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. The big data landscape is changing quickly. Can our political and social systems and regulations keep up?
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Sociologists Receive ASA Funding to Study Impact of Laws Permitting Concealed Weapons on College Campuses
If you are a student at a public college or university in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas, Utah, or...
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ASA expresses deep concern with the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the territories of Puerto Rico and USVI in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
The ASA online application and renewal site is now open for 2018 membership.
If the core divide between Black Lives Matter and All/Blue Lives Matter is whether Black people are more likely to experience violence at...
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Last week, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, during oral arguments in the gerrymandering case Gill v Whitford , referred to social...
U.S. has 5 percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012
Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of...
We stand with our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as they seek to recover from the devastation of Hurricane...
Race and white supremacy - topics many sociologists devote a great deal of research to and know well - have, again, become front page...