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Maegherman, Enide; Ask, Karl; Horselenberg, Robert; van Koppen, Peter J. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2021
The analysis of competing hypotheses (ACH) has been suggested to be a method that can protect against confirmation bias in the context of intelligence analysis. In the current study, we aimed to determine whether ACH could counter confirmation bias in the reasoning with evidence in the context of criminal law proceedings. Law students (N = 191)…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Bias, Decision Making, Criminal Law
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Johnson, Royel M.; Alvarado, Rafael E.; Rosinger, Kelly Ochs – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In this study, we examine how the issue of considering criminal history in college admissions is represented and constructed as a problem in Ban the Box (BTB) policies in Maryland and Louisiana. We draw on Bacchi's "What's the Problem Represented to be?" approach as an analytic tool to interrogate key policy artifacts such as legislative…
Descriptors: Criminals, College Admission, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Dealey, Jill – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
Active learning, with students engaging in research or activities within the community, is a favoured approach in contemporary higher education. To support this approach, the Criminology and Forensic Studies programmes at the University of Winchester have included student research into miscarriages of justice. The students interrogate evidence…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Institutionalized Persons, Justice, Criminal Law
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Saini, Ruchi – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Despite having one of the largest and fastest-growing post-secondary sectors in the world, there has been increasing protest against the lack of academic freedom within HEIs in India in the past decade. This research study carries out a comparative analysis of academic freedom within HEIs in India and the U.S., with a specific focus on how the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Academic Freedom, Censorship, Freedom of Speech
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Dal-Ré, Rafael; Bouter, Lex M.; Cuijpers, Pim; Gluud, Christian; Holm, Søren – Research Ethics, 2020
For more than 25 years, research misconduct (research fraud) is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism (FFP)--although other research misbehaviors have been also added in codes of conduct and legislations. A critical issue in deciding whether research misconduct should be subject to criminal law is its definition, because not all…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Deception, Ethics, Criminal Law
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Davis, Andrew S.; Short, Cathrine M.; Chittooran, Mary M. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The introduction of new treatments for and increased knowledge about HIV/AIDS in the United States has resulted in a substantial decrease in mortality but an increase in morbidity for children with these conditions. Pediatric HIV/AIDS are best conceptualized using a neuropsychological approach to assessment and intervention, as children may…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Neurological Impairments, Chronic Illness, Special Needs Students
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Burgason, Kyle A.; Sefiha, Ophir; Briggs, Lisa – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Research consistently indicates that academic dishonesty is pervasive on college campuses, including in online courses. For our study we administered a survey to two groups of undergraduate criminal justice students, one group of face-to-face students of traditional college-age and the other a group of distance learners employed full-time in…
Descriptors: Cheating, Undergraduate Students, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Douglas, Susan; Watt, Gregory – e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to examine the issues of plagiarism and academic integrity as they are covered by universities and to then identify the existence of legislation that would impose legal consequences. Accordingly, this paper adopts a legal approach to critical analysis and discourse in the examination of the issues and the appropriate…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Integrity, Universities, Copyrights
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Antonov, Igor O.; Rakhmatullin, Ramil R.; Burganova, Guzel V.; Makolkin, Nikita N. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In this article, the authors, identifying the features of the use of modern technologies and technical means at the prosecution institute, as a novel strategy emphasize that the principles and rules for the use of modern technologies and technical means in criminal proceedings should fully comply with the purpose of promoting the higher education.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Crime, Criminal Law, Civil Rights
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Stepp, Kyla K.; Castle, Jeremiah J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This short review demonstrates how the use of American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) case materials, both throughout intercollegiate competitions and in academic courses, can engage and invigorate students while teaching them crucial skills in a way that few other programs or activities can do. The AMTA case provided for the 2017-2018 academic…
Descriptors: Simulation, Court Litigation, Critical Thinking, Criminal Law
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Mier, Carrie – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
Teaching and research are often the most focused upon aspects of working within academia in criminology and criminal justice (Sitren & Applegate, 2012; Jonson & Moon, 2014; Pratt, 2014), but an overlooked and underappreciated part of an undergraduate's overall higher education success is academic advising (Light, 2001). There has been…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Academic Advising, Criminology
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Condron, Dennis J.; Becker, Jacob H.; Bzhetaj, Linda – Teaching Sociology, 2018
To what extent, and why, do social science undergraduates experience anxiety about taking statistics courses? Despite holding assumptions of rampant statistics anxiety among students, sociologists have conducted few empirical studies of this issue. We extend the literature by analyzing data from a survey of sociology, social work, and criminal…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Statistics, Social Sciences
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Tovar, Lynn Atkinson; Misischia, Cynthia – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Students involved in two separate travel study programs consented to participate in a mixed-methods research approach examining the effects of an experiential learning course offered to criminal justice and forensic science students. The course exposed students to handson criminal investigations involving human body decomposition and osteology.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Transformative Learning, Discovery Learning, Study Abroad
Benson, Matthew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the early 20th century, higher education has been promoted as an effective strategy for enhancing law enforcement practice (Mayo, 2006a). While many have identified challenges that contemporary criminal justice practitioners face (Christopher, 2016; McFall, 2006; Stone & Travis, 2011), experts have promoted specific instructional…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Strategies, Law Enforcement, Qualitative Research
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Seregig, I. Ketut; Suryanto, Tulus; Hartono, Bambang; Rivai, Eddy; Prasetyawati, Endang – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The efforts to criminalize corruption committed by the Indonesian Police, Attorney and Criminal Commission of Corruption institutions have been intensified, but state officials, especially regional heads, such as Governor/Vice Governor, Regent/Deputy Regent, Mayor/Deputy Mayor, Members of People's Representative Councils and other state officials…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Socialization
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