Hello hello! We’ve got a great roundup for you this week, with numerous pieces offering sociological strategies and advice – from reducing gun violence, to freeing innocent prisoners, to getting a date on Tinder. See below for all that and more.
“Can Prosecutors Help Free Innocent Prisoners?,” by Elizabeth Webster. Our new special feature explores how Conviction Review Units can help keep law enforcement accountable and work to reduce wrongful convictions.
“Not so Natural Disasters,” by Erik Kojola. Hurricanes – so called natural disasters – are not simply the result of the weather but become “disasters” because of how society shapes people’s risks and how people prepare, adapt, and respond.
“Women in Male-Dominated Fields,” by Allison Nobles. Research on the ways women’s work is devalued highlights the hurdles that Hillary Clinton is up against as she attempts to enter a male-dominated field.
“Atheists Still ‘Other’?” by Amber Joy Powell. Despite an increased awareness of atheists and other non-religious people over the last decade, Americans still distance themselves from the non-religious.
“As American as Divorce,” by Braxton Jones.
And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Sociological Images talks interracial rape and colorism in India.
- Families As They Really Are revisits the beliefs of men in traditional marriages.
- Cyborgology explores meme droughts and the war on science.