"The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers" Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

"The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers"
This paper discusses Amy Gilman Srebnick's "The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers" and the effect of this unsolved murder on society.
# 64341 | 910 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005

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"This paper explains that the story of Mary Rogers, as told in Amy Gilman Srebnick's "The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers", which occurred in the summer of 1841, still lies tangled in mystery because the true cause of her death was never officially discovered. The author points out that her death aided anti-abortionists in making abortion legal in New York State. The paper concludes that her death helped lead eventually to police and criminal court reforms and raised many social issues, which changed the face of New York during this period."

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"The last but certainly not the least issue raised by Mary Roger's death was that of the police force. At that time, the police was geared more towards the prevention of crime and not so much solving murders. The fact that no one was ever prosecuted for the death of Mary Rogers led the public to realize the problems with the police force. People criticized the police for only solving crimes for which rewards were offered, and not caring for anything else. This added to the raging political controversy over police reform and the reformation of urban policies and practices. Despite controversy and belief of imminent social decay, violent murders were relatively uncommon in New York during that period."

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