(a) The USA Patriot Act was enacted by Congress and have created much controversy.
New technology has made the challenges to our security even more threatening. Explain
why this is and provide examples.
New technology has made it harder for
State v. Metzger (1982)
In the case of State v. Metzger, Metzger lived in a garden-level apartment that
had a large window in the front o the apartment that was angled towards the
parking lot. On April 31, 1981
Institutional Anomie Theory
By: Austin Painter
Writing Assignment #2
In America, greed drives our society. Economic social institutions take
priority over any other type of institution and are dominated by i
Family Theories and Research
Sociology 225, Chapter Two
What is a Theory
Theories are used to inform and guide sociological research
Help predict and explain social life
Theories are never proven, just supported.
Connections between T
Legal Authority of the State
The nation-state is defined by its legal-political territory and its right to use physical
The state has a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force/violence within a
The Insanity Defense
How can a person who admits committing a crime be found "not guilty by reason of insanity?"
In this context, "not guilty" does not mean the person did not commit the criminal act for which he or she is charged. It means that when
Recklessness requires awareness of substantial and unjustifiable risks.
Ignorance of facts and law _ create a reasonable doubt that the prosecution has
proved the element of criminal intent.
Societal Transformation and Social
Economic, social, and technological change
Durkheim was interested in how large-scale social change impacts
social relations and societal cohesion (Dillon, 89)
Clear distinctions between Tradi
Sociology 303: Introduction to Marriage and Family
Instructor: Dr. Katie Slauson-Blevins
Class Meeting Times: TuTr 9:30 10:45
Class Location: 0100 Kaufmann
Office: 6032 BAL
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:45 11:
CRJS 395: Copyright
Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, known as
the Copyright Clause, empowers the United States Congress: To promote
the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to
Authors and Inv
Its a body of laws that explain the elements of a crime, the things a prosecutor needs to prove in
court before anyone can be found guilty. Also the criminal defenses that the defense can raise in
court. It deals w