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ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Disc: Fox Assignment - Dogs

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projec

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Prison Dogs

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Media Bias Chart

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Think about your keywords

  • "prison dogs"
  • dogs AND prisons AND PTSD
  • dogs AND veterans
  • prisoners AND dogs

picture of labrador puppy


Resources from RCCC


Helping War Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Incarcerated Individuals' Role in Therapeutic Animal Programs (Journal article)

Furst, GenniferJournal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services; Thorofare Vol. 54, Iss. 5,  (May 2016): 49-57.

A grassroots movement of nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations is creating programs in which incarcerated individuals train rescued shelter dogs as therapeutic canines for Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Prison pups help veterans with PTSD (Newspaper article)

Hatch, Joshua. Asbury Park Press; Asbury Park, N.J. [Asbury Park, N.J.] 11 Nov 2009.

Since 1997, when former youth services official Gloria Gilbert Stoga read about a similar program and decided to copy it, Puppies Behind Bars has run 600 puppies through the program and placed about 350 into working service. The program, in six prisons in three states, relies on breeders to provide Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers.


Dogs on the Inside (Streaming Video)

Abused Dogs and Prison Inmates Healing

Dogs on the inside follows the relationships between abused dogs and prison inmates working towards a second chance. In an attempt to re-build their confidence and prepare for a new life, these prisoners must learn to handle and care for a group of neglected strays.


Checking Authority

  1. Is the author qualified to write about the topic? (credentials, experience, organization)
  2. Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?
  3. Is the author trying to sell something?
  4. Does the source reveal a bias?
  5. Is the information factual?
  6. Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?
  7. Is the information current?


Also, does the source meet your instructor's criteria?

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