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Enforcing Immigration Law at the State and Local Levels

by Don Prosnitz Jessica Saunders Nelson Lim

Almost 12 million out-of-status aliens currently reside in the United States. The federal government does not require state and local agencies to carry out specific immigration enforcement actions; however, comprehensive immigration reform may do so in the near future. This paper describes variations in enforcement approaches and making their pros and cons more explicit.

Hazing in the U.S. Armed Forces

by Nelson Lim Kimberly Curry Hall Kirsten M. Keller Jacqueline A. Mauro Miriam Matthews William Marcellino

This report documents research focused on helping the Department of Defense build a more-systematic approach to hazing prevention and response. The report documents theory and research on the root causes of hazing and findings and recommendations regarding how best to define hazing, practices to prevent and respond to incidents of hazing, and how the armed forces can improve the tracking of hazing incidents.

Managing Diversity in Corporate America: An Exploratory Analysis

by Margaret C. Harrell Jefferson P. Marquis Nelson Lim Jennifer Erin Kavanagh Lynn M. Scott

Develops a fact-based approach to modeling diversity management in U.S. corporations, analyzes the strategies pursued by 14 large U.S. companies recognized for their diversity or human resource achievements, and compares a number of company characteristics. Firms recognized for diversity are distinguished by a core set of motives and practices, but best practices per se may not enable a company to achieve a high level of diversity.

Planning for Diversity: Options and Recommendations for DoD Leaders

by Nelson Lim Kimberly Curry Hall Michelle Cho

Discusses initial steps that the Department of Defense (DoD) should take in developing a department-wide strategic plan to achieve greater diversity within its active duty and civilian leadership. Key questions include how diversity will be defined, how progress toward diversity will be measured, and how DoD leaders will hold themselves and others accountable for such progress. Includes a summary of findings from the 2007 DoD Diversity Summit.

Recommendations for Improving the Recruiting and Hiring of Los Angeles Firefighters

by Jefferson P. Marquis Nelson Lim Louis T. Mariano Chaitra M. Hardison Lisa Miyashiro Robert Bozick Kirsten M. Keller Leslie Adrienne Payne Jacqueline A. Mauro Gillian Oak Lisa Saum-Manning

Reviews the Los Angeles Fire Department's hiring practices as of June 2014 and outlines a recommended new firefighter hiring process that is intended to increase efficiency of the hiring process, bolster the evidence supporting the validity of it, and make it more transparent and inclusive.

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