Religion's philosophy, history & development, family life, practices, blood transfusions, membership requirements, founders, end of the world predictions.
MENTALLY ILL OFFENDERS.
Punishment and treatment of criminal defendants. Compares handling mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) in the U.S., Great Britain and Scandinavia. Differing legal systems, mental health policies and cultural values. Historical overview. Deinstitutionalization. Public attitudes. Criminalization of MDO treatment. Movement for legal reform and protection of civil rights of MDOs.
Examines basic principles based on Weber's Protestant work ethic, English Poor Laws, classical liberalism & Marxism; evolution of welfare in U.S.
HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES & CHILD ABUSE.
Examines effectiveness of agencies i protecting children. History, intervention, obstacles, solution-based vs. punitive approaches, impact on children, risk assessment.
Psychological literature, The philosophy, methods & effectiveness of humanist, non-directive therapy techniques. Focus is on Carl Rogers.
Sexuality in Two Novels
This paper provides an analysis of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange and Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. The analysis argues that both authors’ works use sexuality to illustrate a dystopian state that in its attempt to engineer law-abiding citizens creates more harm than individuals acting immorally.
Pros & cons on removing mental patients from institutional settings. History of arguments, economics, public policy, legislation.
IRISH IMMIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA.
Reasons for massive immigration. Political relationship of Ireland and Great Britain. Early 17th century migration of Irish people to America as indentured servants. Massive migration of the 19th century caused by British public policy and the potato famine. The terrible conditions crossing the ocean. American negative reaction of the Irish immigrants.