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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.

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

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…

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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