This Week in Sociological Perspective
(Audio) Economists talk money. Politicians talk government. On This Week in Sociological Perspective we talk money, politics, and everything else that makes the world go ‘round, offering insight on society, public affairs, and news of the week. Guest authors join your host, UC-Berkeley Professor Samuel Roundfield Lucas, to transcend the headlines through fascinating research in sociology.

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This week we discuss possible implications of the end of the SAT for admissions to the University of California. And I speak with Professor David Calnitsky of the University of Western Ontario about his recent paper titled “The Impact of an Experimental Guaranteed Income on Crime and Violence.” The paper is to be published in the journal Social Problems, and is co-authored by Pilar Gonalons-Pons.

Segment 1 -- David Calnitsky on “The Impact of an Experimental Guaranteed Income on Crime and Violence"

Segment 2 -- Sociological implications of omitting information from the college application process.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m05Thu28audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 3:08am PDT
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This week we consider how traditions of the press may hinder public understanding. And I talk with Professor Jayanti Owens of Brown University about her recent paper titled “Relationships between an ADHD Diagnosis and Future School Behaviors among Children with Mild Behavioral Problems." The paper is to be published in Sociology of Education.

Segment 1 -- Jayanti Owens on “Relationships between an ADHD Diagnosis and Future School Behaviors among Children with Mild Behavioral Problems

Segment 2 --  Sociological insights on the how traditions of the press may hinder public understanding.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m05Thu21Audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 9:24pm PDT
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This week we consider the implications of possible post-pandemic changes in the organization of work. And I talk with Professor Bryan Sykes of the University of California-Irvine about his paper titled “Institutional Castling: Military Enlistment and Mass Incarceration in the United States.” The paper was recently published in RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, and is co-authored by Amy Kate Bailey.

Segment 1 -- Bryan Sykes on "Institutional Castling: Military Enlistment and Mass Incarceration in the United States."

Segment 2 --  Sociological insights on the implications of possible post-pandemic changes in the organization of work.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m05Thu14Audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 11:14am PDT
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This week we draw some sociological insights from talks to merge the men's and women's tennis tours. And I talk with Professor Sarah Brayne, of the University of Texas, about her forthcoming paper titled “Technologies of Crime Prediction: The Reception of Algorithms in Policing and Criminal Courts.” The paper is to be published in the journal Social Problems, and is co-authored by Angele Christin.

Segment 1 -- Sarah Brayne on "Technologies of Crime Prediction: The Reception of Algorithms in Policing and Criminal Courts."

Segment 2 --  Sociological insights on Roger Federer and others' efforts to unify the men's and women's tennis tours.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m05Thu07Audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 2:00am PDT
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