Race, Partisan Gerrymandering And The Constitution, 2017 University of New Hampshire School of Law
Race, Partisan Gerrymandering And The Constitution, John M. Greabe
[Excerpt] “For the most part, the Constitution speaks in generalities. The 14th Amendment, for example, instructs the states to provide all persons the "equal protection of the laws." But obviously, this cannot mean that states are always forbidden from treating a person differently than any other person. Children can, of course, be constitutionally barred from driving, notwithstanding the Equal Protection Clause. Thus, there is a need within our constitutional system to refine the Constitution's abstract provisions.”
Social Media And The Voice Of The Department, 2017 California State University, San Bernardino
Social Media And The Voice Of The Department, Brittany N. Rios
Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations
More law enforcement agencies are adopting social media as a progressive policing strategy each year. They utilize it for several reasons including, community outreach and engagement, public relations, notifying the public of safety concerns, recruitment, intelligence gathering for investigations, among other uses (IACP, 2017). This study explores Southern California Law Enforcements’ use of social media through a survey and content analysis. First, the survey results suggest that more than 93% of departments surveyed concentrate on community outreach through their social media channels. Second, the content analysis results suggest that when media (pictures/video), links, and hashtags (#), are included in posts ...
Civil Rights Policy In Practice: Provision Of Language Assistance Services In Health Care, 2017 Northwestern University
Civil Rights Policy In Practice: Provision Of Language Assistance Services In Health Care, Meredith Greene
Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition
With 80% of US hospitals seeing limited English proficient patients on a regular basis, language assistance services are a pivotal component of ensuring equal access to health care. State and federal civil rights policies guarantee the provision of language assistance services to limited English proficient hospital patients. However, local civil rights advisory committees report hospitals do not adequately comply with these policies. Through the development and analysis of an original dataset of qualitative interviews with compliance officers, language assistance services administrators, and healthcare workers from five Chicagoland health systems, this study examines what these civil rights policies look like in ...
Health Budget Tracking At Local Levels: A Training Manual For Uganda’S Youth Leaders And Advocates, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
Health Budget Tracking At Local Levels: A Training Manual For Uganda’S Youth Leaders And Advocates, Rehema Z. Namukose Ms.
Uganda’s decentralization policy was introduced in 1997 under the Local Government Act to transfer power from central government to local government levels. The main purpose was to promote participation of all citizens in decision making processes to enhance responsibility and accountable monitoring of services delivered to citizens at all levels. The policy “aimed to achieve efficiency and effectiveness” in services delivered and managed at lower levels (Kebba & Ntanda, 2005). But how were citizens at local levels going to participate in accountability processes? How would they monitor the quality of services delivered under this policy framework? In what ways were ...
More Women In Parliament: Advocacy Lessons Learned From The Georgian Women’S Task Force On Political Participation, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
More Women In Parliament: Advocacy Lessons Learned From The Georgian Women’S Task Force On Political Participation, Emma Shattuck
Emma Shattuck – PIM 75
MORE WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT: ADVOCACY LESSONS LEARNED
FROM THE GEORGIAN WOMEN’S TASK FORCE ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
This Policy Advocacy Course-Linked Capstone is a case study of an on-going advocacy campaign to increase women’s political participation in the Republic of Georgia’s Parliament. It tells the story of a dedicated group of advocates who are determined to help Georgian women’s voices be heard in a primarily male-dominated political context. Drawing on my personal experience living and working in Tbilisi, Georgia, and based on comprehensive key informant interviews with leaders of the campaign ...
Cooperative Growth: The Political Economy Impacts On The Recipient Communities In Metropolitan Atlanta, Ga, 2017 Clark Atlanta University
Cooperative Growth: The Political Economy Impacts On The Recipient Communities In Metropolitan Atlanta, Ga, Tammy R. Greer
Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University
The purpose of the research was to conduct a study of the impact of gentrification on the Metropolitan Atlanta area. This research focused on the policies that influenced or affected recipient communities because of gentrification. These changes are attributed to residents relocating from various sections of a transitioned community to another community. Available research, however, does not fully address the new challenges recipient communities face because of a boost in its population. Current research does not fully address the pressure on recipient communities’ resources due to (possible) lack of housing, schools, transportation, and social services because of an influx of ...
How Do You Mobilize Public Support For Infrastructural Investment In California’S Aging Water System?, 2017 University of San Francisco
How Do You Mobilize Public Support For Infrastructural Investment In California’S Aging Water System?, Christine M. Hackett
Master's Projects and Capstones
This paper looks at how the state of California maintains an aging water system – the California State Water Project (SWP) – that will threaten California’s water supply if further maintained, and concludes that the system faces three major problems that are of concern in 2017 – aging pipes, health hazards, and environmental threats. What needs to be done in order to address these issues is to invest in a new and improved SWP that will save water, protect the water supply from contamination of hazardous particles, and replenish the ecosystems within piping range that it has depleted. To do this, I ...
San Francisco's Response To Sexual Assault: Pathways To Creating A Survivor-Centered Criminal Justice System, 2017 University of San Francisco
San Francisco's Response To Sexual Assault: Pathways To Creating A Survivor-Centered Criminal Justice System, Bianca Rosen
Master's Projects and Capstones
This research examines the process when adult sexual assault survivors in San Francisco decide to pursue legal justice and how survivors experience the local criminal justice system. My analysis exposes the mistreatment of survivors who participate with local law enforcement and recommends survivor-centered policies that could support the wellbeing of survivors pressing charges. The purpose of this research is to encourage law enforcement practices that prioritize survivors’ self-determination and welfare.
Telehealth In Rural Medicaid: A Baseline Inventory, 2017 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center
Telehealth In Rural Medicaid: A Baseline Inventory, Amanda Burgess Mppm, Jean A. Talbot Phd, Mph, Andrew F. Coburn, Deborah Thayer
Presented on behalf of the Maine Rural Health Research Center by Amanda Burgess at the 2017 National Rural Health Association Annual Meeting. Research questions addressed the prevalence and characteristics of rural Medicaid telehealth users, types of telehealth services provided, and diagnoses associated with use of telehealth. Findings of the research showed that rates of telehealth use were higher in rural than in urban subpopulations, with behavioral health problems the most common target for telehealth services in rural and urban populations.
Perceptions Of Fin-Fish Aquaculture: A Multi-Scalar Policy Perspective, 2017 Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University
Perceptions Of Fin-Fish Aquaculture: A Multi-Scalar Policy Perspective, Jordan Wrigley
Graduate Student Conference
Fin-fish aquaculture presents a problem for planners and policy-makers. While there are negative environmental impacts and questions regarding aquaculture's sustainability, there are also benefits such as increased local food production. Solutions balancing these detriments and benefits are often obscured by ingrained perceptions of aquaculture leading to exclusionary or suppressive outcomes and a lack of exploration into aquaculture's value within various contexts. To examine these perceptions, I developed a multi-scalar series of studies at the national, regional, and individual levels.
The collected results of the three studies suggest aquaculture awareness and perceptions are context-dependant. Nuances in national data also ...
Municipal Resource Guide To Leading Practices In Cost Savings, 2017 Western University
Municipal Resource Guide To Leading Practices In Cost Savings, Martin Horak, Andrew Sancton, Rachna Goswami, Umera Ali
Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance – Research Reports
Ontario municipalities of all sizes face pressure to “do more with less.” Commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs, this Resource Guide provides municipal officials with single-source information about a range of current leading practices in cost savings in small and mid-sized Ontario municipalities. Municipalities across the province are continually developing innovative practices that save costs without incurring service level reductions. Most of these practices involve small-scale initiatives that result in modest savings. Yet even modest savings add up over time, and multiple small initiatives in a single municipality can make a big difference. In addition, by providing an ...
Taxation, Competitiveness, And Inversions: A Response To Kleinbard, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Taxation, Competitiveness, And Inversions: A Response To Kleinbard, Michael S. Knoll
In this report, I argue that the inversion situation is more nuanced, complex, and ambiguous than Edward D. Kleinbard acknowledges, and I challenge Kleinbard’s claim that U.S. multinationals are on a tax par with their foreign competitors.
Opioid Use In Rhode Island - Review And Suggestions, 2017 University of Rhode Island
Opioid Use In Rhode Island - Review And Suggestions, Vanessa S. Kolb
Senior Honors Projects
It is estimated that over two million Americans have an opioid-related substance abuse disorder. Nationally, 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose, and 60% of drug overdoses involve an opioid. Rhode Island has enacted some of the strictest opioid-prescribing guidelines in the country, but since 2011 the number of overdose deaths within the state that involve illicit opioids has increased by 250%. In 2015, Governor Gina Raimondo established a special task force whose goal is to reduce the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Rhode Island by one-third by 2018.
In this project, I analyze and compare best ...
Where The Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place And Governance In Semarang, Indonesia, 2017 College of William and Mary
Where The Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place And Governance In Semarang, Indonesia, Emmaleah K. Jones
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Purpose: This project analyzes the uses of space and geography up the scales of political organization – from the village to the municipal – attempting to find the intersections where physical space meets governance using Semarang, Indonesia as my strategic case. This research employs a biocultural lens, addressing the existing gaps in literature by advancing a framework to function across disciplines and ultimately reconnecting to its practical application in urban planning and design. Such a framework is important in providing a blueprint for building a coherent and supportive structure on which to assess the human impact of design and contribute new “human-centered ...
Ending Transitional Homelessness In San Jose, California: A Process Evaluation Of The City Of San Jose’S Plan To Convert A Hotel/Motel Into A Single Room Occupancy Living Unit For The Transitionally Homeless, 2017 San Jose State University
Ending Transitional Homelessness In San Jose, California: A Process Evaluation Of The City Of San Jose’S Plan To Convert A Hotel/Motel Into A Single Room Occupancy Living Unit For The Transitionally Homeless, Alyssa Garcia
The City of San Jose has been working on the Hotel/Motel Supportive Housing Program and Underutilized City-Owned Property project since 2012. The City acquired the Plaza Hotel in downtown San Jose from the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Authority and leased the property to Abode. Abode converted the rooms into SRO units for the transitionally homeless and occupancy is expected in July of 2017. The program is estimated to operate for five years before it is torn down. The project is unique, as the city has never had a hotel/motel conversion program tailored towards transitionally homeless adults.
Addressing The Ab 109 Population In Santa Cruz County: The Santa Cruz County Recidivism Study Of Post-Realignment Offenders (2011–2016), Shea Johnson
The goal of this paper and the included “Santa Cruz County Recidivism Study of Post-Realignment Offenders (2011–2016)” is to provide a meaningful presentation of recidivism rates for Santa Cruz County and, in doing so, help Santa Cruz County agencies to better design recidivism reduction programs, highlight the problems every county faces in trying to conduct recidivism reduction studies, and provide a roadmap for what is and is not possible for policymakers who are increasingly demanding more refined data sets and streamlined data for budgeting.
Examining The Intersection Of Refugee Policies And Contemporary Protracted Displacement, 2017 Clark University
Examining The Intersection Of Refugee Policies And Contemporary Protracted Displacement, Christopher M. Owens
International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)
Article 33 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees states that host nations shall not expel or return a refugee to their home nation ‘where his life or freedom would be threatened.’ However, as demonstrated in three contemporary case studies in protracted displacement the interests of the sovereign state drive nations to craft strategies to limit cross-border refugee mobility. The refoulement of refugees escaping drug cartel violence throughout the Americas, internally displaced Haitians, and Syrian refugees in Jordan are all ‘managed’ by one of two methods. First, some destination nations either strategically blur refugees into other mobility ...
I Share, Therefore It's Mine, 2017 Chapman University School of Law
I Share, Therefore It's Mine, Donald J. Kochan
Donald J. Kochan
Dictation And Delegation In Securities Regulation, 2017 University of Georgia School of Law
Dictation And Delegation In Securities Regulation, Usha Rodrigues
Indiana Law Journal
When Congress undertakes major financial reform, either it dictates the precise con-tours of the law itself or it delegates the bulk of the rule making to an administrative agency. This choice has critical consequences. Making the law self-executing in federal legislation is swift, not subject to administrative tinkering, and less vulnerable than rule making to judicial second-guessing. Agency action is, in contrast, deliberate, subject to ongoing bureaucratic fiddling, and more vulnerable than statutes to judicial challenge.
This Article offers the first empirical analysis of the extent of congressional delegation in securities law from 1970 to the present day, examining nine ...
Law And Identifiability, 2017 Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Law And Identifiability, Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, Ilana Ritov, Tehila Kogut
Indiana Law Journal
Psychological studies have shown that people react either more generously or more punitively toward identified individuals than toward unidentified ones. This phenomenon, named the identifiability effect, has received little attention in the legal literature, despite its importance for the law. As a prime example, while legislators typically craft rules that would apply to unidentified people, judges ordinarily deal with identified individuals. The identifiability effect suggests that the outcomes of these two forms of lawmaking may differ, even when they pertain to similar facts and situations.
This Article is a preliminary investigation into the relevance of the identifiability effect for law ...