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Ua12/8 Wku Police - Campus Security Report, 2009, WKU Police 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua12/8 Wku Police - Campus Security Report, 2009, Wku Police

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This report is designed to provide students, potential students, parents, facility and staff with crime statistics and information on university services and crime prevention programs. These programs are designed to help inform our campus communities about safety practices that will help you reduce the risk of being a crime victim. I feel that these lessons can give people information that they can carry with them beyond college and will help keep them safe for the rest of their lives.


Documentation, Documentary, And The Law: What Should Be Made Of Victim Impact Videos?, Regina Austin 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Documentation, Documentary, And The Law: What Should Be Made Of Victim Impact Videos?, Regina Austin

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Since the Supreme Court sanctioned the introduction of victim impact evidence in the sentencing phase of capital cases in Payne v. Tennessee, 501 U.S. 808 (1991), there have been a number of reported decisions in which that evidence has taken the form of videos composed of home-produced still photographs and moving images of the victim. Most of these videos were first shown at funerals or memorial services and contain music appropriate for such occasions. This article considers the probative value of victim impact videos and responds to the call of Justice John Paul Stevens, made in a statement regarding ...


Social Disorganization And The Spatial Distribution Of Homicides In El Paso, Nicholas Andrew Emerick 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Social Disorganization And The Spatial Distribution Of Homicides In El Paso, Nicholas Andrew Emerick

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Recent research on social disorganization theory shows general support for economic and stability measures of disorganization, but spatial dispersions and the disaggregation of homicides of crime have not been fully examined. 1985-1995 homicide data from the El Paso Police Department's detective logs and US Census data are combined to explore social disorganization in El Paso, the impact of ports of entry, and how motive interacts with social disorganization. Findings for total homicides in El Paso support existing social disorganization research. Motive specific homicides displayed distinct relationships to the disorganization measures. The concentrations of homicides near ports of entry can ...


What Are We Doing To The Children?: An Essay On Juvenile (In)Justice, Michael E. Tigar 2010 Duke Law School

What Are We Doing To The Children?: An Essay On Juvenile (In)Justice, Michael E. Tigar

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute Newsletter, Portland State University. Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute 2010 Portland State University

Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute Newsletter, Portland State University. Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute

Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute Newsletters

Newsletter provides information on:

  • Updates on ongoing Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute studies
  • New research getting underway
  • Latest awards and distinctions
  • Publications


Study Guide For Siegel's Criminology: Theories, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl 2009 Grand Valley State University

Study Guide For Siegel's Criminology: Theories, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

No abstract provided.


Capturing The Culture Of Control Within Cook County Jail: A Thematic Analyses Of Urban Jail Overcrowding 1993-2003, John Walsh 2009 Grand Valley State University

Capturing The Culture Of Control Within Cook County Jail: A Thematic Analyses Of Urban Jail Overcrowding 1993-2003, John Walsh

John Walsh

No abstract provided.


Lesson Plans For Siegel's Criminology: Theories, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl 2009 Grand Valley State University

Lesson Plans For Siegel's Criminology: Theories, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

No abstract provided.


Instructor's Resource Manual And Test Bank For Siegel's Criminology: Theory, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl 2009 Grand Valley State University

Instructor's Resource Manual And Test Bank For Siegel's Criminology: Theory, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

No abstract provided.


Teen Dating Violence: Exploring The Trends, Lisa Bostaph 2009 Boise State University

Teen Dating Violence: Exploring The Trends, Lisa Bostaph

Lisa Growette Bostaph

No abstract provided.


Model Syllabus For Siegel's Theories, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl 2009 Grand Valley State University

Model Syllabus For Siegel's Theories, Patterns, And Typologies, Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

Joanne Ziembo-Vogl

No abstract provided.


Trafficking In Bodily Perfection: Examining The Late‐Modern Steroid Marketplace And Its Criminalization, Peter Kraska, Charles Bussard, John Brent 2009 Eastern Kentucky University

Trafficking In Bodily Perfection: Examining The Late‐Modern Steroid Marketplace And Its Criminalization, Peter Kraska, Charles Bussard, John Brent

Peter Kraska

Illicit steroid and human growth hormone use by professional athletes has received significant media and political attention in the last five years. The resulting political pressure has compelled federal law enforcement to prosecute serious new control initiatives. To date, no academic research inquiring into the nature of this illicit industry exists. This study fills this void through the mixed methods approach—employing both ethnographic field research and quantitative content analysis. The ethnographic data demonstrate a fascinating late‐modern trafficking scheme where the central informant established an apartment‐based manufacturing operation, converting raw steroid chemical compounds ordered off the Internet into ...


Johnny Cash: The Criminologist Within, Patrick Gerkin, Aaron Rider, John Hewitt 2009 Grand Valley State University

Johnny Cash: The Criminologist Within, Patrick Gerkin, Aaron Rider, John Hewitt

Patrick Gerkin

This paper examines the criminological underpinnings of song lyrics in the collection of Johnny Cash. We have examined the lyrics of 60 songs performed by Johnny Cash (although not necessarily written by Cash) that reflect on issues including crime, prison, chain gangs, the death penalty, and redemption. Using a content analysis of these lyrics, we examined Cash’s criminological view of crime and punishment. While not versed in criminological theory, Cash nonetheless sang eloquently of a rational choice model of crime in which offenders accepted responsibility for their acts, punishment was justified, and yet incarceration should be humane and rehabilitative.


Never In Trouble? Using Moffitt's Typology To Explain Abstention Among Older Adolescents, S. Bowman, Christopher Kierkus 2009 Grand Valley State University

Never In Trouble? Using Moffitt's Typology To Explain Abstention Among Older Adolescents, S. Bowman, Christopher Kierkus

Christopher A. Kierkus

No abstract provided.


Property Crimes At O'Hare International Airport Post 9/11: The Impact Of Increased Security, Brian Johnson, Christine Yalda, Christopher Kierkus 2009 Grand Valley State University

Property Crimes At O'Hare International Airport Post 9/11: The Impact Of Increased Security, Brian Johnson, Christine Yalda, Christopher Kierkus

Christopher A. Kierkus

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks permanently transformed aviation security, generating more intensive security-related practices. Although these enhanced security measures primarily sought to prevent future terrorist attacks, they also may have provided a secondary benefit of reducing property crimes at airports. The present case study examines changes in airport security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport post-9/11 in the context of routine activities theory. The study first posits that increased security measures at O'Hare should have resulted in increased capable guardianship, thereby reducing the number of suitable targets and criminal opportunities for motivated offenders. After identifying various ...


Methamphetamine Use And Criminal Behavior, Michael Gizzi, Patrick Gerkin 2009 Grand Valley State University

Methamphetamine Use And Criminal Behavior, Michael Gizzi, Patrick Gerkin

Patrick Gerkin

This research seeks to broaden our understanding of methamphetamine’s (meth’s) place within the study of drugs and crime. Through extensive court records research and interviews with 200 offenders in local jails in western Colorado, this research contributes to the creation of a meth user profile and begins to identify the place of meth in the drug—crime nexus. The study compares the criminal behavior of meth users with other drug users, finding that meth users are more likely than other drug users to be drunk or high at the time of arrest and claim their crimes were related ...


Property Crime At O'Hare International Airport: An Examination Of The Routine Activities Approach, Brian Johnson, Christine Yalda, Christopher Kierkus 2009 Grand Valley State University

Property Crime At O'Hare International Airport: An Examination Of The Routine Activities Approach, Brian Johnson, Christine Yalda, Christopher Kierkus

Christine A. Yalda

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks permanently transformed aviation security, generating more intensive security-related practices. Although these enhanced security measures primarily sought to prevent future terrorist attacks, they also may have provided a secondary benefit of reducing property crimes at airports. The present case study examines changes in airport security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport post-9/11 in the context of routine activities theory. The study first posits that increased security measures at O'Hare should have resulted in increased capable guardianship, thereby reducing the number of suitable targets and criminal opportunities for motivated offenders. After identifying various ...


What Makes A Good Criminal Justice Professor? An Analysis Of 5 Years Of Student Evaluation Forms, Patrick Gerkin, Christopher Kierkus 2009 Grand Valley State University

What Makes A Good Criminal Justice Professor? An Analysis Of 5 Years Of Student Evaluation Forms, Patrick Gerkin, Christopher Kierkus

Christopher A. Kierkus

No abstract provided.


'Felson, Marcus: Crime And Everyday Life' And 'Heimer, Karen And Stacey De Coster: The Gendering Of Violence Delinquency', Lisa Bostaph, Jonathan Bolen, Marianne Hudson 2009 Boise State University

'Felson, Marcus: Crime And Everyday Life' And 'Heimer, Karen And Stacey De Coster: The Gendering Of Violence Delinquency', Lisa Bostaph, Jonathan Bolen, Marianne Hudson

Lisa Growette Bostaph

No abstract provided.


Pro-Prosecution Judges: "Tough On Crime," Soft On Strategy, Ripe For Disqualification, Keith Swisher 2009 Arizona Summit Law School

Pro-Prosecution Judges: "Tough On Crime," Soft On Strategy, Ripe For Disqualification, Keith Swisher

Keith Swisher

In this Article, I take the most extensive look to date at pro-prosecution judges and ultimately advance the following, slightly scandalous claim: Particularly in our post-Caperton, political-realist world, “tough on crime” elective judges should recuse themselves from all criminal cases. The contextual parts to this claim are, in the main, a threefold description: (i) the "groundbreaking" Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal decision, its predecessors, and its progeny; (ii) the judicial ethics of disqualification; and (iii) empirical and anecdotal evidence of pro-prosecution (commonly called "tough on crime") campaigns and attendant electoral pressures. Building on this description and the work of ...


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