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Deliberate Response Falsification On Corresponding Subtests Of Two Tests Of Intelligence: Indicators For Simulating Mental Retardation, Denis William Keyes May 1992

Deliberate Response Falsification On Corresponding Subtests Of Two Tests Of Intelligence: Indicators For Simulating Mental Retardation, Denis William Keyes

Special Education ETDs

Among concerns inherent in psychological testing is the possibility that examinees might perform less than accurately or honestly when responding to test items (Lezak, 1983). In context of some legal proceedings, individuals may stand to gain by performing poorly on physiological tests (Anastasti, 1988). For example, defendants could attempt to falsify their answers to impersonate an individual with mental retardation for the purpose of raising issues of incompetence to stand trial, nonresponsibility, or mitigation. In some states, a finding of mental retardation may mean the difference between a life sentence and execution for a defendant convicted of a capital crime ...


The Effectiveness Of New Dimension Community Treatment Center: Correlation Of Success And Failure, Kimberlyn Quovodice Willingham May 1992

The Effectiveness Of New Dimension Community Treatment Center: Correlation Of Success And Failure, Kimberlyn Quovodice Willingham

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This study examined the success and failure rates among noninstitutionalized black male delinquents aged 13 through 17 years from the Atlanta New Dimension Community Treatment Center of Georgia. Those who succeeded and those who failed were compared along the following dimensions: (1) family structure; (2) educational achievement; (3) social class; (4) seriousness of offense; and (5) alcohol-drug use. The data required for this study were collected using 50 successful case files and 50 failure case files. The study sample was drawn from one Atlanta community treatment center (CTC). The study findings disclose: (1) Those delinquents coming from an Intact family ...


Harnessing Of Offshore And Deep Sea Fishery Resources In The Exclusive Economic Zone Of Sri Lanka, Ginigaddarage Piyasena Jan 1992

Harnessing Of Offshore And Deep Sea Fishery Resources In The Exclusive Economic Zone Of Sri Lanka, Ginigaddarage Piyasena

Theses and Major Papers

Sri Lanka declared her Exclusive Economic Zone in 1977, under Section 56 of the Maritime Zone Law No.22 of 1976. With this declaration she extended her jurisdiction over a 500,000 km of sea area as a coastal state. The acquisition of this vast sea area enables Sri Lanka to provide the most needed animal protein requirement of her population by harnessing the fishery resources available in the EEZ. This paper reviews the impact of the declaration of the Exclusive Economic Zone on the offshore and deep sea fish production in Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1990 especially in ...


Contemporary Piracy And Maritime Terrorism: Towards An Effective International Legal Response, David L. Scott Jan 1992

Contemporary Piracy And Maritime Terrorism: Towards An Effective International Legal Response, David L. Scott

Theses and Major Papers

Piracy at sea has been a threat which has plagued the mariner since the earliest trading vessels took to the sea more than two thousand years ago. to those outside of the maritime community, the notion of piracy likely conjures up visions of Captain Kidd and Blackbeard, the sort of lifestyle, popularized in the Errol Flynn movies of the 1930x, which has long since passed into history. In reality, violence and robbery at sea is alive and well in certain geographic locations around the globe. In the past decade, the problem of pirate attack upon merchant vessels has become especially ...


Merchant Vessel Crew Levels: An American Perspective, Douglas A. Nemeth Jan 1992

Merchant Vessel Crew Levels: An American Perspective, Douglas A. Nemeth

Theses and Major Papers

This paper, with an emphasis on policies of "effective manning," provides a critical appraisal on the issue of crew levels aboard large merchant vessels (those greater than 1,000 gross tons). Non-traditional approaches to crew organization and management are discussed. Special regard is made to addressing the various domestic and international laws, regulations, and conventions that pertain to ships' manning. The relationship between the seafarer and ships' safety is emphasized as it pertains to reduced crew size. It is argued that U.S. manning laws and regulations should be amended to permit not only smaller crews, but organizational changes aboard ...


The Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990: Implications For The Manning, Operation And Construction Of U.S. Commercial Vessels, Steven M. Stancliff Jan 1992

The Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990: Implications For The Manning, Operation And Construction Of U.S. Commercial Vessels, Steven M. Stancliff

Theses and Major Papers

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 adds a new dimension to the body of anti discrimination law in the United States. Encompassing nearly all aspects of employment and public life, it has sent a shock wave of concern throughout the commercial vessels industry. Through examination of the Act's salient features and potential application to commercial vessel operation, manning, and construction, it is concluded that the Act's goals may be substantially achieved without additional risk or significant financial harm to shipowners. The requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 are not considered to be inconsistent with ...


The Politics Of Tidelands: A Case Study Of The Massachusetts Chapter 91 Program, Jane Mcnally Wright Jan 1992

The Politics Of Tidelands: A Case Study Of The Massachusetts Chapter 91 Program, Jane Mcnally Wright

Theses and Major Papers

The Massachusetts Chapter 91 Waterways Program is a licensing program through which the Commonwealth carries out its responsibilities under the Public Trust Doctrine. It was unclear when this study was undertaken whether public participation in the program development process resulted in a different program than the draft program the state originally proposed in 1986. This qualitative case study was developed based on hundreds of pages of letters, comments and testimony from the public, press clippings and interviews. The primary finding is that public participation, particularly from so-called special interest groups, resulted in a final program which was significantly different from ...


Problems Of Fisheries Management On The Patagonian Shelf: A Decade After The 1982 Falklands (Malvinas) Conflict, Gustavo A. Bisbal Jan 1992

Problems Of Fisheries Management On The Patagonian Shelf: A Decade After The 1982 Falklands (Malvinas) Conflict, Gustavo A. Bisbal

Theses and Major Papers

The armed conflict between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) early in 1982, resulted in a confusing partition of the maritime area around these islands. The military strategies and policies developed by both countries during and after the war created an unclear situation regarding limits and jurisdictions, thus delaying managerial actions and regulation enforcement over the fishing resources of the area. Several foreign fishing fleets operating in the region at the time, took advantage of the lack of protective legislation and recognized authority, resulting in overfishing of species such as squid and hake. No significant control was ...


A Critique Of Hugo Grotius's "Introduction To The Jurisprudence Of Holland", Frank Gilbert Slinkard Jan 1992

A Critique Of Hugo Grotius's "Introduction To The Jurisprudence Of Holland", Frank Gilbert Slinkard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Changing Role Of Women In Ireland: A Political And Legal Perspective, Mary Kathryn Ayers Jan 1992

The Changing Role Of Women In Ireland: A Political And Legal Perspective, Mary Kathryn Ayers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"For Thus His Neglect": Grand Jury Presentments For Failure To Attend Church, York County, Virginia, 1750-1775, Leslie Michelle Kesler Jan 1992

"For Thus His Neglect": Grand Jury Presentments For Failure To Attend Church, York County, Virginia, 1750-1775, Leslie Michelle Kesler

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Eyewitness Suggestibility Across Presentation Modalities, David Van Norman Jan 1992

Eyewitness Suggestibility Across Presentation Modalities, David Van Norman

Theses Digitization Project

Misleading post-event information--Cognitive processing differences.


An Analysis Of Plea Bargaining, Gabriela Aceves Jan 1992

An Analysis Of Plea Bargaining, Gabriela Aceves

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Judges And Ethical Perceptions, Dyson William Cox Jan 1992

Judges And Ethical Perceptions, Dyson William Cox

Theses Digitization Project

Judicial misconduct -- Judges' insensitivity to stress -- Courtroom gender bias against women -- Complaints against and removal of judges -- Courtroom fairness.


A Structural Analysis Of Recycling Attitudes And Behavior: A Comparison Of Minneapolis, Mn And Des Moines, Ia, Ann M. Augustinack Jan 1992

A Structural Analysis Of Recycling Attitudes And Behavior: A Comparison Of Minneapolis, Mn And Des Moines, Ia, Ann M. Augustinack

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Earl O. Heady Positive Sum Concept: An Alternative Agricultural Program, Tammy J. Lusher Jan 1992

Earl O. Heady Positive Sum Concept: An Alternative Agricultural Program, Tammy J. Lusher

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Educational Consumer Rights Protection At Iowa State University In 1991 , Gene V. Kellenberger Jan 1992

An Analysis Of Educational Consumer Rights Protection At Iowa State University In 1991 , Gene V. Kellenberger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research involved a study of educational consumer rights of undergraduate students at Iowa State University. Data were gathered using a questionnaire consisting of thirty-three specific questions, which in turn were based on specific rights of students at colleges and universities; the rights involved were those specifically supportable by judicial decisions and the literature;Student participants were randomly selected as students enrolled in specific classes at Iowa State University. A total of thirty-seven classes were targeted, and from these a total of 865 participants responded to the questionnaire. The data were categorized into the specific rights involved including (1) the ...


'Peace: A Gift Of God, A Human Task': Toward A Liberation Theology For Northern Ireland, David Miles Moore Jan 1992

'Peace: A Gift Of God, A Human Task': Toward A Liberation Theology For Northern Ireland, David Miles Moore

Honors Theses

PREFACE: I would have to cite the five months I spent in Cork, Ireland as the biggest motivating factor behind this paper. I knew next to nothing about Northern Ireland before this period. Soon after my arrival in Cork, however, I became fascinated with the socio-religious anomaly to the north of me. Since I became a religion major at Colby, I have always been interested in liberation theology. As I read about the poverty, injustice and violence that pervades Northern Ireland, I was reminded of the context in which Gustavo Gutierrez, Tissa Balasuriya, and Elsa Tamez write and live. The ...


Race, Aggravated Murder, And The Death Sentence In Multnomah County, Oregon, 1984-1990 : A Descriptive Analysis And Review, Patrick Arthur Jolley Jan 1992

Race, Aggravated Murder, And The Death Sentence In Multnomah County, Oregon, 1984-1990 : A Descriptive Analysis And Review, Patrick Arthur Jolley

Dissertations and Theses

Criminal justice administrators in the United States have been challenged by a highly visible accusation of racial discrimination. This perception has weakened the confidence in, and support of, our judicial process. This study attempted to clarify this perception by examining the effect of race on certain judicial decisions related to the death penalty. The variables chosen for analysis focused on the persons involved in the homicide, the circumstances of the crime, and decisions made during the processing of capital cases.