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Police Violence Against Unarmed Black Men Results in Loss of Thousands of Crime-Related 911 Calls

A new study shows that publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men have a clear and significant negative impact on citizen crime reporting, specifically 911 calls.
26-Sep-2016 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows How a Community’s Culture and Social Connectedness Can Increase Suicide Risk

Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study.
22-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Sex in Later Years Harmful to Men’s Heart Health, but Not Women’s

Having sex frequently — and enjoying it — puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may actually lower the risk of hypertension.
6-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Families’ Journeys to Accepting Transgender Children, Mothers Play Key Advocacy Role

A tiny hair barrette and an anguished moment marked the turning point for one mother in coming to fully accept that her child, who was born a boy, was a transgender girl.
16-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Private Detention of Immigrants Deters Family Visits, Study Finds

Immigrants detained in a privately run detention facility while awaiting deportation decisions are far less likely than those held in county or city jails to receive visits from their children, a new study finds.
16-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Changes to Retirement Savings System May Exacerbate Economic Inequality

A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a new study.
16-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Uses Geo-Mapping to Identify ‘Hot Spots’ for Use of Fentanyl and Other Opiates

As the U.S. experiences sharp increases in drug overdoses, researchers in Delaware are using geo-mapping to look at the state, neighborhood by neighborhood, to identify “hot spots” where the use of prescription fentanyl — an extremely powerful...
16-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Task Force Issues Report on Evaluating Public Communication in Tenure and Promotion

Increasingly, social scientists use multiple forms of communication to engage broader audiences with their research and contribute to solutions of the pressing problems of our time. Yet, in academia, it is unclear whether these efforts to...
22-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Orlando Nightclub Massacre

13-Jun-2016 11:55 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Orlando Nightclub Massacre

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the Orlando nightclub massacre from a variety of perspectives.
13-Jun-2016 11:50 AM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Transgender-Related Issues

Earlier this year, North Carolina brought the transgender community into the spotlight by passing legislation requiring people to use public bathrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificates. The American Sociological Association...
24-May-2016 2:30 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Transgender-Related Issues

24-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Sociologist Available to Discuss Antigovernment Protest in Oregon

5-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST

Sociologist Available to Discuss Antigovernment Protest in Oregon

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has a sociologist available to discuss the situation in Oregon involving armed antigovernment protesters.
5-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Mass Shootings and Gun Culture

In the wake of yesterday’s tragic event in San Bernardino, California, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss mass shootings and gun culture.
3-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST

Sociologists Available to Discuss Mass Shootings and Gun Culture

3-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST

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