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Sarracino, Francesco – Social Indicators Research, 2012
Discovering whether social capital endowments in modern societies have been subjected or not to a process of gradual erosion is one of the most debated topics in recent economic literature. Inaugurated by Putnam's pioneering studies, the debate on social capital trends has been recently revived by Stevenson and Wolfers (2008) contending…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Psychological Patterns, Developed Nations
Alabama Administrative Office of Courts, Montgomery. – 1984
Designed to assist the public in understanding the judicial system and judicial process in Alabama, this handbook (1) presents an overview of Alabama's courts and their jurisdictions, (2) identifies the officers of the courts and the contributions each makes to the judicial process, and (3) narrates in general terms the procedures most common to…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Doctrine, Criminal Law, Due Process
Ostroth, D. David; And Others – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1978
Recent developments in student judicial (disciplinary) systems were surveyed at large institutions of higher education. The past five years have seen more standardization of procedural due process and some growth in judicial structures. The dean of students office, instead of student judicial committee(s), still conducts the majority of…
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Higher Education
Abraham, Henry J. – Political Science Teacher, 1990
Discusses a faculty seminar on landmark cases in the judicial interpretation of civil rights in the United States. States that the seminar is designed as a faculty development project to enhance the teaching of the Bill of Rights. Identifies the nature of the judicial process. Includes seminar syllabus and suggested readings. (RW)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Course Descriptions, Court Litigation
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Dannells, Michael; Consolvo, Camille – NASPA Journal, 2000
A survey of college and university judicial officers and counseling center directors explores the use of disciplinary counseling in the student judicial process, and how the individuals in this position view it. Provides data about demographics and the frequency of referrals, and discusses issues related to disciplinary counseling. (Contains 18…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling, Discipline Policy, Guidance Centers
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Weisz, Vicky; Wingrove, Twila; Beal, Sarah J.; Faith-Slaker, April – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2011
Purpose: Empirical research regarding potential risks and benefits of children's participation in the legal system generally, and in the child dependency legal system in particular, is sparse and mostly characterized by small studies without comparison groups. The current study was designed to address the following questions regarding children's…
Descriptors: Evidence, Judges, Child Welfare, Age Differences
Penning, Nick; Hunter, Bruce, Ed. – School Administrator, 1987
To help public schools produce well-educated citizens, the Center for Civic Education (originating at UCLA in 1965) works with elementary and secondary school students and teachers to promote better understanding of such basic democratic principles as due process, federalism, and judicial review. The process transforms student interactions while…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education
Sive, Mary Robinson – Curriculum Review, 1981
This column examines some recent media materials for middle and high schools on federal, state, and local government; the legislative process; the presidency; the judicial branch; elections; and citizen participation. Complete ordering information is included. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Civics, Filmographies, Filmstrips
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McDermott, John E.; Klein, Stephen P. – Law and Contemporary Problems, 1974
The appropriateness of using the judicial process as a forum for resolving the cost-quality debate in educational finance is discussed in an attempt to discover some intermediate ground, which would permit the judicial machinery to operate but avoids settling the scientific dispute. Existing judicial standards of educational opportunity are…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation
Zirkel, Perry A. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2005
This monograph provides a comprehensive, concise, and current overview of the law-- specifically, legislation, regulations, and published court/administrative decisions--relating to gifted education for K-12 students. For students whose legal rights are based solely on their gifted status, the law largely boils down to (a) varying state statutes…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Disabilities, Legal Problems, Civil Rights
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Vess, James – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2009
A growing number of jurisdictions in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australasia have enacted legislation allowing for special sentencing, civil commitment, and community supervision options for high risk sexual offenders. In New Zealand, one example of this concern for public protection is the Parole (Extended Supervision) Amendment Act…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Correctional Institutions, Mental Health Workers, Supervision
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't Hart-Kerkhoffs, Lisette A.; Vermeiren, Robert R. J. M.; Jansen, Lucres M. C.; Doreleijers, Theo A. H. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate group sex offenses with regard to the role of leaders versus followers and to compare both groups on levels of psychopathology, intelligence, and psychosocial and offense-related characteristics. Eighty-nine adolescent group sex offenders (mean age = 14.9, SD = 1.4) referred by the police to the Dutch child…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Health Needs, Emotional Problems, Child Abuse
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Boone, Rosalie S.; King-Berry, Arlene – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
Impressive advancements have been made in educational opportunities for students with disabilities, whose historic relationship with American public schools has been marked by educational disenfranchisement or mis-education. Critical judicial impetus for these educational opportunities was provided by landmark court cases in which African American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Court Litigation
Group of Eight (NJ1), 2010
It is widely stated that a purpose of patent law is to encourage inventors to innovate and to disclose their inventions for the benefit of society. In return for this disclosure they receive a limited exploitation monopoly defined essentially by commercial pursuits. A necessary implication of the requirement of disclosure is that knowledge…
Descriptors: Innovation, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Intellectual Property
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Ryburn, Murray – Adoption & Fostering, 1993
Examines the legal and social work process in contested adoption proceedings, and argues that there are moral grounds for repealing provisions in British legislation on forced adoption. Considers the adversarial process that characterizes adoption hearings, the role of poverty in the lives of families whose children are admitted to foster care,…
Descriptors: Adoption, Court Litigation, Foster Care, Poverty
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