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17 Topic Pages Found in Criminology & Law and starting with the letter E
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ecstasy

(3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) illegal recreational drug in increasing use since the 1980s. It is a modified amphetamine with mild psychedelic

Open Elder abuse
Elder abuse

Elder abuse is a broad concept that refers to a wide range of victimizations experienced by older adults. Unfortunately, a uniform definition of elder

Open Emancipation Proclamation
Emancipation Proclamation

in U.S. history, the executive order abolishing slavery in the Confederate States of America. In the early part of the Civil War, President Lincoln

embargo

( ĕmbär'gō ), prohibition by a country of the departure of ships or certain types of goods from its ports. Instances of confining all domestic ships

eminent domain

the right of a government to force the owner of private property sell it if it is needed for a public use. The right is based on the doctrine that a

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and

Open Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency

Agency established to safeguard the environment. Congress officially brought the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) into existence in 1970,

Equal Rights Amendment

Proposed amendment to the US Constitution to provide for the equality of sexes under the law, originally proposed in 1923 by Alice Paul , a leader of

Open equity
equity

principles of justice originally developed by the English chancellor. In Anglo-American jurisprudence equitable principles and remedies are

estate

1 In property law, see property ; tenure . 2 In constitutional law, an estate denotes an organized class of society with a separate voice in