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- ItemEnforcement of Gun Control Laws and Minority Communities: Finding the Right Balance Between Public Safety and Limiting Mass Incarceration(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-03-16) Husband, Ailish; Galdieri, ChristopherThis thesis is on the enforcement of gun control laws on minorities, and whether the enforcement of those laws discriminate against them. My research question is, “Does gun control still discriminate against non-white people?” I compared New York City and South Carolina. I wanted a liberal area with strict gun laws and a conservative area with loose gun laws. Those areas provided the necessary racial breakdown. I researched the statistics of people in prison for firearm violations in these areas and other crimes. I looked at the SAFE Act that was passed in NYC, and whether minority populations in prison increased after it was passed. I analyzed data from the NYPD, the SC Law Enforcement Division, and the SC Department of Public Safety. I used data from the NRA to see which gun control laws NYC and SC have. I predicted minority populations incarcerated would increase after the SAFE Act was passed, and there would be less minority populations incarcerated for gun crimes in SC than NYC. My findings were not what I expected. There were less Black people in prison for gun crimes after the SAFE Act was passed, and about the same for other minorities. There were lots of Black people arrested in SC for gun crimes, which was much higher than other crimes. This indicates 1) the SAFE Act is not discriminatory towards minorities, and 2) minorities are discriminated against with gun laws, including loose gun laws.
- ItemLiberatory Design Thinking and Special Education in Spain(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) McNees, Penny; Tapley, Colleen
- ItemIntegration of Special Education into Public Schools in Spain(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) MacDonald, Katherine; Tapley, Colleen
- ItemNadezhda Krupskaya's Influence on Bolshevik Feminism(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) Rose, Hannah; McCannon, JohnTo westerners, the Russian pedagogue and communist activist, Nadezhda Krupskaya, is remembered primarily, if not solely, as Vladimir Lenin's wife. Krupskaya’s obscurity is mostly related to the west’s tendency to marginalize Russian and communist intellectuals. With new information coming to light, Krupskaya is among the more prominent feminists of the time, such as Alexandra Kollontai and Clara Zetkin, despite being overshadowed by them. With a pedagogical lens, Krupskaya’s interests were rooted in female and proletariat emancipation not just from capitalism, but the patriarchal chains of it as well and thus influenced Bolshevik feminism in many notable ways. For example, Nadezhda Krupskaya influenced the Bolsheviks’ feminism because she was mostly responsible for the engendering of class issues, she initiated the development of social programs that positively impacted women, and her participation in the Rabotnista and Zhenotdel.
- ItemRacial Discrimination Within the Criminal Justice System(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) Moquin, Cameron; Speropolous, LisaWhile the criminal justice system is theorized, framed, and practiced by most to be "equal for all", the justice system has in practice shown racial discrimination within numerous aspects of our system; both on a state and federal level that prevent our system from functioning in its true intent. From stricter bail restrictions to harsh criminal penalties that lead to longer incarceration rates, the ways in which racial discrimination negatively affects the already questionable criminal justice system plays a consequence within society. Aspects that affect our everyday life and society, such as prison populations; paint the way in which our system has functioned but also has highlighted the distinction in our system: from how we think of it versus what we perceive of it once we see it in action.
- ItemResearch on the Chytrid Fungus in NH Amphibian Populations(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) Chapdelaine, Ashley; Phemester, Brandon; Duryea, Mary C. (Katie); Duryea, Mary C.The chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis) has caused significant decline of amphibians all over the United States, Central America, and Australia. Chytridiomycosis is the fatal disease that infects the skin of amphibians disrupting their ability for water intake, and the ability to exchange ions and function properly. NH specimens were swabbed and PCR analysis was completed to determine if Chytrid DNA was present in NH waterbodies. Samples were obtained from NH water bodies such as Dorrs Pond, Marsh Pond, Lynxfield Pond, Carter Hill Orchard, etc. Thirty six samples were tested over the course of the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The chytrid fungus could potentially cause significant problems to amphibians all over the world, if something is not done before this fungus reaches all water bodies.
- ItemDestress for Success: A More SNHU Centered Approach(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) Sirois, Danielle; Corbo, Vincent
- ItemSpecial Education Students in the General Classroom in Spain(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) Luby, Shannon; Tapley, ColleenThe education laws in Spain are moving towards an inclusion process, where special education students are being integrated into the general education classrooms. Educators in Spain are not prepared to have students with disabilities in their classrooms, and they are looking for resources and tools to do so. Using Liberatory Design Thinking, this project aims at finding a solution that works for educators in Spain to learn how to teach all students in their general education classrooms.
- ItemThe Violence Against Sex Workers(2022-04-06) Hopping, Leah; Speropolous, LisaViolence towards sex workers is an issue that plagues this country. The United States has a bias against anything that has to do with taboo subjects. Sex work is a profession that has a bad reputation and because of that, and the fact that anything that has to do with sex is taboo, the men and women involved are seen as "lesser." The police and society tend to care less about them. This paper dives into the issues that follow the bias and the violence that follows this job.
- ItemLiberatory Design Thinking and Spanish Special Education(2022-04-25) Dubois, Casey; Tapley, Colleen
- ItemNeurodevelopmental Disorders: Exploring how Nature & Nurture Interact to Display Various Disorders(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-29) Sirois, Danielle; McClure, Christine~ This is a supplemental research paper that was not presented at UG research day but it is being included in this collection as it represents student research. ~ Neurodevelopmental disorders are some of the most complex forms of neurodiversity in children. This phenomenon originates from disabilities and abnormalities directly related to the body's nervous system and brain. Given the symptoms associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, there are subsequent behavioral and intellectual specific problems that commonly arise. The long debated psychological theory of nature vs nurture provides a perfect explanation for how these two individual concepts work as one cohesive unit throughout the development of any child. More specifically, this theory is essential when investigating the roots of various neurodevelopmental disorders in children as well.