Research Papers on Historic Trials

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  • English Language Learning and Lau v. Nichols

    In nine page this paper considers English language learners and the legal chronology pertaining to them with the focus being on the case of Lau v. Nichols. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Notorious Scopes' 'Monkey Trial'

    In twelve pages this paper discusses the intense creationism v. evolution debate this trial sparked in a consideration of evolution being taught in a Tennessee school byJohn Scopes, which was against the law and the differing opinions of prosecutor William Jennings Bryan and defense attorney Clarence Darrow. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hopkins V. Price Waterhouse

    3 pages in length. The foundation of this case is in the fundamental understanding of and appreciation for the detrimental impact sexual discrimination has upon a woman's ability to secure earned promotion within a company that determines advancement based upon much more than one's talent. Hopkins was initially refused partnership at Price Waterhouse not for lack of aptitude for the position but rather because she was deemed 'too masculine' for what they believed a woman should project within the company's environment. While half of the decision makers - the majority not surprisingly being men - heralded her tremendous talent for landing key contracts, they could not get past the stereotypical perception of how a female partner should be physically represented in the firm. As such, she was recommended to walk, talk and look more feminine so that when she would be brought back for reconsideration the following year, her chances of making partner would be much better; a year later when she was not reconsidered for partnership, Hopkins sued Price Waterhouse citing violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No bibliography.

  • England's Crime and Crime and Punishment from 1800 to 1850

    In sixteen pages this paper focuses on this fifty year period in order to gain a greater understanding of changes in legal institutions and the law with four areas of criminal fringes such as prostitutes and drunkards, juvenile and female offenders, Australia transport and imprisonment, corporal and capital punishment that includes the 'Bloody Code' discussed. Seventeen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • DNA Testing and Joseph Wambaugh's The Blooding

    In seven pages this paper examines the text which features the first time DNA testing was used in a murder case during the 1980s and assesses the performance of British law enforcement. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Murder Case of Serial Killer Ted Bundy

    This paper discusses the capture, trials, and execution of Ted Bundy with investigation techniques at the time compared with contemporary methods. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Discrimination In Job Advertisements

    A 12 page paper. There are many ways a job advertisement can covertly convey a preference for a certain type of applicant. This essay provides a brief overview of the laws concerning discrimination and discusses the types of discrimination that may be found in job advertisements. The writer provides a few examples of this type of EEOC complaint. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Brazilian Rubber Plantation and Estates Ltd [1911] 1 Ch 425 and United Kingdom Company Law

    In five pages UK company law and common law are discussed within the context of this case. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Media Law and People v. Larry Flynt Film

    In five pages this paper discusses the film based on Hustler Magazine head honcho Larry Flynt's supposed crusade to protect First Amendment rights, The People v. Larry Flynt. There are 2 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Summary: Tax Evasion Trial of Al Capone

    This 5 page paper gives an explanation of the case for tax evasion against Al Capone. This paper includes a two page annotated bib and a summary of the case against Al Capone. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


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