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Resources by Topic: Criminal justice system

'We Desperately Need Some Help Here' - The Experience of Legal Experts with Sexual Assault and Evidence Collection in Rural Communities
Provides context to promote understanding of the rural medico-legal response to sexual assault, and to inform sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) in rural areas. Describes the importance of the SANE role when responding to sexual assault and discusses possible solutions, such as telemedicine, to address the need for more properly trained SANEs in rural communities. Experts interviewed were from rural areas in Virginia.
Author(s): Sandra Annan
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(4), 2659
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
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An Interview with Lisa Davis
The director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health discusses innovative programs, hydraulic fracking, and her work in prisons.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Roadmap to Making Native America Safer
A report to the President and Congress detailing the challenges of jurisdiction, law enforcement, and prosecution for tribal governments. Includes a discussion of the need for intergovernmental cooperation, alternative detention options, and juvenile justice preventions.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Law and Order Commission
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From the Gun Cabinet
After treating many tragic gunshot injuries as a physician, Myers argues that guns need safeguards.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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An Examination of Criminal Justice Offenders in Pennsylvania
Analyzes data from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to create a profile of rural and urban criminal justice offenders in Pennsylvania. Discusses health-related concerns including sexual assault, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
Author(s): AnnMarie Cordner
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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An Examination of Pennsylvania Rural County Jails
Examines the operation of Pennsylvania's 44 rural county jails. Addresses medical and mental healthcare costs and discusses mental health services offered.
Author(s): Gary Zajac, Lindsay Kowalski
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Telemedicine Reaches Beyond Clinic Walls: Networks Help Extend Access
Discusses how telemedicine can reach patients in nursing homes, prisons, and isolated geographic regions.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Specialty Courts in Rural Pennsylvania: Establishment, Practice and Effectiveness
Explores specialty courts, including adult drug courts, juvenile drug courts, family drug courts, mental health courts, and driving under the influence courts, in rural Pennsylvania counties.
Author(s): Martha A. Troxell, Erika Frenzel
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Civil Protective Orders Effective in Stopping or Reducing Partner Violence: Challenges Remain in Rural Areas with Access and Enforcement
Identifies obstacles to enforcing civil protective orders to stop or reduce partner violence for women in rural areas. Includes data on quality of life, days of distress and sleep lost, and fear of future harm.
Author(s): T.K. Logan, Robert Walker
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Mental Health Services in Rural Jails
Explores the role of jails within rural mental health systems, investigating how rural jails manage mental health and substance abuse problems among inmates. Also identifies barriers to providing mental health services in rural jails and shares promising practices for improving service delivery. Study focuses on rural, county-based jails in Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Vermont.
Additional links: Policy Brief, September 2009
Author(s): Melanie M. Race, Anush Yousefian, David Lambert, David Hartley
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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