"Dignity is the core of justice."
- Victor Rios
Respond to this quote.. How does it work with you? How does it relate to your project? What does it mean?

ALSO:
Think of questions for Bart Lubow, speaking THIS week, Feb. 15 and Dustin Olson, speaking next week, Feb. 22.
Below is some background information for both to help you start formulating questions.

- Bart Lubow, Director of Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Justice Strategy Group
    No Place for Kids, Annie E. Casey Foundation Report
- Dustin Olson, Chief of the UC Santa Barbara Police Department (with Lieutenant Ray Vuillemainroy, Isla Vista Foot Patrol)
   Article about student arrest and video of iv foot patrol firebombing
   video of the uc davis pepper spraying is already on Justice resource page:
    Questions students might ask for a respectful discussion:
        for uc police: how does the fallout of uc davis pepper spraying affect policies and practices of ucsb police?
        for sheriff's rep: are tensions between students and law enforcement escalating with Occupy and other movement? (The              student arrested reportedly attended SB Occupy events.)
 


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Cissy Ross
02/11/2012 06:08

Here's a roundup of topics for this class. Students please repeat your idea, progress and contact info in your entries this week.

Research questions for photo students

Danny Bui
Why are we spending more money on prisons than on public education?

Josh Cannon
Is the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) a fair way to select winners in terms of competitive and economic balance?

Luis Ceja
Is it just for college athletes not to be paid?

Christopher Elder
How is the United States working with returning war veterans to alleviate post traumatic stress disorder?

Andrew Fisher
Can programs help keep the mentally ill out of jail?

Azusena Gallegos
What are the attitudes about mentally ill people who commit minor crimes ending up in jail?

Ruby Guiterrez
Why do gender expectations create inequalities at home?

Meghan Harris
What are the academic prospects of undocumented students?

Kelly Kastanos
Is the compensation just for people who are falsely incarcerated?

Isabella Lam
Should animal shelters euthanize abandoned animals to control overpopulation?

Michael Lange
How does the globalization of media affect the identity formation of youth in countries other than United States?

Kevin Liao
How do allegations of police brutality affect the relationship between civilians and police officers?

Colin Mak
Should the death penalty be abolished?

Erika Maldonado
Does cultural stigma hinder access to birth control for Latino youth?

Jenah Mangione
How does gender affect the military experiences of U.S. women soliders?

Amy Martinez
gang aesthetics/tattoos, street tribes, & resilience among street life oriented "gang associated youth"

Danita Mendoza
Is it just to arrest people for working without documents?

Katie Ngai
Is it just to use animals to test cosmetic products?

Kristina Parido
How effective are education programs for youth in the juvenile justice system?

Ignacio Rios
How effective is counseling for Latino students before going to college?

Chris Silva
What are policies that cause transgender people in prison to be at risk for sexual abuse?

Christan Schaefer
Should large accounting firms be liable for losses to investors during fraudulent transactions?

Aaron Voit
How can information and communication technologies be used for social/economic justice in developing nations?

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Meghan Harris
02/12/2012 12:54

"What are the academic prospects for undocumented students?"

Progress:
-spoke to a knowledgeable source on the topic and received a lot of great additional sources
-continuing to attend the IDEAS meetings to hopefully set up a personal interview
-waiting for more responses from contacts for additional interviews/opinions on the matter

meharris@umail.ucsb.edu

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Christopher Elder
02/13/2012 13:31

E-mail:

cwelder@umail.ucsb.edu

Research Question:

How is the United States working with returning war veterans to alleviate post traumatic stress disorder?

I have currently finished my 1st interview and am working on establishing my 2nd interview. Feel free to let me know if you know of anyone who could be a possible interview candidate.

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Andrew Fisher
02/13/2012 15:18

asfisher@umail.ucsb.edu

Can programs help keep the mentally ill out of jail?

I have been doing research and collecting sources. I have not interviewed two people. I am now working on the interview reports and taking more diligent notes on the recordings of my interviews.

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Kevin Liao
02/13/2012 21:04

liao.kev@gmail.com

How do allegations of police brutality affect the relationship between civilians and police officers?

I have interviewed some activists which makes my research more relevant to protests. I think for now I am going to make that my focus point and not tie in the general population.

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Azusena Gallegos
02/14/2012 00:54

What are the attitudes about mentally ill people who commit minor crimes ending up in jail?

I conducted my first interview so now I am looking into setting up my next interview. I will also be conducting a survey so I have to get the setup.

chena1989@yahoo.com

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Kristina Parido
02/14/2012 13:21

How effective are education programs for youth in the juvenile justice system?

Setting up an interview this week with a woman that works in the Orange County probation office and trying to get in contact with a woman in Santa Barbara County for an interview.

kristinaparido@umail.ucsb.edu

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Amy
02/14/2012 19:15

Dignity is the core of justice...it reminds me of a quote that one of his students (Marina Chavez) mentioned in his class, "Justice is what wronged people cry out for" because for me coming from a working class background, immigrant family...I am a female of color, I have more than just a double consciousness. I see the world is filled with many injustices but I think that I can see more of injustices because of how my positionally and background intersect. Dignity is so crucial for my people, my raza, mi gente because we have to constantly fight to reclaim our stories, our voices, our dignity and identity. The work I do in my own research is all about giving people their dignity and respect. Specifically Latino male youths. No dignity, is no respect, if there is no respect there is no love and in my case that I work with "gang associated" street life oriented youth, love only can come from empathy. Its about constantly and consistently working with integrity and keep our struggle alive. Keeping it lit because many people don't know or understand it.

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