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Reported Experiences With Plea Bargaining: A Theoretical Analysis Of The Legal Standard, Krystia Reed, Allison Franz, Vincent Calderon, Alisha Meschkow, Valerie F. Reyna May 2022

Reported Experiences With Plea Bargaining: A Theoretical Analysis Of The Legal Standard, Krystia Reed, Allison Franz, Vincent Calderon, Alisha Meschkow, Valerie F. Reyna

West Virginia Law Review

Although the majority of criminal cases in the United States are settled with plea bargains, very little empirical evidence exists to explain how defendants make life-altering plea bargain decisions. This Article first discusses the psychologicalfactors involved in plea bargaining decisions. Next, this Article empirically examines the factors involved in plea decisions of real-life defendants within the legal and psychological contexts. Finally, this Article highlights the psychological issues that need to be further examined in pleabargaining literature.


Correctional Officer Opinions About Offenders With Mental Illness: The Relationships Among Opinions, Burnout, Emotional Intelligence, And Mental Health Training, Courtney Hull Jan 2021

Correctional Officer Opinions About Offenders With Mental Illness: The Relationships Among Opinions, Burnout, Emotional Intelligence, And Mental Health Training, Courtney Hull

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

Rates of mental illness among incarcerated individuals in the United States are high and have been well documented. Correctional officers are on the front line of identifying symptoms and alerting mental health professionals to problems as they arise. Correctional officers often lack an understating of mental illness, feel ill-equipped to manage mental health crises, and experience high levels of job-related stress. The objective of this study was to better understand the relationship between correctional officers’ emotional intelligence and opinions about mental illness, and to identify if burnout moderated the relationship between the variables. Additionally, the study sought to understand the …


Jurors' Perceptions Of False Confessions, Madison G. Gallimore Jan 2021

Jurors' Perceptions Of False Confessions, Madison G. Gallimore

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

This study examined the effect of mock jurors’ perceptions of a defendant’s false confession vs. no confession (false confession presence), coercive interrogation techniques vs. panic-escape (false confession reason), and expert witness testimony vs. defendant explanation vs. expert witness testimony plus defendant explanation for his false confession (source). The four hypotheses and one research question pertained to main effects and interaction effects of false confession presence, false confession reason, and source (separately) and expert witness conditions combined on five outcome variables. Outcome variables were defendant’s guilt, trustworthiness, suggestibility, susceptibility to external influences, and juror’s likelihood of changing their verdict. Using Amazon …


2019-2020 Annual Report, Caroline L. Osborne Dec 2020

2019-2020 Annual Report, Caroline L. Osborne

Law Library Annual Reports and Assessments

No abstract provided.


Undefeated - Women Still Don't Have Equal Rights (Or = Pay) Exhibit Panel, Sally Brown Sep 2020

Undefeated - Women Still Don't Have Equal Rights (Or = Pay) Exhibit Panel, Sally Brown

Undefeated Exhibit Panels

Undefeated - Women Still Don't have Equal Rights (Or = Pay) poster

History of Equal Rights Amendments for Women.


Undefeated - Era And Blm Fold-Out Circles Exhibit Panels, Sally Brown Sep 2020

Undefeated - Era And Blm Fold-Out Circles Exhibit Panels, Sally Brown

Undefeated Exhibit Panels

undefeated - ERA and BLM Fold-out Circles posters

Equal RIghts Amendment and Black Lives Matter descriptions


Engaging First Year Students With Intellectual Property, Marian G. Armour-Gemmen Mar 2020

Engaging First Year Students With Intellectual Property, Marian G. Armour-Gemmen

Faculty & Staff Scholarship

Since intellectual property is so important to engineers, creating enthusiasm from the beginning of their engineering studies is imperative. Since first year students have not learned how to apply technological concepts to real life, demonstrating intellectual property could be a challenge. To engage first year engineering students in the concept and the value of intellectual property, students were introduced to basic concepts and applications. Different concepts were applied to real life examples allowing them to interface with technology from an intellectual property perspective. This paper highlights not only patents, but also trademarks and trade secrets.


The Shifting Scheme Of Athletic Fundraising: Investigating Private Giving Under The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Kirsten Nicole Brown Jan 2020

The Shifting Scheme Of Athletic Fundraising: Investigating Private Giving Under The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Kirsten Nicole Brown

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

With a consistent decline in state funding to public higher education, institutions have become more reliant on private funding to institutional support. The shift in government policy through the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (2017) created financial uncertainty within athletic departments and university foundations. The TCJA eliminated the 80 percent tax deduction on season ticket donations and increased the standard deduction. With these policy changes, athletic development officers speculated a decline in donations in 2018 and beyond. Using quantitative methodology and a longitudinal approach, this study examined athletic donations from January 1, 2013 to July 31, …


Keeping College Pricey: The Bootlegger And Baptist Story Of Higher Education Accreditation, Mary Watson Smith, Joshua C. Hall Jan 2019

Keeping College Pricey: The Bootlegger And Baptist Story Of Higher Education Accreditation, Mary Watson Smith, Joshua C. Hall

Economics Faculty Working Papers Series

Since the passage of the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1952, private accrediting agencies have held the purse strings to all federal student aid. Today, six regional accrediting agencies and ten national accrediting agencies act as the gatekeepers of these federal monies. No college or university can access federal funds without receiving the imprimatur of one of these recognized accrediting agencies. Proponents of the current system of accreditation argue that the framework presently in place ultimately benefits both students and the public at large by fulfilling quality assurance and information signaling functions. Applying Yandle’s “Baptists and Bootleggers” model, we examine whether …


Political Trust In Kosovo: Exploring Cultural And Institutional Dynamics, Ermira Babamusta Jan 2019

Political Trust In Kosovo: Exploring Cultural And Institutional Dynamics, Ermira Babamusta

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

In this dissertation I examine political trust perceptions across different political-legal institutions and actors in Kosovo. I evaluate the levels of political trust using cultural and institutional performance explanations to investigate the key factors that have an impact on political trust. The study explores national political trust and international political trust, considering many domains of political trust: government, political leaders, political parties, Kosovo Courts, Kosovo Police, NATO, United Nations, European Union, and the Kosovo Specialist Court. There is growing concern about lower levels of political trust across Europe, especially in post-communist countries. In this study, I make the case that …


Parallel Worlds: Comparing Rural Development To Development In Global Communities, Jena Martin, Karon Powell Apr 2018

Parallel Worlds: Comparing Rural Development To Development In Global Communities, Jena Martin, Karon Powell

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Identity-Based Conflicts In Public Policy: The Case Of Hydraulic Fracturing Policy In Pennsylvania, Alison Peck Apr 2018

Identity-Based Conflicts In Public Policy: The Case Of Hydraulic Fracturing Policy In Pennsylvania, Alison Peck

Law Faculty Scholarship

Americans are experiencing a communication crisis in public policy-a crisis that has become especially acute since the November 2016 elections. Research shows that Americans increasingly treat their policy views as constitutive of their identities and separate themselves from other groups based on these identities. New solutions are needed in the lawmaking process to soften participants' hardening of their own identities and negative characterizations of other groups. This Article studies one controversy that has proven to be entrenched, if not yet intractable, in many jurisdictions: hydraulic fracturing. The Article examines advances made by scholars of conflict resolution and peace and conflict …


From Creativity To Classification: A Logical Approach To Patent Searching, Marian G. Armour-Gemmen Jun 2017

From Creativity To Classification: A Logical Approach To Patent Searching, Marian G. Armour-Gemmen

Faculty & Staff Scholarship

Engineering students and professors need to understand and search intellectual property. In the past, librarians have instructed them on using the United States Patent Classification (USPC). In 2015, after a period of transition, the United States Patent and Trademark Office phased out the USPC and began exclusively classifying in the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). This adoption presented librarians a challenge of instructing students and professors in the easiest and most effective patent search. By tying patent searching to an example and presenting classification in an understandable fashion using CPC in conjunction with USPC, this writer presents a logical directed search …


Integration Of Information Literacy Skills To Mechanical Engineering Capstone Projects, Farshid Zabihian, Mary L. Strife, Marian G. Armour-Gemmen May 2015

Integration Of Information Literacy Skills To Mechanical Engineering Capstone Projects, Farshid Zabihian, Mary L. Strife, Marian G. Armour-Gemmen

Faculty & Staff Scholarship

Searching for information and using that information appropriately is an essential part of every engineering design project. It has been reported that design engineers spend about 30% of their time searching for information. Experience shows that even senior level students have not received proper training, either directly or indirectly, in information literacy (IL). They usually search for information intuitively. For mechanical and aerospace engineering students at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), the Mechanical Engineering System Design I and II courses (MAE 480 and 481) are probably the last chance to teach students about IL. In this project, …


The 360° Of Information Fluency Delivery To Freshman Engineering Students, Marian G. Armour-Gemmen, Robin A.M. Hensel, Mary L. Strife Jun 2014

The 360° Of Information Fluency Delivery To Freshman Engineering Students, Marian G. Armour-Gemmen, Robin A.M. Hensel, Mary L. Strife

Faculty & Staff Scholarship

For three years, engineering librarians from West Virginia University (WVU) have been teaching information fluency skills to 700-1000 freshman engineering students per year, using a specific information fluency cycle. The librarians’ responsibilities in the Fall 2013 course syllabus included teaching once in each section, providing a two-hour, in-library group sessions to accommodate almost 700 students, delivering an intellectual property Blackboard™ module for students to complete over a specific period of time, and requiring students to complete a Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial with quiz. Some of these components are similar to those of past semesters. However, past collection of the data was …


A Bakerian Response To Weinstein's Free Speech Theory, Anne Marie Lofaso Sep 2012

A Bakerian Response To Weinstein's Free Speech Theory, Anne Marie Lofaso

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Formal Equality, Formal Autonomy, And Political Legitimacy: A Response To Ed Baker, James Weinstein Sep 2012

Formal Equality, Formal Autonomy, And Political Legitimacy: A Response To Ed Baker, James Weinstein

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Enhancing The Senses: How Technological Advances Shape Our View Of The Law, Steven Goldberg Sep 2006

Enhancing The Senses: How Technological Advances Shape Our View Of The Law, Steven Goldberg

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Terrorism And Weapons Detection Technology: Reevaluating The Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy After 11 September 2001, Michael A. Menzel Jr. Sep 2002

Terrorism And Weapons Detection Technology: Reevaluating The Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy After 11 September 2001, Michael A. Menzel Jr.

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Farmers And Ranchers, Roger A. Lohmann Feb 1993

Farmers And Ranchers, Roger A. Lohmann

Faculty & Staff Scholarship

This book review, part of the third/nonprofit sector literature considers a case study of informal cooperation and decision-making in Shasta County, California. In certain key respects, the case parallels issues of the research literature on commons.


Promoting Economic Incentives For Environmental Protection In The Surface Mining Control And Reclamation Act Of 1977: An Analysis Of The Design And Implementation Of Reclamation Performance Bonds, Barbara Webber, David Webber Jan 1985

Promoting Economic Incentives For Environmental Protection In The Surface Mining Control And Reclamation Act Of 1977: An Analysis Of The Design And Implementation Of Reclamation Performance Bonds, Barbara Webber, David Webber

Faculty & Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Election Law And Election Reform: Strategy For The Long Run, Stephen E. Gottlieb Jan 1977

Election Law And Election Reform: Strategy For The Long Run, Stephen E. Gottlieb

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.