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April 29, 2011

ULM's Unter published in inaugural public policy journal

Assistant Professor Dr. Kevin Unter, department head of Gerontology, Sociology and Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been published in the inaugural edition of the Georgia Journal of Public Policy.

Unter's submission, "Proper Crime Recording as an Effective Feedback Tool in Articulating a Crime Policy," examines the Atlanta Police Department's strategies to improve policing through refined crime reporting procedures. Unter argues that procedural changes in 2002 led to a reduction in crime in Atlanta.

The journal is anonymously peer-reviewed and seeks to offer readers "a deeper understanding of the complexity involved with forming and executing public policy in Georgia and beyond."

The inaugural edition of the Journal includes articles on federal earmark allocations in Georgia; the impact of the recession on economic policies adopted by local governments in Georgia┬╣s neighboring state, South Carolina; a case study addressing the need for emergency alert systems in rural Georgia; and a report outlining the most current data on substance abuse in the state.

The journal is published by the A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research.

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