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The ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database (PQDT) is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. It is the database of record for graduate research, with over 2.3 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.
The overall purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to understand the perceptions of experiences and choices made by rational decision, internal disposition, or external controls by offenders who have reoffended and been returned to custody after previously completing an in-custody behavior change program in which tools to make positive choices were acquired. Author: Jennifer M. Bachtold, Northcentral University.
This dissertation explores policy change through variation in the content of one type of criminal justice policy--Sex Offender Registration and Notification (SORN)--both within and across states over time. Author: Robert Lyle, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how public and private maritime officials share maritime risk information and how such shared risk information contributes to maritime domain awareness. Author: Nelson Torres, Northcentral University.
This study includes in-depth interviews with criminal justice officials working in two counties in Massachusetts - a state with a safe harbor law that is discretionary in nature - that reveal cognitive representations of minors involved in prostitution that are shared by criminal justice agents both before and after the passage of the safe harbor law. Author: Stephanie R. Fahy, Northeastern University.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to document how the United States Government employs Broken Windows Theory to secure the country's Northern border from illicit actors. Author: William H. Morrison, Northcentral University.
The objective of this research is to identify the effectiveness of housing, community outreach, and street corner crackdowns as crime prevention tools. Strengths and weaknesses of each criminal justice initiative are evaluated through crime analysis, crime mapping, regression analysis, and other research methods. Author: Peter Tran, Rochester Institute of Technology.