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Does Convenience Come With A Price? The Impact Of Remote Testimony On Expert Credibility And Decision-Making, Ashley Jones Aug 2023

Does Convenience Come With A Price? The Impact Of Remote Testimony On Expert Credibility And Decision-Making, Ashley Jones

Dissertations

Legal cases involving expert testimony, especially by forensic mental health professionals, is increasingly relying on remote testimony to reduce associated costs and increase availability of such services. There is some evidence to show that expert testimony delivered via videoconference (VC) is comparable to expert testimony delivered in person; however, the most compelling evidence for this claim is unpublished. Other evidence across disciplines showed relative comparability between VC and in-person modalities across various types of outcomes. Based on both unpublished and published findings, this study tested the hypothesis that minimal differences in measures of expert credibility, efficacy, and weight assigned to …


Alternative Approaches To Police Interventions When Responding To Mental Health Crises Incidents, Karen Rivera Apolinar May 2023

Alternative Approaches To Police Interventions When Responding To Mental Health Crises Incidents, Karen Rivera Apolinar

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Purpose: This study explored mental health workers perspectives on alternative approaches in responding to mental health crises.

The study was carried out in Southern California, in collaboration with mental health workers who currently work or previously have worked in mental health crisis. It adopted a post-positivists paradigm and data was gathered through individual interviews with mental health workers who have direct experience with mental health crisis response in the community and with the police. The twenty participants in the study were men and women working in the mental health field, and of various backgrounds, licensures, and ages.

The study found …


Higher Law And Lincoln's Antislavery Constitutionalism: What It Means To Say The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery, Joel A. Rogers Feb 2023

Higher Law And Lincoln's Antislavery Constitutionalism: What It Means To Say The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery, Joel A. Rogers

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The US Civil War was fought over slavery. But what do we really mean when we say that? This paper examines that question, first by exploring the idea of “higher law,” which gained tremendous traction in American society starting around 1850. Proponents of the idea claimed that laws such as the Fugitive Slave Act are immoral; that the immorality of such laws is self-evident, and that such immoral laws should be resisted—sometimes even with violence. Meanwhile, opponents of the idea of higher law were not necessarily in favor of slavery, but they opposed the use of extra-Constitutional means to bring …


Renewable Portfolio Standards: Effectiveness And Carbon Implications, Alexander S. Albrecht Jan 2023

Renewable Portfolio Standards: Effectiveness And Carbon Implications, Alexander S. Albrecht

CMC Senior Theses

A renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policy is a popular regulatory tool implemented within the U.S. and abroad to limit energy sector emissions and incentivize renewable energy. Assessing their effectiveness and efficiency is a key component of achieving further reductions. We assess an energy market under an RPS using fixed-effects panel and 2SLS regression models to lend empirical credence to common theory-based concerns about RPS policy, namely (1) that they leave emissions unregulated once the RPS requirement is met and (2) that they do not incentivize full use of renewable energy resources. Our results show these to be valid concerns that …


Central Americans At A Crossroads: Asylum Seekers’ Testimonios Of Mental Health After Detention And Family Separation, Corie E. Schwabenland Garcia Dec 2022

Central Americans At A Crossroads: Asylum Seekers’ Testimonios Of Mental Health After Detention And Family Separation, Corie E. Schwabenland Garcia

Master's Theses

Though Central American asylum seekers are presently hypervisible in the U.S. consciousness, this population continues to be inadequately understood or cared for. Discussion of this population often presents them as a helpless and damaged population, in need of saving, fixing, or shelter -- beyond their trauma, they cease to exist. This qualitative study utilizes first-person testimonio methodology to understand the psychological experiences of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States, the stressors they face, and the mental health support that can and should be provided to them. Their stories speak to a space of sociopolitical precarity in the …


An Examination Of Differences In Race, Gender, And Age In Processing And Outcomes Within The U.S. Criminal Justice System, Teliyah Cobb Dec 2022

An Examination Of Differences In Race, Gender, And Age In Processing And Outcomes Within The U.S. Criminal Justice System, Teliyah Cobb

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Demographic factors can influence criminal justice system outcomes. We examine legal system processing in 12 U.S. states from 1976-1991. Variables included: 1) race, age, and gender; 2) violent, sexual, and drug- and alcohol-related charges; 3) level of charge; 4) charges at arrest, trial, and final disposition; 5) time-lengths between each stage; 6) dismissal, plea bargaining, and conviction; and 7) final sentencing length. Significant differences in arrest, prosecution, plea bargaining, charge severity, and final sanctioning were observed dependent on race, gender, age, and the intersectionality of these characteristics. Implications for research policy to reduce the impact of disparities are discussed.


The Merit Of Inclusion: A Policy Review Examining The Convergence Of Special Education And Inclusions Policies With Compensatory Medicaid Policies In The Wake Of The Covid-19 Pandemic, Corbyn Baggett Dec 2022

The Merit Of Inclusion: A Policy Review Examining The Convergence Of Special Education And Inclusions Policies With Compensatory Medicaid Policies In The Wake Of The Covid-19 Pandemic, Corbyn Baggett

Capstone Experience

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally recognized the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a global pandemic. This global issue compelled governments to announce careful virus containing policies in order to prevent further spread and control of the disease. Although it has been proven that measures like social isolation could aid in scaling the spread of illness, the resulting extended school closures that occurred in response to an increased number of COVID-19 outbreaks posed significant challenges for all students, but especially those students with special needs. The unpredictable nature of COVID-19 at the outset of the pandemic …


Campos Seguros In Santa Cruz County, Patricia Barajas Villasenor Dec 2022

Campos Seguros In Santa Cruz County, Patricia Barajas Villasenor

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Monarch Services is a non-profit organization within Santa Cruz county. The agency provides services for domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Campos Seguros focuses on providing resources and advocacy to vulnerable populations, specifically Campesinos (farmworkers). Violence and abuse perpetrated against farm workers is an issue that demands more public attention and advocacy. Campesinos are highly vulnerable because of different contributing factors, these include immigration status, work uncertainty, and language barriers. Consequences include trauma, lack of reporting, and vulnerability to labor trafficking. Sexual abuse is highly prevalent within the agricultural realm; many employers can take advantage of Campesino’s vulnerable position. …


Intersectionality Pertaining To The Disproportionate Rates Of Black Women In Prisons And Jails, Mackenzie Heller Dec 2022

Intersectionality Pertaining To The Disproportionate Rates Of Black Women In Prisons And Jails, Mackenzie Heller

University Honors Theses

The incarceration rates of Black women in America surpass even all other demographics. Yet, Black women are often not on the news when discussing prison rates in the United States. Rather we see Black men, Hispanic men, and so forth. While these people do make up large portions of the prison system they are seeing a decline in their incarceration rates. Black women are often pushed to the sidelines when discussing matters that can be seen as central to their livelihoods.

This thesis addresses the intersectionality that only Black women experience and how that affects their imprisonment rates and experiences …


Inducing Empathy In Jurors In A Capital Penalty Phase Trial: An Examination Of How To Reduce Jurors' Death Sentence Decisions, Klaudia Zuraw Dec 2022

Inducing Empathy In Jurors In A Capital Penalty Phase Trial: An Examination Of How To Reduce Jurors' Death Sentence Decisions, Klaudia Zuraw

Student Theses

The present research explores whether inducing empathy in death-qualified mock jurors leads to fewer death sentences in a penalty phase trial. Previous research has shown that inducing empathy in jurors leads to lesser sentences and perceived responsibility of the perpetrator for the crime. However, none of this research has examined death penalty cases, and most have focused on instances where the victim was also the perpetrator of a separate crime against the defendant (e.g., abuse). Extending this line of research, the present study examines whether these results extend to instances where the perpetrator and victim are strangers. Additionally, considering the …


Traumatized Defendants, Troubled Attorneys: The Impact Of Vicarious Trauma On The Defense Attorney-Client Relationship, Charise Peters Dec 2022

Traumatized Defendants, Troubled Attorneys: The Impact Of Vicarious Trauma On The Defense Attorney-Client Relationship, Charise Peters

Student Theses

Approximately 90% of justice-involved youth have experienced some form of trauma by the time they become involved in the justice system, and attorneys report being negatively impacted by their work with trauma-exposed populations generally. Yet, research has not focused on how varying degrees of youth trauma can impact attorney decisions and if that differs based on youth race. This study, therefore, explored vicarious trauma and its impact on juvenile defense attorneys, including how an attorney’s experience of vicarious trauma impacts case handling and perception of their youth client and how that differs based on client race and trauma history. We …


How Sample Clearance Has Affected Hip-Hop Music-Making, Bryan J. Brewster Dec 2022

How Sample Clearance Has Affected Hip-Hop Music-Making, Bryan J. Brewster

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This paper will explain how sample clearance has impacted hip-hop music-making. It will explain what a sample is and show the historical significance of sampling in hip-hop. I will briefly discuss the basics of copyright and the process of clearing a sample. This paper will also look into legal cases of copyright infringement to show the impact of specific cases and analyze data to determine if the amount of sample clearance has changed because of the decisions of the courts. The main goal of this paper is to highlight the significance of sampling in hip-hop, the inherent challenges of legally …


Foreign Judgments And Foreign Arbitral Awards Enforceability As A Factor And A Guarantee For Foreign Investments: The Case Of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Rashed Mohammed Arhama Alshamsi Dec 2022

Foreign Judgments And Foreign Arbitral Awards Enforceability As A Factor And A Guarantee For Foreign Investments: The Case Of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Rashed Mohammed Arhama Alshamsi

Maurer Theses and Dissertations

Foreign investments are considered an efficient and effective instrument to diversify and strengthen the economy; foreign investors generally need guarantees before entering a new market. One of these guarantees is a stable, transparent, predictable legal and judicial system. Such a system must be open to foreign laws and judgments as well as foreign arbitral awards, and it must also be flexible to increase foreign investments. Saudi Arabia has tried since the 50s’ to be more attractive to foreign investors and investments by enacting legislation and creating a modern court system to diversify their economy. However, the discretion of Saudi judges …


Reconciling Self-Censorship: A Qualitative Study Of The Experiences Of University Staff And Administrators, Leigh C. Morales Dec 2022

Reconciling Self-Censorship: A Qualitative Study Of The Experiences Of University Staff And Administrators, Leigh C. Morales

Doctoral Dissertations

In addition to a global pandemic, the past three years have been marked by racial, social, and political unrest. These circumstances add meaningful context to examine and better understand factors that undermine free expression and contribute to self-censorship among university staff and administrators. To date, few studies have holistically explored the unique experiences of university staff and administrators with self-censorship and how this phenomenon affects their experience on college and university campuses. Understanding why staff and administrators choose to self-censor may allow for a deeper discussion about speech climate and the degree to which colleges and universities implement and uphold …


Non-Compete Agreements In Kansas & Missouri, Benjamin Wietharn Nov 2022

Non-Compete Agreements In Kansas & Missouri, Benjamin Wietharn

Student Works

This legal research guide is not legal advice. It is a guide to researching the issue of noncompete agreements or covenants not to compete in the states of Kansas and Missouri. It was created by a law student in an advance legal research class. It is intended for attorneys or law students. The guide includes an outline of legal research resources (with descriptions) for time sensitive research, primary sources and secondary sources.


Digitizing The Fourth Amendment: Privacy In The Age Of Big Data Policing, Charles E. Volkwein Nov 2022

Digitizing The Fourth Amendment: Privacy In The Age Of Big Data Policing, Charles E. Volkwein

Privacy Certificate Student Publications

Today’s availability of massive data sets, inexpensive data storage, and sophisticated analytical software has transformed the capabilities of law enforcement and created new forms of “Big Data Policing.” While Big Data Policing may improve the administration of public safety, these methods endanger constitutional protections against warrantless searches and seizures. This Article explores the Fourth Amendment consequences of Big Data Policing in three parts. First, it provides an overview of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and its evolution in light of new policing technologies. Next, the Article reviews the concept of “Big Data” and examines three forms of Big Data Policing: Predictive Policing …


How General Data Protection Regulation Advances And Harmonizes The International Controller, Processor And Data Subject Contracts, Azam Zarechahoki Nov 2022

How General Data Protection Regulation Advances And Harmonizes The International Controller, Processor And Data Subject Contracts, Azam Zarechahoki

Theses and Dissertations

In the technology and digital era, data is used daily by all businesses including insurance companies, banks, and social media sites. Many companies are involved in processing individuals’ data and data could easily be transferred from one website to another which might be in another country. In fact, there are no borders in cyberspace. Generally, personal data refers to any information relating to individuals including name, address, and credit card numbers. In the cyber environment, it is challenging for people to take control of their personal information and avoid being tracked online. Data protection law is the safeguard to protect …


Examining How Ghana's Co-Management Policy Could Tackle Iuu Fishing In The Artisanal Fisheries Sector, Ambrose Yankee Oct 2022

Examining How Ghana's Co-Management Policy Could Tackle Iuu Fishing In The Artisanal Fisheries Sector, Ambrose Yankee

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Big Data Analytics On The Privacy Rights Of Seafarers, Adanna Nkiruka Okonkwo Oct 2022

Impact Of Big Data Analytics On The Privacy Rights Of Seafarers, Adanna Nkiruka Okonkwo

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ratification And Implementation Of The 2014 Amendments To The Mlc, 2006: The Case Of China, Hao Huang Oct 2022

Ratification And Implementation Of The 2014 Amendments To The Mlc, 2006: The Case Of China, Hao Huang

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Policy Impact Evaluation Of The Regional Cooperation Agreement On Combating Piracy And Armed Robbery Against Ships In Asia, Surendra Kumar Karwasara Oct 2022

A Policy Impact Evaluation Of The Regional Cooperation Agreement On Combating Piracy And Armed Robbery Against Ships In Asia, Surendra Kumar Karwasara

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Nowcasting Gdp Of Singapore Through-The-Lens Of Maritime Trade And Services, Amrita Kumar Saha, Laxmi Hari Kamath, Pfarlin Imperio Cortes Oct 2022

Nowcasting Gdp Of Singapore Through-The-Lens Of Maritime Trade And Services, Amrita Kumar Saha, Laxmi Hari Kamath, Pfarlin Imperio Cortes

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Enforcement Of Environmental Measures To Fishing Vessels Not Covered By Solas Operating In Antarctic Waters, Manuel Alejandro Fuenzalida Lopez Oct 2022

Evaluating Enforcement Of Environmental Measures To Fishing Vessels Not Covered By Solas Operating In Antarctic Waters, Manuel Alejandro Fuenzalida Lopez

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Socio-Economic Analysis Of Automated Container Terminal (Act) Concept In Indonesia : Case Study : New Priok Container Terminal One, Febri Triana Hartami Siagian Oct 2022

A Socio-Economic Analysis Of Automated Container Terminal (Act) Concept In Indonesia : Case Study : New Priok Container Terminal One, Febri Triana Hartami Siagian

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Fraudulent Registration Of Vessels Under Tanzanian Flag: A Policy Or Legislation Constraint, Raniel Elisante Swai Oct 2022

Fraudulent Registration Of Vessels Under Tanzanian Flag: A Policy Or Legislation Constraint, Raniel Elisante Swai

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A New Fund Model For Maritime Decarbonization In The Eu: The Blue Premium Fund, Alper Şaşmaz Oct 2022

A New Fund Model For Maritime Decarbonization In The Eu: The Blue Premium Fund, Alper Şaşmaz

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Implementation Of Regulations 4.2 And 4.5 Of The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 In Nigeria, Fatimah Temitope Lawal Oct 2022

The Implementation Of Regulations 4.2 And 4.5 Of The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 In Nigeria, Fatimah Temitope Lawal

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study On The Legal Status And Responsibilities Of The Master In Autonomous Vessels: The Case Of General Remote Operators, Minchol Ji Oct 2022

A Study On The Legal Status And Responsibilities Of The Master In Autonomous Vessels: The Case Of General Remote Operators, Minchol Ji

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Critical Evaluation Of The Compliance Level Of Cabotage Act In Nigeria, Grace Kingsley Okike Oct 2022

Critical Evaluation Of The Compliance Level Of Cabotage Act In Nigeria, Grace Kingsley Okike

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Implementation Of The Port State Measure Agreement (Psma) To Combat Iuu Fishing In The Philippines, Marilyn Labasan Jaal Oct 2022

Implementation Of The Port State Measure Agreement (Psma) To Combat Iuu Fishing In The Philippines, Marilyn Labasan Jaal

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.