1."Correctional Facilities: Prisons and Jails." Crime, Prisons, and Jails. Kim Masters Evans. 2009 ed. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Information Plus Reference Series. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 17 Apr. 2011.
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2.Jablecki, Lawrence T. "Faith-Based Prison Rehabilitation Programs Are Unconstitutional." Crime and Criminals. Ed. James D. Torr. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2009. Opposing Viewpoints. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 17 Apr. 2011.
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3."Capital Punishment Is Morally Justified." The Ethics of Capital Punishment. Ed. Christine Watkins. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2011. At Issue. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 17 Apr. 2011.
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Summarize: In the fist article its is pointing out that certain private prisons can violate the constitutional rights of prisoners. it says that private prisons are often overlooked and not really worried about. the second article states that prisoners should just be punished not offered rehab because they have lost those rights. The third gives account of how prisoners can be abused even though they are already on death row for the capital punishment.
Asses:These articles all help me because they provide graph's to show the difference in violent crimes committed in private and public prisons and the difference between them. It also gives primary account of prison conditions and treatments.


  1. Lilley, James H. "Imprisonment Is Not Supposed To Be Enjoyable." Baltimore Reporter (13 Jan. 2008). Rpt. in Prisons. Ed. James Haley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Current Controversies. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 13 Apr. 2011.
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2. "Preface to 'Are Inmates' Constitutional Rights Disregarded in American Prisons?'." Prisons. Ed. James Haley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Current Controversies. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 13 Apr. 2011.

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3.Cooper, Christine, and Phil Taylor. "'It was absolute hell': inside the private prison." Capital & Class 96 (2008): 3+. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 13 Apr. 2011.
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Summarize: In the first article it talks about how the reason prisoners are who they are is because they broke the law and shouldn't be felt sympathy. The reason they are in prisoners are because they were dangerous to the public and has to be contained. The second article talks about how sometime prisoners lose there rights in jail. Because they broke the law they do lose some rights. The third is an academic journal that is basically an account of a prisoners horrible life in jail. And interviews with inmates.
Asses:These articles can all be benefit my paper because it gives me personal accounts of prison life and how prisoners are treated when the cameras dont look. The article gives both perspectives on how the prison life is and how the system itself works.It also gives me primary source and account of jail life. It also helps because it gives me example and proof of jjail life.
Reflect:These source really helped with evidence and support and also with providing a primary source with examples for my paper.


Gainsborough, Jenni. "Privately Operated Prisons Are Not Beneficial." 2003. Rpt. in America's Prisons. Ed. Clare Hanrahan. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. Opposing Viewpoints. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2011.
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"Racial Segregation in Prison." New York Times 14 Nov. 2004: WK10. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2011.
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Egelko, Bob. "Top U.S. court limits state's segregation of inmates; Justices allow rare exceptions, such as for gang affiliations." San Francisco Chronicle 24 Feb. 2005: A1. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2011.
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Summary: In these articles it is stating that certain prisons segregate gang member and prisoner into race sector and that promote violence because when you put races and gangs together you empower them and give them liberty to run the prison like when there on the streets. the articles says that if you racially divide the prisoners you do protect them but you also make certain races stronger because of the area and which race commits the most crimes. Racial segregation can also boost crimes in jail on the guards because of the guards race.

Asses: these article help me with my research because they give me support on how segregation in prison cause violence and how some guards abuse power. But the most beneficial part of these article was the part about how isolation in jails can lead to prisoners insanity and boost in violent behavior and it also talked about how prisoners on death row become more violent or more religious.


"Metro Briefing New York: Manhattan: Lawsuit On Prison Conditions Dismissed." New York Times 6 June 2006: B4(L). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2011.
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"Prisoners' Rights under Law." Prisons and Jails: A Deterrent to Crime?. Ed. Thomas Wiloch. 2006 ed. Detroit: Gale Group, 2006. Information Plus Reference Series. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2011.
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Schevitz, Tanya. "Prison Inmates Will No Longer Be Segregated by Race." San Francisco Chronicle (27 May 2008): A-1. Rpt. in Prisons. Ed. James Haley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Current Controversies. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2011.
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Project, Marijuana Policy. "Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized." Legalizing Drugs. Ed. Stuart A. Kallen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2006. At Issue. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 18 Mar. 2011.
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Summary: In this article it talks about how certain disapprove the drug because of lack of medical scientific research. It also states the medical values behind it such as
"Relief from nausea and appetite loss; Reduction of intraocular (within the eye) pressure; Reduction of muscle spasms; and Relief from chronic pain." It also talks about how we need to change state laws. For example we need to exempt people with serious illness and exempt doctors who recommend it. It also talks about the long history of marijuana in court and how it has been repeatedly denied.
Asses: This source is reliable because of the database i used and the scientific evidence that helps it support it. It is very useful because it gives me both sides of the topic and certain court cases. It is not bias because it uses evidence for both sides of the topic. The goal of the source is to show both sides of the topic as well as provide it with evidence.
Reflect: The source was really helpful because of the evidence. it shapes my argument by giving me certain example in which this use of drugs would be okay. I can use this source to show both sides evidence and and show the exemptions to the drug. It didnt change my opinion it just supported it with eviedence.

From these articles i learned of the sensitive and negative things that come with the IB program. In the article it says that what is positive is it forcing many kids to work harder to obtain a diploma and cause them to work at a higher standard. It is also leveling the playing field amongst many international countries. It does this by making most of the IB schools a similar as possible. Another positive thing about the IB program is it can change to fit needs. In certain cases they also teach it along with other programs even if it contradicts certain values. It is also positive because like it says in the article
"According to former students, the advantages of studying the IB diploma program include "its breadth-depth balance, its academic rigour and its suitability as a preparation for university-level study… (and its) contribution to world peace and understanding" (Hayden and Wong, p. 352). The IB diploma is accepted by universities worldwide, including those in Europe, North America (where advanced placement may be offered for diploma holders), and all other continents." This shows that the Ib program not only helps you be a better student it prepares you for the rigor of college level work. I also learned that there are many negative. For example a problem they are having is finding a common language between all the programs which spread across the world.


Gross, Jane. "International Baccalaureate Gains Favor in Region." New York Times 21 June 2003: B1. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 4 Mar. 2011.
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This article talks about how IB is gaining popularity in schools. It is gaining popular through toughness. Because the IB program is so tough pass is why people like it. According to this kids they like the challenge although it may put you through hell. It is also saying that they like this program because it teaches other points that other systems dont because it differs in many philosophies.


HAYDEN, MARY C. "International Baccalaureate Diploma." Encyclopedia of Education. Ed. James W. Guthrie. 2nd ed. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. 1238-1241. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 4 Mar. 2011.
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In this article it s talking about how it gains popularity but we don't really see the problems with it. In this article it says that it is starting to lack popularity because it is hard to mold with different schools. Another problem is finding a common language between all the international schools.


This article is talking about a very interesting topic that I missed the first time I read “The Importance of Being Earnest” and that is child abuse. In the article it states “Jack Worthing was entrusted into the care of the incompetent governess Miss Prism, who absentmindedly places him in an old handbag and loses him at Victoria Station” and that alone basically states the article because the article talks about how certain kids that like Jack are abandoned and eventually brought up to al life of luxury. This article also talks about how this serious topic of child abuse is just over look and over covered with laughter and comedy even though this is no laughing matter. The author of this article also talks about how this trait of child abuse is carried out through some of Wilde’s other fairy tales like “The Happy Prince." This article also states that certain authors who have experienced child abuse display it in their writing just like Dorian Gray. He was cared for by his uncle after his parents died and he was rejected and treated cruelly because he was rich and good-looking. But the author also talks about how even though child abuse is not funny and serious we will often over look it and laugh about it because we don’t notice it right away and even if you do you tend to ignore it.
Nassaar, Christopher. "Wilde's The importance of Being Earnest." The Explicator 60.2 (2002): 78+. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 18 Feb. 2011.
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Project, Marijuana Policy. "Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized." Legalizing Drugs. Ed. Stuart A. Kallen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2006. At Issue. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 14 Feb. 2011.
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Gale Document Number: GALE|EJ3010018223

Marijuana in this article is being legalized because of masses of scientific support that says this drug helps with AIDS, nausea, cancer and other possibly fatal medical conditions. This article relies on support from users and doctors alike. This article use original interviews by user to show its effectiveness. It also use ancient medicinal uses that have be proven by present technological research. This article also refers to those who use it because it can either be legalized or obtained illegally and if it is legalized the state can put a tax on it and make back some lost money.

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David G. Evans and John E. Lamp. "Medical Marijuana Should Remain Illegal." Legalizing Drugs. Ed. Stuart A. Kallen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2006. At Issue. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 14 Feb. 2011.
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Gale Document Number: GALE|EJ3010018224

This article basically that scientific evidence does support certain claims. But the reason this has not be legalized is because it is considered a schedule 1 Highly Addictive drug. But the main reason for marijuana being illegal is because it contains 400 plus chemicals that all must be approved which hasn't happened yet. This drug is being legalized based on popular vote instead of rigorous scientific testing. And that's why it remains illegal.
5 Questions For Research
How is research different in college than in high school?
How can you make it easier on yourself?
What can i do now to prepare for college research?
what resources do you use when writing a research paper?
What else should i do differently to be successful at research?

1) "Research is different in college in a lot of ways but the biggest is how you find reliable resources. In college you have to do a lot of library searching because in college books are better resources. It is also different because in college the research topics are way more specific."
2) " well in college the databases are all very easy and reliable but it still is tough finding an article because of how specific the topics are. But you can always make it easy by asking for help at the many labs the college offers."
3) "The only real thing that can prepare you for college research is just practice using databases and primary sources."
4) "I use the database program that is offered at CSU and i use the library because those can all be used an primary sources"
5) " like i said before just practice and always make sure that your resources are reliable and make sure to cite those source always."
Victor Loya


In this article it talks about how men and women deal differently with emotions and display it differently in plays. It also goes back to what we talk about in class when we said that Shakespeare use everything as symbols to mean something else. For example in the article it says "Ophelia is most persistently presented in terms of symbolic meanings.' Her behavior, her appearance, her gestures, her costume, her props, are freighted with emblematic significance, and for many generations of Shakespearean critics her part in the play has seemed to be primarily iconoges and how that signifies his attitude and how everything is going in Denmark at the time with war and the betrayal of his father. This article also talks about how women can relate to what Ophelia is going through because of the real emotion that was written in the play. But his article really goes into detail about what actors had to experience on a personal level to play the role of Hamlet and Ophelia and to me that is true acting. Because in my opinion to be a good actor you must endure a lot of emotion so that when you act those emotions are relived. But my favorite part of this article was how the author showed the difficulty of writing such a play. Because all in all a play like this, which has so much meaning in everything like colors and flowers must be written be a true genius and that in itself shows why language is the most important tool of learning.
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Showalter, E. (2003). Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism. In EXPLORING Shakespeare. Detroit: Gale. Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com:80/ic/suic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=Reference&prodId=SUIC&action=2&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ2115515812&userGroupName=adamschs&jsid=dfd430190a239ea3807b21f903394511

Possible Research Topics
1. Is the war in middle east valid or not
2. How can we help returning soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder
3. Are prison guards too violent
4. Do prisons promote black market trade of food
5. Are there really legitimate uses for marijuana or are those just made up reason to legalize it.
6. Do special operations soldiers do favor for the government top secret missions.
7. Can torture be justified in certain cases.
8. Terrorism
9. Should we legalize drugs? 1st choice
10. Should the death penalty be OK?
11. should prisoners donate there bodies to science?
12. should animals testing be banned?
13. do we deal with crazy people in the right way?
14. How did Shakespeare use death as a symbol in tragedies?
15. How do conspiracy benefit those who the are made on and Why?
16. Should prisoners be allow to go to war?
17. How else does this war benefit our government?
I am not really sure what my career path is but it is going to do with psychology and according to OWL i will have to use APA>