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The massacre of the Champs de Mars

This is a letter from Madame Marie-Jeanne Roland to a confidant and is therefore a private, discursive source. The letter, written the day following the massacre was her private views of what took place. The information within the letter leads the reader to believe that Madame Roland was present at the Champs de Mars when Read More

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Law officers in the 19th century

In England during this time the officers seem to be helpful people who do protect others. In the story ‘Speckled Band,’ we see Sherlock Holmes listening to a report from someone he has never met before and he is interested in solving this mysterious problem. It is set in Surrey so in this area law Read More

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Law and order in the American west

1. What can you learn from this source about the Mormon settlement at Salt Lake City? * From source A, I have leant a lot about how Mormons settled in the Salt Lake City. I can see in the picture that they planned out to build houses, schools, shops and farms in a good structure, Read More

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The system of appointing and training Lay Magistrates

Lay Magistrates are individuals who are not legally qualified but receive training to hear certain cases in the United Kingdom judicial system. These include summary and triable either way offences as well as referrals of indictable offences to the Crown Court. Also a Magistrates’ Court may deal with liquor licence applications and the issuing of Read More

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Privacy recognised by English law

Privacy is a fundamental right of all human beings. It promotes human dignity and other values such as freedom of association and freedom of speech. The concept of privacy is recognised in one form or another in all legal systems. However the protection and the development of this concept vary from society to society. The Read More

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The boundary fence dispute

This problem that Alice faces does not seem like a legal problem at all, but instead a common dispute. Alice has raised the issue about the boundary fence being in poor condition to her neighbour Boris, and that she wanted to have it replaced or at least repaired, but Boris refused to even consider paying Read More

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Was Saxon justice harsh and superstitious

Between AD500 and 1100 England changed form being a mass of small kingdoms into one united country. During these centuries, kings played a vital part in every aspect of government and especially in crime and punishment. A king’s most important tasks were to defend his country from attacks and to make sure his laws were Read More

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Good Samaritan Law

The Good Samaritan Law is a legal principle that indemnifies a ‘rescuer’ who has voluntarily helped a victim in distress from being sued for ‘wrongdoing’. Its purpose is to keep people from being reluctant to help a stranger in need for fear of legal repercussions in the event that they made some mistake while rendering Read More