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Maternal Smoking and Newborn Cytokine and Immunoglobulin Levels

By |July 19th, 2017|

Nicotine & Tobacco Research

Chahal, Nikhita, Alexander C. McLain, Akhgar Ghassabian, Kara A. Michels, Erin M. Bell*, David A. Lawrence, and Edwina H. Yeung.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Prenatal smoking exposure may lead to permanent changes in neonatal inflammation and immune response that have lifelong implications, including increased risks for atopy and respiratory disorders. Methods: The effect of maternal smoking […]

Violence, Desecration, and Urban Collapse at the Postclassic Maya Political Capital of Mayapán

By |July 19th, 2017|

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

Paris, Elizabeth H., Stanley Serafin, Marilyn A. Masson*, Carlos Peraza Lope, Cuauhtémoc Vidal Guzmán, and Bradley W. Russell

ABSTRACT

This article presents evidence from a mass grave at the Itzmal Ch’en administrative group, an outlying ceremonial center at the Postclassic period Maya political center of Mayapán, Yucatan, Mexico. The grave contains the remains of […]

Influence of Proximity to Kin on Residential Mobility and Destination Choice: Examining Local Movers in Metropolitan Areas

By |July 19th, 2017|

Demography

Spring, A., E. Ackert, K. Crowder, and S.J. South*

ABSTRACT

A growing body of research has examined how family dynamics shape residential mobility, highlighting the social—as opposed to economic—drivers of mobility. However, few studies have examined kin ties as both push and pull factors in mobility processes or revealed how the influence of kin ties on mobility […]

End-Of-Life Medical Spending In Last Twelve Months Of Life Is Lower Than Previously Reported

By |July 19th, 2017|

Health Affairs

French, Eric B., Jeremy McCauley, Maria Aragon, Pieter Bakx, Martin Chalkley, Stacey H. Chen, Bent J. Christensen, Hongwei Chuang, Aurelie Côté-Sergent, Mariacristina De Nardi, Elliott Fan, Damien Échevin, Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Christelle Gastaldi-Ménager, Mette Gørtz, Yoko Ibuka, John B. Jones*, Malene Kallestrup-Lamb, Martin Karlsson, Tobias J. Klein, Grégoire de Lagasnerie, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Owen O’Donnell, Nigel […]

Invited Commentary: Agent-Based Models—Bias in the Face of Discovery

By |July 7th, 2017|

American Journal of Epidemiology

Keyes, Katherine M., Melissa Tracy*, Stephen J. Mooney, Aaron Shev, and Magdalena Cerdá

ABSTRACT

Agent-based models (ABMs) have grown in popularity in epidemiologic applications, but the assumptions necessary for valid inference have only partially been articulated. In this issue, Murray et al. provided a much-needed analysis of the consequence of some of these assumptions, […]

The Language of Stigmatization and the Mark of Violence: Experimental Evidence on the Social Construction and Use of Criminal Record Stigma

By |July 7th, 2017|

Criminology

Denver, Megan, Justin T. Pickett*, and Shawn D. Bushway*

ABSTRACT

After years of stagnation, labeling theory has recently gained new empirical support. Simultaneously, new policy initiatives have attempted to restructure criminal record stigma to reduce reintegration barriers, and subsequent recidivism, driven by labeling. For example, in a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) language policy, person-first terms (e.g., […]

Neighborhood Crime Control in a Changing China: Tiao-Jie, Bang-Jiao, and Neighborhood Watches

By |July 7th, 2017|

Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

Messner, Steven F.*, Lening Zhang, Sheldon X. Zhang, and Colin P. Gruner

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This research assesses the impacts of three distinctive crime control activities organized and directed by the neighborhood committees with the assistance of local police in contemporary urban China – Tiao-jie, Bang-jiao, and neighborhood watches. Tiao-jie deals […]

Criminal Records and Employment: A Survey of Experiences and Attitudes in the United States

By |July 7th, 2017|

Justice Quarterly

Denver, Megan, Justin T. Pickett*, and Shawn D. Bushway*

ABSTRACT

Ban-the-Box (BTB) legislation, which bans employers from asking about criminal history records on the initial job application, is arguably the most prominent policy arising from the prisoner reentry movement. BTB policies assume: 1) most employers ask about criminal records, and 2) inquiries occur at the […]

Long-Term Comparative Effectiveness of Endeavor Zotarolimus-Eluting and Everolimus-Eluting Stents in New York

By |July 7th, 2017|

International Journal of Cardiology

Qian, Feng*, Ye Zhong, and Edward L. Hannan

ABSTRACT

Background: Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stents (E-ZES) and everolimus-eluting stents (EES) as second-generation stents were approved for use in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) in 2008. We aimed to evaluate the long-term outcomes of E-ZES vs. EES using New York State (NYS) cardiac registries and to compare […]

Third-Person Perceptions, Hostile Media Effects, and Policing: Developing a Theoretical Framework for Assessing the Ferguson Effect

By |July 7th, 2017|

Journal of Criminal Justice

Nix, J., and J.T. Pickett*

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Policing in the United States has come under intense scrutiny following numerous deadly force incidents involving unarmed black citizens, which dominated the news media. Some have argued that consequently, a “chill wind” has blown through law enforcement, such that officers have become more distrustful of civilians, […]