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Domestic Violence: Is Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) a Valid Legal Defense?

Domestic Violence: Is Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) a Valid Legal Defense?

Over the years there have been more and more cases involving women who are physically abused by their spouse or significant other. In order for a woman to even be considered to have “Battered Woman Syndrome” she must experience at least two complete battering cycles she is labeled a “battered woman.” The cycle has three distinct phases, which is then followed by the outburst-battering incident, culminating in a calm, loving break (often known as the honeymoon phase). The Battered Women Syndrome is not a legal defense as it lacks sufficient scientific support and evidence, typically it is a harsh and very destructive stereotype against women only, and the condition of the battered woman syndrome is too vague. Domestic violence is a very serious issue, but in the courts, it is generally very difficult to prove if a woman suffers from BWS.

The UN’s Failure to Intervene

The UN’s Failure to Intervene

Prosecution Argument - How Communities View Evidence and How They Can Indicate a Person's Responsibility for His or Her Crimes Through the Criminal Justice System

Prosecution Argument - How Communities View Evidence and How They Can Indicate a Person's Responsibility for His or Her Crimes Through the Criminal Justice System

Throughout history people have been known to commit crimes. As far back as the beginning they have found ways to have people follow rules in order to maintain safe environments within their community settings. Over the years people have changed, but they still commit crimes. The evolution of the way people think has made it possible for laws to be created to protect everyone in the community as well as to make people who do not follow the right path pay for their crimes. Every state has its own set of laws and courts, but they all serve a basic principle: everyone should live in a safe world without harming others. This paper discusses how communities view evidence and how they can indicate a person’s responsibility for his or her crimes through the criminal justice system.

Criminal Elements

Neighborhood Watch Research Study

Neighborhood Watch Research Study

Abstract
This research paper is designed as a study and has been prepared at the request of the mayor to determine if the neighborhood watch program that has been implemented in a small suburb of a large metropolitan area has had any effect on the complaints received about suspicious behavior, deviant behavior and crime from within this area. It will explain, in detail, why the selected design was chosen. It will also explain how criminological theories support neighborhood watch programs. Hypotheses will be used to describe, in specific terms, what will happen in this study and what the operational concepts are.

Prosecution Argument - How Communities View Evidence and how They Can Indicate a Person's Responsibility for His or Her Crimes Through the Criminal Justice System

Prosecution Argument - How Communities View Evidence and how They Can Indicate a Person's Responsibility for His or Her Crimes Through the Criminal Justice System

Throughout history people have been known to commit crimes. As far back as the beginning they have found ways to have people follow rules in order to maintain safe environments within their community settings. Over the years people have changed, but they still commit crimes. The evolution of the way people think has made it possible for laws to be created to protect everyone in the community as well as to make people who do not follow the right path pay for their crimes. Every state has its own set of laws and courts, but they all serve a basic principle: everyone should live in a safe world without harming others. This paper discusses how communities view evidence and how they can indicate a person’s responsibility for his or her crimes through the criminal justice system.

Criminal Elements

Why Some Judges Are Still Living In The Stone Ages

Why Some Judges Are Still Living In The Stone Ages

Abstract: The recent decision of the Southport District Court, in the case of Petal v Drongo, was made against relevant legislation that is very clear in its meaning. It seems that two of the three judges took a subjective view of this case, and have taken it upon themselves to make their own law in regards to the statutes involved in this case. Gerard Snowdome, Senior Partner from Biggles, Farnsworth and Snowdome, argues that the decision in this case completely undermines the legislation involved and that the judges have made their own law in making their decision.

Introduction:

Probable Cause Article Summary

Probable Cause Article Summary

It can be argued with a reasonable degree of certainty that the rule of law surrounding the interpretation of actions by officers supporting probable cause and how effective the tactics are in lieu of criminal procedure are important in convicting criminals who break the law. Over the years much debates has surrounded the applicability of warrantless searches, warrantless search exceptions and what some human rights groups have argued blatantly disregard individual citizens right to guarantees outlined in the U.S. Constitution. This report will summarize an article from www.policemag.one that explores the reasons why warrantless searches are sometimes complicated by court ruling. The method of a warrantless search exception and how it became procedural law will also be revealed and summarized.

The Article: Understanding Probable Cause

Future of Juvenile Justice System Paper

Future of Juvenile Justice System Paper

Many aspects of the juvenile justice system work together to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Partnerships formed by law professionals, families, communities, and juvenile courts are very important to helping juvenile offenders turn their lives around. This report will examine the role community involvement, law enforcement, courts, and corrections are expected to play in the future of the Juvenile justice system. How important the private sector is as a support base for successful programs will also be revealed. Additionally, the role private agencies with incentives aimed at assisting state and local government with solid, well organized alternatives will be discussed.

Criminal Law Paper /Recent Supreme Court Case: Jackson v. Hobbs - Sentencing Requirements and Juveniles

Criminal Law Paper /Recent Supreme Court Case: Jackson v. Hobbs - Sentencing Requirements and Juveniles

Arguably, a model rehabilitated juvenile prisoner can be described by juvenile counselors as an ex-offender who comes out of prison with clear goals aimed at getting him/her ready to face the challenges of sustaining life as a productive citizen in our civilized society. In the past, the criminal justice system has employed some programs aimed at rehabilitating juvenile offenders allowing them to receive some form of educational incentives, vocational training, and psychological assessments. The aim was to assist them with obtaining some of the necessities they will need to pursue real life goals after prison.

Criminal Justice Research Process & Terminology Paper

Criminal Justice Research Process & Terminology Paper

Prison Term Policy Recommendation Paper

Prison Term Policy Recommendation Paper

Abstract
The subject in will examine legislation aimed at a bill recommending doubling the maximum prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery. Questions will be explored and evaluated as to whether or not the new sentencing would influence crime prevention or make citizen feel safer. Consideration of whether a not the bill would do much good will be revealed along with reasons for reaching such a conclusion.

Introduction

Is the System of Closed Material Proceedings an Appropriate Way to Reconcile National Security Concerns With Due Process Requirements in UK Counter-Terrorism Law?

Is the System of Closed Material Proceedings an Appropriate Way to Reconcile National Security Concerns With Due Process Requirements in UK Counter-Terrorism Law?

Lawrence McNamara wrote an interesting article in the Guardian: How will we even know a closed judgement exists? In the article, McNamara stated that without open justice, media's role to ensure that the rule of law was being upheld would be compromised. What was disturbing for Mr.McNamara was that neither the Security & Justice Green Paper nor the decision of the country’s Supreme Court in Al-Rawi , the leading authorities dealing with Closed Material Proceedings (hereinafter referred as “CMP”), even discuss this key issue.

Reasons Why the Energy Sector Attracts a Special Tax Regime in the Form of Resource Rent Tax and Reasons Why This Tax is Thought to be Desirable

Reasons Why the Energy Sector Attracts a Special Tax Regime in the Form of Resource Rent Tax and Reasons Why This Tax is Thought to be Desirable

Introduction
The energy sector is dominated by a host of externalities, positive as well as negative, yet it is a necessity within the community for general day to day living along with providing for economic development. The industry left on its own, would see a culmination of the negative external effects, so it warrants Government intervention as a means to correct the various distortions. For example, renewable energy which may be considered as providing positive or at worst neutral externalities, due to its infancy and intermittent resource availability is burdened with high investment costs and long payback periods in contrast to the incumbent fossil fuel systems that have long experience as well as a known level of energy availability. To get around such issues Government policy and legislation has provided for incentives enabling investment in the renewable energy sector as well as a carbon pollution tax to allow an internalisation and so greater equity with the negative externalities of the fossil fuels.

Tougher Laws for Date Rape

Tougher Laws for Date Rape

When you think of a date then you are thinking about two people having fun together or couples having a good time at a movie or a fast food restaurant. Many people in today’s society think that date rape isn’t a crime which they let many rapists go free. But because rape evokes images of fear, lack of control and violence, victims need to know what date rape is, their effect, and how to prevent it from happening.

Copyright and Institutional Repositories Essay

Copyright and Institutional Repositories Essay

Abstract
The paper provides a broad view of copyright; and later, explains how it affects the establishment and management of digital repositories in academic institutions. Among other things, it defines intellectual property, copyright, public domain and fair use. It is argued that knowledge of the law and in particular, copyright is crucial in the management of an institutional digital repository. Some materials may be legally sensitive which the resource manager may need to take into consideration before it is made available on open access. It is argued that a policy on institutional digital repository is necessary to guide the management of this resource.

Introduction

Legal Philosophy Essay - In Order to Understand a Philosopher We Have to Understand What Scares Them: What are Dworkin and Hart Afraid Of?

Legal Philosophy Essay - In Order to Understand a Philosopher We Have to Understand What Scares Them: What are Dworkin and Hart Afraid Of?

To understand the arguments of a philosopher, this paper will contend that it is important to understand what Dworkins and Hart are afraid of, but additionally how these fears shape their normative views and hence approach to law. The complex relationship between fears, normativity and philosophical argument are particularly evident when considering the area of judicial discretion. For Hart, he is fearful of the potential coercive nature of law however for Dworkin, this is based upon a fear of poor adjudication. Whilst Dworkin’s generally views judicial discretion as undesireable even with the morality law synthesis, Hart provides a more complex and nuanced account of judicial discretion. Dworkin’s fears of improper adjudication do not always fit within the broader teleology which underlies his arguments that law gradually improves over time. Hart’s fear of oppressive law however is dealt with in the form of rules of recognition and adjudication and provide a richer account of judicial discretion.

Hart and The fear of Coercive law

Tax Fraud - Fair Tax Paper

Tax Fraud - Fair Tax Paper

Introduction
Purpose of Paying Taxes
So, why do we pay taxes? Throughout our nation’s history, individuals have received some type of service. Whether that service was food, education, protection, etc., a higher type of government authority provided some type of service for the citizens. In simple terms, because the government is providing a service that typically could not be paid for by a mere few citizens, funds have to be collected from the entire nation’s population. Generally, the services benefit the country as a whole. For instance, the United States of America could never have become a military world power without the taxation of the citizens. Different types of services are more controversial than others; however, we do not get to pick and choose what services or programs we want to pay for and what we do not. We do, however, have the ability to vote which provides some degree of opportunity to influence the direction the government takes. Today, in America, the majority of our tax budget goes to Medicare, social security, military, and social services such as food stamps and housing.

Tax Evasion

We Will Prevail: Government vs. Government

We Will Prevail: Government vs. Government

A government is a group of legislatures that enforce laws to maintain order and to ensure safety of their citizens. Order is needed to control and maintain the peacefulness of its citizens. Safety is needed to protect the citizens from harm and threats by providing the military forces. Therefore, laws are created and will be enforced. There are many types of governments that people view as the best government. Machiavelli’s “Qualities of a Prince” and King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” each display their own individual ideas of how a government should be. Machiavelli’s ideals of a government consist of fear, honor, and protection while King’s ideals of a government consist of laws which are created to benefit only the government, continuous conflict of laws, and chaos of the citizens toward the government. Machiavelli’s ideals of a government and King’s ideals of a government differ from each other, but the government that follows the ideals of Machiavelli will be the stronger government because of the mental and physical power they will attain.

Life Behind the Zion Curtain - Would Passing the Zion Curtain Law Cut Back on Underage Drinking?

Life Behind the Zion Curtain - Would Passing the Zion Curtain Law Cut Back on Underage Drinking?

Picture this: a three-foot tall pane of frosted glass obstructing your view of your bartender while he/she makes your drink. You are not allowed to see the alcohol behind the counter, nor the drink being made. In order to get your drink, your bartender has to walk around the bar to personally hand you your drink. That is what bartenders in Utah’s restaurants are obligated to do. A new law requires all establishments that serve alcohol behind the frosted glass, dubbed by the media as the “Zion Curtain,” after the Mormon Legislature that put the law into effect. There has been a heated debate on the effectiveness of the Zion Curtain.

The reason behind the Zion Curtain is to cut down on underage drinking, but does it really work? Researchers from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation find that it is more likely that if a teen’s parents or peers drink, they will be more inclined to do the same. But they have not found a connection between underage drinkers and bartenders mixing drinks.

The Fraud Triangle

The Fraud Triangle

Abstract
The fraud triangle was developed in the 1950s. It has been used for many years to help auditors with assessing fraud risk during an audit. However, with corporations changing so much since the 1950s, is the fraud triangle still relevent, or should more elements be included? This paper will explain what the fraud triangle is, why some experts no longer believe the elements are enough, and what elements these experts believe should be added to help auditors assess fraud risk in the modern corporation.

Introduction
Have you ever heard of someone committing a fraud within their company and found yourself wondering what would lead someone to commit fraud? The fraud triangle gives some insight to possible answers to this question. This paper explains the three factors that increase the likelihood of fraud being committed, known as the fraud triangle, and also discusses the new components that experts believe should be incorporated into the assessment of the risk of fraud.

The Fraud Risk Triangle

Our Legal System Today: How and Why We Got Here

Our Legal System Today: How and Why We Got Here

Speaker Paper: Presentation Given by Attorney and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Mr. William J. Leberman

Speaker Paper: Presentation Given by Attorney and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Mr. William J. Leberman

For this speaker paper, our class listened to a presentation given by Mr. William Leberman who is an attorney and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. Mr. Leberman’s presentation was titled “CARE” or Credit Abuse Resistance Education. In Mr. Leberman’s profession, he deals with a lot of bankruptcy and people that are having trouble economically that need to file for bankruptcy. In Mr. Leberman’s presentation, he talked to us about the basics of resisting credit abuse and staying financially stable as individuals as we become older and more independent financially. Using “CARE” in his presentation, Mr. Leberman presented the class with a lot of valuable information that has the potential to greatly affect our lives in the future.

Short Paper on Drug Courts

Drug Courts

Currently in the United States, there are over 2 million people incarcerated in the country’s prisons and jails. Out of this population, approximately one-quarter of these inmates have been convicted of a drug offense. With drug offense arrests increasing nationwide and the prison population increasing similarly, an alternative to incarceration has been implemented over the past two decade in many cities across the country. This alternative is in the form of local drug courts that are now found in most major cities in the United States. A drug court is a specialized court in which the judge, prosecutor, public defender or private attorney, probation officers, and treatment counselors work in tandem to help chemically dependent offenders obtain needed treatment and rehabilitation in an attempt to break the cycle of addiction and further criminal offenses.

Cyber Bullying: The Negative Effects of this New Phenomenon - Ensuring the Act is Controlled in a Legal Manner

Cyber Bullying: The Negative Effects of this New Phenomenon - Ensuring the Act is Controlled in a Legal Manner

The Benefits and Risks of a Color-Blind Society: Discussing Racial Discrimination Laws

The Benefits and Risks of a Color-Blind Society: Discussing Racial Discrimination Laws

Race, Class and Gender in Criminal Justice

Race, Class and Gender in Criminal Justice

Race, class and gender have always played a big role in every community, and especially a larger role in every criminal justice system. Your race, class or gender can determine if you will be stereotyped or discriminated against by any branch of the criminal justice system. These kinds of unfair and unequal treatment have been ongoing for a few centuries, if not since the beginning of mankind. But from the start of unfair and unequal treatment of people’s race, class and gender, people have been too afraid to say anything because they feared for their lives. They believed that if they were to even mention one word about a certain incident to anyone of authority, there and their families’ lives might be in danger.

The Paper Chase – Paper on Archives and the Public Records Office of Hong Kong

The Paper Chase – Paper on Archives and the Public Records Office of Hong Kong

This evening I propose to tell you something about the development of the Public Records Office of Hong Kong and about the role which it can or should play in the conservation and use of Hong Kong’s archival resources. But before doing this I think that it may be worthwhile to spend some time talking about archives as such - about what archives are and how modern archive institutions operate. Many of you may be quite knowledgeable on this subject already and if you are I apologise for seeming to assume otherwise. But some quite astonishing misconceptions exist about archivists and their profession, as all archivists know, and when we asked to address a general audience few of us can quell the thought that at least some present may be harbouring what we have come to recognise as the classic delusions about us. And what are these :

Residency Restrictions: In Short Concerning the Sex Offender

Residency Restrictions: In Short Concerning the Sex Offender

Abstract
This paper intends to present an enhanced understanding of sex offender residency restrictions. This paper will explore the history of the restrictions as well as what led to legislation in this area. In this document, an examination of various state statutes will provide reference to what these laws do and provide to the constituents based on the specific restriction. The variation between a few states specific residency requirements will undergo precise examination in order to provide comprehension of the thought of the legislator. Exploration of the reasoning behind the differing points of view with relation to residency requirements should provide a better understanding of the complete perspective. In specific, this document will examine Missouri’s position on some particular standpoints with relation to sex offender residency. Further consideration of sex offender residency requirements in the areas approached in this document should allow for concise developments based on the necessity of the requirements as well as the necessity to rehabilitate and provide sustainable refuge.

Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Maxims

Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Maxims

Abstract

Legal maxims replicate established principles of law to which jurists appeal when confronting new legal cases. The rules of the Shariah specify the set of principles which great Muslim jurists derived from the Quran and the Sunnah. This research paper encapsulates the selection of largely accepted legal maxims (rules) that are relevant in contemporary situations, reflecting the economic activities of individuals and society and its application. The broad classification of these legal maxims sets out certain rules from the Fiqh, construed in accordance with intention, the applicable legal theories which are normative legal maxims, guided by the textual injunctions of the Qu’ran and the Sunnah.

Although various researches have been conducted and discussed in all major works of jurisprudence, these great works have been confined mostly to rituals or citing of the precedents. The current study shall attempt to articulate the application of certain applicable maxims to contemporary economic activities.

Objectives of the research:

Does a Defendant Get Treated More Fairly By a Judge Rather Than a Jury?

This essay will argue that a judge is more likely to treat a defendant fairly than a jury would when deliberating on issues in court. This will be done by first examining the flaws within the jury system. This examination will look at the way human behaviour and beliefs may lead to unfair decisions including, religion, the decisional regret theory, and improper behaviour of jurors. This will be followed by an examination of the difficulties faced in making group decisions, and how this impacts the defendants right to a fair trial. Evidence will then be presented explaining why judges are able to render fairer decisions.

Adolescent Sexual Offenders - Youth Justice System

Adolescent Sexual Offenders - Youth Justice System

The issue of adolescent sexual offenders is an important topic within the youth justice system. It is worthy of research and discussion for anyone wishing to get involved with the youth justice system because of the seriousness of the offences committed, and the impact on both the victim and offenders. This essay will examine recent data on this topic, the relationship between adolescent sexual offenders and the youth justice system, the promising practices used to help treat these adolescent sexual offenders, and provide a discussion on why this topic should be discussed within Community Justice Programs.

Is There a Way to Protect the Rights and Interests of Complainants in Sexual Assualt Trials and Ensure that Defendants are Granted Their Due Process Rights?

The law relating to sexual assault has been amended to such an extent that there is now a serious risk of subverting due process, making it almost impossible for defendants to test witnesses meaningfully in court. Is there a way to protect the rights and interests of complainants in rape trials while also ensuring that defendants are granted their due process rights?

Criminology Paper in Letter Form to a Supreme Court Judge

Criminology Paper in Letter Form to a Supreme Court Judge

Dear Judge Gresh,

I am going to try to influence your decision on the appeal by demonstrating some of the procedures and processes that will have to be in-order for this case to press further. Then bring to light the laws set on and around our constitution in particular the fourth amendment. We need to discuss how the charges brought forth were done in an unlawfully manner and how they violate the law and jurisdictions that bind our law enforcement agencies. Also as a close friend, I will give you my honest opinion on the appeal, if I were in your shoes as one of the appellate judge presiding over this case I would uphold the first judgment handed down in this matter.
The court’s decision on this case was decided by using proper procedures to make sure that no citizen’s rights would be violated. The fourth amendment offers every citizen of the United States of America the protection against unreasonable searches and seizures (Mount, 2011). In this case the police officers may have had good intentions in mind but there are rules and laws set in place to protect citizens from their rights to be violated.

Capital Punishment and it's Recent Controversy

Capital Punishment and it's Recent Controversy

There are those with great power in the legal system who can punish those who have broken the law, but there must be limits on the actual punishment. The foundation of the legal system is to find justice, yet it cannot be at the cost of an eye for an eye. While harsher sentences must be given to people who have committed atrocious crimes, there should be no point where someone can state that the life of another is the only adequate punishment. Capital punishment merely allows the legal system the opportunity to end the lives of criminals, a clear misuse of power. Any justice system that employs capital punishment essentially breaks its own laws by condoning murder. Thus, this paper will demonstrate that capital punishment should be removed as a means of punishment in the American justice system. This will be illustrated by understanding the immoral implications of having a death sentence through its history, the consequences of capital punishment as it relates to wrongful convictions, and the hypocrisy surrounding capital punishment regarding the American prison system.

Paper on Handgun Laws in Kansas

Handgun Laws in Kansas

The topic I chose to write about is the handgun laws in Kansas. I believe that they should change the age of legally buying and owning a handgun to 18. There are several reasons why I feel this would be appropriate. With so many things going on in the world today, people are forced to grow up younger and younger everyday. I believe that if it is okay for a young man of eighteen to be sent into combat, possibly against his will, it should be okay for him to own a handgun. With the age of owning a high-powered rifle being only eighteen, it would only make sense for the handgun law to follow suit.

Cultural Legal Issue - Disability or Dishonesty

Cultural Legal Issue

Legal suits involving diversity issues are occurring everyday all across America, even against the most unexpected people. In January 2000 the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that they filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. under Title I of the ADA of 1990, accusing Wal-Mart of failing to reasonably accommodate an employee with a disability at its Peoria Arizona store. This suit would be number sixteen nationwide against Wal-Mart for violating the rules and regulations of the ADA. The suit was filed in US District Court of Arizona, and sought compensatory and punitive damages, job reinstatement, and requires Wal-Mart to conduct training to prevent further ADA violation.

An Introduction to Tort Law

Introduction to Tort Law

In order to compare and contrast different areas of the law we must first get a clear definition of tort law, constitutional law, business law, and criminal law. According to Buckley & Okrent (2004) a tort is defined simply as a wrongful doing or injury to and individual or their property. Tort law is comes from both areas of common law and statutory law. Though tort law covers a broad area of the law there are three main categories that it covers: negligence, intentional torts, and strict or absolute liability. Even though all categories of tort law differ they must contain at these elements: duty, breach of duty, causation or damages (p. 2-4).

The next area of law we need to look at is constitutional law. According to Law preview (2011) constitutional law mainly focus on two categories: Supreme Court decisions and individual right according to the Constitution (p.1). Constitutional law looks at the government structure and the people's rights within it. Each case that the Supreme Court decides affects the rights of all U.S. citizens. Constitutional law keeps our government and citizens in order.

Paper on If a Child Does a Crime Should the Parents Do the Time

If a Child Does a Crime Should the Parents Do the Time?

This question was asked to several adults and asked too even more children between the ages 7-18 years old. The answers varied between the polling groups. However my opinion seem to be a little different from each one of the polling groups.

The adults felt that children over the age of 12 years old should pay or suffer the consequences for their own criminal behaviors. On the other hand the adults felt children under the age of 12 years old should be in control by their parents. Therefore causing the parent to be responsible for the children actions. Children under the age of 12 years old seem to be protected by the adults for their criminal activities. Because the adults mostly believe in the religious belief that you become accountable for knowing right from wrong by age of 12. Adults also blamed younger parents raising children without morals and principles as the problem for juvenile delinquent behaviors.

Contemporary Theories of Social Justice - How Can Justice be said to Give Priority to the Protection of Liberties?

Contemporary Theories of Social Justice

How Can Justice be said to Give Priority to the Protection of Liberties?

What Was the Difference in Legal Reasoning in the Bowers V. Hardwick and Lawrence V. Texas Decisions Which Led the Former to be Overturned?

What Was the Difference in Legal Reasoning in the Bowers vs Hardwick and Lawrence V. Texas Decisions Which Led the Former to be Overturned?

Abstract

Textualism V Normative Reinforcement of the Constitution: Is There a Fundamental Right to Homosexuality?
The Fourth and the Fourteenth Amendments: A Questionable Legal Ground to Define Privacy?
Can the Equal Protection Clause be Extended to Same-Sex Couples?
A Difference in Legal Reasoning Triggered by a Shift in Moral Reasoning?
A Right Deeply Rooted in this Nation’s History and Tradition?
How relevant should it be?
How Moral Affects and Threatens Law?
Conclusions
References

Product Purchase and Liability - Classification of Torts and their Defenses

American's, everyday purchase products that they feel are beneficial to their development. When the consumer purchases a product, they are liable for whatever mishaps may occur and accidents that may happen. This is usually done with a warning label attached to the product, or is found via flyer form in the instruction manual. There are many reasons for the cause of injury, but most cases of injury are due to product defects. These defects are manufacturing, design, and failure to adequately warn. There are three broad classifications of torts and we will examine all three and their defenses.

Intentional Torts
Negligence
Strict Liability

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