In ordinary discourse, admitting to something and confessing to the same thing would likely signify no significant, substantive difference, if any difference at all. That is, the report that one confessed to driving negligently would seem redundant with a report that one admitted to driving negligently.
The relaxed interchange of the two concepts found in ordinary discourse is apparently not duplicated in evidence law. There, the two concepts are used quite differently and are alleged to be more or less at home, as it were, in different areas of the law. Nevertheless, the exact difference between the two concepts is not altogether easy to discern nor why each might be thought more appropriate in one area of the law than in another.
To that end, Section I of this paper will introduce the problem that concerns the proper use of these two concepts...More...
Prior to the year 2001, the phenomenon of Internet criminal fraud was not globally associated with Nigeria. Since then, however, the country had acquired a world-wide notoriety in criminal activities, especially financial scams, facilitated through the use of the Internet. This is not to say that computer-related crimes were alien to the country. It is, however, remarkable that the perpetration of cyber crimes involving Nigerians and traceable to Nigeria became so rampant that questions might be legitimately raised as to why the problem became so pronounced... More...
The History and Implications of Testing Thalidomide on Animals
The current use of animals to test for potential teratogenic effects of drugs and other chemicals dates back to the thalidomide disaster of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Controversy surrounds the following questions:
We review the literature in order to address these questions. More...
Selected articles are available at the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature.
By Robyn Bluhm
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