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Adoption Fees: Ethical Considerations For All Parties In Adoption, Mirah Riben Dec 2009

Adoption Fees: Ethical Considerations For All Parties In Adoption, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

A great deal is said about ethics in adoption. However, the term remains vague, undefined, and subjective with suggested, but no firm or enforced guidelines enacted to police the adoption industry and protect the families and individuals whose lives they irrevocably change. This presentation focuses on the inequities of adoption fees particularly in terms of providing legal counsel to the mothers relinquishing.


Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version5 by Marc Guerrero with Tato Malay


Manifest Greatness Version4 By Marc Guerrero With Jocelyn De Jesus, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version4 By Marc Guerrero With Jocelyn De Jesus, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version4 by Marc Guerrero with Jocelyn de Jesus


Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version3 by Marc Guerrero with Jay Fajardo


Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version2 by Marc Guerrero with Danielle van Asch-Prevot


Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS Panahon ng mga Filipino ang 21st century: Ang Asian Century (Ang pagpapanumbalik sa likas na Karangalan ng lahat ng Filipino sa buong mundo) Manifest Greatness is a work-in-progress Manifesto of, for and by Filipino citizens of the world in synergy with foreign national friends of the Filipino people worldwide in pursuit of genuine entrepreneurial wisdom


Fraud And Kidnapping Casts A Cloud On Guatemalan Adoptions, Mirah Riben Dec 2009

Fraud And Kidnapping Casts A Cloud On Guatemalan Adoptions, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Children are being stolen, kidnapped and trafficked fro adoption in Guatemala, as elsewhere. The author reports on her Human Rights Delegatiion visit with one mother who successfully reclaimed her daughter as she was on her way to be adopted in the US, as well as her visit with Norma Cruz' Survivor's Foundation who is working to help the victim of kidnappings in this corrupt nation.


The Criminal Investigator, Terry Goldsworthy Dec 2009

The Criminal Investigator, Terry Goldsworthy

Terry Goldsworthy

Extract:
The words of Sherlock Holmes illustrate that it is the attention to detail that makes for a successful investigator. The investigator is a story teller, charged with telling the story of the victim in such a way that it is impervious to criticism or doubt. Many cogs make up the machinery of the justice system, yet the most important is the investigator, without whom, many crimes would go unsolved.


Comprendiendo Al Estado: Los Aportes De Guillermo O´Donnell A Su Reconceptualización En América Latina, Augusto Reina, Pablo Bulcourf Nov 2009

Comprendiendo Al Estado: Los Aportes De Guillermo O´Donnell A Su Reconceptualización En América Latina, Augusto Reina, Pablo Bulcourf

Augusto Reina

La obra de Guillermo O´Donnell constituye uno de los aportes más difundidos en el campo de la ciencia política latinoamericana y argentina de los últimos 30 años. Tanto a nivel regional como a nivel mundial, los trabajos que mas notoriedad han alcanzado son aquellos que estudiaron el Estado, particularizado en el subgénero de los autoritarismos burocráticos. Este trabajo se centrara en estudiar el nudo argumentativo de sus trabajos principales Modernización y autoritarismo, El Estado burocrático autoritario, Estado y alianzas y otros artículos conexos a la temática que han servido de base a sus conceptualizaciones posteriores. El concepto de Estado ...


"The Extraordinary Movement Of The Jews Of Great Britain": 1827-1831, C. S. Monaco Nov 2009

"The Extraordinary Movement Of The Jews Of Great Britain": 1827-1831, C. S. Monaco

C. S. Monaco

This article identifies a previously ignored social movement that existed in London during 1827–1831. The Jewish rights movement, as it will be called here, actually involved a coalition of Jews and Christians. During the movement’s initial phase, London Jews, led by Moses E. Levy (an activist from the United States), joined in solidarity with their oppressed brethren in Russia: their public protests against tsarist policies drew a broad response from the national and international press. This unparalleled movement influenced national political agendas and major legislative reforms, and resulted in striking changes within the Anglo-Jewish community. By utilising the ...


Temporary Migrants: Coping With Language Barriers... Temporarily?, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón Oct 2009

Temporary Migrants: Coping With Language Barriers... Temporarily?, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

No abstract provided.


Mape-Ando ¿Quién Anda?, Sylvie Duran Oct 2009

Mape-Ando ¿Quién Anda?, Sylvie Duran

Sylvie E. Duran Mrs.

Presentation on cultural information systems, specially in the Ibero American context. Background, modalities, challenges and examples are reviewed. The presentation ends with recommendation and final comments for future efforts.


Pathways: A Qualitative Analysis Of African American Women’S Career Trajectory In S.T.E.M.-Based Careers: Impacting And Informing A Career Development Pipeline Program For African American Girls, Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D. Oct 2009

Pathways: A Qualitative Analysis Of African American Women’S Career Trajectory In S.T.E.M.-Based Careers: Impacting And Informing A Career Development Pipeline Program For African American Girls, Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D.

Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D.

The presentation explored a pilot study examining African American women’s introduction and exposure to S.T.E.M. based fields, how it augmented their career trajectory, and their beliefs on how findings can inform the design and implementation of career development pipeline programs that support the admission, recruitment and retention of African American girls’ pursuit of STEM based careers.


New Practices Of Affirmative Action, Chandan Gowda Oct 2009

New Practices Of Affirmative Action, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Policies Towards High-Skilled Immigrants In The Eu, U.S.A. And Canada. Comparative Perspective, Hristina Petrova Sep 2009

Policies Towards High-Skilled Immigrants In The Eu, U.S.A. And Canada. Comparative Perspective, Hristina Petrova

Hristina Petrova

No abstract provided.


Asalariados De La Muerte. Sicariato Y Criminalidad En Colombia., Alexander Montoya Prada Sep 2009

Asalariados De La Muerte. Sicariato Y Criminalidad En Colombia., Alexander Montoya Prada

Alexander Montoya Prada

El sicariato es un recurso utilizado en el desarrollo de conflictos sociales desde el ámbito público estatal hasta el privado íntimo. En este artículo hacemos un recorrido de los últimos 30 años en la historia de Colombia, para estudiar la manera como se relaciona con diferentes actores y procesos, como los del narcotráfico y el paramilitarismo, describiendo la trayectoria de los sicarios, modus operandi, niveles de organización, móviles de los contratantes y tarifas. De igual manera abordamos la relación y la reacción del Estado ante el sicariato, con políticas de justicia, seguridad y rehabilitación.


Examining The "Csi-Effect" In The Cases Of Circumstantial Evidence And Eyewitness Testimony: Multivariate And Path Analyses, Hon. Donald E. Shelton, Young S. Kim, Gregg Barak Sep 2009

Examining The "Csi-Effect" In The Cases Of Circumstantial Evidence And Eyewitness Testimony: Multivariate And Path Analyses, Hon. Donald E. Shelton, Young S. Kim, Gregg Barak

Hon. Donald E. Shelton

As part of a larger investigation of the changing nature of juror behavior in the context of technology development, this study examined important questions unanswered by previous studies on the “CSI-effect.” In answering such questions, the present study applied multivariate and path analyses for the first time. The results showed that (a) watching CSI dramas had no independent effect on jurors' verdicts, (b) the exposure to CSI dramas did not interact with individual characteristics, (c) different individual characteristics were significantly associated with different types of evidence, and (d) CSI watching had no direct effect on jurors' decisions, and it had ...


Drogas, Libertad Y Mercado. Una Entrevista Con Gary Becker, Javier Martín Reyes, Gabriel Estrada Escalante Aug 2009

Drogas, Libertad Y Mercado. Una Entrevista Con Gary Becker, Javier Martín Reyes, Gabriel Estrada Escalante

Javier Martín Reyes

Interview with Gary Becker, Nobel-prize winning economist and Professor at the University of Chicago.


Trayectorias De Abogados Profesionales Y Académicos: El Caso De Una Universidad Pública Mexicana Y Su Entorno, Esperanza Viloria-Hernández, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes Jul 2009

Trayectorias De Abogados Profesionales Y Académicos: El Caso De Una Universidad Pública Mexicana Y Su Entorno, Esperanza Viloria-Hernández, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

El presente reporte es parte de un trabajo mayor de investigación realizado en una universidad pública estatal mexicana y cuyo objetivo era caracterizar la cultura académica en diferentes campos profesionales. Se presentan aquí los resultados asociados a la trayectoria profesional y académica en el área disciplinaria del Derecho. La información pertinente se obtuvo mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas que bordaron diversos procesos informados por los entrevistados sobre su trayectoria laboral. De las entrevistas realizadas se infieren tres periodos para los abogados profesionales, cinco para los abogados profesionales-académicos y tres para los abogados académico-profesionales. En dichos periodos se destacan procesos relacionados con la ...


La Profesión Académica En México: Un Oficio En Proceso De Reconfiguración, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Manuel Gil-Antón Jul 2009

La Profesión Académica En México: Un Oficio En Proceso De Reconfiguración, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Manuel Gil-Antón

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Este trabajo forma parte de la investigación internacional que estudia la reconfiguración de la profesión académica en más de 20 países, The changing academic profesión (CAP). Explora las formas específicas en las que este proceso de transformación del oficio académico ha ocurrido en México. La comparación entre los rasgos de esta actividad profesional –centrada en la academia en las instituciones de educación superior, al inicio de los años 90 del siglo XX y con las características que ahora presenta– arroja luz, preguntas y conjeturas ante un cambio notable, así como líneas de continuidad que es preciso reconocer y explicar. La ...


Blow-Up - Depois Daquele Golpe: A Fotografia Na Reconstrução Da Memória Da Ditadura, Douglas Antônio Rocha Pinheiro Jul 2009

Blow-Up - Depois Daquele Golpe: A Fotografia Na Reconstrução Da Memória Da Ditadura, Douglas Antônio Rocha Pinheiro

Douglas Antônio Rocha Pinheiro

Taking the work of the Brazilian Special Commission on the Political Dead and Disappeared as a parameter, this paper intends to reflect on the role of photography in the process of reconstruction of the memory of human rights violations in the context of transitional justice.


The Admissibility Of Social Science Evidence In Criminal Cases, Hon. Donald E. Shelton Jul 2009

The Admissibility Of Social Science Evidence In Criminal Cases, Hon. Donald E. Shelton

Hon. Donald E. Shelton

The rapid development of emerging scientific methods, especially the increased understanding of deoxyribonucleic acid ("DNA"), has had, and will undoubtedly continue to have, an almost stunning impact on our justice system, particularly at the trial level. The forensic applications of these new scientific discoveries have been most dramatically seen in the criminal trial court. They have also caused us to re-examine other forms of forensic evidence that have been rather routinely admitted in our courts. Forensic evidence from social scientists is certainly one of those forms. Which of these forms of scientific forensic evidence have sufficient validity to be used ...


Machhu Longu Kannada Cinema ("Hatchet, Long Sword" Kannada Cinema), Chandan Gowda Jul 2009

Machhu Longu Kannada Cinema ("Hatchet, Long Sword" Kannada Cinema), Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

Referring to her role in Avva (2008) in a television interview, Shruti, the actress, said: “Her sharp tongue itself is the machhu, longu in the film.” Her analogy affirms the wide popularity of what can be termed the Machhu Longu (ML) films in Kannada, all of which are set in the underworld.


"Open Records" Versus "Equal Access": Reframing Our Issues, Mirah Riben Apr 2009

"Open Records" Versus "Equal Access": Reframing Our Issues, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Adoption reform activists have for decades used the phrase "open records". Riben argues that "Equal Access" rightly reframes the argument as one of equality rather than a special request.


Ergonomics: Safety Or Wellness Issue, William C. Mcpeck Apr 2009

Ergonomics: Safety Or Wellness Issue, William C. Mcpeck

William C. McPeck

This is an article I wrote for the worksite wellness newsletter of a local health related non-profit.


Book Review 22 Liberation From The Lie: Cutting The Roots Of Fear Once And For All, William C. Mcpeck Apr 2009

Book Review 22 Liberation From The Lie: Cutting The Roots Of Fear Once And For All, William C. Mcpeck

William C. McPeck

This is my personal review of Liberation From the Lie: Cutting the Roots of Fear Once and for All by Eric Gross, BookSurge Publishing, 2009.


Cyberchiefs. Autonomy And Authority In Online Tribes, Mathieu O'Neil Apr 2009

Cyberchiefs. Autonomy And Authority In Online Tribes, Mathieu O'Neil

Mathieu O'Neil

People are inventing new ways of working together on the internet. Decentralized production thrives on weblogs, wikis and free software projects. In Cyberchiefs, Mathieu O'Neil focuses on the regulation of these working relationships. He examines the transformation of leadership and expertise in online networks, and the emergence of innovative forms of participatory politics. What are the costs and benefits of alternatives to hierarchical organization? Using case studies of online projects or "tribes" such as the radical Primitivism archive, the Daily Kos political blog, the Debian free software project and Wikipedia, O’Neil shows that leaders must support maximum autonomy ...


Policing With Chinese Characteristics, Kam C. Wong Apr 2009

Policing With Chinese Characteristics, Kam C. Wong

Kam C. Wong

A review of (occidental) literature on Chinese social control-policing shows that there is an imbalance in research output. There is a lot of research into social control system in imperial China; its historical roots, philosophical foundation, structural framework, and functional process. However, there are very little raw data and research output on how Chinese police worked in the past or PRC public security functions at present.

This book is the only book that provide for a systematic and comprehensive treatment on various aspects of China policing, including: idea (Chapter 2), origin (Chapter 3), history (Chapter 4), education (Chapter 5), culture ...


Book Review 21 The Immunity To Change By Robert Kegan And Lisa Laskow Lahey, William C. Mcpeck Mar 2009

Book Review 21 The Immunity To Change By Robert Kegan And Lisa Laskow Lahey, William C. Mcpeck

William C. McPeck

This is my personal review of Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common Good) by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey,


Instrumental Value Of Elite Memories On Past Violence During The Emergence Of A New State: Slovenian Experience, Anton Kramberger, Ana Barbič, Katja Boh Mar 2009

Instrumental Value Of Elite Memories On Past Violence During The Emergence Of A New State: Slovenian Experience, Anton Kramberger, Ana Barbič, Katja Boh

Anton Kramberger

The chapter touches upon the trauma of emerging from subordination to the past (communist) regime of some members (nearly 40 per cent) of the new Slovenian elite. The experienced subordination, including political maltreatment, imprisonment, or confiscation of their assets and/or property is important not only during the regime change (1988-1992) but also in any analysis of contemporary Slovenian political situation for these memories are rather regularly triggered in the public sphere. They frame unsettled contemporary political culture of the country and feed today’s discernable distrust of political authorities.