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    Harris, Kristine
    This study examines the daily practice offair trade. More specifically, I investigate the text-based and discursiveforms of ruling that guide somefair trade behavior. Openended in-depth interviews were conducted with fair trade business owners and cus . . .
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    Singer, Cynthia Louise
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970 to establish and enforce environmental protection standards in accordance with national goals. The EPA is also charged with gathering data on pollution and determining issues of environment . . .
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    Cruz Velázquez, Samuel
    This qualitative study presents high school tracking and the role of social capital among college-bound students. The qualitative methodology includes forty personal interviews to Latino/as and White Non-Hispanic (WNH) high school students. Family’s i . . .
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    Nemeyer, Andrea Marie
    How do students in a racially diverse classroom use race to interact and form peer cultures? In this study, I conducted participant observation for one year at an urban high school in the Sacramento City Unified School District. I developed both a lea . . .
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    Wolcott, Lynne Marie
    In 2009, Muller et al. examined the process of obtaining temporary and permanent restraining orders in Sacramento County, California. The findings of the study indicate a gender difference in relation to the granting of both temporary and permanent or . . .
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    Shebley, Leslie A.
    Close to ten percent of the U.S. is without paid employment. Increased national unemployment rates are even more devastating for those, such as people with disabilities, who already experience higher rates of unemployment, even during successful econo . . .
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    Phan, Linh M.
    Child homicide, although rare, resonates in all individuals for it threatens the moral and social fabric of the contemporary society. For the last four decades, scholars and social workers have dedicated time and resources to find effective solutions . . .
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    Arikat, Hafiza
    Various studies have claimed that the media coverage of the Israel – Palestine conflict is biased and unbalanced. This study investigates media coverage of the conflict as portrayed by four of the most-watched news networks across the globe: FOX News, . . .
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    Wright, Matthew Damon
    The digital divide, the concept of an inequality in computer and Internet access and skills, has been a political and social scientific topic of research and debate. The prior analyses of Internet use grouped people based on “haves” and “have-nots” an . . .
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    Hammon, Joshua Gerald
    This study seeks to understand how police officers perceive the prospect of dying while on duty by using driving habits as a proxy. The author analyzes interview data collected from 99 police officers across seven northern California police agencies. . . .