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Research and Evaluation of Courts Pilot Public Engagement Projects

The Public Engagement Pilot Initiative is a joint collaboration of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.  The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is initiating up to six pilot projects to learn more about how courts can best engage the public to overcome social inequities and […]

Privileged Communications of Military Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals: Case Law of Military Rules of Evidence 503 and 513

Abdel-Monem, T., DeKraai, M., & Bulling, D. (2018). Privileged Communications of Military Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals: Case Law of Military Rules of Evidence 503 and 513. Military Law Review. 288-346.

Taking Charge 2016

Once again, the Public Policy Center partnered with the City of Lincoln Mayor’s office to gather public opinions on particular issues of importance to Lincoln residents. The 2016 Taking Charge resident survey and Community Conversation addressed issues relating to a budget shortfall, as well as allow residents to given input into future City priorities. Residents […]

The Dimensionality of Trust-Relevant Constructs in Four Institutional Domains: Results from Confirmatory Factor Analyses

PytlikZillig, L., Hamm, J., Shockley, E., Herian, M., Neal, T., Kimbrough, C., Tomkins, A., & Bornstein, B. (2016). The dimensionality of trust-relevant constructs in four institutional domains: Results from confirmatory factor analyses. Journal of Trust Research. doi: 10.1080/21515581.2016.1151359 The Dimensionality of Trust-Relevant Constructs in Four Institutional Domains: Results from Confirmatory Factor Analyses.

CLOUD-MAP: Collaboration Leading Operational UAS Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) can revolutionize the study of the atmosphere, but their routine application for studying and surveilling the atmosphere requires careful consideration of the public response to such proposed use in the United States (US) national airspace system. The Public Policy Center will help CLOUD-MAP project researchers understand likely public reactions to large-scale […]

To Approach Good Choices or To Avoid Bad Choices?: How Approach and Avoidance “Nudge” Policies Affect Public Trust and Policy Support

“Nudges”–small changes in choice architecture–exert powerful effects on behavior. Governments have taken notice and nudge-related laws and policies have been developed to influence citizens. However, little is known about how people perceive these policies. How do various nudges affect trust in the institutions passing the policies? Who embraces such policies and who rejects them? This […]

Occupational Socialization’s Role in Forensic Psychologists’ Objectivity

Neal, T.M.S. & Brodsky, S.L. (2014). Occupational socialization’s role in forensic psychologists’ objectivity. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 14, 24-44. DOI: 10.1080/15228932.2013.863054