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Extractions: At the dawn of the 21st century, the death penalty is considered by most civilized nations as a cruel and inhuman punishment. It has been abolished de jure or de facto by 106 nations, 30 countries have abolished it since 1990. However, the death penalty continues to be commonly applied in other nations. China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United States and Iran are the most prolific executioners in the world. Indeed, the US is one of six countries (including also Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen) which executes people who were under 18 years-old at the time they committed their crimes. While international documents have restricted and in some cases even banned the death penalty, its application is still not against customary international law. Much debate continues in the US as to whether it constitutes an appropriate punishment, at least to the most heinous crimes. In recent years, the debate has been further fueled by the use of new technologies which have shown that a large proportion of people sentenced to death are, indeed, innocent. News Facts Law General Websites ... Videos
Capital Punishment Resources For DHS Students Website of the Dallas high school Library. Use this page to find substantive links to articles and statistics about the death penalty. Dallas high school Library. Supports the academic and personal interests of our students on the death penalty. high Cost of the death penalty to Taxpayers. death penalty dot org http://www.open.org/~dallashs/death.htm
CNN.com - Suspect In Japanese School Rampage Wants Death Penalty - June 8, 2001 The man suspected of killing eight children and wounding 21 others in a knife attack at an elementary school has asked authorities to put him to death for his crimes. about 680 students in the school, which is part of a complex of an elementary, junior high and high school http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/06/08/japan.stabbing.04
Extractions: Languages Time, Inc. Time.com People Fortune EW Scenes in Osaka, Japan, on Friday after a man armed with a knife forced his way into a school and killed eight children TOKYO, Japan The man suspected of killing eight children and wounding 21 others in a knife attack at an elementary school has asked authorities to put him to death for his crimes. The 37-year-old suspect, who police said was a psychiatric patient and former employee of another school who lived in the area, told authorities he was on tranquilizers at the time of Friday's attack. He apparently had failed in several suicide attempts and told police he hoped to be executed. Authorities said the man jumped over a balcony at the Ikeda Elementary School in the Osaka district around 10:20 a.m. (9:20 p.m. ET Thursday) during a break in classes and stabbed several people, including students and teachers. Police said he used a kitchen knife with a 6-inch blade. Seven girls and one boy were killed. Most of the students were first- and second-graders at the private school.
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Extractions: Site Provides High School Death Penalty Curriculum The Death Penalty Information Center, in conjunction with the Michigan State University Comm Tech Lab, has prepared Internet-based curriculum on capital punishment so that educators can bring this timely topic into the classroom. The tool uses capital punishment to teach students critical thinking skills, group decision making, persuasive writing and civic responsibility. Using exercises such as role-playing, written reports, quick-writes, learning journals and simulations, the curriculum engages students interests and allows them to thoughtfully consider the central issues concerning the death penalty. The curriculum also offers separate teacher ( http://teacher.deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu ) and student ( http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu ) Web sites, two 10-day lesson plans, teacher overviews and objectives that meet national standards. In addition, the curriculum available online has been used by the American Bar Associations Division for Public Education as a resource for teachers and students. It has also been used as a Capital Punishment Education Program by teachers in Washington, D.C. Stephen R. Greenwald, president of Audrey Cohen College, said in a news release: Its a wonderful resource for teachers and students, and is especially useful in helping young people examine their own beliefs and begin to form an opinion on this issue.
New Hampshire Students Take Action To Abolish The Death Penalty students Take Action to Abolish the death penalty. by Alison Booth. Wednesday, February 28 fell smack in the middle of Concord high school's midwinter vacation. But at 230 p.m., a crowd of students emerged from the school and gathered in of the students had spent the whole morning at the high school, attending a conference on death penalty abolition http://www.afsc.org/newengland/nh/studtact.htm
Extractions: Students Take Action to Abolish the Death Penalty by Alison Booth Wednesday, February 28 fell smack in the middle of Concord High School's mid-winter vacation. But at 2:30 p.m., a crowd of students emerged from the school and gathered in the driveway. Carrying signs saying "Don't Veto Forgiveness," "Execute Justice Not People," and "Vote Yes on HB 171," they lined up to march downtown. It had already been a long day, as most of the students had spent the whole morning at the high school, attending a conference on death penalty abolition. There was still a full afternoon of action ahead, and they were just getting warm. These activists were a part of the Student Day of Action Against the Death Penalty-a day-long event bringing youth together for learning, skills-building, and action to demand the passage of HB 171-FN, an act abolishing the death penalty in New Hampshire. The Day of Action was organized by New Hampshire Students Against the Death Penalty, and sponsored by AFSC with NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Amnesty International, and NH Social Justice Monthly. Forty students from a dozen high schools, home schools, and colleges participated in workshops, a march, lobbying, and a rally for abolition throughout the course of the day. The event began with a panel on "Why I Oppose the Death Penalty", featuring Renny Cushing of Murder Victim's Families for Reconciliation and lawyer Andru Volinsky. Renny explained MVFR's position that another murder never helped victim's families heal. Andy spoke from his experience defending capital cases in Tennessee, from which he concluded that there is no fair and just way to implement capital punishment. Then students chose between workshops on "The Case Against the Death Penalty," "Holding Productive Discussions on the Death Penalty," and "The U.S. Criminal Justice System."
Extractions: Team: Matt Leach, Deon Foster, Pete Maziak, Laura Portwood-Stacer The death penalty in the United States has always been a controversial issue and recent developments concerning the death penalty have once again made an appearance in the public sphere. The purpose of this curriculum is to encourage civic participation, critical thinking and the development of research skills among students utilizing a topic of current interest. This Web site and its accompanying materials are designed to assist both teachers and students in an exploration of capital punishment, arguments for and against its use, as well as issues of ethics and justice that surround it. The authors of the curriculum have made every effort to ensure that the educational approach is balanced, respecting the views of all sides in this often-spirited debate. The sites were principally designed by the Michigan State Communication Technology Laboratory. Parallel site structures for teachers and students allowed us to optimize the content for ease of use in the classroom. Teacher educators in conjunction with practicing teachers, in the fields of social studies, history and religion, worked together to develop the curriculum. Factual content was provided by the Death Penalty Information Center, a non-profit organization that conducts research on issues related to capital punishment. The Center utilized a broad spectrum of case decisions, news accounts, books, and scholarly journals in assembling the content. Funding for the project was provided by grants from the Soros Foundation and the Columbia Foundation.
Death Penalty Information, High School Curriculum An interactive exploration of capital punishment students act as jurors, legislators, concerned citizens; includes arguments for and against, issues of ethics and justice surrounding the death http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/
ABA For Schools Lessons High School Students Due Process personal, but very compelling, such as the death penalty. in the Law program, bringingstudents in grades 6 high Schools Due Process/Human Rights Lessons Home http://www.abanet.org/publiced/lawday/schools/lessons/hs_dueprocess_conversation
Extractions: Conversations with Leaders in the Law Talk to Teens About Due Process Youth violence, disaffection with community, lack of civility and low achievement are often concerns associated with young people today. How can you help? By sharing your knowledge of the role of law in guaranteeing American freedoms, you can help teenagers realize that they have rights and responsibilities. You can help them understand that they can improve their lives and our society through knowledge of our laws and legal processes and through participation in our democracy. You can personalize the law by sharing your expertise with teenagers in a simple and informal "Conversation" about due process a concept of special importance to adolescents. Are you thinking, "It's not so simple"? Think again. Young people need little prompting to talk about issues that affect their lives...issues like dress codes, curfew, locker searches, and drug testing, to name a few.
Extractions: Teaching about Due Process of the Law QUESTIONS 1. Can the government do that? The scenario poses a range of takings and intrusions, from minor to extremely serious. The key point of the lesson is that the government can only deprive a person of life, liberty or property in accordance with due process of law. That begs the question, "What is due process of law?" Distilled to its essence, due process requires notice and an opportunity to be heard. Stated another way, due process means that the government must indicate some justification or cause for its actions and must give attention to and take seriously the response or position of the person being affected. The starting point of due process analysis in each of the above situations, then, is to identify the government's authority or reasons for its actions. In each of the instances in "Bill's Bad Day,"
Extractions: Welcome to the TEACHER EDITION of our High School Curriculum on the Death Penalty site. The death penalty in the United States has always been a controversial issue and recent developments concerning the death penalty have once again made an appearance in the public sphere. The purpose of this curriculum is to encourage civic participation, critical thinking and the development of research skills among students utilizing a topic of current interest. This Web site and its accompanying materials are designed to assist both teachers and students in an exploration of capital punishment, arguments for and against its use, as well as issues of ethics and justice that surround it. Teachers will find detailed lesson plans for two possible two-week units. However, teachers are encouraged to take a look at the rationales of the units and explore strategies of their own. Supplementary research materials and Internet links to a wide array of other resources are provided. The curriculum is designed for upper middle and high school students in such courses as social studies, history, civics, US Government, ethics, public speaking, and current events. Students will find an innovative and interactive Web site that is ideally suited for classroom use involving group work, class discussions, and independent reflection. However, students doing independent projects may also use the site. The
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Extractions: Provides in-depth research on current events and controversial topics. Reports are known for their balanced approach, providing both sides of an issues. You'll also find chronologies, next steps and bibliographies for further research. Reports date back to 1991. Must have a Multnomah County Library card to use this service from outside of the Library. ACLU
New Hampshire Students Protest Death Penalty the death penalty, which was vetoed last spring by Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, have pushedfor a repeal. Organizers, who included college and high school students, http://www.nhcadp.org/new_hampshire_students_protest.htm
Extractions: Thursday, March 1, 2001, Concord Monitor By AMANDA PARRY Monitor Staff CONCORD-A group of 30 students marched down Main Street toward the State House yesterday carrying hand-lettered signs on sticks, that read, "The death penalty is a hate crime" and "Don't Kill For Me." Two security officers watched from a window in the foyer of the State House. "All we are saying, is give peace a chance," one of them sang softly, and both laughed. The small group couldn't expect to win respect right away. Not from an institution that has seen more protests than yesterday's protestors have seen sunsets. But dealing with a less than receptive audience was all part of the experience. Learning how to take a stand and become active in the political arena was the focus of a day-long event sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Amnesty International. The topic of protest was not picked at random. Supporters of a bill to abolish the death penalty, which was vetoed last spring by Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, have pushed for a repeal. Organizers, who included college and high school students, said they thought students should be involved. Getting the word out and helping students mobilize was the next logical step.
Extractions: @import url(http://www.judges.org/njc.css); @import url(http://www.judges.org/zeppo.css); Site Index Home Downloads NJC Courses Special Programs ALJs NTJC Int'l Program Online Courses Traffic Courses NJC News Press Releases Giving Law Library Judicial Books Judicial Studies Program Useful Links Contact Us NJC Employment Reno/Lake Tahoe Home NJC News News Articles High School Students ... ... Case in Point Magazine June 2004 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Reno, NV Humidity: Press: 29.89 inches Wind: WNW at 25 mph High School Students Visit NJC for National Law Day Seminar By Heather Singer, Communications Specialist, The National Judicial College The National Judicial College often hosts groups of students for various community outreach events. Judge Janet Berry, of Reno, served on the planning committee for this event. In an effort to educate local high school seniors about the potential pitfalls and realities of adulthood, the Washoe County Bar Association is hosting a seminar at The National Judicial College in conjunction with National Law Day. The event, entitled Coming of Age in Nevada: Sex, Drugs and Money in Todays Adult World, begins at 1:30 p.m. on May 13. The event will focus on several major topics consisting of substance abuse and mental illness, sex, money and credit. The idea of the program is to provide information to the students that relates to their change in legal status when they turn 18. This years event will explore critical problems for new adults as well as give the participants the opportunity to share their own experiences. Students will also be asked to prepare an action plan outlining future plans to avoid potential perils.
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Prints By High School Students Statements by students of Roxanna MayThayer art teacher, South Mountain high schoolPhoenix Union school District Phoenix Ban the death penalty. John. http://mati.eas.asu.edu/ChicanArte/stud.prints.html
United Students Against The Death Penalty resident or not, antideath penalty or, we need you re help. Write if you area school, college or high school, or if you are a concerned citizen. http://members.tripod.com/~deathpenalty/
Extractions: The world is an entirely different place when viewed with the eyes of compassion. United Students Against the Death Penalty is an organization formed with one goalend the use of the death penalty in Connecticut. The group consists of colleges students, and concerned citizens, from around the state of Connecticut. We are people-indiscriminate, so join the fight, it does'nt matter if you are a student or not, a conn. resident or not, anti-death penalty or, we need you're help. Life has taught me that active loving saves one from a morbid preoccupation with the shortcomings of society. -Alan Paton This site will eventually be used inform everyone about the happenings in Connecticut and specifically the USADP events and plans! So, please RESPOND, we would love to hear from you. Write if you are a school, college or high school, or if you are a concerned citizen. This site will be updated soon to fill you in.
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