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Ryken Grattet's article "Supervision Regimes, Risk, and Official Reactions to Parolee Deviance" published in the May issue of Criminology

Ryken Grattet, Jeffrey Lin, and Joan Petersilia’s article draws on data collected in the California Parole Study, funded by the National Institute of Justice, to examine the role of parole supervision in accounting for the extraordinarily high rate of parole violations among California parolees. The article considers how parolees risks of violations is affected by how they are supervised.

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Bill McCarthy and Eric Grodsky's article "Sex in School: Adolescent Sex and Education" will be published in the May 2011 issue of Social Problems

Bill McCarthy and Eric Grodsky presented the paper at last summer’s ASA meetings and the paper generated considerable interest. The paper was summarized by Alicia Chang, a science writer from the Associated Press, and reprinted in several hundred newspapers from around the world.

Bill McCarthy and Eric Grodsky's article "Sex in School: Adolescent Sex and Education" will be published in the May 2011 issue of Social Problems - Read More…

Former graduate student and current Ohio University Professor Ursula Castellano publishes dissertation monograph.

"Outsourcing Justice," published this month, is based on Ursula's ethnographic dissertation project on the role of nonprofits in a local criminal justice system.

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Professor Bruce Haynes' research profiled in the New York Times

Professor Haynes', along with his wife, Syma Solovitch, is working on research project about the life of his grandfather George Edmund Haynes, who was one of the founders and the first executive director of the National Urban League. The elder Haynes was also one of the first African Americans awarded a Ph.D. in the United States (Columbia University). He went on to found the School of Social Sciences at Fisk University. George Edmund Haynes was an important figure in the largely forgotten history African American social scientists in the early part of the 20th Century.

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Jennifer Haylett selected to be the recipeient of 2010 Mayhew Award

The Mayhew Award is given to the best graduate student qualifying paper completed in the academic year.

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"Hybrid Cultural Codes in Nonwestern Civil Society: Images of Women in Taiwan and Hong Kong" by Ming-Cheng Lo and Yun Fan published in Sociological Theory

Scholars have established that cultural codes and styles of expression in civil society must be recognized as informal mechanisms of exclusion, calling into question the possibility of the Habermasian normative ideal of the public sphere. This article joins theoretical discussions of how to remedy this problem.

"Hybrid Cultural Codes in Nonwestern Civil Society: Images of Women in Taiwan and Hong Kong" by Ming-Cheng Lo and Yun Fan published in Sociological Theory - Read More…

Raoul Lievanos invited to participate in the Advanced Spatial Pattern Analysis workshop at UCSB

Raoul Lievanos was one of 24 Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and early faculty members invited to participate in the National Institutes of Health-supported Advanced Spatial Pattern Analysis national workshop offered by The Pennsylvania State University Population Research Institute and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences.

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