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Legal Issue in the Professional

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In that regard, the dean could avoid an outright refusal and still satisfy her ethical obligation (and without creating potential liability) by advising

Ms. Hall that any letter of recommendation would necessarily reference both her academic performance and also the objective factual circumstances precipitating her withdrawal from NBSU.

The alternative of providing the requested recommendation letter without any reference to the accusations could potentially result in liability for NBSU should Ms. Hall

subsequently cause harm to patients in a similar manner (Halbert & Ingulli, 2007).

Therefore, the request should be refused unless it includes an appropriate specific reference to the circumstances of Ms. Hall's withdrawal from NBSU

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Halbert, T., Ingulli, E. (2007). Law & Ethics in the Business Environment. Cincinnati:…… [Read More]

References

Halbert, T., Ingulli, E. (2007). Law & Ethics in the Business Environment. Cincinnati:

West Legal Studies.
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Cremation Serves and Legal Issue

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Legal Issues in Cremation

Annotated Bibliography

The sources listed in this annotated bibliography provide a beginning body of information about the legal issues that emerge when a cremation is not carried out according to the wishes of the family or the deceased. The resources provide information about failed cremation that was due to negligence on the part of the official licensed to provide cremation services.

Two of the research questions are: What are the regulations about licensing and inspections of crematoria in various states? In which states does the law make it crime to negligently dispose of a body?

illigan, T.S. (2013, November 15). Hawaii Adopts NFDA's Model Right of Disposition Law. The Director. National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). Retrieved

http://nfda.org/government-relations-/current-funeral-service-issues/3824-hawaii-adopts-nfdas-model-right-of-disposition-law.html

This article is useful as it explains the legal problems that can emerge when a state (such as Alaska and Hawaii) do not have a right of disposition law.…… [Read More]

Goldwasser, J.W. (Rabbi (2014). How can a Jewish cemetery permit the burial of cremated ashes on sacred ground? About.com.

This is an informative article on cremation under Jewish law. Most traditional authorities forbid the burial of ashes in a Jewish cemetery because it encourages the practice of cremation. Some traditional authorities do allow ashes to be interned because to deny burial would itself be a violation of the command to bury.

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Legal Aspects of Medical Errors Various Factors

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Legal Aspects of Medical Errors

Various factors in the health care system are reported to be contributors to medication errors. This work reviews a case study discussed in 'Hospital Pharmacy' (Smetzer and Cohen, 1998) which provides a clear example of the complex nature of the health care system and the process of medication use and how this interrelates to medication safety and quality. The nurse made the decision to administer the medication by IV. The syringe was labeled IM use only. The administration of the medication by IV would prove to be lethal since the drug is insoluble and obstructs blood flow the lungs needed for transferring oxygen to the individual's airways. The baby after it had died was found to not be in need of the treatment after all.

There were 50 latent and active failures that had occurred during the medication-use process and the majority of these failures…… [Read More]

Bibliography

ASHP Technical Assistance Bulletin on Hospital Drug Distribution and Control (2011) Drug Distribution and Control: Distribution -- Technical Assistance Bulletins. Retrieved from: http://www.ashp.org/DocLibrary/BestPractices/DistribTABHosp.aspx

Institute of Medicine. (2007). Understanding the causes and costs of medication errors (Case on the death of the day-old infant). In P. Aspden, J.A. Wolcott, J.L. Bootman, & L.R. Cronenwett (Eds.), Preventing medication errors: Quality chasm series (pp. 43 -- 4-5)Retrieved from http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11623&page=43.

Pharmacist's Manual Section IX -- Valid Prescription Requirements (2012) Office of Diversion and Control. DEA. Retrieved from:  http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/manuals/pharm2/pharm_content.htm
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Legal Services the Elderly Population

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For this reason pro bono services are available.

Many senior citizens also qualify for legal aid. Legal aid is a program for all Americans who live below the poverty line, including senior citizens. Legal Aid is funded by the Legal Services organization, a department of the federal government ("What is LSC?"). This aspect of the federal government was created in 1974 to assist low income individuals with civil litigation issues. According to the official website of the organization most clients are women and the elderly ("What is LSC?"). In many cases legal aid assist people with family issues including guardianship issues. Legal aid is readily available through this program an 138 local programs, and provides services in every Congressional district and county in the country ("What is LSC?").

In addition to federal programs there are also programs throughout the country founded by lawyers to assist the elderly with different types…… [Read More]

References

Community Resources for Older Adults": Chapter 13 Legal Services.

Legal help for senior citizens." Retrieved August 8, 2008 at http://seniors-site.com/legalm/lawyer.html

Legal Services of South Central Michigan." Retrieved August 8, 2008 at  http://www.lsscm.org/ 

What is LSC?." Retrieved August 8, 2008 at http://www.lsc.gov/about/lsc.php
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Legal Nurse Consultant Business Plan

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(Chizek, 2003)

The ole legal nurse consultant may provide service in a number of roles, including but not limited to:

Consulting expert

Testifying expert

Facility-based investigator

Trainer and in-service presenter

Peer reviewer

Quality improvement, risk management, claims management

Liability insurance marketer and clinical resource" (Chizek, 2003)

As standards of care constantly change, medical and nursing staff must keep informed of current standard to develop and/or modify policies and procedures, which must be maintained and secured indefinitely. In the event the facility is sued, these will be used to establish the current standard during the time of the questionable occurrence. Policies and procedures also provide the legal nurse consultant with the foundation for facility documentation to be judged for compliance. (Chizek, 2003)

The minimum length of time the modified policies and procedures should be kept is the time frame of the statute of limitations in the individual jurisdiction. In most jurisdictions,…… [Read More]

References

http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5001243047

Brown, M.R. (1999, February). America's Most Wanted J-O-B-S. Black Enterprise, 29, 109.

Chizek, Mardy. "Can you use a legal nurse consultant? These specially trained and experienced nurses can be frontline protectors against liability suits. (Feature Article)." Nursing Homes, February 1, 2003.

Clark, Scott a.. "Keys on developing the best laid business plans," the Journal Record, April 12, 1999.
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Legal Research There Is a

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The first step in doing proper legal research is to fully identify the legal issues. This involves determining what statutes are involved or what principles of common law might apply. This is where many researchers fall short and it is essential that the researcher fully identify the parameters of the case before beginning the research otherwise valuable time and effort will be wasted.

Once the legal issues have been identified the researcher is ready to begin the process of finding the cases that support the legal argument that he or she is attempting to formulate. This is where the value of the computer and internet comes into play. In today's legal environment this part of the process is greatly simplified and expedited. Unfortunately, amassing the necessary case law is only the first step and the only step where the computer is of any benefit.

After collecting the law that both…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Nolasco, C.A. (2010). Toward a New Methodogy for Legal Research in Criminal Justice. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 1-23.

Turley, S.L. (2010). "To See Between": Interviewing as a Legal Research Tool. Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, 283-209.

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Legal Business Environment Legal Environment

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Fixtures are considered part of personal property, but in cases where they become a part of real property and cannot be removed, they are considered part of real property. uilding on a plot of land is a fixture that is considered part of real property, similarly things that are fixed with the real property and can not be removed without damage can be considered part of real property. In case of sale of real property, it is appropriate to define the items of personal property that will be included with the real property and which will not be included.

The law does not recognize ownership achieved by deceitful means such as theft, fraud or force. Property may be acquired through:

Exchange: In exchange for money or other property

Possession: eing the first owner of previously un-owned property

Confusion: When ones property is mixed with someone else's property by mistake or…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Business Litigation - An Overview, Retrieved from Internet on 27 May 2006. http://www.stolar-law.com/cm/fsdp/practicecenter/business/business-litigation.asp?focus=overview

Criminal Law, Wikipedia Encyclopedia, Retrieved from Internet on 27 May 2006. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_law

Muhi, C.J., The Employment-at-Will Doctrine: Three Major Exceptions, Monthly Labor Review, January 2001

Reed, O.L., Shedd, P.J., Morehead, J.W., Robert N. And Corley, R.N., The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business, ISBN: 0072881119, 2005, McGraw-Hill
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Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology

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Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology

All psychologists are required to follow the ethical guidelines found in the 2002 Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of the American Psychological Association (APA), commonly known as the Ethics Code. Other important ethical guidelines are found in the 2007 Competing Development Achievement Levels (DALs) of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP) and the Assessment of Competing Benchmarks Work Group of the APA. These ethics codes cover compliance, privacy and confidentiality, assessment, therapy, research and publications, and there are also special guidelines for dealing with children, minorities, culturally diverse populations, forensic psychology and gay and lesbian clients. Both the Ethics Code and state laws require psychologists to maintain the confidentiality of clients and their records, apart from legal requirements to report verified or suspected child abuse or clients who are a danger to others. Psychologists can only provide…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Arnaut, G.L.Y. And D.A. Hill (2010), "Ethical and Legal Issues," in J.C. Thomas and M. Hersen (eds). Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies. Springer, pp. 73-94.

Corey, G. et al. (2011). Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, 8th Edition. Cengage Learning.

Wulach, James S. And David L. Shapiro (2005), "Ethical and Legal Considerations in Child Custody Evaluations," in Gunsberg and Hymowitz (Eds.), A Handbook of Divorce and Custody Forensic Development and Clinical Perspectives. New Jersey: The Analytic Press pp. 45-56.
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Legal Research Method the American Legal System

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Legal esearch Method

The American legal system comprises trial courts, appellate courts, and supreme courts. Generally, trial courts hear cases first; appellate courts hear appeals filed by litigants who are unsuccessful at the trial court level; and the appropriate supreme courts hear issues appealed from those decisions. The Federal Court of Appeals system comprises thirteen federal circuits based on geography; they hear appeals from state federal courts. Legal research consists of identifying previous decisions dealing with the same legal issues as a particular case, especially cases decided in the same jurisdiction because courts apply the informal concept of stare decisis to them. Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court are binding on all federal, state, and lower courts. The fundamental research presentation method follows the traditional IAC approach of identifying both the legal issue in the case and the relevant case law, applying that case law to the case, and formulating…… [Read More]

Reference

Gilbert Law Summaries: Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis 10th ed. (2006).

BarBri Group.
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Legal Analysis Case Summary the

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ere, the Plaintiff and all of the members of the God Squad were arrested and removed from school property by police.

The police acted on probable cause that the group was inciting violence on school property after observing their offensive and disruptive behavior. Additionally, the Plaintiff was given an arraignment, charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, and inciting a riot, and was released on bail to the custody of his parents. Thus, the police were acting in accordance with the law. So, there was no false arrest.

Conclusion

Upon review of the facts and evidence, it can be clearly seen that the Defendant acted in the best interest of the school in protecting and preserving the campus as a safe and nurturing learning environment. Furthermore, the Defendant did not violate the Plaintiff's First Amendment Rights because the rights being argued by the Plaintiff do not exist on the limited forum…… [Read More]

Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. 484 U.S. 260 (1988).

42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000e-2

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc.
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Legal Aspects and Considerations

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Legal Aspects and Considerations

"Coaches should pursue opportunities for professional development to keep abreast of best practices, safety, and legal issues within their chosen sport(s)" (Schaefer, 2008, isk Management Tips Section, ¶ 5).

Challenges for Coaches

During 2006, Bill Baker, a Sahuarita High School football coach in Chandler, Arizona resigned from his coaching position following a 2005 post-game incident which involved him and a player the previous fall. In the newspaper account, "Coach quits over legal dispute: Sahuarita's Baker facing charges involving player," Pedersen (2006) reports that Baker, 53, who cited a lack of support from the Sahuarita Unified School District, also resigned his position as golf coach; however, continued teaching character-education class at the school. The school's district reported that because its liability insurance applied only to civil claims, it could not legally represent employees in criminal cases. Baker denied charges against him that he threw punches at a…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Engelhorn, R. (2011). Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of a Coach Iowa State University. Retrieved March 24, 2011 from  http://www.iahsaa.org/RichEngelhorn.html 

Fitzgerald, T.B. (2005). The "inherent Risk" Doctrine, Amateur Coaching Negligence and the Goal of Loss Avoidance. Northwestern University Law Review, 99(2), 889+. Retrieved March 24, 2011, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5036474220

Football Coaches Push N.J. School Prayer Case at U.S. Supreme Court. (2008, December). Church & State, 61, 16+. Retrieved March 24, 2011, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5036476157

Pedersen, B.J. (2006). Coach quits over legal dispute: Sahuarita's Baker facing charges involving player. AZ Daily Star. Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved March 23, 2011 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-149015601.html
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Legal Definitions Miranda Rule -- Prohibits the

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Legal Definitions

Miranda Rule -- Prohibits the introduction of any testimonial evidence elicited from criminal suspects while under arrest or in police custody unless police first advise them of their constitutional rights to remain silent, refuse to answer questions, and to be represented by an attorney before beginning any custodial interrogation. I have heard this term used frequently in television crime programs.

Prosecutor -- Is an attorney employed by the state whose responsibility it is to file criminal charges against individuals arrested by police and charge with crimes; typically, prosecutors represent the state at the criminal trial. The context in which I am most familiar with prosecutors is in their portrayal in television programs about criminal justice and news reports about criminal trials.

Pretrial Release Program -- Is a system of releasing criminal defendants from custody until their trials to reduce jail overcrowding; in principle, bond is one form of…… [Read More]

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Legal Recommendations

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However, Doherty took the themes of these books as further evidence of Adams' wrong doing, although Adams himself never admitted to anything about being part of the Black Blocs or believing in anarchist ideologies. The only thing Adams sad was that he was an environmentalist, which is why he had been collecting the glass Coca Cola bottles in order to recycle them later when he found an acceptable recycling location. Additionally, Officer Doherty found medication on Adams person as well. This medication was prescribed to Thomas Adams, a fact which Doherty should have seen as an obvious red flag that he was dealing with a minor with behavioral and emotional issues, which should have led him to be even more sensitive in his actions towards Adams. Yet, Officer Doherty seemed to only see this as further reason that Adams was guilty.

This leads into the second charge against Adams, the…… [Read More]

References

Calvin, Elizabeth. (2006). Juvenile Defender Delinquency Notebook. Advocacy Training Guide. Web. http://www.njdc.info/pdf/delinquency_notebook.pdf
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Legal Issue Relating to Security

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Liaison

The security industry has in the recent past experienced a shift towards the Hybrid approach in which contractual agency and the client create a synergy. This approach has gained considerable attention in the recent past and is commonly known as engaged liaison. Engaged liaison is defined as a security system in which the client company and the contractual agency work in collaboration to meet specific security goals and objectives (Fischer, Halibozek & Walters, 2013). Through this process, the engaged liaison creates a hybrid security system in which each of these parties have some responsibilities relating to security activities and objectives. Security managers believe that an engaged liaison is the answer to modern security challenges because it enables relevant agencies to work together toward accomplishing specific security-related objectives.

The significance of this approach is also evidenced in its creation of an organizational structure with enhanced capabilities to hire specific expertise.…… [Read More]

Reference

Fischer, R.J., Halibozek, E.P. & Walters, D.C. (2013). Introduction to security (9th ed.). Waltham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.
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Legal Traditions and the Relevance

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Te NPC, importantly, controls bot legislative and judicial functions -- true to te consolidation of power in communism. Wen discussing te Cinese judiciary, one must understand tere are no juries, only judges; and earsay is admissible as evidence, unlike te civil tradition. However, in keeping wit civil tradition, evidence obtained from documents carries more weigt tan oral testimony. Te judge in a Cinese court is not interested in defending laws, teir interest is in defending te interests of te communist state and te socialist system.

Module 2 -- Legal Researc

Primary and secondary sources (2.11) and Keywords (2.1.2). Sources used in legal researc are primary and secondary: primary researc emerges directly from legal opinions, legislations, treaties or case law; secondary sources are commentaries about te decisions from journalists, lawyers, scolarly journals, and textbooks.

Tings to look for in conducting researc include te rigt keywords, witout wic searc engines are not…… [Read More]

http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/research/foreign_intl/foreigndatabasesbyjurisdiction/index.htm.

Lexadin (world law guide):  http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/legis/nofr/legis.php .

Megalaw International Law sites: http://www.megalaw.com/international/index.php.
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Legal Liability for Environmental Law Violation

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Legal Issues Case Study

Plastics and resins are manufactured in the United States using petroleum products including liquid petroleum gases (LPG), natural gas liquids (NGL), and natural gas since they are fuels in the manufacturing process. Given that resin manufacture is a high-volume procedure, profitability of companies that manufacture the product is dependent on their operating efficiencies. While large companies have significant economies of scale for purchasing raw materials and production, small companies compete effectively through manufacturing specialty resins and fibers. As the CEO of PRC, a small manufacturing in this industry, Gina is facing a legal issue because of her decision to let employees dump waste into the river in order to enhance the profitability of her company and avoid being fired.

Gina's decision represents a major ethical issue that exposes several parties to legal liability for violation of environmental laws. According to the Legal Information Institute (n.d.), activities…… [Read More]

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Legal System in the United States Is

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legal system in the United States is divided into two distinct systems: federal and state. The state court system in Wisconsin, like most states, has broad jurisdiction so the cases that most ordinary citizens are involved in -- such as robberies, traffic violations, broken contracts, and family disputes -- are usually handled in state courts. The state courts in Wisconsin are not allowed to hear cases where the United States is a defendant or where a matter regarding a federal statute is involved. The jurisdiction of the federal courts is highly limited. For the most part, federal courts may only hear cases where the United States is a party, where there is an alleged violation of the U.S. Constitution or federal statute, cases between citizens of differing states where the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000, and all cases involving bankruptcy, copyright, patent, and most maritime law cases. In a few…… [Read More]

References

Carp, R. (1990). Judicial Process in America. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly.

Conant, J.K. (2006). Wisconsin Politics and Government: America's Laboratory of Democracy. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Mengler, T.M. (1995). The Sad Refrain on Tough on Crime: Some thoughts on saving the Federal Judiciary from the Federalization of State Crime. University of Kansas Law Review, 503-523.

Wisconsin court system
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Legal Implications of Steroid Use

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, 2003, p. 3).

Conclusion

The research showed that the use of various performance-enhancing substances is not new, but the controversies associated with the use of anabolic steroids, particularly by young athletes, has assumed increasing importance in recent years. More and more studies have shown that the use of these substances typically begins during the formative adolescent years, a practice that can have lifelong consequences in terms of physical problems and growth constraints. Moreover, there are profound moral and legal issues involved in the use of such performance enhancers, and while many observers might question that legality of such testing programs at the high school and collegiate level, the high incidence of use in recent years clearly indicates that more needs to be at all levels to help prevent young athletes from beginning to use these substances, and to help those who have already started to stop.

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Allison, P.C.,…… [Read More]

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Allison, P.C., Diacin, M.J., & Parks, J.B. (2003). Voices of male athletes on drug use, drug testing and the existing order in intercollegiate athletics. Journal of Sport Behavior, 26(1), 1.

Hill v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 865 P. 2d 633 (1994).

NCAA. (1998, November). NCAA drug-testing protocol, 1998-99. Overland Park, KS, in Allison, Diacin, & Parks, 2003, p. 3.

Pedersen, W., & Wichstrom, L. (2001). Use of anabolic-androgenic steroids in adolescence: Winning, looking good or being bad? Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 62(1), 5.
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Legal and Ethical Issues in Multi Media Uses

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Multimedia Uses

Multimedia can be taken to be the presentation of animation, sound, video, graphics as well as text through the use of computers and in a way that can largely be said to be integrated. Stamatoudi further notes that multimedia is that which brings about an integration of communication into a single medium (20). In this text, I contrast and contrast the various legal and ethical issues surrounding multimedia.

Background of Facts

henever there is a discussion of issues to do with multimedia, the internet cannot be far off. Today, the Internet has become a key tool of communication and individuals from all walks of life find it largely convenient as far as the aggregation as well as sharing of a wide range of content is concerned. However, it is increasingly becoming necessary for professionals in a wide range of fields including but not limited to journalism, accountancy as…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Dittmann, Jana., Stefan Katzenbeisser and Andreas Uhl. Communications and Multimedia

Security. Birkhauser, 2005

Stamatoudi, Irini A. Copyright and Multimedia Products: A Comparative Analysis.

Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Legal Critics to the US Actions in the Movie the Road to Guantanamo

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Road to Guantanamo

The docudrama, the Road to Guantanamo, the 2006 film by Matt Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom provided a unique look at the complexities and difficulties of enforcing international cooperation. This thrilling tale of the now famous "Tipton Three" British men of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin who, through a combination of poor decision-making and violations of international law, allows the viewer to examine these modern problems using the war on terrorism as a means of telling the story. The purpose of this essay is to examine this film and highlight five separate violations of international cooperation using the articles of the Geneva Conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a guide and authority of the discussion.

The first violation of international cooperation is evident at the beginning of the film. The film is taking place under the conditions at the beginning of the war on terror in…… [Read More]