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Criminal Justice

Excessive force / Rodney King

Try a combination of the following keywords:

  • "use of force"
  • "police brutality"
  • "police misconduct"
  • "Rodney King"
  • "excessive force"
  • "deadly force"
  • "officer involved shooting"
  • "body cameras" OR "body cams"
  • cameras AND "law enforcement"
  • "police related deaths" OR "police homicides"
  • "men of color"

 

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Charlottesville, VA

Some keywords:

  • "domestic terrorism"
  • "violent extremism"
  • "Countering Violent Extremism"
  • "civil liberties"
  • "right to assembly" OR "freedom of assembly" OR "right to protest"
  • "hate speech"
  • "hate crimes"
  • Charlottesville AND policing

 

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Racial profiling and the U.S. Constitution

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Rosa Parks

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African American Police Officers

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Mississippi Burning case

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Thurgood Marshall / African American Judges

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Role of Police and Homeland Security

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Opioids & drug abuse

Use a combination of terms to create your search string.

  • "drug abuse"
  • codeine OR methadone OR fentanyl
  • heroin OR opioid* OR oxycodone
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Ferguson MO

Keywords

 

  • Ferguson AND violence AND cause AND police
  • "Michael Brown" 
  • Erin Gardnes, John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland and Freddie Gray
  • (police OR "law enforcement") AND "excessive violence"
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Prison Overcrowding

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Do prisons succeed in rehabilitating prisoners?

Keywords:

  • (recidivism OR rehabilitated OR rehabilitation) AND prison*
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Incarceration Rates of Minorities

Suggested keywords or search strings:

  • (incarceration OR imprisonment) AND (minorities OR "African American" OR Hispanic)
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Emmett Till

Keywords:

  • "Emmett Till"
  • "civil rights workers"
  • "hate crimes"
  • "racial violence"
  • lynching
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Confederate Monuments

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Police corruption

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Walking beat / Community policing

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Police technologies

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Gun Control

Potential keywords

  • "gun control"
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Serial Killers

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Sexual assault / Rape

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Motivation to do the right thing (not texting while driving, etc.)

Potential keywords

  • motivation
  • motivation AND "social aspects"
  • "good and evil" AND "psychological aspects"
  • cooperation
  • motivation AND reward*
  • "delayed gratification"
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