Congratulations to Professor William Julius Wilson who has been awarded the 2017 SAGE-CASBS Award of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues.
In a new study, published in the current issue of the American Sociological Review, I investigate how publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men — most prominently the 2004 beating of Frank Jude by white police officers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — affected 911 calls in Milwaukee. Coauthored with fellow sociologists Andrew Papachristos (of Yale) and David S. Kirk (of Oxford), Read more about Police Violence and Citizen Crime Reporting in the Black Community
Matthew Desmond was named among the Politico 50 this year, as one of “fifty people across the country who are most influencing the national political debate". Here is the list of the fifty along with Desmond's profile
Professors Robert Sampson and Mario Small are organizing a small lab to support research by students and post-docs examining a subset of topics regarding the urban condition in the 21st century. Students enrolled in the lab must be working on one of the following datasets: the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey, the project on Twitter Data and Human Mobility, and the project on Alternative Measures of Resource Access in Poor Neighborhoods. The lab is organized around two themes: big data (fall) and the comparative analysis Read more about Urban Data Lab (SOC 313)