Social Science

 

Seeing Black and White

Emily Webb

In order to understand economic and educational disparities based on race in the United States, we must understand America’s history of housing discrimination.

 

The Impact of Centralized EU Refugee Policy on Greece’s Management of Asylum-Seekers

Stefano Jacobson

Blaming Europe’s centralized refugee policy system ultimately proves reductive as it ignores the centrality of this policy system to the refugee rights secured thus far and to the solutions to protecting more refugee lives in future.

 

"Deliberate Indifference:" Protecting the Rights of Transgender Prisoners

Adrienne Bonar

Although gender is beginning to be viewed as a social construct, the United States’ preoccupation with a binary system of gender classification continues to exacerbate the flaws within the U.S. Department of Corrections (DOC).

 

Dancing and Cerebral Health

Noah Crees

My paper discusses how the human body can treat itself from disease and other risks through dancing. This information is vital as the baby boom generation enters an age associated with heightened risk of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Deep Pockets and Deep Problems: An Examination of how Campaign Finance Reform Could Transform American Politics and Create a Better Government

Robert Anderson

As election season comes into full swing and candidates try desperately to muster as much support as possible, many Americans desire campaign finance reform. Many people are growing disturbed by the amount of money that goes into creating and operating a political campaign.

 

Required Vaccinations for Public School Students: Rights of the Individual vs. Public Good

Susannah Smith

The purpose of my research is to prove that the public’s health should come before the right of the individual on issues dealing with vaccinations in public schools.

 

2013 North Carolina State Legislature Tax Reform: Flat Tax Impacts

Kelly Stewart

The 2013 North Carolina State legislature passed tax reforms that were the largest tax cuts in the past decade.

 

Malaria: Preventable, Curable, Going Nowhere Fast

Madeline Pliska

Malaria has largely been defeated around the world, but there are still thousands of people who die from the disease every year in sub-Saharan Africa. Cultural perceptions about malaria are preventing the elimination of the disease, which is caused by Anopheles mosquitoes.

 

“Where's the Love?”: The Stigmatization of Women with HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Ryan Woodard

The stigmatization of women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in South Africa is a key factor to isolating them from the rest of society and undermining the care and treatment made available to them.

 

Our Food Insecurity: The Overuse of Antibiotics in Hog Production

Matthew Evans

In the current production model of pork in the United States, animals are raised with the aid of antibiotics. According to multiple studies, 70% of all antibiotics in the United States are given to livestock as treatment and growth supplements (Lefferts, McKenzie, Sapkota & Walker, 2007).

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Is the Law Always Right?: A Study of the Statute of Limitations and the Police System Through “The Three Unresolved Criminal Cases”

Elizabeth Han

In the last decades of the twentieth century, South Korea was shaken by three distinct series of shocking crimes. The first began on September 15, 1986. It was a rainy day when a woman of seventy-one was found dead, her hands tied up with stockings and her face covered with her underwear.

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Libya and the International Criminal Court: A Case Study for Shared Responsibility

Christian Rodriguez

Among the global challenges presented to the international community in the aftermath of the Second World War was a need to bring to justice individuals accused of the most heinous international crimes.

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