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Marc Freshman Study 2011: Bullying, Cyberbullying, Risk Factors And Reporting, Elizabeth K. Englander 2011 Bridgewater State University

Marc Freshman Study 2011: Bullying, Cyberbullying, Risk Factors And Reporting, Elizabeth K. Englander

MARC Research Reports

The Sample:

  • 617 College freshman, studied over a 6 month period in 2010-­‐2011
  • Predominately white
  • Predominately 18–19 years old
  • Parents tend to be high working class, low middle class, or middle class

Studied for: rates of behavior; risk factors & their relationship to bullying and cyberbullying; and many other social, family, and school factors


Research Findings: Marc 2011 Survey Grades 3-12, Elizabeth K. Englander 2011 Bridgewater State University

Research Findings: Marc 2011 Survey Grades 3-12, Elizabeth K. Englander

MARC Research Reports

Self-report survey of 20,766 children in grades 3-12 in Massachusetts


The Relationship Among Emotional Intelligence And Leadership Styles Of Law Enforcement Executives, Gregory, Jr. Campbell 2011 Walden University

The Relationship Among Emotional Intelligence And Leadership Styles Of Law Enforcement Executives, Gregory, Jr. Campbell

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Policing in the 21st century is becoming more complex and dynamic as law enforcement executives deal with operational, political, and economic challenges. Organizational theory and research indicate positive relationships among emotional intelligence (EI), leadership effectiveness, leadership styles, and employee outcomes. But these relationships have not been investigated in law enforcement organizations. The purpose of this quantitative study was to fill this knowledge gap by exploring the above relationships in a sample of law enforcement executives. Situational leadership theory, full range leadership model, and trait EI theory comprised the theoretical framework for this study. Data were collected from 139 law enforcement ...


Racial Profiling Policy And Its Relation To Pro-Active Policing, Bradley R. Anders 2011 Walden University

Racial Profiling Policy And Its Relation To Pro-Active Policing, Bradley R. Anders

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

To address the primary problem of racial profiling by police, many states have passed legislation that require police departments to collect demographic data on those with whom the officer comes into contact; these data are later evaluated by supervisors. The problem lies in the possibility for police officers to disengage, or depolice, when faced with data collection policies that may be viewed as lessening the officer's discretion. It was this potential to depolice as related to policy interpretation that formed the conceptual framework for this study. As a result, implementation of racial profiling policies may negatively impact the very ...


The Utility Of Restorative Justice In Urban Communities For Afro Americans Males 12-17, Johnny Brooks 2011 Walden University

The Utility Of Restorative Justice In Urban Communities For Afro Americans Males 12-17, Johnny Brooks

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Juvenile delinquency continues to be a major social problem in the United States. One of the more salient problems with the juvenile justice system in the United States is its staggering incarceration rate, which poses a significant problem for youth exposed to the juvenile justice system, and the community as a whole. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the perspective of the program facilitators about the effectiveness of the restorative justice program in reducing recidivism for African American males aged 12 to 17 in Baltimore City's urban community. This study relied upon restorative justice theory ...


'If I Wasn't Suicidal, That'll Drive You To It': Women, Jail And Mental Health, Angela Moe 2010 Western Michigan University

'If I Wasn't Suicidal, That'll Drive You To It': Women, Jail And Mental Health, Angela Moe

Angela M. Moe

No abstract provided.


Examining The Effect Of Correctional Programming On Perceptions Of Likelihood Of Recidivism Among Incarcerated Prisoners, David May, Timequa Brown 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Examining The Effect Of Correctional Programming On Perceptions Of Likelihood Of Recidivism Among Incarcerated Prisoners, David May, Timequa Brown

David May

For many years, policymakers and criminal justice scholars have debated the impact of correctional programming on recidivism. This debate is currently unresolved. Using data from 1,234 currently incarcerated inmates in a mid-Southern state, this study examines whether inmates who participate in correctional programming while incarcerated are less likely to feel that they will recidivate upon release from prison. The findings from this research suggest that program participation while in prison has little impact on the inmates’ perceived recidivism, although important programming effects may still occur. Policy implications and directions for future research are discussed.


The Environmental Impact Of Immigration: An Analysis Of Immigration Effects On Air Pollution Levels, Carmel Price, Ben Feldmeyer 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Environmental Impact Of Immigration: An Analysis Of Immigration Effects On Air Pollution Levels, Carmel Price, Ben Feldmeyer

Ben Feldmeyer

No abstract provided.


Once Upon A Place: The Fading Of Community In Rural Kentucky, Kenneth Tunnell 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Once Upon A Place: The Fading Of Community In Rural Kentucky, Kenneth Tunnell

Kenneth Tunnell

Across the globe, something is amiss. Even pedestrian observation recognizes that rural communities and small towns are fundamentally changing. Local economies, generations-old cultures, and ingrained ways of life are being severely altered. Within the United States, these changes are symbiotically tied to the demise of the family farm. The decline in family farming and -- the so-called “development” of the country-side -- race along unimpeded and, in fact, are aided by public officials and their policies. With these two great and fundamental changes – the downturn in family farming and the general paving of paradise – locally owned and operated small businesses are dying ...


Racial/Ethnic Threat And Federal Sentencing, Ben Feldmeyer, Jeffery Ulmer 2010 University of Tennessee

Racial/Ethnic Threat And Federal Sentencing, Ben Feldmeyer, Jeffery Ulmer

Ben Feldmeyer

This study examines whether federal sentencing decisions are influenced by the racial/ethnic composition of federal court districts. Multilevel models of individual cases within federal judicial districts show that Black defendants receive moderately longer sentences than Whites, and that Hispanics and Whites receive similar sentences. These race/ethnicity effects on sentence length are found to vary across federal districts but not as predicted by racial threat theory. In contrast to racial threat predictions, Black sentence lengths are not significantly conditioned by the district Black population. Contrary to racial threat predictions, Hispanic defendants receive the harshest sentences when they account for ...


Assessing Facilitator Performance As An Influence On Student Satisfaction, David May, Scotty Dunlap 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Assessing Facilitator Performance As An Influence On Student Satisfaction, David May, Scotty Dunlap

David May

Growth in class size within the online environment has resulted in a facilitator model in which an instructor teaches the class with the assistance of facilitators who interact with students in smaller groups. This research sought to determine the effectiveness of a structured performance evaluation for facilitators and the correlation to student satisfaction.


Polishing The "Boots," Part 3, Rodger Broome 2010 Utah Valley University

Polishing The "Boots," Part 3, Rodger Broome

Rodger E. Broome

No abstract provided.


Predictors Of Engagement In Acts Of Conflict And Aggression Among The General Public., David May, Nathan Lowe 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Predictors Of Engagement In Acts Of Conflict And Aggression Among The General Public., David May, Nathan Lowe

David May

The purpose of this article is to use empirical research and theory to investigate the context that may provoke individuals to engage in acts of conflict and aggression. A random sample of the general public from a midsouthern state was surveyed to explore this inquiry. Respondents were asked to indicate their level of reaction to a number of situations that often lead people to engage in conflict and/or aggression with other people. Several sociodemographic factors served as control variables in the study. The findings of the Pearson product–moment correlations suggest that respondents were more likely to report that ...


Reassessing Trends In Black Violent Crime, 1980-2008: Sorting Out The ‘Hispanic Effect’ In Ucr Arrests, Ncvs Offenders Estimates, And U.S. Prisoner Counts, Darrell Steffensmeier, Ben Feldmeyer, Casey Harris, Jeffery Ulmer 2010 Pennsylvania State University

Reassessing Trends In Black Violent Crime, 1980-2008: Sorting Out The ‘Hispanic Effect’ In Ucr Arrests, Ncvs Offenders Estimates, And U.S. Prisoner Counts, Darrell Steffensmeier, Ben Feldmeyer, Casey Harris, Jeffery Ulmer

Ben Feldmeyer

Recent studies suggest a decline in the relative Black effect on violent crime in recent decades and interpret this decline as resulting from greater upward mobility among African Americans during the past several decades. However, other assessments of racial stratification in American society suggest at least as much durability as change in Black social mobility since the 1980s. Our goal is to assess how patterns of racial disparity in violent crime and incarceration have changed from 1980 to 2008. We argue that prior studies showing a shrinking Black share of violent crime might be in error because of reliance on ...


Challenges Of Reporting On Corrections, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. 2010 University of Baltimore

Challenges Of Reporting On Corrections, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Patient Evaluations R Us: The Dynamics Of Power Relations Inside A Forensic Psychiatric Facility From The Bottom Up, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. 2010 University of Baltimore

Patient Evaluations R Us: The Dynamics Of Power Relations Inside A Forensic Psychiatric Facility From The Bottom Up, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Deconstructing The Prisoner Re-Entry Industry/Complex: Origins Of The Term And A Critique Of Current Literature/Analysis, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. 2010 University of Baltimore

Deconstructing The Prisoner Re-Entry Industry/Complex: Origins Of The Term And A Critique Of Current Literature/Analysis, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Knocking On The Ivory Tower's Door: The Experience Of Ex-Convicts Applying For Tenure-Track University Positions, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D., Stephen C. Richards, Greg Newbold, Mike Lenza, Daniel S. Murphy 2010 university of canterbury

Knocking On The Ivory Tower's Door: The Experience Of Ex-Convicts Applying For Tenure-Track University Positions, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D., Stephen C. Richards, Greg Newbold, Mike Lenza, Daniel S. Murphy

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


An Empathetic Psychological Perspective Of Police Deadly Force Training, Rodger E. Broome 2010 Utah Valley University

An Empathetic Psychological Perspective Of Police Deadly Force Training, Rodger E. Broome

Rodger E. Broome

Police officers must be able to make an accurate appraisal of a lethal encounter and respond with appropriate force to mitigate the threat to their own lives and to the lives of others. Contemporary police deadly force training places the cadet in mock lethal encounters, which are designed to simulate those occurring in the real lives of law enforcement officers. This Reality Base Training (RBT) is designed to provide cadets with experiences that require their reactions to be within the law, policies and procedures, and ethics while undergoing a very stressful, emotional, and physically dynamic situation (Artwohl & Christensen, 1997; Blum, 2000; Grossman ...


Strategies To Disrupt Online Child Pornography Networks, Kila Joffres, Martin Bouchard, Richard Frank, Bryce Westlake 2010 Simon Fraser University

Strategies To Disrupt Online Child Pornography Networks, Kila Joffres, Martin Bouchard, Richard Frank, Bryce Westlake

Bryce Garreth Westlake

This paper seeks to determine which attack strategies (hub, bridge, or fragmentation) are most effective at disrupting two online child pornography networks in terms of outcome measures that include density, clustering, compactness, and average path length. For this purpose, two networks were extracted using a web-crawler that recursively follows child exploitation sites. It was found that different attack strategies were warranted depending on the outcome measure and the network structure. Overall, hub attacks were most effective at reducing network density and clustering, whereas fragmentation attacks were most effective at reducing the network's distance-based cohesion and average path length. In ...


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