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Darrow, Clarence (1857 - 1938)

1857–1938, American lawyer, b. Kinsman, Ohio. He first practiced law in Ashtabula, Ohio. In 1887 he moved to Chicago, where he was corporation counsel

Davis, Katherine Bement (1860 - 1935)

US social worker and penologist. Appointed New York City's first female commissioner of corrections, she introduced several reforms and then chaired

Debtors' Prisons

Detention centers for those who could not (or would not) repay their monetary debts. Originally employed on a wide scale during the Middle Ages in

Open Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence

full and formal declaration adopted July 4, 1776, by representatives of the Thirteen Colonies in North America announcing the separation of those

Open Democracy

Democracy is a form of collective decision making that presupposes some form of equality among the participants. The term is used empirically and

Open deportation

Expulsion from a country of an alien who is living there illegally, or whose presence is considered contrary to the public good. In the United Kingdom

Dershowitz, Alan (1938 - )

US lawyer, professor, and author. A Harvard law professor, he was the defence and appeal lawyer in some very high profile cases. An outspoken critic

Open Deviant behavior
Deviant behavior

Core definition Behaviours that do not conform to societal expectations. Longer explanation Deviant behaviours are behaviours that ‘deviate’ from

Dhimmis (Islamic law)

Dhimmi is a legal qualification of Christians and Jews living under Muslim rule in medieval Islam. The contract of “protection” dhimma , under which


Term or office of an absolute ruler, overriding the constitution. (In ancient Rome a dictator was a magistrate invested with emergency powers for six