SOCIOLOGY TOOLBOX: The year in review

Our mantra here at Sociology Toolbox, has never been more important: TEACH WELL, IT MATTERS. One this last day of … Read More

TEACHING EXCEL BASICS WITH 2016 POLICE LETHAL FORCE DATA: A resource for methods

Teaching quantitative methods and data analysis can be tedious, but I have found that using sociological and “headline-relevant” data, such as … Read More

“BUT BLACKS COMMIT MORE CRIMES”: Scholars discuss conservative logic

Since 2014 there has been renewed interest, concern, and protest regarding the police use of deadly force against … Read More

RACIAL BIAS IN LETHAL POLICE SHOOTINGS: The Need for Interdisciplinary Research

GUEST POST by Abigail A. Sewell Recently, The New York Times published a write-up of a study documenting a … Read More

POLICE KILLING OF BLACKS: Data for 2015, 2016, 2017

Updated May  16th, 2017 Data source for figures above: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/ When comparing … Read More

UNARMED BLACK MAN KILLED BY POLICE…IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT?

*For a look at the patterns that have emerged in the police shootings of unarmed black … Read More