Happy Friday Everyone! This week we’ve got some new pieces on parole revocations and Alabama’s special election, as well as revisits from 2017 on the immigration-crime paradox and gender gaps in tenure promotion.

There’s Research on That!:

*~* Best of 2017 *~*

The Immigration-Crime Paradox,” by Ryan Larson. Research shows that even though immigrants and the areas they inhabit are associated with lower levels of crime, both documented and undocumented individuals are more likely to be incarcerated and receive longer prison sentences.


*~* Best of 2017 *~*

Biased Evaluations Contribute to Gender Gaps in Tenure Promotion,” by Amber Joy Powell. A new study in Social Forces explores why female academics have a harder time achieving tenure promotion than their male peers.


Violations of Parole Supervision Increase Prison Time,” by Caity CurryShawn Bushwayand David Harding talk to The Conversation about how violations of parole conditions appear to be a key driver of high prison populations, rather than new offenses.

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In Alabama’s Special Election, What about the Men?” by Mairead Eastin Moloney.


On Culture, Politics, and Poverty,” by Lawrence M. Eppard, Noam Chomsky, Mark R. Rank, and David Brady.

Pushes and Pulls for Professional Women,” by Mary DeStefano.

Self-fulfilling status?” by Shilpa Venkatraman.

Friends in Low Places,” by Shaun Genter.

Parents’ Faith brings Friendship,” by  Rose Malinowski Weingartner.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure,” by Barbara J. Risman.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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