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As a comment, write one paragraph about what you are interested in working on for this class + your name + contact info
Amy Martinez
1/13/2012 11:10:48

Amy Martinez
amy.mrtnz@gmail.com


I am a McNair scholar who has been documenting the lives of "gang associated" youth here in Santa Barbara. Through their voices I have illustrated the struggles they deal with because of their "gang" (or what I like to call street tribe) aesthetics. The title of my work is, "Resilience Among Street Life oriented Latino Young Men: How youth negotiate Street Tribe Identity".

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Meghan Harris
1/16/2012 10:34:57

I am interested in exploring the boundaries of immigration and deportation--especially in regards to adolescents who have been raised as U.S. citizens since childhood, and are forceably displaced from everything known here to their unfamiliar "roots" elsewhere.

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Meghan Harris
1/16/2012 10:35:52

meharris@umail.ucsb.edu

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Richard Ross
1/16/2012 11:17:54

SouthWest Keys is the program in Lemon Grove and San Ysidro that house detained juveniles without documentation. Very good organization.

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:05:15

Excellent idea Meghan. These are the folks who lost out when the Dream Act failed to pass. The NYT has done some excellent reporting on this issue.

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Christopher Elder
1/16/2012 11:03:55

Christopher Elder

cwelder@umail.ucsb.edu

As a California native whose grandfathers, neighbors, teachers, coaches have all devoted their lives fighting for our country, I wish to develop a true understanding for how our state treats war veterans upon their return to the United States. I hope to further these endeavors and work to establish a primary role in providing assistance to these veterans in reconnecting with the American culture. I have worked briefly with the Veterans Administration in West Los Angeles during my high school years. I plan to devote my research in understanding how justice is served to the veterans who devote their lives to us.

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richard ross
1/16/2012 11:22:20

Noble Goal. Not sure how it is going to come to fruition. I have a former student...Matt Miller who photographed former Iraq/Afghanistan vets who were terribly mutilated and had to have reconstructive surgery. He gave them an elegance and paid attention to them and their families. Might be good to do writing and research on the people he captured. I know he has the raw material.

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Kelly Kastanos
1/16/2012 14:27:25

Also, Religious Studies 155, taught by Prof Hecht, goes into a lot of the issues surrounding Vets, especially the differences between the way they were treated after Vietnam, and how we think of and treat vets today. The class is basically organized by two Vietnam vets, they make very good first hand sources. You might want to get in contact with either Prof Hecht or the vets. http://rs155.org/RS-155/Home.html

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:07:18

You sound like you have some good contacts for interviews. What research can you find for your lit review section?

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Sean Ison
1/20/2012 07:28:51

Hey Chris, i'm in the Art 120 class and we were asked to conduct some interviews of students in other classes to get a better feel for what everyone is working on. Your idea for working with war veterans is very interesting and i was considering doing something similar for my research. i was wondering if we could possibly meet briefly tomorrow or sunday to discuss your work. just let me know, thanks.

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Sean Ison
1/20/2012 07:34:44

isonsean@gmail.com

Andrew Fisher
1/16/2012 14:59:37

asfisher@umail.ucsb.edu

I have yet to come up with a definite idea to write about but I know I want to involve Psychology some how. As I have observed issues with mental health, I would like to do a topic involved in the justice of mental health.

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richard ross
1/16/2012 22:50:51

Up to 90% of these juveniles suffer from PTSD. Psychotropic use range from 10%-90% depending o institution. WHY?

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Kelly Kastanos
1/16/2012 15:09:17

I am thinking about doing something about wrongfully convicted criminals. I'm thinking along the lines of researching how these people are compensated for their time behind bars and exposing the fact that there can never really be justice for those people.

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:09:38

Certainly DNA testing has resulted in many people who were wrongfully convicted going free...but how accessible is such testing. Try to find out what legal organizations are involved in Death Row cases. This might lead you to a research question.

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Ruby Gutierrez
1/16/2012 16:52:25


rubya_gutierrez@yahoo.com

I am interested in possibly looking into the failure of healthcare to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation in less fortunate countries that are plagued with cholera. Cholera is an infectious disease that can be easily avoided and treated with the simple solution of having cleaner water and sanitation. I plan to further research what is being done by these countries' government and the UN to improve the conditions of people.

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:12:11

What are some promising programs that fight cholera? What is the history of the disease? Are they public and/or non-profits like the Gates Foundation and smaller organizations?

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Nok-Wun Lam
1/16/2012 18:17:34

I am thinking about doing the topic of animal justice. Since animal rights is about a movement that intends to protect all animals from being exploited and abused, I would explore the areas of medical experimentation, imprisonment in circuses and zoos, fur production or vegetarian.

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Ching Shuen Ngai
1/17/2012 04:32:21

Justice For Animals is a topic I would interest to do research on. It is become a serious problem that should raise awareness in our community.

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:14:02

So both you and Isabella (Nok-Wun) are interested in this topic. How can you each frame different aspects about this issue? Can one of you look at the political aspect and another at the ethical aspect perhaps?

Colin Mak
1/16/2012 19:26:46

mak01@umail.ucsb.edu

A lot of people might say the poor are lazy and the rich are job creators whose wealth is inevitable. Is it really the case? Is there justice on wall street? This is the subject I would love to look into.

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richard ross
1/16/2012 22:53:06

According to NYTimes Sunday. Great piece on the 1% They work 50 hours/week on average. What about looking at number of hours your peers work and ask if they would consider themselves lazy or ambitious?

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:16:19

Big questions. How can you find a focus? Is it an economic question? Is it about people's attitudes about capitalism. Here's an interesting take on what capitalism does to help us, at least one writer's ideas published in the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/magazine/what-does-wall-street-do-for-you.html?scp=3&sq=wall%20street&st=cse

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Jenah Mangione
1/17/2012 00:14:08

I am interested in the way that gender inequalities can be seen/affect justice within society and would like to research the role that gender plays in the US military. Perhaps looking into differences that gender has on available job opportunities, personal experience, and treatment by fellow soldiers for men and women. And perhaps how these affect one's overall experience within the military.

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:18:11

What jobs do women do in the miltary? How has it changed since Iraq? Dive into some research to inform yourself about some of the basic facts to help frame your question. Good topic to explore!

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Kristina Parido
1/17/2012 00:49:41

I am interested in writing about kids in juvenile detention centers, but not sure exactly what angle yet. There is a show that I like a lot that is based on a intervention program for kids to demonstrate to them the realities of live behind bars, so maybe research into more programs such as this or one student I think was talking about doing a topic where the kids would write about their ideal role models which sounded very interesting.

kristinaparido@umail.ucsb.edu

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:21:33

Check out the resources on the Collaborate website, This report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation is about one of the most progressive programs to help juveniles, as opposed to some of the more depressing lack of programs elsewhere:

http://www.aecf.org/majorinitiatives/~/media/Pubs/Initiatives/Juvenile%20Detention%20Alternatives%20Initiative/MOModel/MO_Fullreport_webfinal.pdf

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Kevin Liao
1/17/2012 03:35:09

I am interested in police brutality and the current relationship civilians have with law enforcement. There has been multiple cases in the past and present in which i want to examine to see if victims are getting a fair trial.

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:25:13

What is the relationship of law enforcement to college students...or to another population? How can you focus your research question. Certainly the pepper spraying at UC Davis resulted in many articles about how police handle student protestors. There are several articles about police policies on this website, under resources, including this illustration of how police equipment has become more militarized:

http://ucsbprojectpulse.weebly.com/uploads/8/9/7/3/8973469/riot_gear_evolution.pdf

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Kevin
1/17/2012 03:35:50

Liao.kev@gmail.com

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Azusena Gallegos
1/17/2012 03:49:33

I am interested in researching the topic of mental health and justice. I read an article that stated that mentally ill people are more likely to be detected if they commit a given crime than are the mentally ill. In addition, once in prison, the mentally ill do not receive the adequate care they need. I also want to investigate if there is any actual justice when police officers use brutality against the mentally ill, as was the case with a citizen of Fullerton a few months ago.

chena1989@yahoo.com

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:29:51

It sounds like you already have an incident in Fullerton to explore. Certainly there are lots of local, state and national organizations that advocate for the mentally ill. Look for spokespeople in the articles about the Fullerton incident. We are also having the UCSB and Sheriff's Department representatives speak at a Wednesday night session. You can ask them at that time...or earlier...about how they deal with the difficult problem of homeless people who might also be mentally ill. Where do they end up? In jail? In treatment? Is it worse now than it used to be?

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Luis Ceja
1/17/2012 04:00:04

I am interested in researching the topic about the unfairness behind the criminal justice system when it comes to prosecuting minorities and giving them longer sentences compared to caucasians and wealthy individuals.

cjaluis23@yahoo.com

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:37:35

The issue of overrepresentation of minorites in juvenile facilities as well as prisons for adults is well documented. What is not so well known is how is this being addressed? It is a "law and order" problem...or a social welfare problem? This is a giant issue; you'll need to figure out how you can find a manageable slice. For example, what's the situation in Santa Barbara County?. The county Probation Department is keeping statistics about juveniles going through its system. Look on its website for any reports about this. Call them up and ask how you can get the statistics. Are minorities over-represented in juvenile facilities compared with their proportion in the population? What do local authorities have to say about that? Is it reasonable to think that poor kids--with fewer prospects of employment--might get in trouble more often? During a recession, what programs are addressing the needs of juveniles and their families? Something? Nothing?

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Josh Cannon
1/17/2012 04:34:27

The SEC conference has "won" the last 6 national championships in college football. Why is their so much power in one conference? Why no playoffs? Is the BCS system violating anti-trust laws? I want to investigate the justice of the BCS system in college football, in terms of economic and competitive issues. The NCAA does not immediately control the BCS and college football is the only sport in which the athletic directors and major conference commissioners essentially control things. This is unfair to the smaller schools and conferences who get less of a share of the revenues and national exposure than they deserve.

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:40:10

This is promising. Even sports has issues of justice. Are you wanting to explore how the system is unfair to certain kinds of players? That seems more compelling than big schools vs. small schools--but I'm open to your ideas.

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Aaron Voit
1/17/2012 05:31:41

I am interested in exploring uses of information and communication technologies as a means for social and economic justice in developing nations.

aaronvoit@umail.ucsb.edu

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:42:14

Aaron..we talked today. I'm looking forward to more details about this. The paper you do for this class could be a good basis for turning the research you have already done on this issue into a more public explanation, perhaps to interest someone in funding the next step.

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Michael Lange
1/17/2012 05:49:54

I am interested in looking into the effects of globalization on cultures; more specifically on either economic inequality or on how it effects the development of youth identities.

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Cissy Ross
1/17/2012 09:44:45

What do you mean by "globalization"? This is a giant concept. I'm intrigued by the issue of "youth identities." Is there a particular population you want to study? It's tough to cover the world in a 10-page paper. What's your angle? Who might you interview?

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Brittany Tippings
1/18/2012 17:25:26

hey, I'm from art120 photojournalism class our topics are sort of similar... so, I'm interested in single parent households and the effects that it has on children's identities economically, emotionally, and socially in comparison to the "nuclear family." Why not view the cultural differences between the two? Also Allyson Ly from the sociology class is doing something very similar.

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Michael Lange
1/17/2012 05:50:24

mlange650@gmail.com

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1/18/2012 04:20:04

I'm interested in dealing with the marginalized and often controversial transgender and extreme identity population. I want to see how gender roles and common perceptions of gender shape the way youths are treated and handled in the system.

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5/30/2012 13:46:51

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Joseph Aidan
www.arielmed.com

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