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Tuition Tax Relief: A Conduit For Regulation?, Steven Alan Samson Dec 2009

Tuition Tax Relief: A Conduit For Regulation?, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Legally Speaking--Legal Implications Of Reference Books For Publishers And Consumers, Bryan M. Carson Dec 2009

Legally Speaking--Legal Implications Of Reference Books For Publishers And Consumers, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Social Sciences Career Exploration Day And Resume Workshop, Lauren Cook, Danielle Gillett, Shari Worthington Dec 2009

Social Sciences Career Exploration Day And Resume Workshop, Lauren Cook, Danielle Gillett, Shari Worthington

Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Disproportionate Minority Contact In Maine: Dmc Assessment And Identification, Becky Noreus, Teresa A. Hubley, Michael Rocque Dec 2009

Disproportionate Minority Contact In Maine: Dmc Assessment And Identification, Becky Noreus, Teresa A. Hubley, Michael Rocque

Justice Policy

The majority of Maine's youth population is white, but the minority youth population has increased dramatically over the last few years, and is projected to continue growing. At the same time, the white youth population is trending downward. This report presents quantitative 3-year trend analysis (2005-2007) and initial findings from a qualitative assessment project which begin to describe Maine's challenges and opportunities for improving the juvenile justice system's ability and preparedness to handle these population changes. This report provides a baseline of rates of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in Maine's juvenile justice system. It also provides ...


A Tri-Disciplinary Analysis Of Religion, Alicia Wallace Dec 2009

A Tri-Disciplinary Analysis Of Religion, Alicia Wallace

Social Sciences

This paper analyzes religion using a multi-disciplinary approach. Studying the Social Sciences exposes one to an opportunity not just to learn a single discipline, but three, and this unique learning experience can teach one to look at the world’s phenomena with a multi-perspective view. Using a tri-disciplinary approach when exploring topics can broaden ones outlook on how there are many ways to explore and investigate a topic in greater detail. By using Anthropological, Sociological and Geographical theoretical perspectives one can understand a topic more fully by using a multi-perspective approach when exploring this diverse world culturally, socially and physically.


Toward A Theory Of Procedural Justice For Juveniles, Tamar R. Birckhead Nov 2009

Toward A Theory Of Procedural Justice For Juveniles, Tamar R. Birckhead

Tamar R Birckhead

Courts and legislatures have long been reluctant to make use of the data, findings, and recommendations generated by other disciplines when determining questions of legal procedure affecting juveniles, particularly when the research has been produced by social scientists. However, given the United States Supreme Court’s recent invocation of developmental psychology in Roper v. Simmons, which invalidated the juvenile death penalty, there is reason to believe that such resistance is waning. In 2005 the Simmons Court found, inter alia, that based on research on adolescent development, juveniles are not as culpable as adults and, therefore, cannot be classified among the ...


Information Warfare: The Computer Revolution Is Altering How Future Wars Will Be Conducted, Stephen R. Bowers Nov 2009

Information Warfare: The Computer Revolution Is Altering How Future Wars Will Be Conducted, Stephen R. Bowers

Stephen R Bowers

No abstract provided.


A Phenomenological Study Of Clinicians Treating Traumagenic Compulsions Resulting From Childhood Sexual Abuse, Albert Sarno Nov 2009

A Phenomenological Study Of Clinicians Treating Traumagenic Compulsions Resulting From Childhood Sexual Abuse, Albert Sarno

Faculty Dissertations

Various types of traumatic compulsive behaviors have been observed by practicing mental health clinicians and yet there is a lack of consensus among such clinicians for treating people in such a problematic state when there is also a history of childhood sexual abuse. Ten seasoned clinicians, each with over 15 years experience in treating patients with traumagenic compulsions and childhood sexual abuse were interviewed to explore their lived experience treating people with traumagenic compulsions due to childhood sexual abuse. A phenomenological design was used to asses the data collected in the study. The data were analyzed to determine the best ...


What Mann Hath Wrought, Steven Alan Samson Oct 2009

What Mann Hath Wrought, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Politics Of Europe 2011, Steven Alan Samson Oct 2009

Politics Of Europe 2011, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Govt 490 - Political Theory, Steven Alan Samson Oct 2009

Govt 490 - Political Theory, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2009

Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

I want to use this opportunity to discuss a phenomenon that continues to plague the human experience. It is called the game of war. War is perhaps the deadliest game that humanity has created. The conflict itself represents what appears to be opposing views about the way things should be. Each side believes that it is right and that its actions are justified. Each side therefore seeks to impose its views on the other or to defend its views against the other. Each side fears the other as an enemy and each side projects its fears onto its perceived “enemy.”


Assassination And The Death Of Politics, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Assassination And The Death Of Politics, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

The assassination of Israeli's prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, moments after speaking of his hopes for peace at a large public rally in Tel Aviv gives his death the added poignancy of the image of an old soldier giving up his life in the pursuit of peace. But the assassin's bullets were also aimed at the heart of an entire nation. It may indeed be true, as Simone Weil observed, that the destruction of a city is the greatest calamity that can befall the human race. The scope of the horrors that have accompanied twentieth century warfare and ethnic ...


Francis Lieber: Transatlantic Cultural Missionary, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Francis Lieber: Transatlantic Cultural Missionary, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Lieber remained consistent in his commitment to institutional liberty. He had no notion of a distinction that would later be made between property rights and human rights. He consistently encouraged economic free enterprise in his teaching and writings. Even the rise and fall of nations he regarded as simply part of a much larger picture. National institutions permit the encouragement of commerce and interdependence among nations. This, in turn, puts absolutism on the defensive. Growing interdependence permits the principle of institutional liberty to operate on a global scale as well as locally. It is this third characteristic of the modern ...


A Preface To American Politics, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

A Preface To American Politics, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Sara Paretsky, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Sara Paretsky, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Sara Paretsky is the creator of a street-smart feminist series detective, V. I. Warshawski, a former attorney who now investigates white-color crime. Each novel in the series further fleshes out her character and life story as readers are introduced to various friends and relatives, some of whom become staples.


Patterns Of Voter Disengagement, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Patterns Of Voter Disengagement, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Lawrence Block, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Lawrence Block, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Hollywood films owe much of their sparkle to atmospheric effects, including the lighting, shading, and color lent by character-actors. Their counterparts in the genre of literary gumshoes may be found in a certain breed of character-detectives. Among them, Lawrence Block, a versatile exemplar of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, has given readers two notable repeat offenders from New York: Matthew Scudder, the ex-cop, and Bernie Rhodenbarr, the cat burglar with scruples. Both have found their way to Hollywood. Block's work is noted especially for its realistic style, fast-paced plots, spare dialog, and flawed protagonists.


The Political Evolution Of Intelligence, Stephen R. Bowers Sep 2009

The Political Evolution Of Intelligence, Stephen R. Bowers

Stephen R Bowers

No abstract provided.


Francis Lieber: Émigré Scholar, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Francis Lieber: Émigré Scholar, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

If Francis Lieber (1798-1872) had been a tinkerer, like Thomas Alva Edison or George Westinghouse, he might be remembered today for patenting a great variety of inventions. Yet he was an innovator in several fields. His active concerns as a political economist, scholar, and writer ranged through the industrial as well as the liberal arts. Lieber was an early advocate of an international copyright. He urged Congress to establish an office of statistics to aid scientific research. Later he took a lead in military and legal reform, drafting the first formal code of military conduct, which predated and influenced both ...


Robert Bolt, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Robert Bolt, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Consent Of The Governed, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Consent Of The Governed, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

We now see a growing willingness among Christian leaderships to articulate and practice their faith publicly according to a consciously biblical standard of government. Efforts to bring all areas of life into submission to God hearken back to the earliest and best of our political traditions, namely the public Christianity that shaped the American constitutional system. M. Susan Power, a professor of political science at Arkansas State University, ably sketches in Before the Convention a few of the leading personalities and key elements of the covenant-making tradition that promoted local self-government, rule of law, and limited government based on consent ...


Francis Lieber, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Francis Lieber, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

No abstract provided.


Theological Sources Of American Constitutionalism, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Theological Sources Of American Constitutionalism, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

The conservative nature and limited objectives of the American War for Independence are difficult to appreciate apart from an understanding of the religious sentiments—the essentially biblical world-view—of the early colonists. To make such a statement is to invite debate in a continuing controversy. But apart from an acquaintance with some of the religious sources of our constitutional tradition, our understanding of the War for Independence and the Constitution of 1787 will be incomplete.


Dorothy Sayers On “The Lost Tools Of Learning”, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2009

Dorothy Sayers On “The Lost Tools Of Learning”, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

The key to education is “learning how to learn.” We must first stand on the shoulders of the giants who preceded us before we can reach far enough to loose their embrace. A liberal arts education is to be liberating. But as Irving Babbitt noted, commenting on Edmund Burke, the basis of genuine liberty is an act of subordination or humility. We tend to mistake the part for the whole and exalt our partial discoveries into idols.


Productive Aging Conference Report, Nancy Morrow-Howell Sep 2009

Productive Aging Conference Report, Nancy Morrow-Howell

Center for Social Development Research

Productive Aging Conference Report


A Descriptive Study Examining Motivation, Goal Orientations, Coaching, And Training Habits Of Women Ultrarunners, Rhonna Zena Krouse Aug 2009

A Descriptive Study Examining Motivation, Goal Orientations, Coaching, And Training Habits Of Women Ultrarunners, Rhonna Zena Krouse

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Ultrarunners are people who participate in running events that exceed the 26.2 mile marathon distance. Currently, women make up approximately 20% of this population. To date, no studies have investigated female ultrarunners. The present study sought to describe these women (N = 344) by evaluating motivational factors for participation, goal orientations, training habits, and coach utilization. Motivation was measured using the Motivation for Marathoners Scale (7 point Likert scale). General health orientation (M = 4.71± 1.06) and psychological coping (M = 4.71±1.03) were the two categories most endorsed whereas social motives were least endorsed (M = 3.57 ...


Grades 2-3 Urban Communities, Amanda Bub Aug 2009

Grades 2-3 Urban Communities, Amanda Bub

Social Studies

This is a social studies lesson for second and third graders on Urban Communities. Through this lesson students will be able to identify and understand the characteristics of an urban community and the benefits and disadvantages of that community. Students will learn to apply these ideas to understand the influence of environment on a person’s life. The lesson is tiered using a shape contract where the student on each level will choose three different shapes to complete the task based on their level and interest.


The Mirror Effect, The Law Of Attraction, And "Points Of Attraction" That Can Nurture The Evolution Of Human Consciousness, Carroy U. Ferguson Jul 2009

The Mirror Effect, The Law Of Attraction, And "Points Of Attraction" That Can Nurture The Evolution Of Human Consciousness, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

This message has several purposes. First, I want to express my immense joy that Chip Baggett and I are serving as Co-Presidents of AHP since August 16, 2009. In my view, Chip and I are long-time friends, who have a transcendent connection and synergistic energies. My desire and intent is for our co-presidency to mirror the effect(s) of synergistic collaboration as a “point of attraction” that can assist in the evolution of human consciousness across often “perceived personal and societal boundaries” (e.g., race, culture, ethnicity, class, individual and collective belief systems, and dogma). More generally, however, this message ...