In keeping with SCU’s Catholic and Jesuit values Social Justice is part of an overall tradition of humanistic studies which prizes scholarship and creative work that advance human understanding, illuminating the most significant problems in society - especially those issues which affect its most disadvantaged members. This Social Justice themed scholarship series pulls together works by SCU scholars across all disciplines centered on the concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society across a broad spectrum of social issues.

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Submissions from 2014

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Women and Gender: Useful Categories of Analysis in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2013

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Quality revolutions, solidarity networks, and sustainability innovations: following Fair Trade coffee from Nicaragua to California, Christopher M. Bacon

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Introduction to empowered partnerships: community-based participatory action research for environmental justice, Christopher M. Bacon, Saneta deVuono-Powell, Mary Louise Frampton, Tony LoPresti, and Camille Pannu

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Defunding State Prisons, W. David Ball

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Food sovereignty: an alternative paradigm for poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation in Latin America, M Jahi Chappell; Hannah Wittman; Christopher M. Bacon; Bruce G. Ferguson; Luis García Barrios; Raúl García Barrios; Daniel Jaffee; Jefferson Lima; V. Ernesto Méndez,; Helda Morales; Lorena Soto-Pinto; John Vandermeer; and Ivette Perfecto

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Distancing the Past: New Forms of Discomfort with AIDS in the U.S, John C. Hawley

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Agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory and action-oriented approach. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, V. E. Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, and R. Cohen

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Get rich u or get transformed u: reflections on Catholic liberal arts education in the 21st century, Thomas G. Plante

Institutional child sexual abuse: What can we learn from the sexual abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church?, Thomas G. Plante

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Good publicity: The legitimacy of public communication of deliberation, Chad Raphael and Christopher F. Karpowitz

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Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

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Santa Clara University: Father Doesn’t Know Best in Health Care Debate, Nancy Unger

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When Saving Earth was Women’s Work, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2012

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Simulating REAL LIVES: Promoting global empathy and interest in learning through simulation games, Christine Bachen, Pedro F. Hernández-Ramos, and Chad Raphael

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The social dimensions of sustainability and change in diversified farming systems, Christopher M. Bacon, Christy Getz, Sibella Kraus, Maywa Montenegro, and Kaelin Holland

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Tough on Crime (on the State's Dime): How Violent Crime Does Not Drive California Counties' Incarceration Rates - And Why it Should, W. David Ball

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"I Enter Into Its Burning": Yvonne Vera's Beautiful Cauldron of Violence, John C. Hawley

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A Social-Ecological Analysis of Diversified FarmingSystems: Benefits, Costs, Obstacles, and Enabling Policy Frameworks, Claire Kremen, Alastair Iles, and Christopher M. Bacon

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The 2005 Vatican instruction on homosexuality in seminaries: Are we in a "don't ask, don't tell" world on this topic?, Thomas G. Plante

Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

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Hetch Hetchy Redux: An Effort to Turn Back the Environmental Clock, Nancy Unger

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Introduction: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender as Useful Categories in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

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Letting Go of "Mother Nature", Nancy Unger

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Wisconsin's League Against Nuclear Dangers: The Power of Informed Citizenship, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2011

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Normative Elements of Parole Risk, W. David Ball

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Why Should States Pay For Prisons, When Local Officials Decide Who Goes There?, W. David Ball

Beyond the decade of crisis, Kathleen McChesney and Thomas G. Plante

Seeing the Homeless: Photography and Self-Determination, Andrea Pappas

Psychological screening of clergy applicants: Keeping those who might harm children and others out of ministry, Thomas G. Plante

Tragedy and travesty: The sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, Thomas G. Plante and Kathleen McChesney

Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012, Thomas G. Plante PhD, ABPP and Kathleen L. McChesney

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La Follette’s Autobiography: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Glorious, Nancy Unger

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Wisconsin: A History of Leading the Nation for Better or Worse, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2010

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E Pluribus Unum: Data and Operations Integration in the California Criminal Justice System, W. David Ball

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The Civil Case at the Heart of Criminal Procedure: In re Winship, Stigma, and the Civil-Criminal Distinction, W. David Ball

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Criminal Justice Information Sharing: A Legal Primer for Criminal Practitioners in California, W. David Ball and Robert Weisberg

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Housing reconstruction after the catastrophe: the failed promise of San Francisco’s 1906 “earthquake cottages”, Marie Bolton and Nancy Unger

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Ignatian Values in the Core Curriculum, Phyllis Brown and Diane Jonte-Pace

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The Gini Index and Measures of Inequality, Frank A. Farris

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Jihad as Rite of Passage: Tahar Djaout’s The Last Summer of Reason and Slimane Benaïssa’s The Last Night of a Damned Soul, John C. Hawley

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Games for civic learning: A conceptual framework and agenda for research and design, Chad Raphael, Christine Bachen, Kathleen-M. Lynn, Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, and Kristen A. McKee

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From Jook Joints to Sisterspace: The Role of Nature in Lesbian Alternative Environments in the United States, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2009

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Heinous, Atrocious, and Cruel: Apprendi, Indeterminate Sentencing, and the Meaning of Punishment, W. David Ball

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Deliberative democracy and inequality: Two cheers for enclave deliberation among the disempowered, Christopher F. Karpowitz, Chad Raphael, and Allen S. Hammond IV

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The impact of immersion trips on development of compassion among college students, Thomas G. Plante, Katy Lackey, and Jeong Yeon Hwang

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Women for a Peaceful Christmas: Wisconsin Homemakers Seek to Remake American Culture, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2008

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Are Sustainable Coffee CertificationsEnough to Secure Farmer Livelihoods? The Millenium Development Goals and Nicaragua's Fair Trade Cooperatives, Christopher M. Bacon

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Biafra as Heritage and Symbol: Adichie, Mbachu, Iweala, John C. Hawley

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Introduction to LGBTQ America Today, John C. Hawley

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Introduction: Unrecorded Lives, John C. Hawley

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From Differentiated Coffee Markets Towards Alternative Trade and Knowledge Networks, Roberta Jaffe and Christopher M. Bacon

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Can we teach college students to be more compassionate?, Thomas G. Plante

Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer, Nancy Unger

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The Role of Gender in Environmental Justice, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2007

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Mentally Ill Prisoners in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Strategies for Improving Treatment and Reducing Recidivism, W. David Ball

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'There it Is: Take it' Endangered Species and Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Delta, W. David Ball

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Immigration Dialogue: The Immigrant in Our Midst, Theron N. Ford and Jennifer Merritt

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Agroecología: promoviendo una transición hacia la sostenibilidad, Stephen R. Gliessman, Francisco J. Rosado-May, Carlos Guadarrama-Zugasti, Julie Jedlicka, Anais Cohn, Victor Ernesto Méndez, Roseann Cohen, Laura Trujillo, Christopher M. Bacon, and Roberta Jaffe

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The impact of college student immersion service learning trips on coping with stress and vocational identity, Brad A. Mills, Richard B. Bersamina, and Thomas G. Plante

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Haunted Abstraction: Mark Rothko, Witnessing and the Holocaust in 1942, Andrea Pappas

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The digital divide, Chad Raphael

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It’s Gay Rights, Not Gay Genes, That Matter, Nancy Unger

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Passive Citizenship is Not Enough, Nancy Unger

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Pioneering women in Congress aren't guaranteed success, Nancy Unger

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Teaching “Straight” Gay and Lesbian History, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2006

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Edward Said, John Berger, Jean Mohr: In Search of an Other Optic, John C. Hawley

Pedophile priests: What do we know about Catholic clergy who sexually victimize minors?, Thomas G. Plante

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Portrayals of information and communication technology on World Wide Web sites for girls, Chad Raphael, Christine Bachen, Kathleen-M. Lynn, Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, and Kristen A. McKee

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Importing extended producer responsibility for electronic equipment into the United States, Chad Raphael and Ted Smith

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After Past Scandals, Real Reforms, Nancy Unger

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Gendered Approaches to Environmental Justice: An Historical Sampling, Nancy Unger

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The ‘We Say What We Think’ Club: Rural Wisconsin Women and the Development of Environmental Ethics, Nancy Unger

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When Principle May be the Best Policy, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2005

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On gay men in the priesthood: Scapegoating gays won't end clergy sex abuse, Thomas G. Plante

Submissions from 2004

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The Case for Cautious Optimism: California Environmental Propositions in the Late Twentieth Century, Marie Bolton and Nancy Unger

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Postcolonial Theory, John C. Hawley

The Emerging Fictionalization of AIDS in Africa, John C. Hawley

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The War of the Worlds, Wells, and the Fallacy of Empire, John C. Hawley

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Invisible Points of Departure: Reading Rothko’s Christological Imagery, Andrea Pappas

Do the Right Thing: Living Ethically in an Unethical World, Thomas G. Plante PhD, ABPP

Sin against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church, Thomas G. Plante PhD, ABPP

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Moral friends can help each other create a more humans, just, and ethical world, Thomas G. Plante

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Priests are not the only abusers: Report should be wake-up call for all of society, Thomas G. Plante

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The sexual abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church: What psychologists and counselors should know, Thomas G. Plante and Courtney Daniels

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Who is the real target? Media response to controversial investigative reporting on corporations, Chad Raphael, Lori Tokunaga, and Christina Wai

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How did Belle La Follette Resist Racial Segregation in Washington D.C., 1913-1914?, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2003

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Bridging the gender gap in computing: An integrative approach to content design for girls, Kathleen-M. Lynn, Chad Raphael, Karin Olefsky, and Christine M. Bachen

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Clergy sexual abuse and the Catholic Church: What do we know and where do we need to go?, Thomas G. Plante

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The Victims: Did the Nazi T–4 Euthanasia Program Discriminate among Victims in the Targeted Groups?, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2002

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The Picture at Menorah Journal: Making "Jewish Art", Andrea Pappas

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'Citizen Jane': Rethinking design principles for closing the gender gap in computing, Chad Raphael

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"I Went to Learn," Meanings of the European Tour of Senator Robert M. La Follette, 1923, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2000

The Role of Sexuality in Nation-Building: Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy and Timothy Mo’s The Redundancy of Courage, John C. Hawley

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Rethinking media and movements, Chad Raphael

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Lessons for the Nader Camp: Fighting Bob La Follette in 1924, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 1999

Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned: Perspectives on Sexual Abuse Committed by Roman Catholic Priests, Thomas G. Plante PhD, ABPP

What do we know about Roman Catholic priests who sexually abuse minors?, Thomas G. Plante

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The Two Worlds of Belle La Follette, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 1998

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Making Disciples of All Nations, John C. Hawley

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Teaching psychology ethics to undergraduates: An experiential model, Thomas G. Plante