This program of research is multi-disciplinary but grounded in behavioral science principles. The research team engages in research opportunities that will add to the general body of knowledge while enhancing the real-world practice of threat assessment. For more information, please visit the threat assessment web site.
Academic Research Archives - Page 4 of 5 - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
In 1999, the Public Policy Center was approached by a member of the Executive Board of the Nebraska Legislature to study agricultural property taxation in the state. The report, “Agricultural Property Taxation: A Comparative Analysis,” was written by Brandon G.Y. Raddatz, an advanced undergraduate research assistant under the supervision of Bruce B. Johnson, Ph.D., a […]
Center researchers examined the viability of carbon sequestration (the long-term storage of carbon in the terrestrial biosphere, underground, or the oceans so that the buildup of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere will be reduced or slowed) as a commodity from legal, social, and policy perspectives. Special attention was paid to whether there were market […]
Chronic Mental Health: Improving Outcomes through Ambulatory Care Coordination–Southeast Nebraska Behavioral Health Information
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center researched user adoption and clinical outcomes related to the development of the Electronic Behavioral Health Information Network (eBHIN). eBHIN is a health information exchange in Nebraska’s Behavioral Health Region V. Appropriate and timely care coordination contributes significantly to improved behavioral health outcomes for patients with chronic mental illness. […]
The Varieties of Individual Engagement (VIE) Scales: Confirmatory Factor Analysis Across Two Samples and Contexts
PytlikZillig, L. M., Hutchens, M., Muhlberger, P., Wang, S., Harris, R., Neiman, J., & Tomkins, A. J. (2013). The Varieties of Individual Engagement (VIE) scales: Confirmatory factor analysis across two samples and contexts. Journal of Public Deliberation, 9(2), art. 8. Available from
Tomkins, A. J., Bornstein, B. H., Herian, M. N., Rosenbaum, D. I., & Neeley, E. M.. (2012). An experiment in the law: Studying a technique to reduce failure to appear in court. Court Review, 48, 96-106.
Bornstein, B. H., Tomkins, A. J., Neeley, E. M., Herian, M. N., & Hamm, J. A. (2012). Reducing court’s failure-to-appear rate by written reminders. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0026293
Shank, N., Willborn, E., PytlikZillig, L., & Noel, H. (2012). Electronic health records: Eliciting behavioral health providers’ beliefs. Community Mental Health Journal, 48 (2), 249-254. doi:10.1007/s10597-011-9409-6
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Using Court Date Reminder Postcards to Reduce Courts’ Failure to Appear Rates: A Benefit-Cost Analysis
Rosenbaum, D. I., Hutsell, N., Tomkins, A. J., Bornstein, B. H., Herian, M. N., & Neeley, E. M. (2012). Using court date reminder postcards to reduce courts’ failure to appear rates: A benefit-cost analysis. Judicature, 95, 177-187.