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Open Baez, Joan
Baez, Joan

Jacqueline Edmondson is associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. She

Open Biological and Chemical Weapons
Biological and Chemical Weapons

The ability to use certain biological and chemical agents as weapons is predicated on certain principles: The agent needs to be economically viable,

Open Community Policing
Community Policing

Community policing refers to a departure from traditional policing strategies to one in which the police work closely with the community to define

Deaf Culture

For the past few decades, Deaf people have proudly proclaimed that they have an authentic culture to call their own. This proclamation was one of the

Open Hacktivism

Hacktivists is the term used to describe those who engage in hacktivism – acts that combine technologically knowledgeable hack ing techniques with the

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is abusive or violent acts that are defined by the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator. The specifics

Open militia

Body of civilian soldiers, usually with some military training, who are on call in emergencies, distinct from professional soldiers. In Switzerland,

Open Offshore Drilling
Offshore Drilling

Offshore oil exploration—the locating and drilling of oil in the earth's crust below the water's surface in lakes, oceans, or other large bodies of


The concept of oppression has been controversial but powerful in the history of political philosophy and is characterized differently by Marxists,

Open Police Brutality
Police Brutality

Police brutality refers to excessive, unjustified, or undue use of force. Recent surveys indicate that most people agree with police officials that