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Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices

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With access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociological research at the University of Texas at...
6-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Youth Who Experience Violent Victimization Seek Intimate Relationships at an Earlier Age

A new American Sociological Review study has found that experiencing violence as an adolescent leads to early romantic relationships and cohabitating. On average, they found that victimized youth entered romantic relationships nine months earlier...
5-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Understanding Alternative Reasons Behind Climate Change Denial Could Help Bridge Divide

Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change.
13-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Job Centers Offer Little Help for the Unemployed

If you are unemployed and looking for a job, the best way to get government-funded training and help finding a job is to prove you are “unemployable.”
9-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

"Getting to 80%” on Energy Cutbacks Cannot Occur Unless Behaviors Change

California’s plan to cut energy consumption by 80 percent by 2050 cannot be achieved with current proposed policy changes because most solutions focus on changing technologies rather than changing behavior, a new UC Davis study suggests.
14-Aug-2017 3:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows High School Math and Civics Predict Voting Behaviors in Midlife

On average, students who completed Algebra I or higher were more likely to vote in both the elections than those who completed only general math. Nearly 40 percent of eligible voters who completed only general math abstained from casting a ballot in...
9-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

College Men Mostly Presume Consent in Sexual Encounters with Women

Many straight men on college campuses still aren’t doing well in gaining the explicit consent of their female sexual partners. Absent a clear and spoken, “No!” or demand to stop, young men are using non-verbal cues and presumed behaviors to...
9-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When DNA Evidence Challenges Ideas of A Person’s Racial Purity, White Supremacists Use a Decision Tree to Affirm or Discount the Results

Now that science can determine a person’s racial and ethnic origins from a cheek swab, those devoted to ideas of racial “purity,” are employing methods of mind games and logic twists to support their beliefs despite facing evidence of their...
9-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Las Vegas Massacre

2-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Sociologists available to discuss tax policy and tax reform, including the Child Tax Credit, social policies, and property taxation.

7-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Social Implications of Health Care Policy

26-Jul-2017 3:00 PM EDT

Sociologist Available to Discuss Government Leaks and Policy within the Media

The ASA has a sociologist available to discuss how leaks of classified information shape policy discourse.
25-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Sociologists Available to Discuss Refugees and Immigration

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the latest news related to refugees, Muslims, and immigration.
22-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

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

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