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College Drinking

Author : George W. Dowdall
ISBN : 9781579228156
Genre : Education
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Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.

Getting Wasted

Author : Thomas Vander Ven
ISBN : 9780814744413
Genre : Education
File Size : 69. 56 MB
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Vander Ven argues that college students rely on "drunk support." Contrary to most accounts of alcohol abuse as being a solitary problem of one person drinking to excess, the college drinking scene is very much a social one where students support one another through nights of drinking games, rituals and rites of passage.

Drinking In Victorian And Edwardian Britain

Author : Thora Hands
ISBN : 9783319929644
Genre : History
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This open access book surveys drinking in Britain between the Licensing Act of 1869 and the wartime regulations imposed on alcohol production and consumption after 1914. This was a period marked by the expansion of the drink industry and by increasingly restrictive licensing laws. Politics and commerce co-existed with moral and medical concerns about drunkenness and combined, these factors pushed alcohol consumers into the public spotlight. Through an analysis of public and private records, medical texts and sociological studies, the book investigates the reasons why Victorians and Edwardians consumed alcohol in the ways that they did and explores the ideas about alcohol that circulated in the period. This book shows that they had many reasons for purchasing and consuming alcoholic substances and these were driven by broader social, cultural, medical and commercial factors. Although drunkenness may have been the most visible consequence of alcohol consumption, it was not the only type of drinking behaviour. Alcohol played an important social role in the everyday lives of Victorians and Edwardians where its consumption held many different meanings.

Campus Crime

Author : Bonnie S. Fisher
ISBN : 9780398088590
Genre : Education
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This third edition underscores that interest in the legal, social, and policy contexts of campus crime has not waned. Among the purposes of this new edition is the desire to share with readers the advancements that have occurred in understanding campus crime, especially the dynamics of college student victimization, and efforts to effectively address campus security issues. Presented in three sections, the first examines the legal context of crime by offering five chapters whose focus is on the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and its state-level progenies. The chapters acquaint the reader with the genesis and evolution of Clery, the current state of research concerning public awareness and impact, the results and impact of the National Campus Sexual Assault Policy Study, and national-level comparative analysis of state based Clery-style legislation. The six chapters of Section II address topics such as victimization rates of students versus nonstudents; lifestyle theories explaining student victimization; how alcohol use and abuse are correlates to student victimization; an overview of the literature on the sexual victimization of college women; and an analysis of the extent, nature, and impact of stalking and cyberstalking behaviors perpetrated against and by college students. The four chapters of the final section focus on the evolution, organization, and practices of campus law enforcement agencies, the challenges of enforcing alcohol laws, and the challenges presented by high-tech crimes involving the Internet, information systems, and technology. The book’s goal was to bring together authors who could provide the most current picture and a critical analysis of issues concerning the legal, social, and policy contexts of campus crime and security. The text represents the most up-to-date resource for campus adminstrators, law enforcent and security personnel, criminologists, counseling professionals, political scientists, sociologists, lawyers, and policy advocates.

Routledge International Handbook Of Crime And Gender Studies

Author : Claire M. Renzetti
ISBN : 9781136836862
Genre : Social Science
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Criminological research has historically been based on the study of men, boys and crime. As a result, the criminal justice system’s development of policies, programs, and treatment regimes was based on the male offender. It was not until the 1970s that some criminologists began to draw attention to the neglect of gender in the study of crime, but today, the study of gender and crime is burgeoning within criminology and includes a vast literature. The Routledge International Handbook of Crime and Gender Studies is a collection of original, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary essays which provide a thorough overview of the history and development of research on gender and crime, covering topics based around: theoretical and methodological approaches gender and victimization gender and offending gendered work in the criminal justice system future directions in gender and crime research. Alongside these essays are boxes which highlight particularly innovative ideas or controversial topics – such as cybercrime, restorative justice, campus crime, and media depictions. A second set of boxes features leading gender and crime researchers who reflect on what sparked their interest in the subject. This engaging and thoughtful collection will be invaluable for students and scholars of criminology, sociology, psychology, public health, social work, cultural studies, media studies, economics and political science.

Lost In Transition

Author : Christian Smith
ISBN : 9780199911523
Genre : Social Science
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Life for emerging adults is vastly different today than it was for their counterparts even a generation ago. Young people are waiting longer to marry, to have children, and to choose a career direction. As a result, they enjoy more freedom, opportunities, and personal growth than ever before. But the transition to adulthood is also more complex, disjointed, and confusing. In Lost in Transition, Christian Smith and his collaborators draw on 230 in-depth interviews with a broad cross-section of emerging adults (ages 18-23) to investigate the difficulties young people face today, the underlying causes of those difficulties, and the consequences both for individuals and for American society as a whole. Rampant consumer capitalism, ongoing failures in education, hyper-individualism, postmodernist moral relativism, and other aspects of American culture are all contributing to the chaotic terrain that emerging adults must cross. Smith identifies five major problems facing very many young people today: confused moral reasoning, routine intoxication, materialistic life goals, regrettable sexual experiences, and disengagement from civic and political life. The trouble does not lie only with the emerging adults or their poor individual decisions but has much deeper roots in mainstream American culture--a culture which emerging adults have largely inherited rather than created. Older adults, Smith argues, must recognize that much of the responsibility for the pain and confusion young people face lies with them. Rejecting both sky-is-falling alarmism on the one hand and complacent disregard on the other, Smith suggests the need for what he calls "realistic concern"--and a reconsideration of our cultural priorities and practices--that will help emerging adults more skillfully engage unique challenges they face. Even-handed, engagingly written, and based on comprehensive research, Lost in Transition brings much needed attention to the darker side of the transition to adulthood.

Public Policy And Higher Education

Author : Edward P. St. John
ISBN : 9780415893565
Genre : Education
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Amid changing economic and social contexts, radical changes have occurred in public higher education policies over the past three decades. Public Policy and Higher Educationprovides readers with new ways to analyze these complex state policies and offers the tools to examine how policies affect students’ access and success in college. Rather than arguing for a single approach, the authors examine how policymakers and higher education administrators can work to inform and influence change within systems of higher education using research-based evidence along with consideration of political and historical values and beliefs. Special Features: Case Studies—allow readers to examine strategies used by different types of colleges to improve access and retention. Reflective Exercises—encourage readers to discuss state and campus context for policy decisions and to think about the strategies used in a state or institution. Approachable Explanations—unpack complex public policies and financial strategies for readers who seek understanding of public policy in higher education. Research-Based Recommendations—explore how policymakers, higher education administrators and faculty can work together to improve quality, diversity, and financial stewardship. This textbook is an invaluable resource for graduate students, administrators, policymakers, and researchers who seek to learn more about the crucial contexts underlying policy decisions and college access.

Restorative Justice On The College Campus

Author : David R. Karp
ISBN : 9780398075156
Genre : Education
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No other publication provides such an up-to-date overview of college student misbehavior. This book will be an excellent resource to student affairs professionals, especially campus judicial officers and ombudspersons, and may be used along with other training materials for volunteers in restorative programs.

Understanding Diversity

Author : Claire M. Renzetti
ISBN : 0205182771
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 56. 91 MB
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Helps Students Relate Concepts of Diversity to their own Lives Understanding Diversity, 1/e by Claire M. Renzetti and Raquel M. Kennedy-Bergen is composed of original contributions written by both well-known sociologists as well as newer voices whose cutting edge work is likely to significantly impact the field. Readers will find it easy to relate to this title, as every topic has been chosen based on its relevancy to college students. Students will emerge with an understanding of how the intersecting inequalities of race, gender, social class, sexuality, age, immigration status, and geographic location influence how various problems are socially and politically framed, and how they are differentially experienced.

Message In A Bottle

Author : Janet Lynne Golden
ISBN : 0674037715
Genre : Law
File Size : 23. 70 MB
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This book raises key questions about public policy, the politicization of medical diagnosis, and the persistent failure to address the treatment needs of pregnant alcoholic women. The author traces the history of FAS from a medical problem to moral judgment that stigmatizes certain mothers but falls to extend to them the services that might actually reduce the incidence of this diagnosis.

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