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Texas suspends black elementary school students five times more often than white students

Texas suspends black elementary school students five times more often than white students

Figuring out how we can ensure that educational opportunities are equal is something David Ramey, an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State University, has been working on for years. He says the Texas study shows evidence of something he has observed as well.

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Proper Data Analysis Might be Among Hurricane Maria's Casualties

Proper Data Analysis Might be Among Hurricane Maria's Casualties

The ability to use statistics to guide decision-making may be collateral damage of Hurricane Maria's devastating blow to Puerto Rico, according to a Penn State demographer.

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'Not Your Normal Victim:' Justice Association Hosts Railroad Killer Survivor Holly Dunn

'Not Your Normal Victim:' Justice Association Hosts Railroad Killer Survivor Holly Dunn

Holly Dunn spoke about her experiences before an audience of about 100 students, most of them criminology majors, on Tuesday night. The Justice Association, a professional organization for students interested in criminal justice careers, collaborated with the Penn State Department of Criminology and Sociology to arrange Dunn’s appearance.

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Piloting Dialogues With Students in St. Petersburg

Piloting Dialogues With Students in St. Petersburg

Global Programs travel grant allows World in Conversation faculty to explore partnerships in Russia over spring break.

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Five Liberal Arts Courses Sending Students Abroad Over Spring Break

Five Liberal Arts Courses Sending Students Abroad Over Spring Break

CRIM 412 students in an embedded course, Curacao: Crime, Social Control and the Legal System, will travel to Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island, in order to gain a better understanding of how the Dutch legal system is implemented on the island.

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NEW PROJECT TO IDENTIFY RISK FACTORS FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN

NEW PROJECT TO IDENTIFY RISK FACTORS FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN

Sarah Font, assistant professor of sociology, collaborates on a new research project that aims to examine the incident rates and risk factors for commercial sexual exploitation of children in Pennsylvania.

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NEW PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE SOCIAL MEDIA AGGRESSION

NEW PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE SOCIAL MEDIA AGGRESSION

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Diane Felmlee, professor of sociology, the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant for an interdisciplinary project that will explore aggression in social media.

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