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Subject: Writing

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What is the APA citation method utilized within most social science papers?

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Answer:

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

Subject: Law

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In order to bring a case against someone in a court of law please talk about some of the requirements in order to obtain jurisdiction over the person?

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In order to obtain personal jurisdiction over a defendant that person must have sufficient contacts, ties or relations with that forum state. This is also further defined by case law such as International Shoe v Washington in which the long arm statute is thoroughly explored. The defendant may have sufficient contacts, ties and relations with the state if they are purposely directing commercial activities within the forum; and they are not required to reside within that state in order for a plaintiff to obtain jurisdiction. Additionally, there may be a circumstance in which federal jurisdiction may exist over said defendant if there is a federal question which comes into play as well as diversity of jurisdiction if the amount being sought is equal to $75,000 or more.

Subject: Criminal Justice

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In a situation where a defendant feels that a warrant was improperly drafted with statements which the affiant knew were false are there any repercussions in lieu of fourth amendment protections under the Constitution?

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Yes, in accordance with the landmark decision, Franks v Delaware the following applies: Where the defendant makes a substantial preliminary showing that a false statement knowingly and intentionally, or with reckless disregard for the truth, was included by the affiant in the warrant affidavit, and if the allegedly false statement is necessary to the finding of probable cause, the Fourth Amendment, as incorporated in the Fourteenth Amendment, requires that a hearing be held at the defendant's request.

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