Category: Publications and Accolades

Arbuckle receives Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Outreach Award

J. Gordon Arbuckle, professor and extension sociologist, is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Outreach Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. His extension programming centers on natural resource conservation and the environmental and social sustainability of agriculture. He brings social science research-based information to bear … Continue reading Arbuckle receives Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Outreach Award

Sumac Elisa Cárdenas Oleas wins two awards

Sumac Elisa Cárdenas Oleas won two awards at the “Women and Gender in Development Virtual Conference 2021: Out of the theory & into the filed—A dialogue on gendered approaches to inclusive rural development.” She won the 1st place Jury award for the 4 Minutes Flashtalks and the People’s Choice award for the same competition.

Ilma Jahic: Psychopathy and Violent Video Game Playing: Multiple Associations in a Juvenile Justice System Involved Sample

The article is published in Aggressive Behavior journal. Violent video game playing is a consistent risk factor for aggression, but research on its psychopathology and trait underpinnings are primarily based on community or university student samples, thus the ecological validity to adjudicated and juvenile justice system-involved youth lacks clarity. This is an important void in … Continue reading Ilma Jahic: Psychopathy and Violent Video Game Playing: Multiple Associations in a Juvenile Justice System Involved Sample

Ramesh Balayar and Robert Mazur: Women’s decision-making roles in vegetable production, marketing and income utilization in Nepal’s hills communities

Women in rural Nepal are increasingly interested in vegetable production and marketing (VPM) to earn income. Such innovative behavior conflicts with traditional patriarchal socio-cultural norms and is still relatively rare. Constrained by limited economic opportunities, smallholder households are increasingly under pressure to meet livelihood needs. In depth interviews, focus group discussions and field observations reveal … Continue reading Ramesh Balayar and Robert Mazur: Women’s decision-making roles in vegetable production, marketing and income utilization in Nepal’s hills communities

Shannon Harper—Courting justice: Tracing the evolution and future of domestic violence courts.

This article reviews the etiology and history of specialty courts for intimate partner violence, discusses the common programming components implemented by courts nationwide, and provides an assessment of the efficacy of DVCs in holding offenders accountable while simultaneously protecting victim safety. Finally, the article discusses the ongoing challenges and implications with regard to community response … Continue reading Shannon Harper—Courting justice: Tracing the evolution and future of domestic violence courts.