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2006 - American Society of Criminology (ASC) Words: 112 words || 
1. Snyder, Brad. "The Impact of Juvenile Inmates’ Perceptions and Facility Characteristics on Disorder in Juvenile Correctional Facilities: Analyzing Data from the Performance-based Standards for Juvenile Correction and Detention Facilities Project" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 31, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Poster
Abstract: For the first time, data from OJJDP’s Performance-based Standards
(PbS) for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities project is available
for analysis. We use it to predict victimization and fear among individual
juvenile inmates. We estimate hierarchical linear models using both
facility and individual level factors. Our results depart from prior research
efforts, which have focused primarily on either an importation or a
deprivation model for explaining facility disorder. In contrast, we find
evidence of a third model that merges individual and facility level
variables to consider individual youths’ perceptions of facility rules and
practices. We find that the best predictors of victimization are youths’
understanding of facility rules, and their perceptions of how good the
school is and how helpful the staff are.

2012 - Southern Political Science Association Pages: unavailable || Words: 10691 words || 
2. Payne, Lee. and Pressley, Cindy. "Public Perceptions of Alternative Energy Facilities: Nacogdoches Biomass Facility" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan 12, 2012 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper seeks to determine whether there is a disconnection between views of county/industry leaders and local citizens regarding alternative energy facilities. A survey will be delivered to residents to analyze local knowledge/opinions concerning the building of a biomass facility within the county. This paper hypothesizes that (1) local residents are unaware of the biomass facility being developed and (2) local residents are unaware of the potential costs and benefits of the biomass facility. Residents will be surveyed as to general knowledge regarding biomass as an alternative energy, knowledge of the biomass facility being built, and expectations of the facility. In 2009 construction began on the biomass facility in Sacul, (Nacogdoches County) Texas. Expected date of completion is mid-2012. The paper begins with a discussion of biomass energy generally and then provides a detailed discussion of the biomass facility site in Sacul including the history of how and why the site was chosen. Interviews will be conducted with persons directly involved with the biomass facility (examples include biomass management, city/county leaders, chamber of commerce, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation) to gain additional insight into the facility. Paper concludes by providing recommendations to county leaders/industry personnel as to how best to inform citizens of alternative energy projects and the expected costs and benefits of the projects for local communities.

2008 - NCA 94th Annual Convention Words: 118 words || 
3. Gilchrist, Eileen. "Job Satisfaction and Communication Competence of Assisted Living Facility Managers as Related to Facility and Employment Demographics" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 94th Annual Convention, TBA, San Diego, CA, <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Invited Paper
Abstract: The rapidly expanding number of elderly within our population represents a social phenomenon without historical precedent. Housing and care of the elderly is and will continue to be a significant social issue. When the elderly can no longer manage activities of daily living in their own home, they must seek alternative living arrangements. One option is housing within an assisted living community where in 2007 close to one million Americans resided. While previous research has examined the job satisfaction of assisted living primary caregiver employees, there exists a gap in the study of assisted living facility managers. This study examines assisted living facility managers’ job satisfaction and communication competence as related to facility size and length of employment.

2005 - American Sociological Association Pages: 20 pages || Words: 5670 words || 
4. Sarmicanic, Lisa. "Sheltered Lives: Tension Management in a Metropolitan Animal Welfare Facility" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Marriott Hotel, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 12, 2005 Online <PDF>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Abstract

This paper explores the working lives of animal welfare workers at a non-profit facility called the National Animal Organization or NAO (name fictitious). Specifically, this paper focuses on the stress associated with working at an animal shelter that euthanizes its animals after a certain period of time. Through participant observation and personal interviews, the researcher explores the different kinds of stress NAO shelter workers experience and the many different coping strategies they use to manage their tension. Finally, the researcher evaluates the impact of gender on shelter work and tension management.
Conducted as an ethnographic study, this research uncovers much of the “behind the scenes” feelings and beliefs of animal welfare workers. As an identified researcher who also volunteered with the NAO, the researcher had access to the entire NAO facility and staff, including management.
The findings of this exploratory study suggest that gender does play a significant role in the working lives of animal welfare workers. Male shelter workers were seen as more stoic and less apt to show visible signs of distress, whereas female shelter workers were seen as more emotional and better suited to shelter work.

2005 - American Society of Criminology Words: 234 words || 
5. Britton, Dana. and Button, Andrea. "Prison Pups: Assessing the Effects of Dog Training Programs in Correctional Facilities" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Royal York, Toronto, <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: During the past twenty-five years the number of prison programs in which inmates train dogs has increased rapidly. There are no comprehensive data on the prevalence of such programs but they are in existence in at least twenty U.S. states, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Italy. Though extremely popular among both administrators and inmates, we have only anecdotal accounts to assess the effects of dog training by inmates. Such programs appear to have the potential to break down barriers of fear and mistrust between staff and inmates and there is also some evidence, again anecdotal, that they reduce recidivism and behavioral infractions among inmates. Literally no systematic studies exist, however. This research provides preliminary information from data collected in two Kansas prisons (a men’s and a women’s institution) in which inmates train assistance dogs and dogs made available for adoption by the general public. This paper focuses on the qualitative findings from the study, which involves interviews with inmates, staff, and administrators. These interviews cover three areas: baseline data on the history, curricula and requirements of these programs; administrator and staff perspectives about the effectiveness of the programs – their effects on inmate behavior, recidivism, and on institutional safety and security; and inmate perceptions about their work with the dogs, its implications for their lives in prison, and the potential impact on their future prospects after release.

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