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  1. The human-animal bond between domestically abused women and their companion animals do pets: affect a woman's decision making?

    Contributor(s):: Debbie McBride

    This research will investigate the dynamics of human-perpetrated violence towards women and their companion animals. A small body of research indicates that abusers often threaten, hurt, or kill family pets as a means of coercing and controlling their female partners and women often delay seeking...

  2. The Effects of Facility Animals in the Courtroom on Juror Decision-Making

    Contributor(s):: Kayla Burd

    Courthouse dogs (sometimes referred to as facility animals) are expertly trained canines which may be used to assist individuals with psychological, emotional, or physical difficulties in a myriad of courtroom situations. While these animals are increasingly used to assist young witness to court,...

  3. The Effects of Facility Animals in the Courtroom on Juror Decision-Making

    Contributor(s):: Burd, Kayla

  4. Assessing Contingent Valuation as a Decision Making Tool for the Endangered Species Act

    Contributor(s):: Kelly Redden

    The purpose of this project is to examine how utilizing the contingent valuation method could help or hinder the decision making process for the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Contingent valuation is a technique which uses surveys to measure people’s willingness to pay for a specific good or...

  5. Prosecutorial decision making in the face of changing norms: An exploratory study of animal cruelty prosecution in New York

    Contributor(s):: Kordzek, Andrea L.