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ItemAn Experimental Trial of a Dog-Training Program in a Juvenile Detention Center(Springer, 2019) Grommon, Eric; Carson, Dena C.; Kenney, Lauren; School of Public and Environmental AffairsObjectives This research examines the effect of a dog-training program among juveniles ordered to a county juvenile detention facility in a large, Midwestern city. Methods A pre-test, post-test experimental design was constructed to examine changes in self-esteem, empathy, optimism, pessimism, compassion, and social competence between juveniles who were randomly assigned to the canine-assisted activity program and to the standard conditions of the detention center without access to the program. Two-way and repeated measures ANOVA models are used to assess the differential effect of the program. Results The dog-training program evaluated in this study did not differentially benefit nor did it harm participants in relation to juveniles who received the standard operating practices and procedures of the detention center. Conclusions Generalized conclusions about the effectiveness of dog-training programs in secure correctional facilities should not be made from this study. Despite the unique program model structure used in this study, the results demonstrate that once selection effects are mitigated through randomization, the mere exposure to a dog-training program does not translate to improved outcomes. The results raise more questions about the influence of selection effects on reported findings and stimulate inquiry on dog-training program models, research designs used to assess program effects, and the importance of intermediate interventions. ItemPrivate Sector Port Security Practices: Responsibilities and Best Practices(2015-12-16) Allen, Jason; Andrews, Kaleigh; Andrews, Kelsey; Baker, Brooklynn; Robbins, Austin; DesJarlais, Joseph; Cummings, Marvin; DeVore, Travis; Dutton, Catherine; Fields, Aaron; Foster, Leia; Heinz, Katharine; Hooks, Terrice; Kenney, Lauren; Parker, Beau; Lawler, Christopher; Lobianco, Virginia; Martin, Adam; Mathew, Rahael; Mills, Adam K.; Sadtler, Frederick C.; Smith, Andrew R.; Welch, Joshua L.; Foley, William A., Jr.