Race and Ethnicity in the Juvenile Justice System

Author: Tina L. Freiburger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781611635348
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Race and Ethnicity in the Juvenile Justice System provides a comprehensive empirical examination of the role of race and ethnicity in the juvenile court. Using empirical research as a foundation, the authors examine how race and ethnicity influence multiple decision points for youth entering the juvenile system including arrest, referral, petition, pre-adjudication release, adjudication, and disposition. The authors ground the decision-making in a separate chapter that exclusively focuses on theories that can be used to explain the role of race and ethnicity in juvenile justice processing. Additionally, there is an examination of how community factors differentially impact decision-making based on the race/ethnicity of youth, the role of race/ethnicity in the practice of transferring youth to adult court, and how race influences juveniles' perceptions of police and the juvenile system. Also, the authors empirically examine the role of race/ethnicity on the processing of status offenders and how it influences female involvement in delinquency. In framing all of these salient issues in the proper context, the authors provide a historical analysis on the role of race in development of the juvenile court system and how different races were treated both before and after the juvenile court's implementation. The underlying theme of the text is that all races/ethnicities of youth were not initially served by or meant to benefit from the juvenile court. Therefore, the continuing racial and ethnic disparities currently observed in the system can be traced to the pre-juvenile court era.

The Right to Die

Author: Gary Bauslaugh
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 1459411161
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Who owns my life?" Sue Rodriguez was dying of a form of ALS (or Lou Gehrig's disease) when she asked this question of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1993. She was fighting for the right to a physician-assisted death before she became fully paralyzed. At the time, assisted suicide could result in jail time for the participating physician. In a narrow decision, Rodriguez lost her case. She died in 1994. In a historic reversal, in 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada changed its mind. The court ruled that Canadians suffering unbearably from illness or disease do not have a duty to live. The landmark, unanimous decision was the culmination of two decades during which public opinion came to favour assisted suicide. The shift was the result of the efforts of courageous Canadians who asked for the right to a dignified death. In this book, Gary Bauslaugh tells their stories. Among those whose stories are told are: Sue Rodriguez, whose experience led to a split decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to retain laws against assisted suicideRobert Latimer, convicted of second-degree murder for ending the life of his daughter who lived with debilitating cerebral palsyJohn Hofsess and Evelyn Martens, who spent years giving practical assistance to those seeking help in dyingDonald Low, a renowned doctor who battled Toronto's SARS outbreak, yet was denied control over his end-of-life when diagnosed with a brain tumourKay Carter and Gloria Taylor, the Vancouver women whose end-of-life struggles were at the heart of the 2015 Supreme Court case

After Music

Author: Conrad Hilberry
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814335222
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A new collection by esteemed Michigan poet Conrad Hilberry, his sixth full-length book of poetry.

Classical Literature

Author: Richard Jenkyns
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465097987
Format: PDF
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The writings of the Greeks and Romans form the bedrock of Western culture. Inventing the molds for histories, tragedies, and philosophies, while pioneering radical new forms of epic and poetry, the Greeks and Romans created the literary world we still inhabit today. Writing with verve and insight, distinguished classicist Richard Jenkyns explores a thousand years of classical civilization, carrying readers from the depths of the Greek dark ages through the glittering heights of Rome’s empire. Jenkyns begins with Homer and the birth of epic poetry before exploring the hypnotic poetry of Pindar, Sappho, and others from the Greek dark ages. Later, in Athens’s classical age, Jenkyns shows the radical nature of Sophocles’s choice to portray Ajax as a psychologically wounded warrior, how Aeschylus developed tragedy, and how Herodotus, in “inventing history,” brought to narrative an epic and tragic quality. We meet the strikingly modern figure of Virgil, struggling to mirror epic art in an age of empire, and experience the love poems of Catullus, who imbued verse with obsessive passion as never before. Even St. Paul and other early Christian writers are artfully grounded here in their classical literary context. A dynamic and comprehensive introduction to Greek and Roman literature, Jenkyns’s Classical Literature is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the classics—and the extraordinary origins of Western culture.

Re Imagining Rwanda

Author: Johan Pottier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521528733
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The tragic conflict in Rwanda and the Great Lakes in 1994–1996 attracted the horrified attention of the world's media. Journalists, diplomats and aid workers struggled to find a way to make sense of the bloodshed. Johan Pottier's troubling study shows that the post-genocide regime in Rwanda was able to impose a simple yet persuasive account of Central Africa's crises upon international commentators new to the region, and he explains the ideological underpinnings of this official narrative. He also provides a sobering analysis of the way in which this simple, persuasive, but fatally misleading analysis of the situation on the ground led to policy errors that exacerbated the original crisis. Professor Pottier has extensive field experience in the region, from before and after the genocide, and he has also worked among refugees in eastern Zaire.

Bankrupt Your Student Loans and Other Discharge Strategies

Author: Chuck Stewart
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1425928552
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Despite the proliferation of computer indicators, the professional trader recognizes that success in trading still depends on a person's ability to read, anticipate and react to market movement. But how do you define something that can change more often then the weather? The answer is to use the geometry of the market itself. Channel Surfing presents one of the most definitive methods for establishing the geometry of any market, enabling a person to exploit the bias between buyers and sellers. Price rarely moves in a straight line and so channels provide the ultimate momentum indicator, outperforming many of the most popular indicators in use today. The beauty of it is that it doesn't require you to suffer through large draw downs in order to realize a profit. In fact, it is so effective that it is probably the very best approach for beginning traders and those with very little capital. So just imagine what an experienced and well-funded trader can do with it! As you read this book you can expect to discover and learn: The basic concepts of Channel Surfing, presented in a way that is easy to understand and easy to apply. Why channels are a natural phenomenon and how to take full advantage of this. How to take the basic concepts of Channel Surfing and catapult it into an even more powerful method of trading using advanced techniques. Additional methods of reading the geometry of the market that add to your success. For both novice and professional traders alike Channel Surfing provides a solid foundation for understanding the language of the markets. It is an exceptionally powerful technique that has the ability to adapt to the personal trading style of the individual trader and dramatically improve their success.

Becoming Batman

Author: E. Paul Zehr
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801896215
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A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.

Racial Union

Author: Julie Novkov
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472068857
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In November 2001, the state of Alabama opened a referendum on its long-standing constitutional prohibition against interracial marriage. A bill on the state ballot offered the opportunity to relegate the state's antimiscegenation law to the dustbin of history. The measure passed, but the margin was alarmingly slim: more than half a million voters, 40 percent of those who went to the polls, voted to retain a racist and constitutionally untenable law. Julie Novkov's Racial Union explains how and why, nearly forty years after the height of the civil rights movement, Alabama struggled to repeal its prohibition against interracial marriage---the last state in the Union to do so. Novkov's compelling history of Alabama's battle over miscegenation shows how the fight shaped the meanings of race and state over ninety years. Novkov's work tells us much about the sometimes parallel, sometimes convergent evolution of our concepts of race and state in the nation as a whole. "A remarkably nuanced account of interlocked struggles over race, gender, class and state power. Novkov's site is Alabama, but her insights are for all America." ---Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania "Hannah Arendt shocked Americans in the 1950s by suggesting that interracial intimacy was the true measure of a society's racial order. Julie Novkov's careful, illuminating, powerful book confirms Arendt's judgment. By ruling on who may be sexually linked with whom, Alabama's courts and legislators created a racial order and even a broad political order; Novkov shows us just how it worked in all of its painful, humiliating power." ---Jennifer L. Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor

Great Decisions 2017

Author: Foreign Policy Association
Publisher:
ISBN: 150804984X
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Great Decisions presents eight U.S. foreign policy topics, including maps, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading. The book is the basis of the nation-wide discussion program.