Research Papers on The Trial System

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  • The Vioxx Story

    This 9 page package includes a 4 page paper and 12 slide PowerPoint presentation on the Vioxx controversy. Information about the trials is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Jury Duty Aversion

    A 12 page research paper that examines and discusses various aspects of a hypothetical research study proposal to investigate why people wish to avoid jury duty. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • ALUMINA AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY

    This 7-page paper provides an analysis on potential environmental litigation for Alumunia, a fictitious company facing alleged environmental complaints. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • An Effective Closing Argument in a Death Penalty Case

    This 4 page paper examines a case study submitted by a student and presents an argument that a prosecutor might use to convict two men for the crime. The case involves cannibalism under unique circumstances. No bibliography.

  • In the Matter of Annette B

    This 3 page paper examines this important case where parental rights were terminated. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Product Liability and Tort Law

    This 8 page paper looks at the specific components of tort law and product liability as they pertain to the case of a man injured by home sauna. This paper considers whether the injury fits into the criteria of injuries that warrant the pursuit of product liability litigation and also evaluates the responsibilities of companies providing products and the criteria for determining faulty design.

  • Law and Tort Basics

    5 pages. This paper goes into detail on the legalities of torts, which are normally caused through negligence. Torts are considered an unintentional violation of another person's rights. This paper will explain torts fully and consider the implications and recourse citizens have in regard to torts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Life's Complexities and Tort Law

    A 9 page paper defining tort law as a civil wrong resulting from an act or omission which has caused damage to other persons or property. The author contends that the law has to accommodate all the untidy complexities of life, and there are circumstances where considerations of practical justice impel us to reject a general imposition of liability for foreseeable damage. Numerous examples are provided which clarify tort liability. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Companies and Class Action Lawsuits

    10 pages in length. The writer discusses class action lawsuits as they relate to AOL, CMGI, InfoSpace, ARIBA, Exodus Communications, WorldCom, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Qualcomm, United States Interactive, NY Railroad, Puma Technologies, Infoseek, Amazon, Advanced Viral Research, Celera Genomics, Genome Therapeutics and JDS Uniphase. No bibliography.

  • English Trial Law and Orality

    This 9 page paper examines the important role of oral evidence, also known as orality, within English law and the risk system. The paper considers different forms of oral evidence, the benefits and flaws with this type of evidence and the way in which recent cases may be change the emphasis placed on orality. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Eyewitness Testimony Admissibility

    A 10 page research paper that discusses the reliability of eyewitness testimony. The writer offers a literature review of eyewitness and memory research that indicates that eyewitness testimony is not as reliable as it has been traditionally viewed in US jurisprudence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury, I Present…the Nursing Documentation

    A 3 page summary of the article Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury, I Present….the Nursing Documentation by Sally Austin. No additional sources cited.

  • Commonwealth Caribbean Jurisprudence, Natural Justice, and Fairness

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the concept of fairness and natural justice in regards to the jurisprudence of the Commonwealth Caribbean. The concept of fairness adds to the law of natural justice especially in its application of the jurisprudence of the Commonwealth Caribbean. The Commonwealth Caribbean, comprised of over 15 island and mainland nations in the Caribbean, has a system of law based primarily on that of the United Kingdom and on each nation’s colonial history. Some nations have components of the colonial Dutch and French systems as well because of historical ties. Regardless of the nation however, the Commonwealth Caribbean was considered one of the areas of the world in which basic laws of human rights, natural justice and natural law, were not being followed in regards to fairness, justice and equality within the judicial system. Prisoners unable to afford representation were not always provided with legal aid and were therefore not offered fair trials, decisions or appeals. With an international push for fairness in judicial systems, organizations were formed providing representation for criminals in the Commonwealth Caribbean in the mid-1990s and more recently constitutional amendments have been included providing for legal aid representation in all cases. Several amendments have been enforced within the judicial system as well to follow constitutional law to provide fair and just representation in regards to decisions pertaining to court justices and despite the power of the Chief Justice within the judicial system, he must also follow the concept of fairness in his application of justice within the judicial system itself. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • English Criminal Law and Whether Mandatory Sentences Are Justified

    This 8 page paper considers if there is any justification for mandatory sentencing in the English criminal law, the paper considers this from the perceptive of increased justice, increased efficiency and social interests. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Legal Use of Violence and Adversial Process

    A 5 page paper which examines the effectiveness of the adversial process and the legal use of violence in the field of law. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Malpractice, Lawyers, and Insurance

    20 pages in length. Although one might duly expect one's lawyer to be forthright and principled in his/her approach to law, this is unfortunately not always the case. Sometimes unintentionally negligent while other times malicious in intent, attorneys are fallible human beings like everyone else in all other sectors of commerce; just because they get paid to uphold the law does not mean they always do. The extent to which lawyers breach their ethical and/or legal oath is wholly dependent upon the state and circumstances; with America's recognized disdain for law professionals, it is no wonder why there is such a need for attorneys to carry malpractice insurance. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Contemporary Law Practice and the Impact of Technology

    A 14 page contention that technology has impacted the manner in which law is practiced in a multitude of ways. From the perspective of the forensics which can be used to prove innocence or guilt, to the way we communicate with other law professionals or even our clients, to the way we conduct our research, to the way we manage our offices, technology has taken more and more importance. The modern attorney has been quick to embrace this technology. Its incorporation cannot safely occur, however, without deliberate attention to a multitude of issues. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Proportionality and Australian Law

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the concept of proportionality as it appears Australian Law. In recent years, the High Court of Australia has been for applying the concept of proportionality to issues related to the Constitution of Australia. When the core values of this Constitution are at stake, the requirement of proportionality becomes more stringent for the High Court, and questions of the application of this standard have been related in recent years. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Four Films and Their Portrayal of Crime and Judicial Procedures

    A paper which looks at the way in which crime and judicial processes are dealt with in four modern movies, with particular reference to the moral and ethical foundations of the legal systems and the extent to which situational ethics may be appropriate in the context of law enforcement.

  • Phil Spector's Murder Trial: Evidence

    3 pages in length. Fame and fortune do not preclude the potential for criminal activity, even a crime as heinous as murder. Phil Spector - a celebrated music producer from the 1960s whose claim to fame includes Cher and the Ramones - has been charged with the February 3rd murder of Lana Clarkson, a struggling actress who had taken a hostess job at the House of Blues. The famous music club located on Los Angeles's Sunset Strip was where Clarkson was last seen alive after leaving with Spector in his private vehicle; they later arrived at his mansion where she was found two hours hence with a single shot to the head. Six months and myriad forms of evidence later, Spector was charged in the case; he bailed out on one million dollars bond and is scheduled for trial in September 2007. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Prosecutorial Misconduct?

    A 3 page consideration of certain cases involving ethical breaches and misconduct on the part of the prosecuting attorney. This paper specifically considers the Duke sexual assault case and two cases where the Patriot Act was used to prosecute individuals for much more serious offenses than what they actually committed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • American Canoe Association v. Murphy Farms

    A 5 page paper discussing points of American Canoe Association v. Murphy Farms, No. 02-1501, 326 F.3d 505; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 7158; 56 ERC (BNA) 1545; 33 ELR 20175, 4thCir, (2003) as they relate to the Clean Water Act and to commercial swine production. The American Canoe Association, Professional Paddlesports Association and Conservation Council of North Carolina brought suit against Murphy Farms and D.M. Farms of Rose Hill, both commercial pork producers in North Carolina. Plaintiffs' complaint was that the hog farms had polluted surrounding bodies of water in violation of the Clean Water Act. The courts have agreed with plaintiffs on several points. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • DNA Evidence and the Daubert Test

    This 4 page paper examines a case in which DNA evidence helped obtain a conviction, and discusses whether or not that evidence passes the Daubert test. Bibliography lists 3 sources

  • Food Related Illnesses and California Law

    A 6 page discussion of California law as it relates to food contamination. The author outlines a fictional case involving contaminated ice cream, a case in which tort law is probably more applicable than food contamination laws. An analysis is presented regarding the burden of proof facing the plaintiff in regard to proving negligence on the part of the ice cream manufacturer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Malpractice, Lawyers, and Insurance

    20 pages in length. Although one might duly expect one's lawyer to be forthright and principled in his/her approach to law, this is unfortunately not always the case. Sometimes unintentionally negligent while other times malicious in intent, attorneys are fallible human beings like everyone else in all other sectors of commerce; just because they get paid to uphold the law does not mean they always do. The extent to which lawyers breach their ethical and/or legal oath is wholly dependent upon the state and circumstances; with America's recognized disdain for law professionals, it is no wonder why there is such a need for attorneys to carry malpractice insurance. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Public Interest and Lawyers

    This 28 page paper sets out to consider the proposition that lawyer operate in the public interest. The paper starts this by defining the role of the lawyer, which includes the UK definitions of both barristers and solicitors. Following this the meaning of public interest is discussed with reference to different perspectives, and the manifestation of the way law seeks to serve the public interest is examined, with the theories of Devlin and Hart. The final part of the paper then considers how public interest is served with the examination of a well known case where public interests were of paramount importance; the extradition proceeding of General Pinochet, a case where it is often assumed that public interests were not served. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Crime and the Mens Rea Concept

    6 pages in length. A comprehensive discussion of Mens Rea, the legal principle upon which we base our requirement of intent for a finding of guilty. Covered in this report are the meaning, background, and a brief history of Mens Rea in law as well as a more in-depth analysis of Mens Rea as applied to insanity pleas, hate crimes, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Jury System's Significance

    Beginning with an appropriate overview of why the U.S. Founding Fathers saw the need for a jury system, this well-prepared 8 page essay argues that the jury still remains an ultimate symbol of true American Democracy. Recent Supreme Court decisions as well as the linkage between jury service and other rights of political participation are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Spectator Article on Jury Nullification

    This 10 page paper addresses the problem of jury nullification and focuses on a 1998 article which appeared in the Spectator. The premise that nullification is acceptable is argued with the support of other articles. Examples are provided and the O.J. Simpson case is referenced several times. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Traits of a Political Trial

    A 5 page paper that explores this question in light of racial and political currents in regards to four cases: Sacco-Vanzetti, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, The Scottsboro Brothers, and The Black Panthers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Contracts and Essential Elements

    A 5 page paper that highlights the categories of contracts and discusses terms and references applicable laws in regards to those categories. Categories/clauses include: offer/acceptance and problem areas, special considerations, termination statements and problem areas, and signatures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Determinate Proposal on Death Penalty Propensity and a Juror's Gender

    A 10 page paper that argues the thesis that women jurors are less likely to vote for capital punishment than are male jurors and presents a basic determinate proposal projecting results that will substantiate this claim. Discussed are the maximalist and minimalist approaches that have been taken in the study of gender differences in criminal sentencing, with emphasis being placed on the effectiveness of the minimalist approach. The proposed research involves the study of a sampling of first and second level university students and outlines the steps necessary to carry out this survey. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Defining and Describing Res Judicata

    5 pages in length. The writer defines and discusses the legal components of res judicata. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

 

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