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Title Handbook of community sentiment / Monica K. Miller, Jeremy A. Blumenthal, Jared Chamberlain, editors.
Imprint New York [New York] : Springer, [2014]

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Subject Public opinion -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Alt Name Miller, Monica K.,
Blumenthal, Jeremy A.,
Chamberlain, Jared,
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 291 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note Includes index.
Contents Section I:An Introduction to Community Sentiment -- 1. "There Ought to be a Law!": Understanding Community Sentiment -- 2. The Influence of Media and Community Sentiment on Policy Decision-Making -- 3. Methods and Measures Used in Gauging Community Sentiment -- Section II: Measuring Community Sentiment -- 4. Using Mock Jury Studies to Measure Community Sentiment toward Child Sex Abusers -- 5. Using Secondary Survey Data to Study Community Sentiment: An Example Examining Sentiment toward Income Based on Family Needs -- 6. Understanding how Individual Differences are Related to Community Sentiment toward Safe Haven Laws Using a Student Sample -- 7. Using Mail Surveys to Assess Perceptions of Law Enforcement Officers and Prosecuting Attorneys Regarding Parental Involvement Laws -- Section III: Changing Community Sentiment -- 8. Understanding Changes in Community Sentiment about Drug Use during Pregnancy using a Repeated Measures Design -- 9. Sentiment toward Same-Sex Divorce -- 10. Changing the Sentiment of those the Law Affects: Federal Marriage Promotion Programs -- 11. How Attitude Functions, Attitude Change, and Beliefs affect Community Sentiment toward the Facebook Law -- Section IV: Community Sentiment and Perceptions of Justice -- 12. Promoting Positive Perceptions of Justice by Listening to Children's Sentiment in Custody Decisions -- 13. Same-Sex Parents' Sentiment about Parenthood and the Law: Implications for Therapeutic Outcomes -- 14. Is There a Therapeutic Way to Balance Community Sentiment, Student Mental Health, and Student Safety to Address Campus-Related Violence? -- Section V: Community Sentiment and the (Sometimes Unintended) Outcomes of Legal Actions -- 15. Unintended Consequences of Policy Responses to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Civil Commitment and Community Sentiment in North Dakota -- 16. Adult Consequences for Juvenile Behavior: Does Sentencing Policy Aimed at Serious Adult Behavior Cast too Wide a Net? -- 17. An Examination of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws: Can Community Sentiment Lead to Ineffective Laws? -- 18. Silver Alert Programs: An Exploration of Community Sentiment Regarding a Policy Solution to Address the Critical Wandering Problem in an Aging Population -- Section VI: Concluding Thoughts and Future Directions -- 19. Future Directions in the Study of Community Sentiment toward Legal Actions Affecting Children and Families.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This in-depth investigation of community sentiment examines why and how community sentiment is studied, how it may change or be changed, and its reciprocal relationship with laws and policy. Laws affecting children and the family, for instance actual and proposed laws regarding marriage and divorce, campus safety, sex offender registration are used to discuss the study of community sentiment. Yet, the book is broad enough to inform readers about sentiment toward issues beyond the law. The book also considers the relationships between community sentiment and individual attitudes, media, perceptions about justice, and negative legal, personal, and societal outcomes. This range of carefully chosen chapters condenses a broad knowledge base into a manageable and highly useful go to book about the study of community sentiment toward any topic. Among the topics covered: The reciprocal relationship between media, community sentiment and policy. Various measures and methodology used in gauging community sentiment toward law and other topics. Factors that influence or change sentiment. Relationships between attitude theory and community sentiment. Links between community sentiment and perceptions of justice. Unintended consequences of policy responses. Can community sentiment lead to ineffective laws? The Handbook of Community Sentiment is an expansive resource of interest to a variety of practitioners and researcherspsychologists, sociologists, criminal justice professionals and criminologists, and political scientists--as well as students in these and related fields.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9781493918997 (electronic bk.)
1493918990 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4939-1899-7
OCLC # 896342066
Additional Format Printed edition: 9781493918980

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