Violence and Freedom
The peaceful, nonviolent approach to the struggle for black civil rights advocated by Martin Luther King. Jr. is contrasted with the black nationalism and armed struggle rhetoric of Malcolm X. The paper agrees with parts of both of their arguments.
Describes domestic violence. Coercive behaviors such as actual or threatened physical injury, sexual assault, psychological abuse, economic control and social isolation. Statistics. Establishment of control and fear in a relationship. Options available for battered women; shelters, coalitions and other organizations, volunteer attorneys. Battered women imprisoned for killing or assaulting their batterers.
This paper looks at the relationship between drugs and crime. It looks at three different contextual relationships between crime and drugs: violent crime and drug uses; crime and the drug lifestyle; criminal acts by drug users.
PRISONS IN U.S. & BRAZIL.
Compares treatment of prisoners, criminal justice systems, torture, neglect, punishment, rights violations.
Analyzes three riots (Attica, Sante Fe, Lucasville) for causes, responses, effects & clues to prevention or control.
Women & Violence
Discusses the role of violence in the lives of women. Examines the use of this theme in Susan Glaspell's play TRIFLES & in the story BETRAYED BY THE MAN I LOVE, published in the magazine TRUE STORY.
Discusses the Los Angeles-based street gang, the Crips. Describes their history, their signs and clothes, their territory, number of members, and drug trade.
All God's Children
This is a summary of the book "All God's Children" by Fox Butterfield. It integrates theories of criminology such as deviance, Hagan's theory, social learning theory, and rational choice theory to explain the findings of the book. It looks at how the main character followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather in crime.
U.S. Prison System
Capstone discussing the prison system in the United States including prisoner rights, deterrence, and incarceration rates.