ENGL 1100 (Wright): Health and Human Services: Emergency

This is a Course Guide for a Health and Human Services contextualized English 1100 course. It contains readings used in the course as well as links to the various academic topic/program area Research Guides.

Program Areas

Criminal Justice

Emergency Medical Services

Fire Science Technologies


Readings for these programs are listed below.  Click on the program area name to link directly to the related readings.  The readings are sorted by personal, topical, and research issues to correspond to the three writing projects in the course.

Readings-Criminal Justice


Maiden, J. (2014). Compassion fatigue in corrections. American Jails, 28(2), 35–38.


Moore, C. (2013). The unknowns of on-duty. Law Enforcement Technology, 40(10), 60.


Pearlman, M. (2010). Advice for those interested in corrections. Corrections Today, 72(5), 18.


Slate, R. N. (2017). The day you find out why. ACJS Today, 42(2), 16–19.


Ziman, S. M. (2012). Redefining police power. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 81(9), 8.



Bain, A. (2016). Education and policing: An expectation of professionalism. ACJS Today, 41(2), 14–18.


Carpenter, C. L. (2017). The “T” in LGBT: “Orange Is the New Black” and transgender issues in corrections. Corrections Today, 79(3), 52–56.


Hedger, J. (2017). Here’s the bad news: Public trust Is tanking, negative media is growing. Corrections Today, 79(5), 40.


Pollack, D. (2017). Forging a partnership between police, youth, and human services agencies. Policy & Practice (19426828), 75(6), 28.


Stewart, B. D., & Cawthon, R. N. (2010). Rebranding corrections for today’s work force. Corrections Today, 72(5), 28–31.



Gonzalez, J. R., Jetelina, K. K., Roberts, M., Reitzel, L. R., Kendzor, D., Walters, S., & Businelle, M. S. (2018). Criminal justice system involvement among homeless adults. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(2), 158–166.


Johnson, L. M., Elam, P., Lebold, S. M., & Burroughs, R. (2018). Use of research evidence by criminal justice professionals. Justice Policy Journal, 16(2), 1–23.


Kim, J., & Kiesel, A. (2018). The long shadow of police racial treatment: Racial disparity in criminal justice processing. Public Administration Review, 78(3), 422–431.


Lowder, E. M., Ray, B. R., & Gruenewald, J. A. (2019). Criminal justice professionals’ attitudes toward mental illness and substance use. Community Mental Health Journal, 55(3), 428–439.


Short, R., Dickson, H., Greenberg, N., & MacManus, D. (2018). Offending behaviour, health and wellbeing of military veterans in the criminal justice system. PLoS ONE, 13(11), 1–17.


Singer, A. J., Chouhy, C., Lehmann, P. S., Walzak, J. N., Gertz, M., & Biglin, S. (2019). Victimization, fear of crime, and trust in criminal justice institutions: A cross-national analysis. Crime & Delinquency, 65(6), 822–844.


Wormeli, P. (2018). Criminal justice statistics—An evolution. Criminology & Public Policy, 17(2), 483–496.

Research Guides

These links are for Research Guides related to the program areas.  Links found in those Research Guides will lead you to websites, books, journals, and other resources connected to the program.

Readings-Emergency Medical Services


Evans, B. (2010). My lifelong journey in page’s footsteps. Fire Chief, 54(5), 24–26.


Jones, C. (2009). The strange happiness of the emergency medic. Esquire, 152(2), 78–114.


Jones, D. (2016). 24 in 24. Louisville Magazine, 67(10), 34.


Temple, J. (2016). Rescue in the snow. New York State Conservationist, 70(4), 8.




Fitch, J., & Knight, S. (2015). EMS in the era of health care reform. Public Management (00333611), 97(5), 6.


Fuentes, G. (2018). Weighing consolidation of public safety operations. Public Management (00333611), 100(11), 17.



Blau, G., Bentley, M. A., & Eggerichs-Purcell, J. (2012). Testing the impact of emotional labor on work exhaustion for three distinct emergency medical service (EMS) samples. Career Development International, 17(7), 626–645.


Constance, B. B., Auerbach, P. S., & Johe, D. H. (2012). Prehospital medical care and the National Ski Patrol: how does outdoor emergency care compare to traditional EMS training? Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 23(2), 177–189.


Daniel Patterson, P., Arnold, R. M., Abebe, K., Lave, J. R., Krackhardt, D., Carr, M.,...Yealy, D. M. (2011). Variation in emergency medical technician partner familiarity. Health Services Research, 46(4), 1319–1331.


Haug, J. C., & Gaskins, J. N. (2012). Recruiting and retaining volunteer EMTs: From motivation to practical solutions. International Journal of Sociology & Social Policy, 32(3/4), 197–213.


Haug, N. A., Bielenberg, J., Linder, S. H., & Lembke, A. (2016). Assessment of provider attitudes toward #naloxone on Twitter. Substance Abuse, 37(1), 35–41.


Kelly, E., & Hassett-Walker, C. (2016). The training of New Jersey emergency service first responders in autism awareness. Police Practice & Research, 17(6), 543–554.


Lentz, L., Randall, J. R., Gross, D. P., Senthilselvan, A., & Voaklander, D. (2019). The relationship between physical fitness and occupational injury in emergency responders: A systematic review. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 62(1), 3–13.

Readings-Fire Science Technologies


Atkinson, N., & Wildermuth, C. (2013). The volunteer and the spouse: A study in cooperation. Fire Engineering, 166(4), 12–18.


Nystrom, P. (2018). Firefighter wellness: What’s that? Minnesota Fire Chief, 55(1), 20.




Dupzyk, K. (2018). The future of firefighting. Popular Mechanics, 86.


Haigh, C. A., Smith, D. L., & Wilkinson, A. F. (2018). Reducing firefighter health risks before, during, and after incidents. Fire Engineering, 171(12), 55–59.


Peters, W. C. (2018). The tools of our trade: Required, recommended, located, and mounted. Fire Engineering, 171, 4–22.


Raffel, S. (2018). Reading the fire. Fire Engineering, 171(4), 129–135.




Andrews, R., & Brewer, G. A. (2010). Social capital and fire service performance: Evidence from the U.S. states. Social Science Quarterly (Wiley-Blackwell), 91(2), 576–591.


Lentini, J. J. (2019). Fire investigation: Historical perspective and recent developments. Forensic Science Review, 31(1), 37–44.


Särdqvist, S., Jonsson, A., & Grimwood, P. (2019). Three different fire suppression approaches used by fire and rescue services. Fire Technology, 55(3), 837–852.


Shokouhi, M., Nasiriani, K., Cheraghi, Z., Ardalan, A., Khankeh, H., Fallahzadeh, H., & Khorasani-Zavareh, D. (2019). Preventive measures for fire-related injuries and their risk factors in residential buildings: a systematic review. Journal of Injury & Violence Research, 11(1), 1–14.


Smith, A. M. S., Kolden, C. A., Paveglio, T. B., Cochrane, M. A., Bowman, D. M., Moritz, M. A., … Van Wagtendonk, J. W. (2016). The science of firescapes: Achieving fire-resilient communities. BioScience, 66(2), 130–146.

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