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

Overview
Works: 129 works in 681 publications in 1 language and 38,517 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Longitudinal studies  Reference works  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: HV875.64, 364.3740973
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( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,344 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 )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,685 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
In their parents' voices : reflections on raising transracial adoptees by Rita J Simon( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,602 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 they received ade
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( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,542 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 indispensable 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
As we saw the thirties : essays on social and political movements of a decade by Rita J Simon( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay and lesbian communities the world over by Rita J Simon( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,292 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
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 1,194 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 ado
The insanity defense, the world over by Rita J Simon( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,186 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
The crimes women commit, the punishments they receive by Rita J Simon( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking advantage of the fact that women are more accurately represented in official crime statistics today than they were when the first edition was published in 1975, Simon and Ahn-Redding, both affiliated with the department of public affairs at American University, present current demographic data on arrest, conviction, and prison statistics in this third edition of a resource for teachers and researchers in criminology and criminal justice. They examine issues such as women's labor force participation, and trends in how female crime statistics are reported. The book is for those working in criminal justice, sociology, psychology and economics. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Voting and elections the world over by Vassia Gueorguieva( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 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
A handbook of military conscription and composition the world over by Rita J Simon( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,082 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
Rights and responsibilities of citizenship the world over by Rita J Simon( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this eleventh volume in The World Over series, Rita J. Simon and Alison Brooks examine and compare the rights and responsibilities of citizenship across twenty-one countries. In addition to reporting on the rights that citizens enjoy in these countries, such as 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 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." --Book Jacket
Women's roles and statuses the world over by Stephanie Hepburn( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 965 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 )

25 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transracial adoption by Rita J Simon( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in English and held by 834 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
The Jury system in America : a critical overview by Rita J Simon( Book )

16 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euthanasia and the right to die : a comparative view by Jennifer M Scherer( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 604 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 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In their own voices : transracial adoptees tell their stories
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In their parents' voices : reflections on raising transracial adopteesIn their siblings' voices : white non-adopted siblings talk about their experiences being raised with black and biracial brothers and sistersGay and lesbian communities the world overTransracial adoptees and their families : a study of identity and commitmentThe insanity defense, the world overThe crimes women commit, the punishments they receiveVoting and elections the world overRights and responsibilities of citizenship the world over
Alternative Names
James Simon, Rita 1931-

Rita James Simon born:1931-11-26 ied:2013-07-25 Simon, Rita J. (Rita James), 1931-; Simon, Rita J. 1931-2013; Simon, Rita James; Simon, Rita J. (Rita James), 1931-2013; Simon, Rita J. 1931-; Simon, Rita J. (Rita James)

Simon, Rita J.

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

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Simon, Rita James 1931-2013

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