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Tyrannizing Strangers for Profit

Sung, Hung-En, Sheyla Delgado, Deysbel Pena, and Amalia Paladino (2013). Tyrannizing Strangers for Profit: Wage Theft, Cross-Border Migrant Workers, and the Politics of Exclusion in an Era of Global Economic Integration, in Brotherton, David C., Daniel L. Stageman, and Shirley P. Leyro (Editors), Outside Justice: Immigration and the Criminalizing Impact of Changing Policy and Practice,…Read More »

Substance Abuse Treatment Gap among Adult Parolees: Prevalence, Correlates, and Barriers

Sung, Hung-En, Annette M. Mahoney, and Jeff Mellow (2011). Substance Abuse Treatment Gap among Adult Parolees: Prevalence, Correlates, and Barriers. Criminal Justice Review, 36(1): 40-57. Substance abuse is a problem that many inmates face. Drug addicted inmates are more likely than other inmates to be homeless and unemployed at the time of incarceration, making their reintegrating…Read More »

The Expanding Prisoner reentry Industry

Thompkins, Douglas E. (2010). The Expanding Prisoner reentry Industry. Dialectical Anthropology, 34(4): 589-604. Increased prison populations result in more prisoners returning to communities. In response, the prisoner reentry industry (PRI) emerged. The PRI is responsible for creating programs that facilitate parolee reintegration into society. However, PRI programs are also used as forms of surveillance that…Read More »

Measuring Social Capital as an Outcome of Service Learning

D’Agostino, Maria (2010). Measuring Social Capital as an Outcome of Service Learning. Innovative Higher Education, 35 (5): 313-328. Social capital is conceptualized as the resources available to an individual through his/her social network groups, both formal and informal. Social capital is essential to maintaining democratic civic culture and civic engagement. Civic engagement has steadily decreased…Read More »

Predictors of Drug-Use Patterns in Maltreated Children and Matched Controls Followed up Into Middle Adulthood

Wilson, Helen W. and Cathy Spatz Widom (2010). Predictors of Drug-Use Patterns in Maltreated Children and Matched Controls Followed up Into Middle Adulthood.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71 (6): 802-809. Most people experiment with drugs during adolescence and earlier adulthood and age out of drug use by their late twenties. A small…Read More »

Assessing School and Student Predictors of Weapons Reporting

Wylie, Lindsey E., Chris L. Gibson, Eve M. Brank, Mark R. Fondacaro, Stephen W. Smith, Veda E. Brown and Scott A. Miller (2010). Assessing School and Student Predictors of Weapons Reporting. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 8 (4): 351-372. Education administrators have implemented various methods to combat violence and to minimize the presence of weapons…Read More »

A Prospective Examination of Service Use by Abused and Neglected Children Followed Up Into Adulthood

Yanos, Philip T., Sally J. Czaja and Cathy Spatz Widom (2010). A Prospective Examination of Service Use by Abused and Neglected Children Followed Up Into Adulthood. Psychiatric Services, 61 (8): 796-802. Research suggests a link between trauma and the use of health and social services. Most studies, however, focus on female victims, retrospective accounts of abuse,…Read More »

A Study of Egovernment and E-governance: An Empirical Examination of Municipal Websites

D’Agostino, Maria, Richard Schwester, Tony Carrizales and James Melitski (2011). A Study of Egovernment and E-governance: An Empirical Examination of Municipal Websites. Public Administration Quarterly, 35 (1): 3-25. As the 21st Century progresses, governments are relying on websites to provide the citizenry with information and to make decision-making easier. Government websites serve two functions: e-government…Read More »

Drug Offenders' Perceptions of Motivation: The Role of Motivation in Rehabilitation and Reintegration

Lior Gideon. (2010). Drug Offenders’ Perceptions of Motivation: The Role of Motivation in Rehabilitation and Reintegration. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54 (4): 597-610. Results of substance abuse treatment programs differ between individuals. One primary reason given for differing results is motivation to cease abusing. Using semi-structured interviews with 39 inmates in…Read More »

A Rising Tide: The Transformation of Sex Discrimination into Gender Discrimination and its Impact on Law Enforcement

Rudyk, Andrew (2010). A Rising Tide: The Transformation of Sex Discrimination into Gender Discrimination and its Impact on Law Enforcement. International Journal of Human Rights, 14 (2): 189-214. Rudyk explores the evolution of “sex discrimination” and discusses its implications on law enforcement. The U.S. Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act at least in part to…Read More »

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