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Imprisoning Rationalities, Eileen Baldry, David Brown, Mark Brown, Chris Cunneen, Melanie Schwartz, Alex Steel Dec 2015

Imprisoning Rationalities, Eileen Baldry, David Brown, Mark Brown, Chris Cunneen, Melanie Schwartz, Alex Steel

David C. Brown

Imprisonment is a growth industry in Australia. Over the past 30-40 years all state and territory jurisdictions have registered massive rises in both the absolute numbers of those imprisoned and the per capita use of imprisonment as a tool of punishment and control. Yet over this period there has been surprisingly little criminological attention to the national picture of imprisonment in Australia and to understanding jurisdictional variation, change and continuity in broader theoretical terms. This article reports initial findings from the Australian Prisons Project, a multi-investigator Australian Research Council funded project intended to trace penal developments in Australia since about ...


Criminal Laws: Materials And Commentary On Criminal Law And Process In Nsw, Alex Steel, David Brown, David Farrier, Sandra Egger, Luke Mcnamara, Michael Grewcock, Donna Spears Dec 2015

Criminal Laws: Materials And Commentary On Criminal Law And Process In Nsw, Alex Steel, David Brown, David Farrier, Sandra Egger, Luke Mcnamara, Michael Grewcock, Donna Spears

David C. Brown

The success of Criminal Laws lies both in its distinctive features and in its appeal to a range of readerships. As one review put it, it is simultaneously a “textbook, casebook, handbook and reference work”. As such it is ideal for criminal law and criminal justice courses as a teaching text, combining as it does primary sources with extensive critical commentary and a contextual perspective. It is likewise indispensable to practitioners for its detailed coverage of substantive law and its extensive references and inter-disciplinary approach make it a first point of call for researchers from all disciplines. This fifth edition ...


Exploring Paradox In The Local Foods Movement: Challenges In Uniting Ideology And Practice, Justin Schupp, Rebecca Som Castellano Jun 2015

Exploring Paradox In The Local Foods Movement: Challenges In Uniting Ideology And Practice, Justin Schupp, Rebecca Som Castellano

Justin Schupp

Throughout the United States, there is a discernible movement towards a more localized food system. Asserting that movement practices can minimize detrimental effects to the environment while providing benefits to human nutrition, community well being and social justice, those promoting food system localization engage in practices which aim to resist the globalizing and industrializing food and agriculture system. Despite these aims, however, the discourses and practices of the movement could be veiling inequalities which limit opportunity for participation in food system localization. Many scholars have pointed theoretically to the ways in which food system localization is not a priori more ...


"How Did We Do?": Evaluating The Instruction Program With A Senior Survey.", Terry Taylor, Heather Jagman Jun 2015

"How Did We Do?": Evaluating The Instruction Program With A Senior Survey.", Terry Taylor, Heather Jagman

Heather Jagman

No abstract provided.


Integrated Analysis Of Content And Construct Validity, Byron Gajewski, Larry Price, Valorie Coffland, Diane Boyle, Marjorie Bott Apr 2015

Integrated Analysis Of Content And Construct Validity, Byron Gajewski, Larry Price, Valorie Coffland, Diane Boyle, Marjorie Bott

Diane Kay Boyle PhD, RN, FAAN

Establishing adequacy of psychometric properties of an instrument involves acquisition and evaluation of evidence based on item content and internal structure. Content validity evidence consists of subject matter experts providing quantitative ratings of the extent to which items are a representative sample of targeted domain. Evidence of internal structure includes factor analytic studies and examination of item interrelationships based on item responses from participants. Although subject matter expert ratings and participant response data are traditionally analyzed separately, each serves to inform the other in important ways. We propose integrating subject matter experts’ and participants’ data seamlessly to establish a unified ...


(Refereed Poster Presentation) Searching For Best Practices In Collection Management: Four Case Studies At Institutions Without A Medical School, Marilia Antunez Dec 2014

(Refereed Poster Presentation) Searching For Best Practices In Collection Management: Four Case Studies At Institutions Without A Medical School, Marilia Antunez

Marilia Y. Antunez, MLS, MA

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Is There Value In Value-Added Cataloging?, Lauren Marshall, Mina Chercourt Apr 2014

Is There Value In Value-Added Cataloging?, Lauren Marshall, Mina Chercourt

Mina Chercourt

We discuss a project they conducted to identify whether adding table of contents and analytics to certain materials in the collection would increase circulation. They selected monographic series in the Q classification that were titled separately and five or six large series in the Ps for analyzing. The work resulted in significant increases in circulation of the materials ( anywhere from 59% to 186%). The work was labor intensive, but the increased use of the materials made it certainly worthwhile.


Embedding In The 21st Century Academy: Crossing Curriculum And Geography, Kaijsa Calkins, Cass Kvenild Jan 2014

Embedding In The 21st Century Academy: Crossing Curriculum And Geography, Kaijsa Calkins, Cass Kvenild

Kaijsa Calkins

Upon entering the new millennium, the University of Wyoming Libraries have expanded traditional one-shot library instruction and desk-bound reference into a suite of embedded services including reference, instruction, and curriculum and general education planning. Increased enrollment, along with increases in librarian consultations and instruction, have provided opportunities for innovation. Growing numbers of online students at the university encourage librarians to hone distance services and to experiment with new delivery methods. Librarians take care to follow both the ACRL guidelines for information literacy at the academy as well as the best practices for serving distance learners. Both distance and on-campus reference ...


Crime Victims In Criminal Justice Curriculum: Are We There Yet?, Lisa Bostaph, Andrew Giacomazzi, Patrick Brady, Christopher Beattie Dec 2013

Crime Victims In Criminal Justice Curriculum: Are We There Yet?, Lisa Bostaph, Andrew Giacomazzi, Patrick Brady, Christopher Beattie

Lisa Growette Bostaph

While theoretical explanations, system response, and policy work on offenders and specific crime types are the backbone of criminal justice curricula in the U.S., a similar breadth and depth of education on crime victims appear to be lacking in traditional criminal justice curricula. This paper reports the results of a national study of 679 randomly selected criminal justice program curricula. Institutional, departmental, and course-level variables indicate that while victim-based research has proliferated, it does not mirror the extent to which victim-based courses are required in criminal justice programs. Theoretical, professional, and policy implications of the results are discussed.


The Relationship Between Maternal Depression And Child Nutritional Outcomes In Low Income Families, Karen Mccurdy, Kathleen Gorman, Elizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras, Tiffani Kisler Apr 2013

The Relationship Between Maternal Depression And Child Nutritional Outcomes In Low Income Families, Karen Mccurdy, Kathleen Gorman, Elizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras, Tiffani Kisler

Karen McCurdy

No abstract provided.


Canada/U.S. Borderlands: Thunder Bay, Duluth, And Sault Ste. Marie, Les Alm, Ross Burkhart Apr 2013

Canada/U.S. Borderlands: Thunder Bay, Duluth, And Sault Ste. Marie, Les Alm, Ross Burkhart

Ross Burkhart

No abstract provided.


Canadian Environmental Policy: Past And Future, Les Alm, Ross Burkhart Apr 2013

Canadian Environmental Policy: Past And Future, Les Alm, Ross Burkhart

Ross Burkhart

No abstract provided.


Sandtray In Supervision: A Tool For Helping Supervisees Grow, April Schottelkorb, Karrie Swan Dec 2012

Sandtray In Supervision: A Tool For Helping Supervisees Grow, April Schottelkorb, Karrie Swan

Karrie L Swan

No abstract provided.


Weak-Form Market Efficiency And Calendar Anomalies For Eastern Europe Equity Markets, Francesco Guidi, Rakesh Gupta, Suneel Maheshwari Aug 2012

Weak-Form Market Efficiency And Calendar Anomalies For Eastern Europe Equity Markets, Francesco Guidi, Rakesh Gupta, Suneel Maheshwari

Suneel K. Maheshwari

No abstract provided.


Establishing The Criterion Validity Of Umat : A Multi-Cohort Study Of Australian Medical Students, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman, Hamish Coates Jul 2012

Establishing The Criterion Validity Of Umat : A Multi-Cohort Study Of Australian Medical Students, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman, Hamish Coates

Dr Tim Friedman

No abstract provided.


Somali Bibliography --2012, Elizabeth A. Eames, Mame Nyarko F. Bonsu Dec 2011

Somali Bibliography --2012, Elizabeth A. Eames, Mame Nyarko F. Bonsu

Somalis in Maine Bibliography

A bibliography of resources arranged alphabetically and published before 2012.


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Annual Progress Report, Period Covering January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2011

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Annual Progress Report, Period Covering January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

  • A meeting of stakeholders across Nevada was held to explore the potential for statewide collaboration on litter and dumping issues.
  • Website activity for the first three quarters of the year averaged 1,122 hits per month, with an average of 1,927 pages viewed per month.
  • The team attended 12 community outreach events resulting in 2,154 direct contacts and 324 new mailing list records.
  • The Take Pride in America (TPIA) in Southern Nevada completed a total of 41 volunteer events contributing a total of 10,779 volunteer hours.
  • The TPIA team filed a no-cost extension to SNPLMA and received ...


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 1, 2011 To December 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2011

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 1, 2011 To December 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database decreased by 20.7% over the last quarter. The database now contains 7,072 records.
  • Results show an average of 1,080 visits per month, and with an average of 2,328 pages viewed per month.
  • Get Outdoors Nevada supported 22 volunteer events in a variety of ways. These events utilized 867 volunteers whom contributed approximately 3,774.5 hours of service.
  • Two community outreach events were attended, resulting in 476 direct contacts with 50 names added to the database.
  • The 7th Annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet was held on 11/5/11 ...


Winona Currents Annual Report 2011, University Advancement - Winona State University Dec 2011

Winona Currents Annual Report 2011, University Advancement - Winona State University

Winona Currents

Winona Currents Annual Report for 2011.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2011

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Team completes plans for stewardship “refresher courses”
  • Annual stewardship recognition event held at Lake Mead
  • On December 1, 2012, ICSST was absorbed as a sub-committee into the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Committee.


Rural Veterans: Invisible Heroes, Special People, Special Issues, Hilda R. Heady Dec 2011

Rural Veterans: Invisible Heroes, Special People, Special Issues, Hilda R. Heady

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

introduction to the special issue


Examination Of Post-Service Health-Related Quality Of Life Among Rural And Urban Military Members Of The Millennium Cohort Study, Susan P. Proctor, Timothy S. Wells, Kelly A. Jones, Edward J. Boyco, Tyler C. Smith Dec 2011

Examination Of Post-Service Health-Related Quality Of Life Among Rural And Urban Military Members Of The Millennium Cohort Study, Susan P. Proctor, Timothy S. Wells, Kelly A. Jones, Edward J. Boyco, Tyler C. Smith

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Little information exists on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of U.S. veterans based on rural (versus urban) status, especially those in younger age groups, and whether deployment influences this outcome. We addressed these questions in the Millennium Cohort Study, a prospective investigation of U.S. military personnel assessed first in 2001 and then subsequently every three years via self-administered questionnaires. Participants separated from the military at the time of the most recent survey were eligible (n = 10,738). HRQL was assessed using the SF-36V Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) scores. Rural status was assigned ...


The Economic And Cultural Impacts Of Veterans On Rural America: The Case Of Iowa, Dan Krier, C. Richard Stockner, Paul Lasley Dec 2011

The Economic And Cultural Impacts Of Veterans On Rural America: The Case Of Iowa, Dan Krier, C. Richard Stockner, Paul Lasley

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Rural America has long been a crucial supplier of recruits and civilian personnel to the U.S. military. Rural America is also an essential source of cultural and political support for military activity. After their tours of duty have ended, many veterans return to rural communities where they continue to carry the values of their military experiences and extend military traditions into rural culture. Far away from the Pentagon and other corridors of military power live millions of geographically-dispersed rural veterans whose Veterans Administration benefits (cash payments, loans, medical care) and retirement pensions flow into, and become a crucial economic ...


Mental Health Status And Perceived Barriers To Seeking Treatment In Rural Reserve Component Veterans, Elizabeth A. Bennett, Michael Crabtree, Mary E. Schaffer, Thomas W. Britt Dec 2011

Mental Health Status And Perceived Barriers To Seeking Treatment In Rural Reserve Component Veterans, Elizabeth A. Bennett, Michael Crabtree, Mary E. Schaffer, Thomas W. Britt

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

National Guard and Reserve (RC) troops (N=617) primarily from the Appalachian Region in Southwestern Pennsylvania who recently returned from deployment in support of current military conflicts responded to a survey that assessed their demographics, mental health symptoms, help-seeking behaviors, barriers for not seeking treatment, deployment history, and stressors. Veterans were classified as rural (N = 334) or non-rural (N = 283). Rural participants reported a significantly greater number of issues with transportation/access in seeking mental health treatment, were more likely to perceive others as worse off as a reason not to seek treatment, had a more negative attitude toward seeking ...


Addressing The Health Needs Of Rural Native Veterans: Assessment And Recommendations, Tim D. Noe, Carol E. Kaufman, Elizabeth A. Brooks, Nancy K. Daily, Byron D. Bair, Jay H. Shore Dec 2011

Addressing The Health Needs Of Rural Native Veterans: Assessment And Recommendations, Tim D. Noe, Carol E. Kaufman, Elizabeth A. Brooks, Nancy K. Daily, Byron D. Bair, Jay H. Shore

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Native Veterans comprise unique populations within the VeteransAdministration (VA) system of care and represent a proud tradition of military service. Limited healthcare data available on rural Native veterans indicate significant disparities in access to care and health status compared with other populations. This article provides an assessment of current challenges, barriers, and issues related to addressing the healthcare needs of rural Native veterans and offers recommendations to improve healthcare for this special population. To meet the needs of rural Native veterans it will be important to: conduct needs assessments to gather important health data about rural Native veterans; develop a ...


Time Trends In Expenditures For Rural Veterans' Healthcare, Alan N. West, Todd A. Mackenzie Dec 2011

Time Trends In Expenditures For Rural Veterans' Healthcare, Alan N. West, Todd A. Mackenzie

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

We studied rural-urban differences in medical spending trends over eleven years for VA as well as non-VA care received by male veterans who used any VA services, and compared those trends to trends for other healthcare-using men. Using inflation-adjusted annual medical expenditures for non-veterans, VA users, and other veterans who participated in Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys from 1996 through 2006, we examined trends in spending on inpatient, hospital-based outpatient, office-based, pharmacy, and other care, by major payers (self/family, private insurance, Medicare, other sources, and VA), to assess changes in expenditures for the care of rural veterans, younger or older ...


Experiences Of Rural Non-Va Providers In Treating Dual Care Veterans And The Development Of Electronic Health Information Exchange Networks Between The Two Systems, Michelle A. Lampman, Keith J. Mueller Dec 2011

Experiences Of Rural Non-Va Providers In Treating Dual Care Veterans And The Development Of Electronic Health Information Exchange Networks Between The Two Systems, Michelle A. Lampman, Keith J. Mueller

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Findings are presented from two focus group discussions with rural non-VA (Veterans Administration) primary care providers to better understand their experience with treating dual care veterans, those who receive care from both VA and non-VA providers. Participants reported challenges related to a lack of communication and coordination between the VA and non-VA providers. Participants agreed that improvements must be made to the current healthcare delivery model for rural dual care veterans to support seamless care. Two case studies involving VA-supported projects currently focused on bridging the two systems through the establishment of electronic health information exchange (eHIE) networks in rural ...


Commentary: Is It Time For A New Policy Or An Overdue Apology?, Hilda R. Heady Dec 2011

Commentary: Is It Time For A New Policy Or An Overdue Apology?, Hilda R. Heady

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

commentary by the special issue editor


Jennifer Sherman, Those Who Work, Those Who Don't: Poverty, Morality, And Family In Rural America, Peter A. Kindle Dec 2011

Jennifer Sherman, Those Who Work, Those Who Don't: Poverty, Morality, And Family In Rural America, Peter A. Kindle

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Review of Those Who Work, Those Who Don’t: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America, by Jennifer Sherman


Ptsd Treatment-Seeking Among Rural Latino Combat Veterans: A Review Of The Literature, Michael R. Duke, Roland S. Moore, Genevieve M. Ames Dec 2011

Ptsd Treatment-Seeking Among Rural Latino Combat Veterans: A Review Of The Literature, Michael R. Duke, Roland S. Moore, Genevieve M. Ames

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Latino combat soldiers report both higher prevalence and greater overall severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms than non-Hispanic Caucasians. However, these veterans face unique social and cultural barriers to accessing treatment for PTSD that distinguish them from their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Latino veterans who reside in rural settings face additional socio-cultural and structural impediments, in that they are likely to reside far from VA (Veterans Administration) medical facilities, have limited access to public transportation, and hold more conservative views toward mental health treatment than those residing in urban locales. However, little is known about the unique individual, sociocultural, and ...