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This article in the Times has provoked a lot of discussion on and off the ‘net. As a student of criminology, it really isn’t saying anything that we haven’t known for a long time: the United States has the highest incarceration rates in the world, by a very wide margin. So good for the Times […]

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being choosy

M has an interesting conversation going on about the guilt mothers feel about choosing their choice when it comes to their day-to-day interactions between they and their kids. Mainly, why do stay-at-home moms (esp. those with degrees) feel like they need to justify their choice to stay at home with their children. Why do working/student […]

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my paper was accepted!!

Update: It was accepted!!!  Update: I submitted to ASA this afternoon. I finished my master’s thesis. My adviser has signed off on it, and it’s in the second reader’s hands. It’s the first real piece of original academic research I have produced, and I’m pretty proud of that accomplishment. The problem is… I’m afraid it […]

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stop snitchin’

my master’s thesis measures differences in black/white levels of trust in the police for black and white residents living in the same zip code in cities around the country. previous research questions the racial basis for individual differences in perceptions of police, believing that neighborhood context is more predictive. neighborhood influences through social networks, differential […]

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