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This profile was last updated on 9/1/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Sandra Merriam

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Phone: (310) ***-****  HQ Phone
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway # 4360
Malibu, California 90263
United States

Company Description: Pepperdine University is an independent, medium-sized university enrolling approximately 8,300 students in five colleges and schools.
Background

Education

  • Ph.D.
    Pepperdine University
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Web References
Project POOCH - Our History
www.pooch.org, 1 Sept 2011 [cached]
Dr. Sandra Merriam, Pepperdine University
Sandra Merriam, Ph.D., Pepperdine University, surveyed MacLaren staff and youth enrolled in the program in structured interviews. She reported the following:
Based on survey responses from the staff at MacLaren, the youths who participated in Project POOCH showed marked behavior improvement in the areas of respect for authority, social interaction and leadership.
Program youth interviewed reported that they felt they had changed and improved in the areas of honesty, empathy, nurturing, social growth, understanding, self-confidence and pride of accomplishment.
Dr. Merriam reviewed recidivism data and found zero recidivism among the Project POOCH youth she interviewed. To request a condensed version of this study, please contact: Dr. Sandra Merriam at: doctorsand@msn.com.
Project POOCH - Our History
www.pooch.org, 1 Sept 2011 [cached]
Dr. Sandra Merriam, Pepperdine University
Sandra Merriam, Ph.D., Pepperdine University, surveyed MacLaren staff and youth enrolled in the program in structured interviews. She reported the following:
Based on survey responses from the staff at MacLaren, the youths who participated in Project POOCH showed marked behavior improvement in the areas of respect for authority, social interaction and leadership.
Program youth interviewed reported that they felt they had changed and improved in the areas of honesty, empathy, nurturing, social growth, understanding, self-confidence and pride of accomplishment.
Dr. Merriam reviewed recidivism data and found zero recidivism among the Project POOCH youth she interviewed. To request a condensed version of this study, please contact: Dr. Sandra Merriam at: doctorsand@msn.com; or read an article about her study in the March 2005 Journal of Correctional Education: Humanizing Prisons with Animals: A Closer Look at "Cell Dogs" and Horse Programs in Correctional Institutions .
Dr. Sandra Merriam of ...
network.bestfriends.org, 17 Jan 2011 [cached]
Dr. Sandra Merriam of Pepperdine University interviewed many young men involved in the program and among other things found none had reoffended after leaving MacLaren. That's one rousing endorsement!
Delta Society
www.deltasociety.org, 31 Mar 2002 [cached]
Dr. Sandra Merriam, Pepperdine University, CA, recently completed an evaluation of the effect of dogs on incarcerated male juveniles in Oregon.She found a zero recidivism rate among youths who had participated in Project POOCH.
Joan Dalton, Project POOCH Director / Program Development Consultant
www.joandalton.com, 17 Feb 2007 [cached]
SANDRA MERRIAM, Ph.D. studied Project POOCH for her doctoral thesis at Pepperdine University. According to her research, the youths who participated in the study showed marked improvement in their behavior during their incarceration, and after release, their recidivism rate was zero. A survey of program alumni reported that they felt the offenders had changed and improved in the areas of honesty, empathy, nurturing, social growth, understanding, self-confidence, and pride of accomplishment.
To receive information and a condensed version of research indicating zero recidivism for Project POOCH, Inc., youths, please contact: Dr. Sandra Merriam at: doctorsand@msn.com .
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