This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Sociology. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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EARLY 20TH CENTURY XENOPHOBIC PERCEPTIONS AMONG AMERICAN SECURITY RALLY OF MONTANA PARTICIPANTS IN 2016, Christian S. Boyce

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Police Decision-Making and the Initial Detention of Juveniles, Tessa G. DeCunzo

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FROM DISLOCATION TO DISENGAGEMENT: THE EXPERIENCES OF LOW-INCOME AND FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS, Azure S. McGinty

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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CYBER-VICTIMIZATION AND DELINQUENCY: A GENERAL STRAIN PERSPECTIVE, Ian D. Greenwood

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Another Day in the Oil Patch: Narratives of Probation Work in Montana, Ally Guldborg

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Temporary Work on the Bakken Shale, Peter D. Ore

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More Than Zero: Variation in the Tattooed Population, Zachary Reiter

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Impact of Detention on Juvenile Recidivism in Montana: Is the Impact of Detention Influenced by Other Factors?, Daniel N. Acton

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“I NEED A HAND-UP, NOT A HAND-OUT:” SPOILED IDENTITIES AND IDENTITY MAINTENANCE AMONG SINGLE MOTHERS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, Laura Obernesser

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Privilege and Marginalization in Drag Communities in the United States, Dustin Satterfield

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RISK ASSESSMENT IN MONTANA: RISK FACTORS PREDICTIVE OF JUVENILE OFFENDER RECIDIVISM, Taylor Tillman

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Pet Advocate Program for the Homeless in Missoula, MT, Lisa Jane Bruce

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Lowveld Practices in Mahenye, Zimbabwe: A Critical Analysis of Resilience in a Marginalized Southern African Community, Scott Byington

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Compact Service Corps Program Evaluation: 2011-2013 Grant Years Beneficial Impact on Local Communities, Kirsten Lee Hands

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Understanding Transgender Violence, Alicia Telena

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Is Gun Crime Learned? Social Learning Theory and Guns, Krista Pearl Caffrey

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Motivation and Education: Performance, Commitment, and Satisfaction among Pharmacy Students, Michael Dustin King

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The Sweet Grass Hills and Blackfeet Indians: Sacredness, Land, and Institutional Discrimination, Cassie Sheets

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Surviving Probation: The Challenges Sexual Offenders are Faced with in Mainstream Society, Krystal Stevenson

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THE UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF EMPLOYEES AND THE IMPACTS OF COLLABORATION, Sandra Kay Treadaway

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Spare Some Change?: The Policing of Shelter-Resistant Homeless in Missoula, Montana, Jacob Daniel Coolidge

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Up in Smoke: Two Theoretical Perspectives on the Future of Marijuana Law in the United States, Michael P. Fawaz

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OFF RISKING: OFFENDER RISK ASSESSMENT AND THE CORRECTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION SYSTEM, Eden Heeder

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Rescoring the Montana Risk Assessment Instrument: A Comparison of Methods, Patrick David McKay

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AN EXPLORATORY STUDY ON SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY, SOCIAL BOND THEORY, EXPERIENCES WITH POLICE AND DEMOGRAPHIC EFFECTS ON COLLEGE STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARD POLICE, Tyson Allen McLean

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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ANALYSIS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF RISK ASSESSMENT FOR SEX OFFENDERS IN CORRECTIONAL POPULATIONS: A COMPARATIVE REVIEW, Derek Nicholas Emerson

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Specifying the Links Between Adolescent Substance Use and Traditional Delinquency Theories: A Negative Bionomial Approach, Anthony James Feuchter

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Citizen Participation in a Montana Land Use Debate: A Case Study of the Proposed Bitterroot Resort, Diane Lisa Matthews

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Towards sentence compliance: Examining PFMA offender pathways through Missoula Municipal and Justice Courts, Sara Justine Shapiro

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POSITIVE PEER CULTURE PROBLEM LABELS AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: AN EXPLORATORY PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSIS AND ORDINARY LEAST SQUARES REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF LOW SELF-IMAGE, INCONSIDERATE OF OTHERS, AND INCONSIDERATE OF SELF, Kristina N. Skogen

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Under the Bridge: A Qualitative Investigation of Homeless Persons' Perspectives on Substance Abuse and Its Treatment, Amanda Beth Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Building social relationships building business : a case study of vendors at the Missoula Farmers' Market, Kathryn E. Bradford

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Math Ability and Gendered Self-Perceptions, Lorianne DeLeen Burhop

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“No Hay Guerra y No Hay Dinero” There is No War, and There is No Money: A Case Study of the Organic Coffee and Ecotourism Programs of UCA Miraflor, Nicaragua, Jeffrey Alan Gutierrez

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An Examination of Missoula Citizens' Perceptions of Local Law Enforcement, Leila M. Haack

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“It is a strange thing for us to see water being sold”: Local Perceptions of the Fijian Bottled Water Industry, Jessica Dawn Ulrich

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Perceptions of Borough Incorporation Held by Community Leaders in Delta Junction, Alaska, Michelle Albus Johnson

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Masculine Overcompensation: Rural Men in Montana, Sarah Lynn Moesser

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A TEST OF GENERAL STRAIN THEORY: EXPLORING GENDER SPECIFIC EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL VARIATION, Sarah Rae Puckett

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Drug Use, Mental Health and Encounters with the Legal System in Missoula County, Samantha Renee Cumley

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Living to Ride: A Sociological Study of Freeriders in Missoula, Montana, Marlana Michelle Kosky

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The Influence of Neighborhood, Family, School, and Student Dimensions of Social Capital on Academic Achievement: An Integrated Theoretical Framework, Floy O. Scott

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Relationships Among Socio-Economic Status, Self-Esteem, and College Aspirations of High School Seniors in One Small City, Lisa Ann Speegle

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Farming community in transition: The impact of sprawl on the agricultural legacy in the Bitterroot Valley, Jayne E. Barnes

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Opting-out: A feminist exploration of stay-at-home motherhood among Missoula's pink-collar professionals, Jodi R. Case

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Vehicular pursuits : policy analysis and recommendations for the Missoula Police Department, Nickolas J. Kuntz

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Local currency loans and grants: Comparative case studies of Ithaca HOURS and Calgary Dollars, Jeff Mascornick

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The Nature of Nonprofit Professional Development and Training in Montana, Jenni Johanna Pohjoispuro

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Rocky Mountain Laboratories: An inquiry into community opposition to a biosafety level IV expansion., Darr Tucknott

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Faith communities and end-of-life care : members' perceptions of current care practices and desires for care, Lindsay A. Iudicello

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Community characteristics and special education enrollment rates in Montana, Klarissa L. Jensen

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Role of recreancy in predicting risk perception: Analysis of a conceptual and operational discrepancy., Darby A. Kaikkonen

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Framing Christian environmental ethics: Lay Christians' responses to creation's cry, Jenny R. Bayn

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Components of armed forces basic training and a correctional boot camp: An analysis, Lara B. Von Tersch

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Bitterroot Community Dispute Resolution Center: Establishment of a nonprofit alternative dispute resolution center in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana, Martha A. Birkeneder

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Timing of adult social bonds and desistance from crime, Eric W. Emerson

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Educational aspirations: The role of social support and self-assessment, Bryan D. Rookey

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Officer safety in remote locations: Forest Service law enforcement officers in Region 1, Brad Treat

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Demographics of death in a rural Western town: A survey of indicators for use in a socio-medical project in Missoula MT 1996, Patricia G. Blandford-Nichols

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Applying a Durkheimian thesis to a small town: The relationships between social position fear of crime and attitudes toward police, Justin T. Denney

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Resident assistants and police : illustrating the subculture of authority, Angela D. Hultz

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Rurality for whom? An analysis of the Country Life Movement and its expression in the Orchard Homes District western Montana 1900-1930, Rebecca A. Markussen

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Grappling with growth : A case study in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, Ronald H. Tschida

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Developmental process of criminality, Allison M. Hupp

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Getting the work done| Problems faced by Forest Service coordinators of volunteer and hosted program work groups, Allison Lamphier

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Best Practices in transition: A student focused approach and interagency collaboration in rural Montana, Mike Shults

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Risk assessment instruments : can we predict recidivism? : a review of the research, Kristina M. Bessenyey

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Family structure as a primary agent of socialization and the relationship between behavior attitude and peers, Karen M. Foote

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Review of Montana's bowhunter education program with recommendations for improvement, W. Kirk Kuehl

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Review of Montana's hunter education program with recommendations for improvement, Blaine C. Bradshaw

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D.A.R.E. and the Diffusion of innovations: Implications for assessing reported drug alcohol and tobacco use among 8th 10th and 12th grade students in Montana public schools, Dusten R. Hollist

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The Effect of community characteristics on support of DARE an investigation of Montana communities and their DARE programs, Lonnie M. Schaible

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Missoula Pre-Release Center : current and future data collection : exploration and assessment, Kathryn F. Schulz

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Order and anomie in university dormitories : an ethnography of dorm supervisors, Kimberly S. Bell

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Reinventing historical networks?: The U.S. Forest Service Rural Community Assistance program in Darby Montana, Joan M. Brehm

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Assessing the potential for a private not-for-profit prison in southwest Montana, Brian Farren

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End Stage Renal Disease Program evaluation, Amanda Sehulster

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Components of effective community service programs: implications for Missoula's juvenile program, Keith Pereira

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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University students' knowledge attitudes behaviors and policy preferences regarding HIV/AIDS, Todd E. Rime

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Land tenure and customary rights: Implications to forest conservation and the indigenous community of San Antonio (Cayo) Belize, Charles Clark

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Staff and resident perceptions of Moral Reconation Therapy at the Butte Pre-Release Center, Sharon R. Clark

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1995 foreign student survey: assessment of needs and satisfaction, Warren Gehl

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Campus-based mentoring as an intervention strategy for at-risk youth: An implication of its effectiveness, Andrea Palen-Vernon

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Child hunger in Montana : a study of public school third-graders, Frances R. Phillips

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Kawaiisu of south-central California| Creating a new identity, Leslie Zaglauer

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Forest Service wellness coordinators: Using metaphors to make sense of ambiguity in a work role, Susan E. Green

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Art science and politics of program evaluation: A chronicle of an evaluation of the Montana Conservation Corps, Jennifer Haubenreiser

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Mainland Chinese students in America: Community and marginality, Koji Hoshino

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Family and gang involvement: An analysis of the effect of family function and family structure on gang involvement, James L. Martin

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Urban-rural difference: The effect of place of residence on racial attitudes, Timothy E. Lantz

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Role of a tribal college in the academic performance of American Indian students, Hans P. Zaglauer

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Program evaluation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Project, Nancy L. Arnold

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Doing stories: An ethnography of electronic news gathering photographers, Dale M. Lindekugel

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Examination of empowerment and rape myth acceptance among male adolescents in a sex offender treatment program, Mary A. Trankel

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Needs assessment survey for the Emilie Gamelin Project, Randall Charles Bedford

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Three worlds of work and family: A longitudinal study, Janice Levinsohn Milner

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Boomtown residents: Integration boundaries and the relationship between permanent and transient members, Polly Zimmerman Anderson

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Cards, chips and characters| An ethnography of the social world of the Oxford poker players, Gwen Farnsworth

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Acquisition of the professional nursing role: An application of a theoretical model, Anastasia M. Tureck

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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ANTECEDENTS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AMERICAN INDIANS AND THEIR CLASSMATES, Karl Ormond Edwards