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ABORTION
ALCOHOL ADVERTISEMENTS
DRINKING ON CAMPUS
EMBRYO RESEARCH
GANGS IN AMERICA
GUN CONTROL
JUVENILE JUSTICE
MEDICINAL MARIJUANA
SCHOOL PRAYER
SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
SPEED LIMITS
TERRORISM IN AMERICA

CURRENT TOPICS FOR RESEARCH

On the left are some current issues in the news today. The following webliography highlights key web pages on each subject. The library also has periodical databases, including CQ Researcher and Issues and Controversies,  key current issues services. For other topics, try Policy.com for both sides of an issue.

ABORTION

Abortion Perspectives

www.religioustolerance.org/abortion.htm
Medical, religious and legal perspectives (most are pro-choice)

California Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League

www.caral.org/abortion.html
Links to pro-choice and pro-life web sites

Feminists for Life

www.feministsforlife.org
Search Hot Topics or Pregnancy Resources or College Outreach Program

Ultimate Pro-Life Resource List

www.prolifeinfo.org
Links to news, information and organizations.

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ALCOHOL ADVERTISEMENTS

Booze News

www.cspinet.org/booze/
Alcohol Policies Project (1996) to prevent harm from alcohol

Alcohol Advertising and Consumption

www2.potsdam.edu/alcohol-info/default.html
Select alcohol advertising Sociology Professor, Dr. David Hanson, refutes the claim that advertising increases consumption

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

www.madd.org/hot_issues/default.shtml
Search for alcohol advertisements

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DRINKING ON CAMPUS

College Binge Drinking

www2.potsdam.edu/alcohol-info/BingeDrinking/BingeDrinking.html
Claims that college binge drinking is declining

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

www.edc.org/hec/
Information and links to web sites

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

www.health.org
Information concerning substance abuse; links to web sites

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EMBRYO RESEARCH

Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics

www.stemcellresearch.org
Objections to destruction of human embryos for research

National Bioethics Advisory Commission

www.bioethics.gov/search.html
Search for embryo research and stem cell research

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GUN CONTROL

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

www.bradycampaign.org/
Support for handgun controls; news releases

Gun Cite

www.guncite.com/
Gun control as a 2nd amendment issue

Infoplease.com

www.infoplease.com/spot/guntime1.html
Timeline of gun legislation from 1791 to present; links to web sites

National Center for Policy Analysis

www.ncpa.org/
Opposes gun control; search gun control for a both sides approach

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JUVENILE JUSTICE

American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center

www.abanet.org/crimjust/juvjus
Monitors legislative policy and administrative changes in juvenile justice systems

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

www.cjcj.org
Nonprofit organizations goal is to reduce reliance on incarceration as a solution

National Center for Juvenile Justice

www.ncjj.org
Research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org
Information and resources about juvenile justice and delinquency prevention

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MEDICINAL MARIJUANA

Marijuana Policies Project

www.mpp.org/
Status of legalization efforts in each state

Marijuana for Medicinal Use

www.lindesmith.org/mmjmain.html
Links to documents favoring legalization of medicinal marijuana

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

www.norml.org/
Weekly news bulletins and links to web sites

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SCHOOL PRAYER

American Atheists

www.atheists.org/schoolhouse
Stand against school prayer

American Center for Law and Justice

www.aclj.org/
Search ACLJ Supreme Court cases for Santa Fe ISD v. Doe

American Civil Liberties Union

www.aclu.org/library/aaprayer.html
Background on school prayer

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SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM

Cato Institute

www.socialsecurity.org/
Alternatives to current system

Social Security Administration

www.ssa.gov/
Electronic publications, services, questions and links to web sites

Social Security Network

www.socsec.org/
Information and opinions on the social security debate

Urban Institute

www.urban.org/retirement/st/straight29.html
Nonpartisan institute publishes studies and reports

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SPEED LIMITS

Arizona Department of Transportation

www.dot.state.az.us/ROADS/traffic/speed.htm
Arguments for reasonable speed limits

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/Highway Loss Data Institute

www.hwysafety.org/
Supports safe speed limits: Select Safety Facts then Speed"

National Motorists Association

www.motorists.org/
Organization responsible for ending the national 55 mph speed limit in 1995

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TERRORISM IN AMERICA

 

America's War Against Terrorism

www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/usterror.html
From the University of Michican, a comprehensive annotated list of web sites
 

Terrorism Research Center

www.terrorism.com/index.shtml
Current issues; links to web sites

U.S. Secret Service

www.secretservice.gov
Includes a strategic plan to protect against terrorism

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Written by: Updated: Jun. 20, 2002 cbg