WPSU’s “You Can’t Say That,” which highlighted a course at Penn State, won an Emmy. “You Can’t Say That” documented Penn State’s popular race and ethnic relations course in which Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey paired provocative lectures and facilitated student discussions to promote cross-cultural understanding.
Derek Kreager, professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State, and a multi-institutional team of researchers will explore the prison and re-entry experiences of women incarcerated in two Pennsylvania prisons in a three-year project funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Penn State released the study looking at how often corporal punishment occurs in Schools.
Dr. Sarah Font, assistant professor of sociology, co-authored the Social Policy Report “Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools: Prevalence, Disparities in Use, and Status in State and Federal Policy”.
Michelle Frisco, associate professor of sociology and demography, and Derek Kreager, professor of criminology, sociology and demography, both at Penn State, along with Marin Wenger, a Penn State alumnus and current assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Florida State University, published their work in the journal Social Science Research.
Penn State researchers Jonathan Daw and Ashton Verdery, both assistant professors of sociology and demography, along with Rachel Margolis, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Western Ontario, are using longitudinal data to track differences in these ties across American society.
The conference connected scholars from diverse disciplines such as medicine, demography, sociology, psychology, and economics; and also brought together researchers with public health practitioners and community groups who can use research to improve health outcomes and the social determinants of health in U.S. communities.
Dr. Derek Kreager and a team of researchers recently received a three-year National Institute of Justice grant for their project, “Understanding Incarceration and Re-Entry Experiences of Female Inmates and their Children: The Women’s Prison Inmate Networks Study (WO-PINS).”