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Ethics
The principles of right and wrong that guide an individual in making decisions; Also, held by a society, a group or an individual.
Business
the practice of making one's living by engaging in making money.
Business Ethics
the study and examination of moral and social responsibility in relation to business practices and decision-making in business
Journalist
a person who writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or prepares news to be broadcast.
Exploitation
the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work, or the fact of making use of a situation to gain unfair advantage for oneself.
Oxymoron
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction; Pretty Ugly
Expose'
a report of the facts about something, especially a journalistic report that reveals something scandalous.
Recapitulate
summarize and state again the main points of.
Satire
a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn. 2 : trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly.
Vice
a weakness of character or behavior; a bad habit. A flaw or fault. / Or immoral or wicked behavior.
Gentrification
the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.
Disenfranchise
To deprive of the rights of citizenship; to deprive of a privilege. Example Voting Rights
Incarcerate
To imprison, confine, jail
US Attorney General
The chief law enforcement officer in the United States and the head of the Department of Justice
Bail
Money that a defendant gives the court as a kind of promise that he or she will return for the trial
Public-Defender
a lawyer employed at public expense (our taxes pays their salary) in a criminal trial to represent a defendant who is unable to afford legal assistance.
Minimum sentence
a person convicted of a crime must be imprisoned for a minimum term, as opposed to leaving the length of punishment up to judges. 5 to 10yrs in prison.
Plea Bargain
An agreement whereby a defendant pleads guilty in return for a lesser charge or reduced sentence.
Federal
A form of government in which power is shared between a central government and individual states,
Private business
A business owned by citizens personally.
Privatized
transfer (a business, industry, or service) from public to private ownership and control.
Institutionalized
Established as a norm in an organization or culture.
Living in a rigidly controlled environment like prison without the capacity for independent living.
Stock Market
A system for buying and selling shares / stocks of companies, corporations, or businesses.
Valid Sources
are ones the reader can trust. We trust that the author's ideas are his or
her own and can be backed up with evidence
Affixes
parts added to the beginning (prefix) or end (suffix) of a root word to create new words.
Context clues
Hints that an author gives to help define a difficult or unusual word
Inferences
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence, reasoning, and observations.
Social Justice
justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.
Obligation
A legal or moral responsibility or duty /
A behavior that individuals are expected to perform toward others
Women's suffrage
Women's fight to get the right to vote.
coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
Exacerbate
To make worse or more severe
Modernize
To accept modern ways or ideas
Confidential
Private or secret
Chaotic
Totally confused and lacking in order
Profitable
making money or financial gain
Surreal
beyond what is real or believable; bizarre
Whistle blower
an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it
Impressionable
Easily impressed or influenced
Stereotypes
Beliefs that associate groups of people with certain traits