sociology for the public

Fall 2021

Volume: 20 | Number: 4

One of the most striking developments in modern American history is the rise of mass incarceration. While more and more people have been put behind bars worldwide, sadly, America leads the way. In this issue, we contribute to the ongoing discussion on mass incarceration and its impacts with a series of articles drawn from a recent conference jointly held by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute. This collection of articles will address different elements of the American criminal justice system and ask, is there a way forward?

Sports, Antiracism Efforts, and Public Opinion

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer, and a member of the United States fencing team. She is best … Read More

The Social Roots of Sexual Violence‎

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. By Jennifer S. Hirsch & Shamus Khan; … Read More

Classifying Far-Right Groups as Gangs

Proud Boys in DC on December 12, 2020 protesting the presidential election in support of Trump. On January 6, … Read More

Women of Color’s Reproductive Perils Reproduced

An activist at a 2020 “Free Our Mamas” rally. (Joel Piette, Flickr cc) Last year, whistleblower Dawn Wooten decried … Read More

Socioeconomic Patterns Among Sexual Minorities

Photo by julientromeur. (Source: Pixabay) “There is wide socioeconomic variation among LGB people that has been overlooked by previous … Read More

Individuals Transforming Criminal Justice

This photo series explores the origins of how misconceptions such as one-dimensional expression and emotional inaccessibility have come … Read More

From the Criminal Justice System to Entrepreneurship

CEO of the Flikshop app, TED speaker, and Techstars alumni. (Photo courtesy of Marcus Bullock) I had the opportunity … Read More

Reconsidering Police in Schools

A school police vehicle. (Photo by Rescuenav via Flickr, cc). This article originally appeared in a report by The … Read More

Fall 2021 Letter From the Editors

Fabio Rojas and Rashawn Ray, Editors of Contexts Magazine. (Photo by Alisha Kirchoff) One of the most striking … Read More

Abortion Bans Could Deepen the College Drop-Out Crisis

Protesters at a Stop Abortion Bans Rally in St Paul, Minnesotan in 2019. (Photo by Lorie Shaull, Source Flickr, … Read More