So much work to do. It never ends. Only a few more weeks, but so many projects to write up.
Currently: in the lab by myself working. Forever.
It is almost over, but I’m so stressed and overworked right now.
After completing a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, artist Rebecca Kamen has transformed her discussions with neuroscientists into abstract sculptures.
See more of her work: Rebecca Kamen
Instead of participating in the execution of their son’s murderer, the slain man’s parents publicly spare the killer in northern Iran.
Touching. See Crime, Shame, and Reintegration by Braithwaite.
I abhor the death penalty, but love the role of the victim’s family in the punishment process.
I’m writing a paper of the attribution of blame in crimes and would like to know some of your opinions.
Why do we blame victims of sexual assault?
No need to include any thoughts or comments about how victim blaming affects victims, that isn’t the focus of the paper and that topic could fill up an entire paper itself. Try to be as specific as you can (for example, sexism or patriarchy replies do not produce causal mechanisms in blame attribution).
Feel free to reply here, or if you wish to remain anonymous you can send me a private message. There are no right or wrong answers, I am genuinely curious about your opinions. I won’t post any answers, so have at it.
Personally, why do you think we blame victims of sexual assault? What are the causal mechanisms that drive the attribution of blame?
Be skeptical of “data,” “evidence,” or “scientific proof” from individuals or organizations that put ideology ahead of what the research actually concludes. No matter how well-intentioned these groups are, they end up causing more damage to their cause and creating a larger mistrust of the social sciences in the public’s mind.
Sociologist Sam Richards: A Radical Experiment in Empathy
It all begins with empathy.
Love this guy. He puts on great lectures and is a fantastic professor. He was named one of the 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.
This Ted Talk hit as high as the 3rd most viewed talk in the world.
“You wil have to pay us before you git him from us, and pay us a big cent to,” the note reads. “if you put the cops hunting for him you is only defeegin yu own end.”
Credit: Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers
Most of the time people are just trying to show off.
Should you ask a question during seminar? By PhD
If sitting in a prison cell was a job, it would be one of the most common jobs in the United States. In 2012, there were some1,570,000 inmates in state and federal prisons in the U.S., according to data from the Justice Department.
By contrast, there were about 1,530,000 engineers in America last year, 815,000 construction workers, and 1 million high school teachers, according to theBureau of Labor Statistics.
This does not even include the amount of inmates incarcerated in jails, and is missing 3 states because they didn’t get their numbers in on time.
Something that is missing from this chart: This is the 3rd consecutive year that the prison population is decreasing. We are starting to see inmate populations level-off and decrease for the first time in decades.
Which states are in the extremes?
In 2012, states with the highest imprisonment rates included Louisiana (893 per 100,000 state residents), Mississippi (717 per 100,000 state residents), Alabama (650 per 100,000 state residents), Oklahoma (648 per 100,000 state residents), and Texas (601 per 100,000 state residents).
Maine had the lowest imprisonment rate among states (145 per 100,000 state residents), followed by Minnesota (184 per 100,000 state residents), and Rhode Island (190 per 100,000 state residents).
Who are the offenders? First and foremost, men. After that it gets complicated.
In 2011 (the most recent data available), the majority (53 percent) of sentenced state prisoners were serving time for a violent offense, including robbery (14 percent), murder or nonnegligent manslaughter (12 percent), rape or sexual assault (12 percent) and aggravated or simple assault (10 percent). About 18 percent were serving time for property offenses, 17 percent for drug crimes and 11 percent for public order offenses, such as weapon violations, drunk driving, commercialized vice and court offenses.
White prisoners comprised 35 percent of the 2011 state prison population, while black prisoners were 38 percent and Hispanics were 21 percent. The percentage of Hispanic inmates sentenced for violent offenses (58 percent) during 2011 exceeded that of non-Hispanic black (56 percent) and non-Hispanic white (49 percent) inmates, while the number of black inmates imprisoned for violent crimes (284,631) surpassed that of white (228,782) or Hispanic (162,489) inmates.
Probably not intentional, but there is a lot of new strong empirical research coming out that indicates a school-to-prison pipeline.
Many state and federal prisons run above the capacity they were built to hold.