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Juvenile Substance Abuse and Criminal Career Continuity

Juvenile Substance Abuse and Criminal Career Continuity

Date: August 2000
Creator: Langsam, Adam H.
Description: The issue of juvenile drug abuse and criminal career continuity has become a nationwide concern in the last 3 decades. Social scientists and policymakers alike are concerned with the plausible relationship between juvenile drug abuse and adult crimes of high seriousness. This study represents an effort to examine the connection between juvenile drug abuse and criminal career continuity. This study has been conducted to examine the life course of the individual. The data came from Lyle Shannon's longitudinal study of the relationship between juvenile delinquency and adult crime in three birth cohorts from the city of Racine, Wisconsin The traditional social control approach toward reducing the likelihood of criminal career continuity is deterrence. The deterrence model asserts that people engage in certain kinds of behavior only after rational calculation of the costs versus the benefits. People who obey the law strive for the rewards of conformity and try to avoid the costs of criminal behavior. The threat of punishment increases the potential costs of breaking the law. Punishment is one sanction inducing such compliance. It must be realized, however, that deterrence does not have a linear effect across all types of offenders. The degree of deterrent effect on future criminal ...
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Juvenile Waiver to Adult Criminal Courts: a Prototypical Analysis of Dangerousness, Sophistication-Maturity, and Amenability to Treatment

Juvenile Waiver to Adult Criminal Courts: a Prototypical Analysis of Dangerousness, Sophistication-Maturity, and Amenability to Treatment

Date: August 1998
Creator: Salekin, Randall T. (Randall Todd)
Description: Psychological assessment ofjuveniles being considered for waiver to adult criminal courts often requires systematic evaluation of dangerousness, maturity-sophistication, and amenability to treatment (ATX). Despite the importance of these constructs to the evaluation of juveniles, little is known about the criteria that constitute these three constructs. This study was designed to assist in clarifying the constructs of dangerousness, maturity-sophistication, and ATX that typically guide juvenile transfers. Generally, prototypicality ratings were aligned with the current literature on dangerousness, sophistication-maturity, and ATX.
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The Kalahari Transect: Research on Global Change and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa

The Kalahari Transect: Research on Global Change and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa

Date: 1997
Creator: Scholes, R.J. & Parsons, D.A.B.
Description: The Kalahari Transect is proposed as one of IGBPs Transects (see Koch et al. 1995 [IGBP Report 36]). It is located so as to span the gradient between the arid subtropics and the moist tropics in southern Africa, a zone potentially susceptible to changes in the global precipitation pattern. Its focus is the relationships between the structure and function of ecosystems and their large-scale biophysical and human drivers (climate, atmosphere and land use). The Kalahari Transect spans a strong climatic gradient in southern Africa, from the arid south to the humid north, while remaining on a single broad soil type, the deep sands of the Kalahari basin. The vegetation ranges over the length of the transect from shrubland through savannas and woodlands to closed evergreen tropical forest, with land uses ranging from migratory wildlife systems, through pastoralism, subsistence cropping to forestry. The objectives of the Kalahari Transect activity are to: build an active network of regional and international researchers around the issue of ecosystem structure and function in savanna woodlands undergoing climatic and land use change; quantify the current and future role of southern African savanna woodlands in the global carbon, water and trace gas budgets and the degree of ...
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Kalman Filtering Approach to Optimize OFDM Data Rate

Kalman Filtering Approach to Optimize OFDM Data Rate

Date: August 2011
Creator: Wunnava, Sashi Prabha
Description: This study is based on applying a non-linear mapping method, here the unscented Kalman filter; to estimate and optimize data rate resulting from the arrival rate having a Poisson distribution in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission system. OFDM is an emerging multi-carrier modulation scheme. With the growing need for quality of service in wireless communications, it is highly necessary to optimize resources in such a way that the overall performance of the system models should rise while keeping in mind the objective to achieve high data rate and efficient spectral methods in the near future. In this study, the results from the OFDM-TDMA transmission system have been used to apply cross-layer optimization between layers so as to treat different resources between layers simultaneously. The main controller manages the transmission of data between layers using the multicarrier modulation techniques. The unscented Kalman filter is used here to perform nonlinear mapping by estimating and optimizing the data rate, which result from the arrival rate having a Poisson distribution.
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Katherine Anne Porter's Fiction : Man in a Falling World

Katherine Anne Porter's Fiction : Man in a Falling World

Date: August 1968
Creator: Ferguson, Susan Margaret
Description: This thesis argues that Katherine Anne Porter's novel, Ship of Fools, "is not a departure from the body of Porter's work which precedes it, but a culmination in theme and technical achievement."
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Keeping Human Resources happy: Improving hiring processes through the use of rubrics

Keeping Human Resources happy: Improving hiring processes through the use of rubrics

Date: November 2014
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Leuzinger, Julie
Description: Article on keeping human resources happy and improving hiring processes through the use of rubrics.
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Keeping Human Resources Happy: The Use of Rubrics in Evaluations During Hiring and Performance Evaluations

Keeping Human Resources Happy: The Use of Rubrics in Evaluations During Hiring and Performance Evaluations

Date: October 7, 2013
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Leuzinger, Julie
Description: Presentation for the inaugural Library Human Resources Management Association Conference. The authors discuss keeping human resources happy with the use of rubrics in evaluations during hiring and performance evaluations.
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Keeping it Fair: Using Rubrics in Hiring and Evaluations

Keeping it Fair: Using Rubrics in Hiring and Evaluations

Date: April 23, 2014
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Leuzinger, Julie
Description: Presentation for a webinar offered by the American Library Association (ALA) Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). This presentation discusses using rubrics in hiring and evaluations to keep things fair.
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Keeping it Real: A Comprehensive and Transparent Evaluation of Electronic Resources

Keeping it Real: A Comprehensive and Transparent Evaluation of Electronic Resources

Date: November 5, 2014
Creator: Harker, Karen; Enoch, Todd & Crawford, Laurel
Description: Presentation slides from a pre-conference workshop at the 2014 Charleston Annual Library Conference. The workshop discusses a comprehensive and transparent evaluation of electronic resources.
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The Kentucky Resolutions : A Re-examination

The Kentucky Resolutions : A Re-examination

Date: August 1966
Creator: Morris, C. Gwin
Description: To obtain the most complete picture of the Kentucky Resolutions, and the times which produced them, a careful study was made of contemporary newspapers for the period from March, 1798, to December, 1799.
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