Topic: American Sociological Review

Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices

Sept. 7, 2017
community_surveillance

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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Skin Color Linked to Social Inequality in Contemporary Mexico, Study Shows

Oct. 6, 2010

Despite the popular, state-sponsored ideology that denies the existence of prejudice based on racial or skin color differences in Mexico, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin provides evidence of profound social inequality by skin color.

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Socioeconomic Desegregation Alone is Not Effective in Improving Classroom Performance, Study Reveals

Oct. 2, 2009

Although past research has linked academic achievement gains to socioeconomic desegregation in schools, a new analysis reveals some hidden academic and psychological risks of integrating low-income students in schools with predominantly middle- and upper-class student populations that might chip away at these achievement gains.

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