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Article ID: 535902

Experts Available for Civil Liberties/Social Injustice Comments

Appalachian State University

Professors from Appalachian State University available for civil liberties/social injustice comments. Matthew Robinson, the author of "Death Nation," reports the opinions of scholarly death penalty experts as to whether the death penalty achieves its goals, is plagued by serious problems, and is an appropriate punishment for convicted murderers. Barbara Zaitzow researches women in prison, alternatives to incarceration, female criminality and social control techniques used with women in prison.

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12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 536168

Civil Liberties Question Still Surround Death Penalty in U.S.

Dick Jones Communications

Allan D. Sobel, director of the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., argues that inmate executions in the U.S. should be stopped while institutional problems with the justice system are addressed.

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12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 536171

Tulane University Civil Liberties & Social Justice Sources

Tulane University

Looking for an expert on civil liberties and social justice issues? Tulane University faculty are available to comment.

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12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 536172

Expert in African American History Including Black Freedom Struggles

Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College Professor of American History, Public Policy & Africana Studies, Komozi Woodard, is an expert in African American History, and the Black Power movement, including Black freedom struggles, and is available for comment.

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12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST

Education

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Article ID: 536174

Shield Laws Crucial to Free, Effective Press, Says Media Scholar

Middle Tennessee State University

Members of the House of Representatives recently passed legislation giving reporters the right to protect confidential sources in most federal cases, but the shield-law legislation's future is unsure and President Bush says he'll veto it. One First Amendment scholar says the legislation is more about the public's right to know than the reporter's right to protection.

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12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 535976

Casting a Cold Eye on Big Pharma's Financial Relationships with Docs

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Should physicians accept free trips, free meals, payments for speeches, and other gratuities from the pharmaceutical industry? Has bioethics neglected issues including health disparities, social justice, global health, and the environment? Bioethicist Howard Brody says "no" and "yes," respectively.

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12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 535735

Experts: Civil Liberties & Social Justice

University of Oregon

University of Oregon experts: civil disobedience; freedom of speech/Constitutional; immigration; Pakistan, South Asia and Muslim societies; women in Muslim world; poverty, genocide and Darfur; poverty and women; racial inequality; racial politics; social inequality; and violence against women.

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12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 536133

Let This Holiday Season Jumpstart New Meal Traditions

Saint Joseph's University

The quintessential holiday scene "“ if not children eagerly unwrapping presents from under the Christmas tree "“ normally involves a family gathered around a table covered with home-cooked food. The reality is that, for the rest of the year, families don't routinely convene during mealtimes.

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11-Dec-2007 10:40 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 536134

Will Holiday Shoppers Spend More on Food Than Gifts?

Saint Joseph's University

Whether your holiday tradition involves a buffet brunch or a sit-down dinner with seven fishes, abundant amounts of food will be featured. And with the cost of food outpacing the rate of inflation over the past year, entertaining your crowd will be pricey.

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11-Dec-2007 10:40 AM EST
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Article ID: 536096

A Brave New World for Bullying

Saint Joseph's University

While the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently announced that Internet bullying has increased by 50 percent, the reality is that Internet bullying is still relatively less common than other forms of bullying, according to Sally Black, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, who studies bullying. She cites name-calling, exclusion and physical abuse as more common forms.

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10-Dec-2007 2:15 PM EST

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