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Hmong farmers hold on to their culture | WhichWayNC

Hmong farmers hold on to their culture | WhichWayNC | Social Justice | Scoop.it
Rice, bok choy and daikon are all finding their ways into North Carolina farming culture as Hmong immigrants tap into their agricultural roots.

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Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani - World Bulletin

Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani - World Bulletin | Social Justice | Scoop.it
Located in the southeastern border town of Suruc, the tent city has two hospitals, seven medical clinics and enough classrooms for 10,000 children.

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Untold Stories of Syria’s Most Vulnerable Refugees

Untold Stories of Syria’s Most Vulnerable Refugees | Social Justice | Scoop.it
What happens when a crisis so prolongs that the world tires of it? You get 3.7 million Syrian refugees. You get stories like the one told by this woman living

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Constitution Check: Do school uniform policies violate the First ...

Constitution Check: Do school uniform policies violate the First ... | Social Justice | Scoop.it
“The Roy Gomm Elementary School uniform policy mandates written expression, a message on the shirts above the school logo stating 'Tomorrow's Leaders.'…Practically speaking, the Elementary School compels its ...

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In my opinion I would say it does

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The Debate Over School Uniforms | SchoolTutoring.com

The Debate Over School Uniforms | SchoolTutoring.com | Social Justice | Scoop.it
School districts across the country are adopting uniform policies. There are both benefits and challenges to school uniforms.

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School uniform policies are bad for all students – but especially girls

School uniform policies are bad for all students – but especially girls | Social Justice | Scoop.it
Holly Baxter: A school is cracking down on short skirts and tight trousers. But is it really a good idea to put clothing choices before education?

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Sandrina Vlahou's curator insight, June 20, 2014 3:47 PM

highly interesting reading for ideas in this controversial topic which is very popular in IB English 

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Westville schools mull harsher punishment for bullying - The Herald Argus

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Westville schools mull harsher punishment for bullyingThe Herald ArgusBy Matt Fritz WESTVILLE — The Westville School Board is looking at implementing harsher punishments for bullying in the elementary school.

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kshail94's comment, May 8, 2012 2:50 PM
Bullying has never been an easy topic to tackle, but Westville schools are trying a new harsher approach in order to put an end to it. At one of the board meetings a point was brought up that bullying isn't taken very seriously especially if it's a students first offense. They are making an attempt to make punishments harsher in return less students will bully.
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Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Who are the Real Criminals?

Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Who are the Real Criminals? | Social Justice | Scoop.it

Juvenile crime poses exceptionally difficult questions for the criminal justice system and for communities that fear for their safely, worry about brutal crimes that mimic adult crimes, and search for ways to redirect young offenders from early antisocial patterns of behavior. Rarely are issues of juvenile crime and punishment examined for the philosophical issues they raise, issues that lie at the heart of social debates over trying juveniles as adults, and over punishments meted out to the most serious juvenile offenders. This paper seeks to examine the conflicted and deeply divided debate over juvenile agency in light of the work of contemporary philosophers, neuroscientists and psychologists. Juvenile agency, I will argue, cannot be understood simply as adult agency in miniature, nor should we completely abandon traditional notions of free will as some philosophers fear would happen with a materialist view of the adult brain. Instead I will develop a more modest notion of juvenile agency that relies on an increasingly sophisticated awareness of the neuroscience of the adolescent brain development. This paper will affirm and promote greater juvenile accountability by highlighting the developing nature of the juvenile mind and place greater emphasis on self-development, heightened self-awareness and personal responsibility. I will begin with an analysis of key issues that confront the juvenile court system, arguing that much of its inefficiency rests on an inaccurate understanding of the juvenile mind. Then I will discuss the notion of accountability within the context of the legal system. I will show how advancements in neuroscience have challenged our traditional understanding of accountability and given us a greater sense of the dynamic, malleable and unfinished nature of the adolescent brain.


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New sentencing law combines juvenile rehabilitation with adult punishment - Indianapolis Star

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New sentencing law combines juvenile rehabilitation with adult punishment
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Gabriel Edwards, like many young offenders charged with serious violent crimes, is a juvenile being tried as an adult.

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Juvenile law: major crime, minor punishment?

Child rights activists argue that focus of juvenile crime must be on reform not retribution. Should Juvenile Laws remain unchanged? On We The People, we deba...
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PUNISHMENT & IMPRISONMENT: When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer

PUNISHMENT & IMPRISONMENT: When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer | Social Justice | Scoop.it

She’s one of almost 70,000 American youths incarcerated on any given day — and a reminder of how ineffective our programs for troubled children are. 


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PeerSpring's curator insight, June 29, 2014 2:01 PM

A history of abuse is common for troubled kids. One study of 2,500 people sentenced to life imprisonment while juveniles found that almost half had been physically abused. Among girls, 77 percent reported sexual abuse.

More than 60 percent of incarcerated youths in America are confined for nonviolent offenses. Two-thirds are children of color. The United States incarcerates children at a rate that is 10 or 20 times higher than in some other industrial countries.

A generation ago, perhaps it was plausible that the shock of juvenile detention would scare a kid back to the straight-and-narrow path. Now that’s not tenable. Robust research shows that incarcerating kids often just turns them into career criminals.  At the same time, the cost of detaining a youth is about $100,000 a year. And one study found that the cost to society of a high-risk 14-year-old who doesn’t straighten out is at least $3.2 million over his lifetime. Does the U.S. systematically over-rely on the criminal justice toolbox to deal with youths, rather than on social services or education? 

Seminario Universitario Discurso Forense's curator insight, October 13, 2014 2:40 AM

Al parecer EUA lleva el récord de menores en prisión.

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Juvenile Sentencing: What Punishment is Enough?

A look at various crimes involving juvenile suspects and whether or not the punishing consequence is measurable to the extent of the crime.
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Smugglers trap 1,000 migrants on ship on deadly course to plough into the coast

Smugglers trap 1,000 migrants on ship on deadly course to plough into the coast | Social Justice | Scoop.it
A suspected gang of people smugglers fled the boat before it was intercepted by the Italian Navy

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Give up a day's income for Syrian refugees - World Vision challenge

Give up a day's income for Syrian refugees - World Vision challenge | Social Justice | Scoop.it
Americans are being challenged to donate a day's worth of their income to help Syrian refugees

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Four million Syrian refugees abandoned in camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan

Four million Syrian refugees abandoned in camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan | Social Justice | Scoop.it
For a certain generation, images of desperate Syrian refugees crammed into overcrowded boats carrying their children in their arms may seem familiar. In the late 1970s, after the fall of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), a similar exodus of Vietnamese fleeing the new Communist regime created the first wave of people who were willing to risk death at sea to find safety and sanctuary for their families.

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Do school uniform policies violate the First Amendment? - Philly.com

Do school uniform policies violate the First Amendment? - Philly.com | Social Justice | Scoop.it
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Do school uniform policies violate the First Amendment?
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Excerpt from an opinion by the Ninth U.S.

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Students, parents bare claws over dress codes

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As dress codes and even mandatory school uniform policies become more commonplace, students and parents are ending up in courtrooms and jailhouses in their determination to fight back.

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Stephanie Kyzer's curator insight, April 2, 2014 11:53 PM

          Johnson, Alex M. "Students, Parents Bare Claws over Dress Codes." Msnbc.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2014.

          It is a everyday occurrence for students to be sent home for the day or even suspended for wearing the wrong clothes to school. It not really fair for these kids to be missing school over there clothes. This could be avoided if more schools had uniforms. Its getting so serious that these students and the there parents are ending up in a courtroom. Kids are getting into trouble over this, some are even serving jail time. They are hurting themselves as well as other people. Last month, Shabraia Dodd who is 15 years old was charged with assault on a police officer after she was arrested for wearing a jacket to East Ridge High School. She had a good reason for wearing a jacket, but I think if more people took the time to hear the students out about why they do these things. In Ohio, dozens of students were suspended earlier in the month after nearly 100 challenged the dress code by wearing hooded sweatshirts. Some of the students took them off when they where faced with discipline slips. But there where some students that didn't take them off and they where suspended.

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School uniform policies are bad for all students but especially girls

‘If we want to enforce uniform policies, then we have to apply sanctions equally to boys and girls.’ Photograph: Hepp/Getty Images This week, while catching up on trash TV, I came across the second episode of A Very British Airline, in which eager trainee air hostess Jodie had ... http://adsclassifiedads.com/school-uniform-policies-are-bad-for-all-students-but-especially-girls/


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JUSTICE~LAW REFORM FOR "JUVENILES": Your teen's brain, driving without brakes

JUSTICE~LAW REFORM FOR "JUVENILES": Your teen's brain, driving without brakes | Social Justice | Scoop.it

JUVENILE-"Anyone" under the age of 18"~~KIDS IN COURTS, KIDS IN CRISIS~Justice for all children, to be safe from harm, protected with mercy & compassion.~ One of the most cruel forms of punishment is "denial of existence"~~~~~~~~~

JUVENILE LAW REFORM
VOLUNTEER CHILD JUSTICE ADVOCATE

http://www.whoopassforjustice.org
http://justicewinds.blogspot.com


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Punishment for juvenile crime – should it be different? - DigiNews

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WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 — Two teenagers shot and killed a college baseball player out for a jog in Oklahoma last August.

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Iowa Gov. Tries To Circumvent Supreme Court, Commutes Kids’ Sentences From Life In Prison To 60 Years

Iowa Gov. Tries To Circumvent Supreme Court, Commutes Kids’ Sentences From Life In Prison To 60 Years | Social Justice | Scoop.it
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) is trying to circumvent a recent Supreme Court decision which held that mandatory sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders violates the Eight Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Branstad disagrees with the decision in Miller v. Alabama and is acting to undercut the decision’s effect in Iowa by altering the sentences of certain juvenile offenders in his state.
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Juvenile offenders in their own words

In March 2005, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Roper v. Simmons that the death penalty for those who had committed their crimes at under 18 years of...
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California Courts Ponder Juvenile Life Sentencing

Retired Superior Court Judge of Santa Clara, California, Eugene Hyman discusses how California s Supreme Court is deciding whether a life sentence should be ...
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Juvenile Sentencing

Sentencing and punishment for juvenile crime has been a challenging issue. Cases have even gone to the Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of ce...
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