Up until the 2016 presidential election, criminologists saw increasingly hopeful signs that a new “smart on crime” political alignment was emergent: imprisonment rates (and crime) were declining, tough-on-crime policies were becoming increasingly unpopular among both Democrats and Republicans, and “rehabilitation” was reentering the criminal justice lexicon […]
Ten years ago, Penny Edgell, Joseph Gerteis, and Doug Hartmann published a paper with a surprising finding: atheists were the most disliked minority group in the United States. Has that changed?
Erika Lee — a University of Minnesota history professor and director of the University’s Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) — talks about her latest project, the Immigration Syllabus, an online tool to help faculty, teachers, students, and the general public better understand the history of immigration in the United States.
Politicians argue over whether former inmates can and should vote, but citizens are increasingly unified in their position. Sociologist Chris Uggen provides a public opinion brief through the Scholars Strategy Network.
Historian Erika Lee reminds us that there have always been those who have tried to “raise the specter of immigrant menace.” However, “History shows us that those xenophobes were out of step – not representing the true spirit of America.”