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The Independent And Joint Effects Of Race/Ethnicity, Gender And Age On Sentencing Outcomes In U.S. Federal Courts, Jill K. Doerner, Stephen Demuth 2010 University of Rhode Island

The Independent And Joint Effects Of Race/Ethnicity, Gender And Age On Sentencing Outcomes In U.S. Federal Courts, Jill K. Doerner, Stephen Demuth

Jill K Doerner

Using data compiled by the United States Sentencing Commission, we examine the independent and joint effects of race/ethnicity, gender, and age on sentencing decisions in U.S. federal courts. We find that Hispanics and blacks, males, and younger defendants receive harsher sentences than whites, females, and older defendants after controlling for important legal and contextual factors. When these effects are examined in combination, young Hispanic male defendants have the highest odds of incarceration and young black male defendants receive the longest sentences. The findings show considerable variation in the sentencing outcomes of defendants depending on their relative social-structural position ...


Maneras De Evaluar Su Gestión Gerencial, Guillermo Arosemena 2010 Selected Works

Maneras De Evaluar Su Gestión Gerencial, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Econometric Analysis Using Stata, Sudhanshu Kumar 2010 Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

Econometric Analysis Using Stata, Sudhanshu Kumar

Sudhanshu Kumar

No abstract provided.


Brain Estrogens Rapidly Strengthen Auditory Encoding And Guide Song Preference In A Songbird, Luke Remage_Healey, M. J. Colemand, R. K. Oyamaa, B. A. Schlinger 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Brain Estrogens Rapidly Strengthen Auditory Encoding And Guide Song Preference In A Songbird, Luke Remage_Healey, M. J. Colemand, R. K. Oyamaa, B. A. Schlinger

Luke Remage-Healey

Higher cognitive function depends on accurate detection and processing of subtle features of sensory stimuli. Such precise computations require neural circuits to be modulated over rapid timescales, yet this modulation is poorly understood. Brain-derived steroids (neurosteroids) can act as fast signaling molecules in the vertebrate central nervous system and could therefore modulate sensory processing and guide behavior, but there is no empirical evidence for this possibility. Here we report that acute inhibition of estrogen production within a cortical-like region involved in complex auditory processing disrupts a songbird’s ability to behaviorally respond to song stimuli. Identical manipulation of local estrogen ...


Finding Money For Municipal Water, Wastewater And Solid Waste Projects In Tennessee (2010), Sharon Rollins 2010 Municipal Technical Advisory Service

Finding Money For Municipal Water, Wastewater And Solid Waste Projects In Tennessee (2010), Sharon Rollins

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This guide provides an overview of various financing programs available to Tennessee's local governments for water, wastewater, solid waste, and other project needs.


Intra-Enterprise Activity, Joint Ventures And Sports Leagues: Identifying Unilateral Conduct Under The Antitrust Laws, Herbert J. Hovenkamp 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Intra-Enterprise Activity, Joint Ventures And Sports Leagues: Identifying Unilateral Conduct Under The Antitrust Laws, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship

In the American Needle case the Supreme Court will consider whether the NFL’s decision to give an exclusive trademark license to one firm should be counted as “unilateral” on the NFL’s part, or rather as the concerted joint venture activity of the NFL’s individual member teams. The intellectual property in question is not trademarks in the NFL itself, but rather the trademarks and other intellectual property developed separately by each individual team, and which the teams in turn have licensed exclusively to the NFL.

In general, when a joint venture is engaged in its own business the ...


Beyond The Classroom: Using Title Ix To Measure The Return To High School Sports, Betsey Stevenson 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Beyond The Classroom: Using Title Ix To Measure The Return To High School Sports, Betsey Stevenson

PSC Working Paper Series

Between 1972 and 1978 U.S. high schools rapidly increased their female athletic participation rates—to approximately the same level as their male athletic participation rates—in order to comply with Title IX, a policy change that provides a unique quasi-experiment in female athletic participation. This paper examines the causal implications of this expansion in female sports participation by using variation in the level of boys’ athletic participation across states before Title IX to instrument for the change in girls’ athletic participation. Analysis of differences in outcomes across states in changes between pre- and post-cohorts reveals that a 10-percentage point ...


Decoupling And Recoupling: Global Links To The Business Cycle; Cattle Market Fundamentals, John A. Sodney, Matthew Diersen 2010 South Dakota State University

Decoupling And Recoupling: Global Links To The Business Cycle; Cattle Market Fundamentals, John A. Sodney, Matthew Diersen

Economics Commentator

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Interactive Classification And Practice In The Social Sciences: Expanding Ian Hacking's Treatment Of Interactive Kinds, Matt L. Drabek 2010 University of Iowa

Interactive Classification And Practice In The Social Sciences: Expanding Ian Hacking's Treatment Of Interactive Kinds, Matt L. Drabek

Poroi

This paper examines the ways in which social scientific discourse and classification interact with the objects of social scientific investigation. I examine this interaction in the context of the traditional philosophical project of demarcating the social sciences from the natural sciences. I begin by reviewing Ian Hacking’s work on interactive classification and argue that there are additional forms of interaction that must be treated.


Introduction, David J. Depew 2010 university of iowa

Introduction, David J. Depew

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Meat My Hero: “I Have A Dream” Of Living Language In The Work Of Donna Haraway, Or, Ride ‘Em Cowboy!, Rebecca Scott 2010 Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario

Meat My Hero: “I Have A Dream” Of Living Language In The Work Of Donna Haraway, Or, Ride ‘Em Cowboy!, Rebecca Scott

Poroi

Meaning is the product of dialectical negotiations of competing meanings that have their origins in cultural, subcultural, and idiosyncratic differences. Below obvious, surface, or dominant understandings, latent meanings wait to bubble up. This dynamic process of meaning-making suggests that language is, to a certain degree, uncontainable and very lively. Donna Haraway's work can be characterized by an attention to this 'latency' in language. I argue that Haraway’s use of language is not merely a way of communicating ideas, but constitutes a methodology, theory and praxis all at once, because she obtains “data” by mining latency, because she theorizes ...


Foucault’S Rhetorical Theory And U.S. Intelligence Affairs, Hamilton Bean 2010 University of Colorado Denver

Foucault’S Rhetorical Theory And U.S. Intelligence Affairs, Hamilton Bean

Poroi

In 2003, the U.S. Air University published “The Role of Rhetorical Theory in Military Intelligence Analysis: A Soldier’s Guide to Rhetorical Theory” written by Air Force Major Gary H. Mills. In this essay, Mills argues that the rhetorical theory of French historian and philosopher Michel Foucault “serves as a powerful military-intelligence force multiplier.” Foucault is described by Mills as a “reluctant, unintentional military tactician.” Likening Foucault’s rhetorical theory to a weapon used by a combat force might strike rhetorical and critical scholars as bizarre given Foucault’s theoretical and political project. Therefore, in this essay, I attempt ...


Before Climategate: Visual Strategies To Integrate Ethos Across The “Is/Ought” Divide In The Ipcc’S Climate Change 2007: Summary For Policy Makers, Lynda Walsh 2010 University of Nevada, Reno

Before Climategate: Visual Strategies To Integrate Ethos Across The “Is/Ought” Divide In The Ipcc’S Climate Change 2007: Summary For Policy Makers, Lynda Walsh

Poroi

In this paper I analyze strategies policy scientists use to bolster their ethos with American policymakers and the public in the International Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Working Group I Summary for Policy Makers (SPM), from their Fourth Assessment Report released in 2007. Specifically, I treat the visualizations of computer climate models included in the SPM as technologies that the IPCC authors used to re-integrate their paradoxical ethos: commissioned to give policy guidance on the basis of their scientific reputation, these authors nevertheless field ethical attacks if their guidance runs counter to prevailing political winds. The visualizations perform continuity ...


Embracing The 2010 Census: Brought To You By The Letter C And The Number 10, Sonnet Ireland 2010 University of New Orleans

Embracing The 2010 Census: Brought To You By The Letter C And The Number 10, Sonnet Ireland

Sonnet Ireland

No abstract provided.


A Framework For Mandatory Impact Evaluation To Ensure Well-Informed Public Policy Decisions, Andy Oxman, Arild Bjørndal, F Becerra, Mark Gibson, M Gonzales Block, A Haines, M Hamid, C Hooker Odom, H Lei, B Levin, Mark Lipsey, Julia Littell, H Mshinda, P Ongolo-Zogo, T Pang, N Sewankambo, F Songane, H Soydan, C Torgerson, D Weisburd, J Whitworth, S Wilbulpolprasert 2010 Bryn Mawr College

A Framework For Mandatory Impact Evaluation To Ensure Well-Informed Public Policy Decisions, Andy Oxman, Arild Bjørndal, F Becerra, Mark Gibson, M Gonzales Block, A Haines, M Hamid, C Hooker Odom, H Lei, B Levin, Mark Lipsey, Julia Littell, H Mshinda, P Ongolo-Zogo, T Pang, N Sewankambo, F Songane, H Soydan, C Torgerson, D Weisburd, J Whitworth, S Wilbulpolprasert

Julia H Littell

No abstract provided.


Presidential Control Of Executive Branch Agencies: Omb And Signing Statements, Cheryl Truesdell, Rebecca Byrum 2010 Selected Works

Presidential Control Of Executive Branch Agencies: Omb And Signing Statements, Cheryl Truesdell, Rebecca Byrum

Cheryl B. Truesdell

No abstract provided.


U.S. Government Electronic Information Resources: A Start-Up Kit For Small And Medium-Sized Libraries, Cheryl Truesdell 2010 Selected Works

U.S. Government Electronic Information Resources: A Start-Up Kit For Small And Medium-Sized Libraries, Cheryl Truesdell

Cheryl B. Truesdell

The U.S. Government is the largest producer of information in the world. These include some of the most useful reference sources at the information desk – the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Statistical Abstract of the United States, and the World Factbook. Since 1994 G.P.O. and other federal agencies have been moving steadily toward electronic production of information. Virtually all of these information sources are now freely available on the Internet. With the exponential proliferation of electronic government information resources, choosing which resources to add to the collection or highlight on library web sites can be a daunting task. Fortunately ...


Ferpa And Student Work: Considerations For Electronic Theses And Dissertations, Marisa Ramirez, Gail McMillan 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Ferpa And Student Work: Considerations For Electronic Theses And Dissertations, Marisa Ramirez, Gail Mcmillan

Marisa Ramirez

Information privacy is an important consideration when transitioning university collections from paper to electronic access. Yet the protection of -- and limits to -- student privacy regulations have rarely been addressed in the literature for online electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its relevance to student work should be a consideration when widely distributing scholarship like e-portfolios, ETDs, and senior capstone projects. In this article, we share several campus approaches to FERPA and electronic student work.


Are Google Books And Library Catalogs Enough? Developing An Online Research Advisory Tool In The Humanities, Kevin B. Gunn, Jonathan M. Smith 2010 The Catholic University of America

Are Google Books And Library Catalogs Enough? Developing An Online Research Advisory Tool In The Humanities, Kevin B. Gunn, Jonathan M. Smith

Library Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Left-Wing Radicalism And Prejudice, Kenneth S. Bordens 2010 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Left-Wing Radicalism And Prejudice, Kenneth S. Bordens

Psychology Faculty Presentations

Three studies examined the relationship between a new individual difference measure: left-wing radicalism (LWR) and prejudice. LWR measures the extent to which people reject authority and societal conventions. The results indicate that LWRs are more prejudiced against groups that violate their values, but less prejudiced toward traditional minority groups. Furthermore, the results indicate that those high in LWR (like those high in RWA) are prone to cognitive errors (e.g. belief in conspiracies).


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