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Simon, Rita J. (Rita James) 1931-2013

Overview
Works: 110 works in 582 publications in 1 language and 35,560 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Longitudinal studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rita J Simon
In their own voices : transracial adoptees tell their stories by Rita J Simon( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly forty years after researchers first sought to determine the effects, if any, on children adopted by families whose racial or ethnic background differed from their own, the debate over transracial adoption continues. In this collection of interviews conducted with black and biracial young adults who were adopted by white parents, the authors present the personal stories of two dozen individuals who hail from a wide range of religious, economic, political, and professional backgrounds. How does the experience affect their racial and social identities, their choice of friends and m
Human trafficking around the world : hidden in plain sight by Stephanie Hepburn( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of human trafficking around the world including the following countries: United States, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Canada, Italy, France, Iran, India, Niger, China, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Chile, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Russia, and Brazil
As we saw the thirties : essays on social and political movements of a decade by Rita J Simon( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their siblings' voices : white non-adopted siblings talk about their experiences being raised with black and biracial brothers and sisters by Rita J Simon( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a gateway to understanding the emotional and social adjustments that siblings of transracially adopted children make in blended families. An indispensible resource for parents who are considering or have adopted transracially, for professionals who advise adoptive parents, and for teachers of children in families formed through transracial adoption
Transracial adoptees and their families : a study of identity and commitment by Rita J Simon( )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transracial adoption is a controversial area of research and practice in child welfare. The authors, a sociologist and a social worker, have contributed much to its understanding through a series of studies that began in 1972 of white families that have adopted nonwhite (mostly black) children. This book reports on the latest phase of their research, which was based on interviews with most of the families and adoptees in the original sample. The purpose of the interviews was to explore the adoptees' racial identities and self-esteem, and the long-term effects of transracial adoption on the adoptees and their families. The authors present their findings in a clear, vivid, and coherent manner; objectively examine the issues raised by the study; and thoughtfully formulate implications for policy and practice. The study supports their major conclusion that 'where no appropriate permanent inracial placement can be found for a non-white child ... transracial adoption should be seriously considered.' A timely, unique, and sophisticated work that should be read widely by students, practitioners, and policymakers in child welfare. Choice''Reporting on the third phase of a 14-year study of transracial adoption, this volume focuses on the adoption of non-white children by white families. It includes personal interviews with 96 mothers and fathers and 218 children which help to answer questions about the long-term effects of transracial adoption on the adoptees' mental and emotional health and their racial identities. These valuable empirical data are combined with discussions of the practices of adoption agencies, recent court rulings, and alternative forms of adoption
The crimes women commit, the punishments they receive by Rita J Simon( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their parents' voices : reflections on raising transracial adoptees by Rita J Simon( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda's In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories shared the experiences of twenty-four black and biracial children who had been adopted into white families. The book has since become a standard resource for families and practitioners. Now, in this sequel, we hear from the parents of these remarkable families and learn what it was like for them to raise children across racial and cultural lines. Simon and Roorda's candid interviews shed light on the issues these parents encountered while raising their children and reveal whether t
Gay and lesbian communities the world over by Rita J Simon( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gay and Lesbian Communities the World Over examines the treatment and status of gays and lesbians in 21 countries around the world. The book explores the history of homosexuality dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, as well as attitudes toward gays and lesbians within the world's most prominent religions, the arts, literature, and film. This investigation is unique due to its comprehensive and innovative analysis of a wide range of topics concerning gay and lesbian communities across a large number of countries." --Book Jacket
Women's roles and statuses the world over by Stephanie Hepburn( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this publication, based solely on statistics and empirical data, Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon have crafted an important contribution to the study of women in society. Focusing on twenty-six countries from around the globe, they compare the status of women in the areas of education, employment, marriage and divorce, law, abortion and contraceptives, public office, military service, and health care. The countries selected reflect a representative pool of the world's cultures, religions, traditions, and politics. Hepburn and Simon provide a clear discourse of how much more progress must occur to set men and women on equal footing. Comprehensive and distinctive, Women's Roles and Statuses the World Over is an indispensable guide to the social issues, problems, and practices that affect women today."--Jacket
Women and crime by Rita J Simon( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jury and the defense of insanity by Rita J Simon( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years after it was first published, the issues raised in The Jury and the Defense of Insanity remain pertinent. Rita James Simon examines how motivated and competent juries are, how well jurors understand and follow judges' instructions, their understand-ing of expert testimony, and the extent to which their own backgrounds and experiences influence their decisions. Simon provides a rare opportunity to observe how jurors go about the process of deliberating and reaching a verdict by following them into the jury room and recording their deliberations. This pathbreaking study of jury room behavior provides compelling evidence of the effectiveness of our trial by jury system.The Jury and the Defense of Insanity was the product of an experimental study con-ducted as part of the University of Chicago Jury Project. Over 1,000 jurors were chosen to participate, not as volunteers, but as part of their regular jury duty, in two experimental trials, one on a charge of housebreaking, the other of incest. In each the insanity de-fense was raised. Court judges instructed the jurors to consider the recorded trials they were about to hear with all the care and seriousness they would give to a real criminal prosecution, and the taped recordings of their deliberations make it clear that they did just that. These recordings, along with responses to detailed questionnaires, yielded significant data, equally applicable to civil as to criminal cases. We learn their reactions to their fellow jurors; personal evaluations of the quality and effectiveness of delibera-tions; the degree to which religion, sex, social status, education, and like factors affect participation in and influence on the course of the deliberation; and the recounting of and reliance upon personal experience in seeking to reach a verdict, among other in-sights furnished by this study.This is an exact record?not a description or recollected account?of the struggle of a jury to weigh evidence and achieve a just verdict. For lawyers whose job it is to win civil and criminal cases, for behavioral scientists who study male and female reactions in their cultural environment to the circumstances that confront them, and to all who are interested in how people behave and why, in a dramatic, socially significant situation, this is a fascinating and revealing book
Transracial adoption by Rita J Simon( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of military conscription and composition the world over by Rita J Simon( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The size and characteristics of the armed forces in 22 countries are examined. Included are: the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, South Africa, India, China, Japan, and Australia. The authors report on characteristics such as the size of the military and whether the armed forces are based on conscription of volunteers, the length of expected service, whether there are gender and age requirements or limits, and admission requirements
The Jury system in America : a critical overview by Rita J Simon( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights and responsibilities of citizenship the world over by Rita J Simon( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eleventh volume in The World Over series, Simon and Brooks examine and compare the rights and responsibilities of citizenship across twenty-one countries. The countries included are Canada, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, South Africa, India, China, Japan, and Australia. In addition to reporting on the rights that citizens enjoy in these countries, as for example the right to run for and hold public office, vote, obtain scholarships, and hold government positions, the authors also describe the responsibilities that are attached to the role of citizen-for example, to serve in the military, serve on a jury, and pay taxes. When available, Simon and Brooks report on public opinion data on how proud respondents are of the country in which they are citizens, as measured by such variables as whether they would rather be a citizen of their country over any other country in the world, how proud they are of their country's political influence in the world, how democracy works in their country, and whether they believe they should support their country even if it is in the wrong. Following a brief chapter on the history of citizenship, the bookis organized such that the first section provides a country-by-country profile of each of the issues describing rights and responsibilities and reports on the public opinion data. The second part is explicity comparative and describes the countries again
The insanity defense, the world over by Rita J Simon( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Defense of Insanity, The World Over is the tenth in a series of books that examines and compares social issues or social problems from an explicitly comparative perspective. This volume examines and compares the criteria and procedures surrounding the
Voting and elections the world over by Vassia Gueorguieva( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Voting and Elections the World Over examines the electoral process across twenty-two countries. The book is a quick reference source for information about the major issues to consider when analyzing elections and their administration across nations type of electoral system; who administers elections; elected offices; suffrage; the voting process; major political and financial regulations pertaining to the conduct of elections; and voter turnout."--Jacket
Euthanasia and the right to die : a comparative view by Jennifer M Scherer( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insanity defense : a critical assessment of law and policy in the post-Hinckley era by Rita J Simon( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's movements in America : their successes, disappointments, and aspirations by Rita J Simon( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In their own voices : transracial adoptees tell their stories
Alternative Names
James Simon, Rita 1931-

Simon, Rita

Simon, Rita J.

Simon, Rita James

Simon, Rita James 1931-

Simon, Rita James 1931-2013

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In their siblings' voices : white non-adopted siblings talk about their experiences being raised with black and biracial brothers and sistersTransracial adoptees and their families : a study of identity and commitmentThe crimes women commit, the punishments they receiveIn their parents' voices : reflections on raising transracial adopteesGay and lesbian communities the world overWomen's roles and statuses the world overThe jury and the defense of insanityRights and responsibilities of citizenship the world over