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Dr. Sarah Font co-authors corporal punishment report

Dr. Sarah Font co-authors corporal punishment report

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”.

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Can people who cheat have their cake and eat it too?

Can people who cheat have their cake and eat it too?

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.

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Study Looks at Links Between Race, Age, Education and Kinship Ties

Study Looks at Links Between Race, Age, Education and Kinship Ties

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.

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Alumna Creates New Endowed Professorship in Criminology

Alumna Creates New Endowed Professorship in Criminology

A portion of a recent $3 million gift made by Penn State alumna Mary O'Neill Marsh will be used to create the Dr. John Kramer Professorship in Criminology in the College of the Liberal Arts.

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