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Youth In Adult Court

A 5 page paper. Should youth who commit violent crimes be tried in adult court rather than in juvenile court? This is a hotly debated topic but the tide is turning against this practice. Thesis: While there are many mitigating factors when considering trying youth in adult court, in general, the answer is no. This thesis is based on the neurological developmental stage of adolescents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Reflection On The Pastor As A Minor Poet By Barnes

A 6 page paper that reflects on the entitled book by M. Craig Barnes. There are both major theses and sub-theses in this work. Barnes is able to connect them and intertwine them to provide an engaging and interesting read. Each is important to understand the totality of the book and to learn the lessons included. The theses are discussed. The writer then cites three things pastors can do to impact ministry in the future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Francis Fukuyama - The End Of History

A 17 page paper that presents an outline and explanation of Fukuyama's thesis about the end of history and the last man. The essay "The End of History?" published in 1989 and the book, The End of History and the Last Man, published in 1992 are still being discussed and analyzed in today's literature. Fukuyama's works created a great deal of furor and criticism in some circles and were applauded in other circles. This paper reports the interpretations of these two works by numerous scholars and also presents the criticisms levied against the thesis by other scholars. The thesis is that liberal democracy has won as the preferred system; this was evidenced by the end of the Cold War and this constitutes the end of history. One question asked by a number of authors is whether Fukuyama means this is the end of history or the end of historical thinking? The thesis is much more complex than this statement would imply and the complexities are discussed and reflected upon. The writer includes their own reflections. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

Mohammed, Charlemagne & Origins of Europe

A 7 page essay that analyzes Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse's 1983 text Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe: Archeology and the Pirenne Thesis, which is part of a continuing body of historical scholarship that addresses the nature and validity of Henri Pirenne's famous thesis concerning the origins of the medieval period. This examination demonstrates that, while the fringe elements of Pirenne's thesis can be disputed, the basic premise, which is that Rome did not disappear as a viable political entity quickly, but rather was a victim of gradual decline, is largely substantiated by recent research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

BERGER AND THE INDIGENOUS NATIVES

This 5 page paper examines the thesis of Thomas Berger in his book The Long Shadow. The thesis is that indigenous people (i.e., natives) in the Americans are being as shabbily treated today by corporations and private concerns as they were hundreds of years ago as settlers began to infiltrate their lands. The paper names current examples of why Berger's thesis is correct. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

NAFTA & American Industry / Positive Aspects

A 15 page research paper on how NAFTA benefits American industry. The writer cites many positive aspects of increased trade with Mexico including that of higher-paying domestic jobs. The specific case of the automobile industry is offered as an example to support the writer's thesis. Statistics are provided to support/back-up assertions. Includes charts & graphs. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Dehumanization: Why do we do it?

This five page paper explores why man is willing to inflict cruelty and death on other human beings. Focus is on the events during the Holocaust, but many other examples are given as well. Considers whether the new mechanical era is a cause. Argues a central thesis. Excellent paper showing the use of thesis and the support of that thesis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Allen, And I will Praise Him

This 5 page essay pertains to Ronald B. Allen's text And I Will Praise Him, A Guide to the Psalm. The writer provides a personal response to Allen's principal thesis and his text and discusses the Psalms in reference to the comfort and support they offer to believers. Bibliography cites only the text.

Abortion and Decreased Crime

This 3 page essay discusses the thesis proposed by John Donohue and Steven Levitt, which is that increased access to abortion in the 1970s lowered the crime rate in the 1990s, and then presents the arguments that Franklin Zimring uses to refute this idea. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Kate Chopin/Story of an Hour

A 6 page essay that first of all describes to the student researching this subject (in one paragraph) why the student's proposed thesis that Louise Mallard in Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour" committed suicide and why the writer chose the alternate thesis that she was murdered. The writer then offers an argument that explains and supports this thesis, which relies on the idea that while the murder was inadvertent, it nevertheless was the sight of her husband alive that shocked Louse into a fatal heart attack. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and Personal Growth

A 3 page essay that discusses the thesis that the play continues to have contemporary significance because it illustrates the human need for personal growth and the obtainment of full adult autonomy and self-determination. No additional sources are cited.

Addiction Assessment

This 3 page paper describes chapters 1, 2 and 5 of a thesis that pertains to addiction assessment, Olmeztoprak, E. (2010), "Therapist-initiated addiction assessment procedures of marriage and family therapists in the southwest United States." No additional sources are cited.

Argumentative Analysis of Roderick Chisholm’s “Human Freedom and the Self”

In six pages this paper analyzes the argument presented by the philosopher and a counterargument with support for the philosopher's thesis presented. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

Adoption and the Right to Know

This 12 page paper delineates the importance of an adopted individual having access to information about their biological parents. The paper includes a Roman Numeral outline and argues the thesis that this information is necessary from a medical and sociological perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An Analysis of the US Decision to Enter World War II

This 14 page paper considers the essential question of what really prompted the US to enter World War II. Roosevelt's actions and desires are focused on alongside Japanese reasoning. The three part thesis is broken down into claim, grounds, and warrant. Includes a one-page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Scott Martelle, Blood Passion

This 3 page book review pertains to a text that focuses on the 1913-14 coal strike that in Colorado and involved an incident known as the Ludlow Massacre. The writer explores the author's thesis, which paints this conflict as a class war. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

The Physical Structure of Cultural Tradition

This 4 page paper presents the thesis that the physical disruption of inner city ghettos, small town America, or even traditional Native American lands translates into the disruption of more ephemeral traditions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Disadvantages Of Globalization

The thesis that globalization is not good for underdeveloped countries is supported in this 15 page analysis. Central America is the focus of the paper, which includes a brief history of each of its seven countries. U.S. involvement in the region is emphasized. The paper concludes that the presence of multinationals in Central America is not the best thing for its people. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Should Society Dispense With Race?

This 5 page paper argues that race should not be dispensed with, even after reviewing Paul Gilroy's well argued thesis. A critic of Gilroy's work is also included. Race in America is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

"Frontier Regulars" by Robert M. Utley

A 5 page paper which examines the thesis and main points of Robert M. Utley's book, "Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891." No additional sources cited.

Themes of Robert Frost

A 5 page research paper discussing how Frost perennially uses the themes of nature and farming as the basis for the majority of his poetry. A number of poems are included to illustrate points and to validate the writers thesis. Bibliography lists five critical sources.

Genetics / Violence

A 7 page argumentative paper proving that violence is hereditary and unless stopped could lead to the demise of the human race. The writer relies on the original thesis and research of Darwin and Mendell, and bases arguments on the genetic discoveries of Han Brunner, et al. and subsequent modern-day researchers who proved how genes are mutated, have traced the regeneration of mutated genes, and have created violent species in laboratories based on the regeneration of mutated genes. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Women In Politics

A 3 page paper. Women have long been underrepresented in the U.S. Congress. Today, there are more women in the Congress than ever before but they are still underrepresented. This essay justifies that thesis, discusses the history of women in both Houses, identifies the number in both houses today, and addresses the fact of underrepresentation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Lord of the Flies, Hero Cycle

This 3 page essay argues that while the character is Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies adheres to the parameters of Joseph Campbell's hero's cycle in some ways, the novel departs from this paradigm in order to support its main thesis, which is that savagery exists just below the veneer of civilized behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Nelson, "Time and J.R.R. Tolkien"

This 3 page essay pertains to "Time and J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Riddles in the Dark.'" By Marie Nelson and discusses two sections of Tolkien's The Hobbit. The writer summarizes Nelson's thesis and how she presents her arguments. Bibliography refers only to this source.

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