 2013: Parental Uncertainty in Cases of Guardianship, Custody and Access - [1.1] Introduction In certain scenarios, where the law in Ireland fails to explicitly outline the rights of the parent, the judicial adjudication in relation to guardianship, custody and access is fundamental to ensuring that the well-being of the child remains secure. Although there is some sense of legal certainty in respect of married parents and their children, this is not consistent with the situation that non-marital parents sometimes face due to the outdated legislation of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964(1964 Act) as amended....   [tags: Children and Family Relationship Bill 2013]
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How to Care for Aging Parents - The book, ‘How to Care for Aging Parents’ is authored by Virginia Morris and with a forward by Robert M. Butler. In up-to-date new edition, the author completely revised and expanded over 200 pages of the text, covering the emotional, the legal issues and procedures, the financial aspect of every kind, medical related issues, and logistical related issues in caring for the elderly. The author The author is an award winning journalist, Virginia Morris has devoted her career to research as well as writing about health care, political issues, medical research and related social issues for over two and half decades....   [tags: Virginia Morris, elderly, care, custody, guide]
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Article Review: “If I Killed You, I’d Get the Kids: Women’s Survival and Protection Work with Child Custody and Access in the Context of Woman Abuse” - INTRODUCTION The main aim of the “If I Killed You, I’d Get the Kids: Women’s Survival and Protection Work with Child Custody and Access in the Context of Woman Abuse” article, was to propose, “how women work to negotiate formal systems in relation to child custody and access in the context of woman abuse” (Varcoe & Irwin, 2004, p. 78). Academic and community researchers, including a social action group, collaboratively conducted the entire article in two adjacent suburban communities in Western Canada (Varcoe & Irwin, 2004, p....   [tags: Article Review ] 1242 words
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Should Parents Lose Custody of Extremely Obese Kids? - In the recent decades, obesity has grown into a major health issue in the United States within young people. With 31 percent of the United States of children being obese, the United States has become the country with the highest rate of obesity in the world. Obesity is not only found among adults, but it is also now found mainly among children and teenagers. The childhood is a very important period for the initiation of obesity especially in this time. Eating practices that children are taught or learn during childhood affects a person later in their life whether they know or not....   [tags: Child Obesity and Parental Negligence]
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Safeguarding the Rights of Suspects in Police Custody - If you were a suspect being questioned in a police station, which of your rights would you exercise and which would you waive. Which of your rights would you regard as the most important. Why. For many suspects the process of questioning in a police station is very stressful with 60%[1] confessing or making damaging admissions. The ability to take advantage of the right to silence and right to see a solicitor in theory should help to alleviate some of this stress and consequently prevent false confessions which may constitute towards the 60% of confessions....   [tags: Legal, Law, Rights] 1249 words
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Struggle for Children’s Rights - “I want a permanent divorce,” this is a saying of a 10-year-old wife - who was suffering from child marriage (Worth, “Voices Child Marriage Yemen”). Child marriage is a terrible scenario for children, especially for little girls. They are forced to marry, before they are mature enough due to social norms, traditions and their family members, whom they are depending on. According to statistics in 2013, in Bangladesh, the child marriage prevalence under the age of 18 is 66%. 240 among 100,000 child wives died, when they gave birth....   [tags: Divorce, Custody, Parents. Children]
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Louisiana’s Public Policy Regarding Same-Sex Marriage and Legitimacy of Children - The Current State of the Law in Louisiana Louisiana’s Public Policy Regarding Same-Sex Marriage and Legitimacy of Children Whenever matters of same-sex marriage arise, politicians and conservatives in Louisiana quickly reference Louisiana’s Constitution and the Civil Code, which ban and make it against public policy to enter into or acknowledge same-sex marriage. Louisiana’s public policy argument against same-sex marriage is primarily to protect their civil law tradition of marriage. The consensus from the senate floor was the civil law tradition had to be protected by more than just the Civil Code to continue the historic tradition of marriage existing only between a man and woman, and t...   [tags: civil code, conservatives, public policy]
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Parenting Capacity Evaluation Practices: Are They Efficient? - Parenting Capacity Evaluation Practices: Are They Efficient. Findings amongst marriages and cohabitation that end in dissolution have shown custody and access disputes to be the “single biggest issue in civil law” (Roesh, Zapf, Hart, 2010). The role of forensic psychology regarding this issue is seen in the form of parenting capacity evaluations, otherwise known as child custody evaluations. Although many dissolved marriages or relationships end without the need of such evaluations, it is important to understand the current practices regarding custody cases and the evaluations provided by forensic psychologists in these cases....   [tags: attachment, civil law]
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Is the Approximation Rule in the Best Interest of the Child? - Since the late 1970s there has been substantial change in the judicial system regarding child custody hearings (Symons, 2010). The end of the 20th century sparked a public demand for more custodial options including joint physical custody (refers to the day-to-day care of children), joint legal custody (refers to a parents rights and responsibilities regarding major decisions involving children) and a general increase in paternal involvement in children’s lives post-divorce (Symons, 2010; Atwood, 2007), 1982 marked the first year where a father in North America was granted sole custody (Amato, 2001)....   [tags: approximation rule gender biases]
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Children With Behavioral Disorders in Single Parent Homes - Unfortunately, we live in a world were economic times are tough. It can be a struggle for parents to adequately support children - especially if there is only one parent. According to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development about 15.9 percent of children world wide live in single-parent households. In the United states alone there are approximately 13.7 million single parents today, and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S....   [tags: depression, conduct disorders, children]
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The Effect of Divorce on Parent and Child - Divorce is a plague that is destroying numerous families across the United States of America. Sadly, when husbands and wives divorce, the children are often caught directly in the middle. Throughout the years divorce has been becoming more and more common. In the 1920's it was a rare find to know a person whom had been divorced, today it is a rarity not to know of one who has been, or will be divorced. Divorce has numerous effects on the structures of families, and many devastating effects on the children that must experience it, although sometimes necessary, divorce radically changes the lives of adolescents and adults alike....   [tags: Sociology] 815 words
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Legal Memorandum on the Dissolution of Marriage - Legal Memorandum Topic Dissolution of marriage including child support and custody issues Facts Forest and Olive Green have decided to obtain a dissolution of marriage, after twenty years of marriage. She and Mr. Green have already had several arguments concerning child support arrangements for their children Kelly Green, age 14, and Moss Green, age 10. Mrs. Green thinks that it would be best for the children if she and Mr. Green had joint custody of the children. Along with this, Mrs. Green wants to be able to receive child support from Mr....   [tags: Law Case Studies] 2201 words
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Adoption Options in Louisiana for Same-Sex Couples are Extremely Limited - The Louisiana courts have remained conveniently silent regarding de facto, or psychological, parentage in their legislation and case law. In Gill v. Bennet, a grandmother appealed a lower court ruling, claiming she was the “psychological parent” of her grandchild because of a guardianship order from an Indiana court. The court noted there are no cases or statutes expressly addressing de facto parents in Louisiana. There have been custody and visitation cases regarding claims of “psychological parent” by grandparents, which resulted in the development of La....   [tags: de facto parent, law, couts]
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The Negative Effects of Divorce on Children - The Negative Effects of Divorce on Children "So many persons think divorce a panacea for every ill, find out, when they try it, that the remedy is worse than the disease" (Qtd in Harper 192). Divorce, in any circumstance, rips a child apart, tossing him/her from one house to another, limiting time spent with his/her parents, and confusing him/her. There are very few reasons that would prove to be more beneficial for the parent to leave than to stay and endure his/her marriage. Usually it is more advantageous to children if their parents work through their differences rather than get a divorce....   [tags: Sociology Marriage Kids Parents Essays Papers]
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The Effects of Divorce on Children - Introduction In America, about one in every two marriages will end in divorce. Around 60% of those divorcing couples have children. (Cherlin, 2012). Half of the marriages in America end in divorce, and more than half of those couples have children, which means that about every other divorce that is filed in America, a child is impacted. Between 850,000 and 950,000 divorces occur each year. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC., 2014). Given that roughly 60% of those divorcing couples have at least one child, at least 510,000 children are affected a year....   [tags: Divorce and Adolescent Depression]
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Recognition and Legalization of Same-sex Marriage - Introduction Equality is a prominent topic of debate. Although the gay and lesbian community has progressed, the fight for equality remains. Recognition and legalization of same-sex marriage still falls within the minority rule amongst the states, but will soon be the majority. California , Delaware , Connecticut , Hawaii , Illinois , Maine , Maryland , Massachusetts , Minnesota , New Hampshire , New Jersey , New Mexico , New York , Rhode Island , Vermont , Washington , Iowa , and Washington D.C....   [tags: gays, lesbians, minority programs]
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The rule of law - other house are for the benefit of Australia rather than the government, and include no instances of discrimination. The judiciary also exercises the power to control legislation if it is deemed not in accordance with the ‘rule of law’. This was proven in the landmark case of Chu Keng Lim vs Minister for Immigration. Parliament had amended the migration act to provide for the compulsory detention of certain designated persons who could not be released from custody by an order of the court. The high court rejected this legislation stating that it was “ beyond the legislative power of parliament to invest the executive with an arbitrary to detain citizens in custody not withstanding that the...   [tags: essays research papers] 347 words
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Inhuman Enhanced Interrogation Techniques - Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, were used in previous administrations. The techniques were considered at the very least to be cruel and inhuman. Among these are attention strikes and stress positions. The techniques violate human rights as well as detainee rights. There are few serious arguments for the retention of enhanced interrogation. The most compelling is the "ticking time bomb theory." This theory is in fact based on logical fallacy. An executive order has banned the use of enhanced interrogation....   [tags: enhanced interrogation, human rights, torture]
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Legal Misconduct by Lawyers - The United States Constitution gives us the right of due process under the Fifth Amendment. The right to an attorney is something that should never be taken away. So how do attorneys help their clients. What standards are set to protect them. There are strict guidelines that attorneys must follow to avoid legal misconduct. These standards are stated by the American Bar Association in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. It is very important that attorneys decide carefully before taking on a case for many reasons....   [tags: attorneys, false evidence, justice]
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Family or Finance - Family or Finance, Which Should Come First. When looking at custody cases in America today, one must wonder what the courts find more important when deciding the fate of these children, family or finance. The issue has been raised that the majority of the time, the mother gets custody of the children. Should this be so. Should we at this time, a time where we are trying to break through the molds of the mother being the only caregiver, automatically assume that the mother should gain custody of the children....   [tags: essays research papers] 1365 words
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The Fatherhood Movement - Throughout the United States, more than one-third of children don't live with their biological fathers, and about 17 million of those children don't live with any father at all. Of those, roughly 40 percent haven't seen their fathers in the last year. The over 500 Father's Rights organizations are trying in a variety of ways to change these statistics because they believe that fathers are necessary to the intellectual, psychological and emotional well- being of all children. "Family values" groups encourage long lasting stable, marriages and tough divorce laws to increase the number of two- parent households....   [tags: essays research papers] 5320 words
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Compare and Contrast a News Story From Two Different Sources - News stories are covered several times and most of us do not even realize it. Although more recently many people get news in more similar mediums such as on the Internet because of the decline of newspapers. “Since 1940, the total number of daily newspapers has dropped more than 21 percent” (McIntosh and Pavlik, 119). Many times we do not realize the same story we read online was covered on our local news station and in our local newspaper, even further than that this same story is being covered in many different news stations, newspapers, and news sites all over the country and even the world....   [tags: Same News, Different Stories] 2224 words
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Fathers Have Few Rights in Washington State - During a child’s early years he/she establishes parental bonds which will influence the rest of his/her life. However, in Washington few children will realize this bonding with their fathers. In fact, the evidence is clear, census reports, court records, and statements from the people of Washington themselves all point to a State biased against fathers. Unfortunately, this bias extends beyond just the courts, even beyond state run agencies like DSHS; this behavior runs rampant through our very streets....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive, Fathers Rights]
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Women's Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century - Women's Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century Women didn't gain the right to vote until the twentieth century but great strides were made starting in the 1840s to help women on their way to winning legal privileges and responsibilities.  Below is rundown by year of the most important laws passed in England to try to help out the situation of all women, especially working and middle class.  Just imagine what life would have been like before these laws were passed.  We read all the time about women who complain about being helpless.  How often is that claim believed?  Women were practically helpless and almost completely dependent upon either family or husband in the eyes of the law.  Unle...   [tags: European Europe History]
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The Fight Over Elian Gonzalez - The Fight Over Elian Gonzalez It began on Thanksgiving day, in November, 1999, when two fisherman pulled the body of a five year old cuban boy out of the waters off the coast of Florida. The boy was Elian Gonzalez. He was one of three survivors of a group of Cuban refugees seeking political asylum and freedom from communist Cuba under Fidel Castro's rule. Elian's mother, Elisabeth Brotons, along with her common-law husband and nine others, drowned when the boat carrying them to the United States capsized and sank....   [tags: Papers] 4187 words
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Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 versus Deadbeat Dads - Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 versus Deadbeat Dads I chose to review opposing positions on the implementation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996. The act requires all employers to submit new employee information to a national database to be used by social services to locate individuals who are not paying child support to their eligible children. The Department of Health and Human Services provided a typical governmental “talking paper” style of article explaining how the PRWORA would be implemented and utilized to improve the current management of the child support system....   [tags: Papers] 1302 words
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Difficulties of Obtaining a Divorce in Victorian England - Bound in Union: The Difficulties of Obtaining a Divorce in Victorian England Divorce Legislation of the Victorian * 1839: Child Custody Act- Women, if proven innocent of adultery, could obtain custody of their children under seven. (Previously custody had been, without exception, awarded to the father.) * 1857: Matrimonial Causes Act- established regulations for secular divorce, making civil divorce, rather than divorce by act of Parliament, possible. Also outlined grounds for divorce, which differed for men and women, and secured property rights for divorced women....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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Women and Divorce in the Victorian Era - Women and Divorce in the Victorian Era “There's a sanctity in this relation of life," said Mr. Bounderby, "and - and - it must be kept up." --Hard Times, 73 Once married, only one in ten women divorced. --“Life for Women” For Victorians, divorce was not only extremely expensive, it was very hard to do. Women and men stayed in unhappy marriages for numerous reasons. Many stayed away from divorce because of the stigma attached to divorced women. It was also considered a societal taboo. “Prior to 1857 England was the only Protestant country in Europe that did not have provisions for civil divorce....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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Washington State Too Slow To Move on Fatherlessness - According to 1991 census reports, less than 20% of all custodial-parents were children’s biological fathers. Survey results listed on SPARC indicate 50% of all mothers see no benefits being provided by fathers, and 40% of all mothers admit to interfering with the father’s visits as punishment. Taken together, these statistics show that nearly one third of US children living with separated parents were lacking in paternal bonds with their fathers as of 1991. – Statistics provided by SPARC. According to Cohn, Alvin W....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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The Corrections and Conditional Release Act in 1992 - In an era dominated by a political culture promoting rhetoric centred on being “tough on crime,” protecting “victim’s rights,” and creating “safe streets and communities,” the study of injustice, and the pursuit of protection for prisoner’s human rights within the correctional landscape might be perceived as a losing battle. However, in the wake of the coroner’s investigation and subsequent finding of homicide in the death of Ashley Smith, questions are being raised regarding the care and custody of an inmate population that is increasingly racialized, gendered, and medicalized....   [tags: political culture, crime, victims]
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improvements of our youth criminal justice system - When thinking about youth crime do you envision a country with a high rate of young offenders, gang activity and re-offending. Or do you envision a country with a significant increase of young offenders either being successfully reintegrated into society, or helped by a community when seeking forgiveness for a minor offence that they have committed. Since the passing of Bill C-7 or the Youth Criminal Justice Act on February 4, 2002 by the House of Commons, many significant improvements have been made in Canada’s youth criminal justice system on how to handle and care for young offenders....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile]
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Search Incident to Arrest Cell Phone Dilemma - The Supreme Court has stepped up to answer the question if search incident to arrest on cell phones is violating an individual right. The lower courts are split in the decision. The two cases that are been debated by the Supreme Court is Riley vs. California and Wurie vs. United States. In Riley vs. California, it involved David Riley who was pulled over for having expired tags and driving with suspended license, which led to impound of his vehicle. Once impounded the San Diego Police policy is to document contents inside the car where they found firearms....   [tags: Supreme Court, Individual Rights, Cell Phones]
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Deciphering The Federal Bureau of Prisons - Standing as one the most dominant agencies operating within the criminal justice system, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is a detrimental factor that has proven to materialize the very aspects of which to expand the dynamics of maintaining care, control, and custody of federal inmates. Albeit as it may that the agency’s establishment fails to loom too far into the crevices of history, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has surpassed a multitude of platforms that has propelled its strengths today far beyond what its founders could have imagined....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Role of the Crime Scene Examiner - Role of the Crime Scene Examiner Role As Pepper (2010) notes, the role of the crime scene investigator is incorrectly portrayed in the media. He explains how the general image portrayed in the media is of detectives carrying out crime scene investigations in large groups, with little protective clothing. In reality CSIs, or crime scene examiners, often work on their own and know the great importance of protective clothing. A number of roles required by a CSI have been identified and include; photography or videos of the scene, victims and property, search and recovery of physical evidence, fingerprints and palm prints, packaging and storage of evidence to prevent contamination as well as a...   [tags: physical evidence, fingerprints and palm prints]
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Empire Falls, by Richard Russo - In the award-winning novel, Empire Falls, by Richard Russo, there is a glimpse into the lives of the people who live in a small mill town in Empire Falls, Maine. There are many different inhabitants of this small town, but the character who is easiest to feel connected to is Christina, or "Tick", Roby. Tick is very mature and grown-up for her age and she avoids trouble as much as possible. While she is in her junior year of high school, she seems to be experiencing many more burdens than the average teenager....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Adult Actions]
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Parental Alienation Syndrome - Parental Alienation Syndrome is defined as a syndrome where one parent (usually the custodial parent) alienates the child or children from the other parent. A child psychiatrist organized this syndrome by the name of Richard Gardner. The fact that Parental Alienation Syndrome is used in custody litigations makes it a very controversial issue. The syndrome tends to target one parent and favor the other, sometimes leaving the child in compromising situations. Also, Gardner's 'syndrome' lacks scientific background and is seen as nothing more than a theory by many other professionals....   [tags: World Cultures] 857 words
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Child Abuse Must End - Do you know anyone who has been abused by someone they love or even you who has been abused. If you have or know someone who has its not okay. It happens every single day to millions of children everywhere. Child abuse is something not to be taken easily. It has seen to become a major social problem and causes of children’s unhappiness and health. Not all child abuse is reported but should be. It’s not just young aged children it is also teenagers who get abused. So take a moment and think do you know anyone who has gotten abused or is being abused....   [tags: A Child Called It] 722 words
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The Handmaid's Tale and Family Values - The Handmaid's Tale and Family Values In the olden days, religion and politics went hand in hand. The church either ran the land or had a strangle hold on the people. If the church thought there was one way to do something, one had to do as the church requested or suffer great penalty. To go against the church was to go against God, and that meant death. The king was supposed to be chosen by God to rule the people in the way he commanded. The king was the closest thing to God on earth....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays] 1273 words
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