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NCJ Number: 32920 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE ON CONFRONTATION AND RELATED RESEARCH - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Daniel Yankelovich, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 193
Sponsoring Agency:

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-008-70
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINAL REPORT AND EVALUATION OF A 1971 CONFERENCE WHICH USED THE CASE METHOD TO CONSIDER CASE HISTORIES OF TEN CONFRONTATIONS WHICH HAD OCCURRED IN UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY, AND BUSINESS SETTINGS.
Abstract: PARTICIPANTS FROM THESE THREE SECTORS ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE WHERE, IT WAS HOPED, THEY WOULD GAIN INSIGHT INTO THE CAUSES, NATURE, AND EFFECTIVE HANDLING OF CONFRONTATIONS. EVALUATION IS BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH PARTICIPANTS, CONDUCTED TWO MONTHS AFTER THE CONFERENCE. BASED ON THOSE INTERVIEWS. THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT THE CONFERENCE MADE CONFRONTATIONS MORE PREDICTABLE AND LESS THREATENING FOR PARTICIPANTS, GIVING THEM INCREASED SELFCONFIDENCE AND AN EXPANDED SENSE OF THE CONSTRUCTIVE ROLES THEY PERSONALLY COULD PLAY. A DIVERSE GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS CAME AWAY FEELING THAT THEY COULD SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, HOWEVER DIVERSE, AND BRING THEM TO BEAR ON THEIR OWN PRACTICAL PROBLEMS. MOST PARTICIPANTS GAINED GREATER UNDERSTANDING AND SYMPATHY FOR THE VALUES AND POSITIONS OF STUDENTS AS WELL AS FOR THE PRESSURES AND LIMITATIONS UNDER WHICH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS OPERATE. APPENDIXES INCLUDE SUMMARIES OF FINDINGS OF PRECONFERENCE RESEARCH.
Index Term(s): Case studies; Civil disorders; Confrontation tactics; New England States; Program evaluation; Riot causes; Workshops and seminars
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