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January 15, 2022

What Is Wrong with Monetary Sanctions? Directions for Policy, Practice, and Research

Evans Authors: Karin D. Martin

Friedman, B., Harris, A., Huebner, B., Martin, K., Pettit, B., Shannon, S., & Sykes, B. (2022). RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

Monetary sanctions are an integral and increasingly debated feature of the American criminal legal system. Emerging research, including that featured in this volume, offers important insight into the law governing…


Pay or Display: Monetary Sanctions and the Performance of Accountability and Procedural Integrity in New York and Illinois Courts

Evans Authors: Karin D. Martin

Martin, K., Spencer-Suarez, K. & Kirk, G. (2022). RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

This article proposes the centrality of procedural integrity—or fidelity to local norms of case processing—to the post-sentencing adjudication of monetary sanctions. We draw on insights gained from observations of more…


November 15, 2021

Seattle’s Local Minimum Wage and Earnings Inequality

Evans Authors: Mark C. Long

Long, M. (2021). Economic Inquiry.

During the past 6 years, a wave of local minimum wage laws passed in the United States with policymakers and advocates framing the policy as a means of reducing income…


Strategies for Disclosing a Concealable Stigma: Facts and Feelings?

Evans Authors: Ines Jurcevic

Jurcevic, I., Wong, L., Schetter, C. & Shapiro, J. (2021). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Disclosing a concealable stigma has the potential for both positive outcomes, such as receipt of social support, and negative outcomes, such as being the target of prejudice. Identifying a disclosure…


October 15, 2021

Spatial Patterns of Work, Poverty, & Safety Net Provision in the U.S.

Allard, S., & Pelletier, E. (2021). The Journal of Social Security Research.

The geography of poverty has shifted in the U.S. in recent years. Not only has poverty become more prevalent in suburbs, but high rates of poverty persist in cities and…


Discourses of evaluation: Institutional logics and organizational practices among international development agencies

Evans Authors: Mary Kay Gugerty

Gugerty, M.K., Mitchell, G., & Santamarina, F. (2021). World Development.

For several decades, the aid effectiveness movement has called for more robust, informed and independent impact evaluation of aid activities, but the prevalence and adoption of these practices remain unclear….


September 15, 2021

The Landscape of Career and Technical Education Faculty Data Use for Decision-Making and Program Improvement in National Science Foundation–Advanced Technical Education Programs in Washington State

Evans Authors: Grant Blume

Balhan, K., Blume, G., Bragg, D., Hang, K., Meza, E., Rubin, Z., & Zumeta, W. (2021). Career and Technical Education Research.

Over the last ten years, in Washington community and technical colleges (CTC) there has been a great leap forward in access and use of data for setting and measuring goals,…


July 31, 2021

Evaluating Hazard Awareness Brochures: Assessing the Textual, Graphical, and Numerical Features of Tsunami Evacuation Products

Evans Authors: Ann Bostrom

Lindell, M., Bostrom, A., Goltz, J., & Prater, C.S.(2021). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Many people visit or live in areas that are exposed to natural or technological hazards but lack sufficient information to protect themselves when a disaster threatens. This article reviews research on hazard education, warning systems, and warning response, as well as research findings on the communication of textual, numeric, graphic, and cartographic information in risk…


July 15, 2021

Ambidexterity in Cross-Sector Collaborations Involving Public Organizations

Evans Authors: Stephen B. Page

Page, S., Bryson, J., Crosby, B., Seo, D., & Stone, M. (2021). Public Performance & Management Review.

This article extends the concept of organizational ambidexterity to encompass knowledge exploration and exploitation in cross-sector collaborations. Collaborations are frequently charged to devise or implement innovative solutions to longstanding complex…


Women and Men Municipal Managers Doing and Undoing Gender

Evans Authors: Sebawit (Seba) Bishu

Bishu, S., & Heckler, N. (2020). Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Drawing on the literature from critical gender studies and feminist critiques of bureaucracy, we explore the demands for gender work created when women occupy traditionally masculine roles in municipal government…


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