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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.

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.

Lost In Transition

Author : Christian Smith
ISBN : 9780199878253
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.

A First Step Into A Much Larger World

Author : John W. Hawthorne
ISBN : 9781630873127
Genre : Religion
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How do Christian students approach their years at a Christian college or university? What are the connections between all those hours of study and the Christian life? A First Step into a Much Larger World invites students, parents, and educators into a broad conversation about faith and learning in a postmodern age. Students will explore how to respond to diversity while maintaining community, how to make learning sensible as an expression of faith, and how to move from passive recipients of education to active and engaged co-learners with others. In so doing, they can transform their undergraduate years into a springboard for engaging the culture beyond the university.

Joining The Conversation

Author : Mike Palmquist
ISBN : PSU:000067805945
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With the success of The Bedford Researcher, Mike Palmquist has earned a devoted following of teachers and students who appreciate his accessible approach to the process of inquiry-based writing. Now he brings his proven methodology and friendly tone to Joining the Conversation. While students may know how to send text messages, search for images, and read the news online all at the same time, they don’t necessarily know how to juggle the skills they need to engage readers and compose a meaningful contribution to an academic conversation. Meeting students where they are — working online and collaboratively — Joining the Conversation embraces the new realities of writing, without sacrificing the support that students need as they write for college and beyond.

Underage Drinking

Author : Norah Piehl
ISBN : 0737747994
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a series of essays from differing viewpoints discussing underage drinking in relation to family histories, colleges and universities, and personal regrets.

Strategic Communications For Nonprofit Organizations

Author : Sally J. Patterson
ISBN : 9780470442715
Genre : Business & Economics
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How a nonprofit s strategic communications department defines its issues and policies determines whether the public views it as an effective organization. Strategic Communications for Nonprofit Organizations, Second Edition supports nonprofits in using their resources most effectively. The Second Edition includes a dedicated web site, equipping professionals with the worksheets, forms, surveys, and self-assessment tools needed to create a total communications plan. Plus, the book s step-by-step instructions demonstrate nonprofit communications strategies that work. Practical and clear, this in-the-trenches book provides nonprofit CEOs with expert insights to achieve their mission.

Getting Wasted

Author : Thomas Vander Ven
ISBN : 9780814744413
Genre : Education
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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.

Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN : 0835250199
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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College Alcohol Risk Assessment Guide

Author : Barbara E. Ryan
ISBN : MINN:31951D015396566
Genre : Education
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