"Nebraska Legislature Set to Take up Repeal of Death Penalty" by Oliver VanDervoort, Digital Journal
"Tex. Pressed on DNA Exonerations" by Sylvia Morena, Washington Post Staff Writer
DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
"A Journey from Prohibition to Courageous Action," an Efficacy Online editorial
Annual Causes of Death in the United States
"Mexico Decriminalises All Drugs (for small amounts) - The Start of a Trend in South America?" The Australian Heroin Diaries
"Who Bears the Brunt of California's Drug Law?" by Judith Appel and Robin Levi, San Francisco Chronicle Open Forum
"Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work?" by Maia Szalavitz, TIME Magazine
High School Drop Out Rates and Their Causes
Private, Public and Charter Schools: What's good about all, and what are the problems?
Excerpts from The Death and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch
"Accept it: Poverty hurts learning: Schools matter, but they're not all that matters" by Pedro Noguera
"Standardized Testing and Its Victims" by Alfie Kohn
"Standardized Testing Fails the Exam" by W. James Popham
"San Francisco: Mission District Residents Unsettled by Gang Violence" by Tyche Hendricks, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer
"Preventing Gang Affiliation by Increasing Protective Factors," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Frequently Asked Questions about Gangs
Information from the National Gang Center of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention
Gang & Youth Violence: Prevention & Intervention
The Court Service Unit of the City of Alexandria, Virginia has a site devoted to preventing youth involvement in gangs and violence.The topics include why young people join gangs, where to go for help, and tips for parents in English and Spanish.
Gangs: Awareness, Prevention, Intervention
This website is managed by Focus Adolescent Services, an Internet site that supplies information and resources to families with troubled or at-risk teens.
Violence Prevention Institute
The Violence Prevention Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of youth violence through education and behavior modification. Their website has excellent resources on why young people join gangs and what can be done about it, on avoiding guns, gangs and violence, as well as gangs and gun violence statistics.
"Could the Dream Act Have Saved Joaquin Luna's Life?" by Rebecca Logan, NEA Today
"California Governor Signs Dream Act" by Vauhini Vara, Wall Street Journal
"Family Detention Sites in Works" by Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
"Despite Security and Dangers, Border Crossers Find Way North" by John Pomfret, Washington Post Staff Writer
"Gang Crosses Borders - and the Line" by Chris Kraul, Robert J. Lopez, and Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
"100,000-Plus Citizen Children Find Parents Deported" by Julio Pabon, NYC Latino Politics
"Can a Guest Worker Program Work?" by Nathan Thornburgh/Vass, TIME Magazine
"Suit Points to Guest Worker Program Flaws" by Julia Preston, The New York Times
The Death Penalty: Does it prevent crime or is it a crime itself?
"The High Cost of Vengeance" by John Diaz, San Francisco Chronicle editorial page editor
10 Reasons to Oppose the Death Penalty (Links to articles and data compiled by Death Penalty Focus, a non-profit organization dedicated to alternatives to the death penalty)
Pro-Death Penalty.com (Links to information and resources in favor of the death penalty)
Capital Punishment: The Ultimate Denial of Civil Liberties (Links to articles from the ACLU)
The U.S. Constitution: Has it been violated by our government in its war against terrorism?
"Legislating Violations of the Constitution" by Erwin Chemerinsky
Violations of the Constitution
Students' Rights: Can the rights of minors be suppressed in ways that the rights of adults cannot be?
"The United States Holds Tens of Thousands of Inmates in Long-term Solitary Confinement. Is this Torture?" by Atul Gawande, The New Yorker
"The Caging of America: Why Do We Lock So Many People Up?" by Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker
"Myths of Get-Tough Law" by Jeffrey Fagan, Tampa Bay Times
"New High in U.S. Prison Numbers" by N.C. Aizeman, Washington Post Staff Writer
"Report: Prison Reform Saves Cash" by Norma Love, The Associated Press
"Imprisoning a Child for Life," New York Times Editorial
Cloning Fact Sheet (Links to articles and information from Genome.gov)
Cloning - cells, plants and animals
Child brides: Half of girls in South Sudan forced to marry