October 2, 2012 Case Brief Cupp v Murphy 412 U.S. 291 (1973) Facts: Daniel Murphy was convicted of murdering his wife in the second degree. After he found out of the murder he called the police and voluntarily submitted himself to questioning. In the middle of his questioning the police noticed a dark spot on his finger and they asked if they could get a sample and he refused. The police did not respect his wishes and they took the sample anyways of what was under his fingernail. They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim.
In the time of Gilead, the women were taken from their homes where they were brainwashed by speeches from their “Aunts” who argued that “such a social order ultimately offers the women more respect and safety then the old, pre-Gilead society offered them” (Sparknotes). In their new age, they’re simply used to run errands and bear children in the homes of Commanders that have trouble conceiving with their wives. They are fed small bits of information on what is going on in the Republic and are expected to be content with just that. Offred spends a great amount time thinking of her old life with her husband, Luke, and their young daughter. Then, one night her Commander asks to see her privately where they play Scrabble (which is illegal because in Gilead, women are not allowed to read) and she is allowed to look at old magazines; to conclude these secret encounters, the Commander asks Offred to kiss him.
The film Gone Baby Gone raises many deep moral questions surrounding our morality and our ability to make decisions based on ethics. The film, directed by Ben Affleck, centers around the investigation led by the police and two private investigators looking for an abducted girl. The girl’s family is distressed, although their ability to take care of the girl is questionable. It is made obvious that her mother has addictions to various drugs, and that her and her boyfriend owe money to a drug lord. We learn the backstory of a head of police; his daughter was also abducted and killed many years ago.
According to the article by Marilyn Bardsley, when Dean’s mother and step-father talked to the police, it was a different story. They said that the teenagers were lying and that their son had never been a violent person, who loved kids and had always been generous to young people. She claimed the teenagers had taken advantage of her son’s hospitality and then crazed b drugs, had murdered him in his own home. Instead the police had no other choice but to believe the teenagers once they found Dean Corll’s torture
She prefers to spend more time with herself than with her family because of this she has a weak relationship with her parents. The story discusses how she has two sides: one for home and one for not being home. Her abduction was solely due to her fault for her appearance that she presented in public, to the relationship that she had with her family and lastly her naiveness. The antagonist Arnold Friend somehow knew about Connie. He saw a great opportunity the moment he set his eyes on her.
Biological Criminal Behavior Arrianna Taylor, Carrie Kilduff, Kelly Jones, Ramondo Gaines, Sarah Colon, and Stephani Staler CJA/314 April 21, 2012 Renee Grengs, MSCJ Biological Criminal Behavior “The psychopath is unable to feel sorry for others in unfortunate situations or put himself in another’s place, whether or not they have been harmed by him” (“What is a Psychopath?”, April 16, 2009). Psychopathic individuals ignore consequences and are incapable of natural emotions. This behavior describes the mental instability exhibited by Andrea Yates, who murdered her children in 2001 by drowning them in bath water (Denno, 2003). Subsequently, Yates was sentenced to prison but professionals diagnosed her afterward with insanity and postpartum depression, leading to her acquittal. Genetically induced psychotic behaviors caused Yates to commit a heinous crime without remorse and receive a lesser sentence in criminal court.
The film starred Marilyn Monroe as the blonde and Jane Russell as her wise brunette friend. The Encyclopedia of Hair describes Monroe's role as that of "a fragile woman who relied rather on her looks rather than on intelligence - what some people refer to as 'dumb blond'. At the same time, in the film she demonstrates a certain amount of wit regarding her life position expressed in her hit "Diamonds are the girl's best friend". And when her fiancé's father (who initially disliked her but eventually was impressed) asked her why she pretends to be dumb, she answers that men prefer this way.” (Wikipedia) Marilyn Monroe was one of the most famous Celebrities to use her looks to get what she wants. She was not afraid to flaunt herself at men and the media.
Then there is Dee, the older sister, which is out spoken and thinks she is the best looking girl in the world. As for Maggie, she is ok with the way they live, however Dee does not understand why they still live the way they do. The older sister thinks she can take and do as she wishes, as Maggie lets everything go without a fight. If they could just get along, they could change a whole lot in each other’s lives and be allot more understanding of each other. If every person in this world would stop judging, and start listening to each other, there may not be as many wars and deaths.
Women during this time were only allowed to go so far and do so much without being restrained it seemed like. She doubts herself in letters she sends to her female friends who sympathize with her problems in choosing her partner for marriage. As a result to her resent of her thoughts about female powerlessness, and her outspoken thoughts of marriage. Virtue also resulted in achievement of morality, which was identified with marriage. Also Eliza resisted the sexual double-standard which I found really amazing.
All these themes or can we call them questions or problems, are what the author tries to show us and maybe answer us trough the short story “The Sin Bin or Lucy’s Heart”. I’ve got the feeling, when I read the text that Lucy truly is a well behaviour girl; she’s a Grade A student and most of the times listen to her mother. But she’s weak and naive, she wants to be liked and to be cool, or maybe she’s just an easy target for group pressure. Her mother tells her not to smoke because it’s bad for her organs etc. Although she know it’s true she does it, because Bethan her popular but bad mannered best friend does it, and had told her that it keeps you skinny.