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  1. Criteria for Gangster Rap.

    Toward the end of the 1980's gangster rap dominated Hip-hop. At the start of the 1990's gangster rap was huge and in 1992 Dr. Dre released his album " The Chronic" which established West Coast gangster rap and his record label Death Row Records. Also at this time Snoop Doggy Doggy Dogg gained commercial style and success with his more chart-oriented music. But on the other side of America East coast rappers such as Notorious B.I.G and Busta Rhymes pioneered a grittier sound of gangster rap and as a result gained more chart success.

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  2. "Violence is an inappropriate response to racism." Do you agree?

    You will probably end up worse off than the racist in the end and no one will agree with you or wont to help you if you use violence. In the bible there are lots of quotes saying about how peace is the best way to deal with things. For example Matthew 5:9 - "blessed are the peacemakers" and Mark 9:50 - "live in peace with one another". I think this shows that we should be peaceful to one another, not violent.

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  3. "Is domestic violence increasing?"

    The definition according to the home office 2000 is that domestic violence is not a specific statutory offence. The term is often used to describe a range of criminal offences occurring in particular circumstances. Nationally the 2 most significant definitions are: first "the term domestic violence shall be understood to mean any violence between current or former partners in an intimate relationship, wherever and whenever it occurs. The violence may include physical, sexual emotional or financial abuse" (1) Second "Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender."

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  4. Workplace violence can be defined as any action that can threaten the safety of an employee, impact the employee's psychological or physical well being, or cause damage to a company's property.

    Seven employees were shot, five of them died. I am currently employed by the North Syracuse School district as an aide for summer school. I personally do not think Type I Criminal Intent will affect me in my working environment for a number a reasons. First, I do not work with or have direct access to money. Money is many type I offender's motive. Next, I do not work alone at any point in the day. I work in a well lit room with three other adults.

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  5. Archaeological Instruments - 11th Century.

    The helmet shown in the next picture is called a spangenhelm. It is conical so as to deflect blows. The piece over the nose is called a nasal and is reasonably effective at protecting most of the front of the face without restricting the wearer's visibility as much as a full face mask would. The mail shirt is made from about 30,000 interlinked steel rings. It is worn over a padded tunic. The mail protects from cuts and the padding absorbs the force of a blow. A puncturing weapon such as a spear or an arrow will be more effective at getting through the mail than a sword or an axe, although a heavy blow could still cause damage without breaking through the mail shirt.

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  6. Christians in developed countries.

    Christians can do this by putting themselves last and putting the needs of others before their own. Thus, they strive towards equality for all. In The Good Samaritan, Christians are taught to treat others equally. In it, a question is asked by a teacher of the law, "And who is my neighbour?" Jesus uses a Samaritan to teach that thy neighbour is anyone in need. A priest and a Levite ignore a man in need but in the end help comes from the enemy. This is an example where we can learn; our neighbour is anyone is need, even our enemy.

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  7. Does the level of violence in the media promote violence within society or merely reflect it?

    They are the fictional setting, the character involvement, the form of violence and the physical setting. The fictional setting is the type of programme or film. My case study examples are Beauty and the Beast, which is a cartoon, and Enemy at the Gates, which is a historical film. There are many other fictional settings, for example, British crime drama, western film/TV series, science fiction, comedy, romance, and thriller. The character involvement is who is committing the crime and who is receiving the violence for example the character involvement in one of the scenes in Beauty and the Beast is a beast and a male (Gaston).

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  8. Stanley Cohen is an example of a sociologist who has conducted research in order to investigate the effects which the media may have on young people.

    Cohen thought this to be caused by the awareness which the media had created about the Mods and Rockers. The reports essentially encouraged people who wouldn't normally attend such events to go to them and contribute towards the already building disturbance. In a sense, the media was responsible for creating a self-fulfilling prophecy by reporting incidents before they happened and then contributing to the event when it finally took place. Through exaggerated and sensationalized reporting of the conflict between the gangs, Cohen believed, that in addition to increasing public awareness, police awareness would also rise. This would therefore lead to an increased police presence at the sites of the anticipated clashes.

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  9. 'Violence on television is a primary cause of violence in real life' - Discuss.

    In order for us to understand all the views on the subject, we have been working on relevant newspaper articles. The main one I am going to focus on in this essay is the one which talked about TV violence and the disadvantages associated with it. Although it mainly consists of emotional thoughts and opinions rather than fact. I'm not sure therefore whether it is actually trying to emotionally coerce us into thinking this particular way. For example the author says: "The Prime Minister does well to voice rising public concern.

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  10. World Poverty - Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people.

    Matthew 25: 31-46 Christians believe that Jesus is present in everyone; therefore, we should treat them as such. If you saw Jesus in the street today, wouldn't you treat him like a king? Jesus once healed a man who had leprosy. He not only healed the leper, but he also restored his dignity and allowed him to retake his place in society. Jesus also showed how riches could get in the way of being charitable, in the parable of the rich young man.

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  11. Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibilities for those at the beginning and end of their lives.

    Because life is a gift, it should be nurtured. Jesus' attitude to children was important and the basis of Christian beliefs about the beginning of life. When the disciples rebuked the children Jesus said 'Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.' He also said; "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all."

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  12. Explain Christian Beliefs about Justice.

    In the story of the centurion's servant (Luke7:1-10) Jesus is called to help a man who is ill. Jesus saw how faithful the Roman officer is and sends the word for the sick man to be healed. Jesus acted in a just manner that Christians should follow. Forgiveness Forgiveness restores a broken relationship with God. In one of the miracle's he performed, he forgave a paralysed man and then healed him (Mark 2:1-12). Jesus said to the man, "your sins are forgiven". This shows that Jesus is forgiving. In a parable that Jesus told called 'The Forgiving Father' (Luke 15:11-32)

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  13. "So when you give something to a needy person, do not make a big show of it, as the hypocrites do in the houses of worship and on the streets." In this assignment I will examine what Christians believe about their responsibilities for others.

    It makes people lazy and keeps them poor." I will then give my own opinions on the statement. AO1 In this part of my assignment I am going to look at why Jesus and the bible are important for Christians. I will then look at the Christian values and then look at what Christianity teaches about helping others. In Christianity, Jesus is important for various reasons. Jesus was the first Christian and without him Christianity would have never become a religion. Christians believe that Jesus is God's revelation. One reason that Jesus is important to Christians is because they believe Jesus died to set the people of the world free from sin. This belief is called the redemption.

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  14. We are in Iraq to liberate the oppressed population, and everyday the Iraqi people's confidence in us grows. They understand our mission; they understand this is not a war against them, or their people, or against the Islamic world.

    We are dispensing food and aid to the people of Iraq. Saddam knows his days are numbered, and this may lead to employment of severe and desperate tactic, he may use Chemical and Biological weapons. This will simply prove what we have known all along, and it will not stop our campaign, it will only serve to strengthen our resolve, and our peoples resolve. And if he chooses the wiser option and does not use them, while trying to abscond these weapons to some remote location. The country that accepts these weapons in secrecy shall be held fully accountable for such actions.

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  15. In this essay I am going to compare 3 scenes of violence from 3 different genres and analyse their certifications and effects on young people.

    For example, a sci-fi film with humans getting eaten and aliens getting blasted all over the place can expect at most a 15 certificate. But in a gangster movie one person can be shot and you can expect an 18 certificate. Is this because it is more realistic or influential to young people? "The Matrix" certificate 15 was made in 1999 and was directed by the Wanchowski brothers and stars Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishbourne. In the hotel lobby scene there is a lot of unrealistic violence.

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  16. Christians Teachings on wealth and poverty.

    Amos thought that God is not interested in listening to worship if, the people are ignoring the poor. A parable that relates to the Christians beliefs on wealth and poverty is the Parable of the Sheep and Goats. The parable of the Sheep and Goats can be found in Matt 25, in the new testame.It is a parable told by Jesus. It is explains how God will judge people and separate them in the same way a farmer separates sheep from goats.

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  17. "Lifelong marriage is too difficult even for Christians today. The church should be willing to drop this vow.""Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have considered more than one point of view."

    Many people believe that there are more temptations to cheat on your partner these days. Films, television, books and magazines, and the lives of some celebrities play a big part in this. In soap operas such as Eastenders, affairs are portrayed as part of normal life, therefore people react less shocked when it happens. Celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Z�e Ball and Les Dennis also help to make adultery more "normal". Other pressures that can harm marriages include working partner - if you work with a person of the opposite sex, then this could lead to adultery.

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  18. The Western Front: Tanks!

    * The tanks were also the perfect weapons all put into one mobile vehicle! Machine guns: being the BIGGEST infantry killer, mowing any foes nearby to the ground, and shells which could blow up bunkers, trenches, and a large group of infantry! And both put into one armoured vehicle, so it would be many times easier to transport these weapons! * Seeing as the tanks didn't have wheels, they had caterpillar tracks meaning they could easily go through trenches over bunkers and anything else, just charging through any defence, like a knife going into warm butter!

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  19. There is a large amount of violence amongst football fans. I want to find out the reasons for this, and see what people's attitudes to the people committing the violence.

    My aims are to try and find out people's attitudes towards people causing the violence, causes of the violence, if the amount of violence has decreased or risen, social class, age, gender, ethnicity etc. of the people causing the violence, stereotypical views of the people causing the violence. In this project I am going to try and find out what people's opinion of a 'football hooligan' is. Waddington quotes Melnick's definition of football hooliganism as 'physical assaults on opposing fans and police, pitch invasions, throwing missiles, verbal abuse, vandalism, drunkenness, theft, possession of an offensive weapon...

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  20. Christian views on Marriage

    Christians must also be pure of heart, especially in personal relationships; they must show that they are loyal and honest and also pure in the mind: Matthew5 27"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. The Ten Commandments also teach Christians many lessons about personal relationships. They teach us to honor and respect our neighbors and their families and their possessions.

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  21. Religion, Poverty and Wealth - Describe the teachings of the religion that you are studying about the way in which believers should treat people who are less fortunate than themselves.

    The book of Exodus also notifies that if you lend money or give top the poor, its one of God's work but do not expect anything in return from them. The bible also teaches, guides Christians to give and spend time with those less fortunate than themselves. Through out your life all you have sinned would be forgiven. In the book of Isaiah, chapter 58 versus 10, quoted... " And if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your light will become the noonday."

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  22. Describe how a Christian may follow the call of discipleship through daily life and work.

    During this time they reflect on things they have done and how to rectify it, this can sometimes lead to people changing the way they live their life e.g. where they live, what they do or the things that they are involved in. Jesus set examples on his journeys, showing people love, care and compassion. He viewed everyone equal so no one had higher priority than any one else.

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  23. Determinants of Domestic Violence

    This is more likely to happen in violent men during an argument in instances high tension. It isn't just a man that can be guilty of domestic violence women can also be guilty. It is unlikely that they will assault the male, but can be violent towards the child if she feels that she can not control him/her. In 1999 the government set up a campaign to raise more public awareness into domestic violence. This was called "break the chain" and involved England and Wales.

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  24. TV Violence

    For example, if a seven-year-old watched an extremely violent program or movie only suitable for adults, he or she would not know the difference between right and wrong and might use what they saw, as an example of how to behave towards others. Programs that contain violence can influence people, if they want to be like the characters in them, using them as role models. For example - when I was younger, I used to be a great fan of, 'Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles', and wanted to be just like them so I was always having play fights with friends.

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  25. Ought The UK and The USA attack Iraq?

    This alone is sufficient reason not to invade. Such killing will intensify existing animosities towards US influence in the Middle East, thus increasing the number of enemies of the US and also the probability of future acts of terrorism against the US, UK and its allies. An invasion would force the countries of the region to take sides, producing regional destabilization and threatening world energy, particularly oil, supplies. A long-term allied occupation of Iraq could face serious resistance, leading to more deaths on both sides.

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