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Population-Level Alcohol Consumption and National Homicide Rates

By |October 6th, 2017|Research Highlights|

European Journal of Criminology Hockin, Sara, Meghan L. Rogers, and William Alex Pridemore* ABSTRACT We explored the cross-national association between population-level alcohol consumption and homicide victimization rates. The very few prior studies of this association had small homogeneous sample sizes and usually tested only for a linear effect, ignoring other commonly hypothesized explanations. We employed [...]

Veggie Rx: An Outcome Evaluation of a Healthy Food Incentive Programme

By |October 6th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Public Health Nutrition Cavanagh, Michelle, Janine Jurkowski*, Christine Bozlak, Julia Hastings, and Amy Klein ABSTRACT Objective: One challenge to healthy nutrition, especially among low-income individuals, is access to and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. To address this problem, Veggie Rx, a healthy food incentive programme, was established within a community clinic to increase access [...]

Transition Accounting for India in a Multi-Sector Dynamic General Equilibrium Model

By |October 6th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Economic Change and Restructuring Jones, John Bailey*, and Sohini Sahu ABSTRACT Using a quantitative methodology designed specifically for emerging economies, we measure the components of India’s economic growth over the period 1960–2005. Our approach accounts for time-varying parameters, transitional dynamics and non-linear trends. We find that increased productivity in the service sector, facilitated by a [...]

Tiltepec Yellow-Ware Ceramics from Cerro Jazmín, Oaxaca: A Contribution to the Ceramic Chronology of the Mixteca Alta

By |October 6th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Latin American Antiquity Pérez Rodríguez, Verónica*, Antonio Martínez Tuñón, Leah Minc, Laura Stiver Walsh, and Mariana Navarro Rosales ABSTRACT We present new data on a class of ceramics called Tiltepec yellow wares, dated to the Late and Terminal Formative period occupations at Cerro Jazmín, Oaxaca (300 BC– AD 300). Evidence from 27 radiocarbon-dated ceramic assemblages [...]

Inequality and Demographic Response to Short-Term Economic Stress in North Orkney, Scotland, 1855–1910: Sector Differences

By |September 20th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Population Studies Jennings, Julia A.*, Luciana Quaranta, and Tommy Bengtsson ABSTRACT We examine economic inequality and social differences in infant and child mortality, and fertility responses to food price changes in North Orkney, 1855–1910, using linked vital records. This small population featured a diverse occupational structure, limited land resources, and geographic isolation from mainland Scotland. [...]

Reducing Urban Violence: A Contrast of Public Health and Criminal Justice Approaches

By |September 20th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Epidemiology Cerdá, Magdalena, Melissa Tracy*, and Katherine M. Keyes ABSTRACT Background: Cities are investing millions in Cure Violence, a public health approach to reduce urban violence by targeting at-risk youth and redirecting conflict to non-violent responses. The impact of such a program compared to criminal justice responses is unknown because experiments directly comparing criminal justice [...]

Weighing the Value of the Bargain: Prosecutorial Discretion After Sentencing Guidelines

By |September 15th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Criminal Justice Policy Review Vance, Stephen E., Kerry M. Richmond, James C. Oleson, and Shawn D. Bushway* ABSTRACT There is little empirical research to indicate whether the introduction of sentencing guidelines displaces discretion from judges to prosecutors. In the handful of studies that examine the hydraulic displacement of discretion, discretion is usually measured by the [...]

Blame Their Mothers: Public Opinion About Maternal Employment as a Cause of Juvenile Delinquency

By |September 15th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Feminist Criminology Pickett, Justin T* ABSTRACT Juvenile justice reformers and practitioners have long blamed mothers for juvenile delinquency, identifying maternal employment as a key cause of youthful offending. The current study uses data from registered voters (N = 10,144) to examine public views about whether maternal employment in two-parent households promotes juvenile delinquency. The results [...]

Voting Preferences and Perceived Juvenile Crime Trends: Examining Racial and Political Differences

By |September 15th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Criminal Justice Policy Review Mears, Daniel P., and Justin T. Pickett* ABSTRACT This article seeks to contribute to theory and research on factors that shape public preferences for juvenile justice policy. To this end, it tests the argument that perceptions about juvenile crime, an instrumental concern, will influence individuals’ willingness to vote for policymakers who [...]

Sexual Risk during Initial Months in US among Latina Young Adults

By |September 15th, 2017|Research Highlights|

AIDS Care Ertl, Melissa M., Frank R. Dillon, Yajaira A. Cabrera Tineo, Michael Verile, Janine M. Jurkowski*, and Mario De La Rosa ABSTRACT Latina young adults are disproportionately at risk for sexually transmitted infections (e.g., HIV). However, little is known about social and cultural factors contributing to sexual health disparities among young adult Latina recent [...]