Topic: American Sociological Association

Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices

Sept. 7, 2017

With access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices.

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Active Participation in Voluntary Organizations Declining Faster Than Checkbooks Can Keep Up

Aug. 23, 2011

The decline in active memberships in civic groups, fraternal organizations and other local associations is greater than the increase in checkbook memberships, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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Home Foreclosure Symptom, Not Cause for Increased Crime Rates, Research Shows

Aug. 16, 2010

High levels of foreclosures in a community do not independently lead to increased crime rates, as previously believed, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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